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7 Easy Decluttering Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

Simple ways to feel more on top of things.

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1. Hang a set of pretty clip boards above your desk for an easy-to-use message and memo board.

Photo by Justin Bernhaut . Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2008.

You can use dollar store clip boards, and Mod Podge scrapbook paper onto them — here's how.

If you hang them on hooks, you can grab one and take everything on it with you (for example, you could have one where you put all of your bills, then at the end of the week, grab the bills clip board to go pay them).

2. Convert an over-the-door shoe organizer to an under-the-bedskirt shoe organizer.

While this tutorial is technically for an RV bed, it would work just as well for a boxspring with a little extra cord.

If you don't want the shoes to be visible, add a bedskirt!

3. Use silicone cupcake liners to separate food in work and school lunches.

And if you're feeling extra motivated, pack a week's worth of lunches on Sunday evening. From here.

4. Label your jeans or slacks so you can easily tell which are which at first glance.

That's if you keep them on hangers instead of in a drawer. Read more here.

5. Turn an old door into a summery towel and swimsuit rack for the kids using a few hooks.

You could also use a shipping palette — anything big enough to stand on its own that's easy to attach hooks to. Of course, you'd want to sand down any rough edges first. Here's the full tutorial.

6. Make your own version of this $99 jewelry holder for the price of some twine and spray paint.

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Watch the full video tutorial here — and if you want to spray paint it, just do that before you tie on the twine.

7. Repurpose candle holders as vanity organizers.

Tall hurricane glass lanterns can store brushes, and smaller tea light holders can store cotton swabs and hair ties. Read more here.

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

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