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7 Quick Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

Simple ways to put your life in order.

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1. Use rope and inexpensive baskets to string together a colorful plant holder that doubles as storage.

A fun way to show off your yarn collection, if you're a knitter. Or if your baskets are sturdy enough, to display your fruit and veggies that don't need to be in the fridge. Get the tutorial here.
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A fun way to show off your yarn collection, if you're a knitter. Or if your baskets are sturdy enough, to display your fruit and veggies that don't need to be in the fridge. Get the tutorial here.

2. Pick your messiest kitchen drawer and divide it into organized sections.

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If you're worried about the wrapping paper getting wet, try using vinyl contact paper instead.

3. Sort the clutter under your kitchen sink into manageable bins.

You can use old shoeboxes for this, too, so you don't have to buy anything new. Depending on what you have, you might have one bin for dishwashing supplies and one bin for kitchen cleaning supplies. From here.
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You can use old shoeboxes for this, too, so you don't have to buy anything new. Depending on what you have, you might have one bin for dishwashing supplies and one bin for kitchen cleaning supplies. From here.

4. If your kids' art is scattered willy-nilly, use clothespins and twine to set up a creative display wall.

Organization and decoration all at once! Get the tutorial here.
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Organization and decoration all at once! Get the tutorial here.

5. Enlist a toothbrush holder to organize your makeup brushes.

You can get a similar one for $6.99 here. From here.
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You can get a similar one for $6.99 here. From here.

6. Ask your family to download SquareHub and try it for a week.

It's a (free) family messaging app that helps everyone keep track of everyone else's location, schedule, and to-dos.

7. Display your favorite bracelets on thrifted glass vases.

You could also use empty washed-out glass soda or beer bottles. See this incredibly impressive "jewelry board" here.
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You could also use empty washed-out glass soda or beer bottles. See this incredibly impressive "jewelry board" here.

Want more organizing ideas? See last week's tricks (plus more!) here.

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