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7 Easy Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be hard.

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2. Or if you're super short on storage space, hang up a shower curtain rod above your washer/dryer, and use a shower caddy to store your detergent.

If it's a tension rod, just make sure it's screwed tightly enough that it can support the weight of the detergent bottles. From here.

3. Designate a bucket for grilling tools, so it's easy to cart them back and forth to the dishwasher.

Photo by Raymond Hom. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2011

You don't have to sink the bucket into your outdoor countertop, but if you wanted to, here's how.


6. Secure a scrap of chicken wire under a mason jar's screw cap to make a cheap toothbrush holder.

It's easy to throw in the dishwasher when it gets grimy (just remove the metal parts), and it keeps everyone's toothbrush bristles from touching. Get the tutorial here.

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