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7 Insanely Easy Organizing Tricks You’ll Actually Want To Try

One small change = instantly more organized.

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1. Make every earring pair easy to spot by sorting them into an ice cube tray.

If you don’t have trays already, they’re incredibly cheap at the dollar store or even Target. From here.

2. Line your builder-grade wire shelves with foam board so everything on the shelves stays where you put it.

 

Those little gaps between the wires can make small things you store tip over so easily. Cutting a few pieces of foam board to fit instantly fixes that problem (whether or not you choose to cover them with colorful contact paper). Granted, this might take an afternoon. But then you’ll have stable shelves ~forever~. Learn how to do it here.

3. Pack at least three lunches for the week so you can save money and eat healthier.

Three days of lunch money can really add up. Get the recipe for these fajita salads here, and 18 other easy-to-pack lunch ideas here.

4. Use a small tension rod to make a second shelf for your spice cabinet.

You can’t put anything too heavy on it, but it can hold seasonings just fine. From here.

5. Try dividing up your ~productivity time~ with a task management app.

 

Apps like Sloth can help you stay on top of everything you need to get done — and can help prevent your work time from eating into your leisure time.

6. Turn a basket and clean aluminum cans into a sorted organizer for your kitchen or bathroom.

Or anywhere else you have too much clutter lying around. From here.

7. Hang up that power strip that’s under your desk.

Most power strips have small holes in the back to make this easy. Removable hooks make it easy to stash your cord clutter out of sight. From here.

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

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