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    7 Quick Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

    Small things to make your life feel a little more put-together.


    1. Reuse those plastic name tag holders as changeable organizing labels for your pantry.

    Just slip in one of the teabags, the foil from the top of one of the Keurig pods, or a custom-made label. Read more here.

    2. Put together a "homework bucket" with everything your kiddo needs to finish a night of math worksheets and book reports.

    Extra paper, glue sticks, scissors, pencils, markers: it's all here, so you don't have to go hunting for it when you're in the middle of making dinner. From here.

    3. If you have lots of hair tools, hang them from a pretty set of hooks in your bathroom.

    It makes them easy to find and grab when you need them, especially if you don't have much drawer space. And to keep them out of the way, you could hang them behind the door. From here.

    4. Sort out your cutlery drawer using cheap baskets from the dollar store.

    Better than a cutlery organizer that doesn't have quite enough slots or that doesn't really fit in your drawer, and definitely better than no organizers at all. Read more here.

    5. Prep these yogurt parfait breakfast popsicles so you have an easy treat for breakfast every day of the week.

    So pretty and summery! And you can customize them with whatever fruit, yogurt, or mix-ins you like best. Here's the recipe.

    6. Go through one bookshelf and consider (maybe!) donating or selling books you don't need anymore.

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    Then arrange them in whatever order makes you happiest — by author, by genre, by how much you like them, in rainbow order by spine color — whatever you like. Learn more about styling a bookshelf here.

    7. Keep a laundry basket in the trunk of your car so you can carry all of your groceries into the house at once.

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    So after you finish shopping, just put all of your bags in the laundry basket instead of in the floor of the trunk. Got more groceries than can fit in one basket? Keep two baskets stacked in your trunk, and make two trips back and forth (instead of six).

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