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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.

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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.

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

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

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