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    Updated on Feb 4, 2019. Posted on Jun 4, 2016

    7 Quick Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

    This week's small ways to be a little more on top of things.

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    1. Keep the makeup in your purse all in one place with an old glasses case.

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    This way, the bristles on your brushes won't get smushed, like they might if you just used a bag. And if you already have an old glasses case, you don't have to buy a small bag! From here.

    2. Consider starting a bullet journal to keep track of your to-dos and life events.

    Read more about it here.

    3. Use cardboard and duct tape to make an easy triangle organizer.

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    You could even paint the triangles, if you wanted to, or even use it in a drawer. Here's how to make it.

    4. Build a simple shelf out of crates to keep the dirt from shoes out of the rest of your house.

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    You and anyone else you live with only needs to keep their most-worn shoes here, but if you have a rack right by your door, it can help reduce allergens in your home. Here's how to build this one.

    5. If you're a quilter or like to sew, store your fabric collection in wall-mounted magazine holders.

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    It's pretty wall decoration, and you can see your full collection all at once. Read more about it here.

    6. Glue magnets to the back of clothespins to make cute refrigerator organizers.

    Or organizers for literally any magnetic surface, like the filing cabinet at work. Here's how to make them.

    7. Turn the corner of an envelope into a cute bookmark that won't damage the spine of your favorite reads.

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    It doesn't even have to be a new envelope — enlist one from your pile of junk mail. Here's the tutorial.

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

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