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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!


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.

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