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    Updated on Feb 15, 2020. Posted on Feb 29, 2016

    7 Quick Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

    Small options to make your life a little more organized.

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    1. Finally clean up those cords behind your TV.

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    This tutorial uses small adhesive hooks and zip ties, but you can figure out whatever system works for your cords and your furniture.

    2. Spend a couple hours cooking on Sunday afternoon so you can have fresh homemade dinners all week long.

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    These are the ingredients for a full week's worth of meals for four people, which includes a pork rice bowl, pita wraps with smashed avocado, vegetable fried rice, shredded pork and vegetable hash, and baked egg, bean, and cheese pita pizzas. Get the full meal plan here.

    3. Enlist a fishing tackle box to sort all of your hairstyling paraphernalia.

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    Then if you need to pack it to bring with you anywhere, it's already assembled. From here.

    4. Go through your pantry and throw away anything that's expired.

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    Yes, potatoes could actually become toxic after two to three months, depending on how they're stored! And here are 18 other things with surprising expiration dates.

    5. Pick a spot to corral all of your reusable grocery bags so you'll actually use them.

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    For example, you can keep them in a bin near where you keep your purse, so you remember to grab a couple bags on your way to the grocery store. From here.

    6. Get rid of the default apps on your iPhone that are cluttering up your home screen.

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    Sure, this is a tiny thing. But if they really annoy you (like they annoy me), it is kind of a relief to not have those Stocks in your face anymore. Learn how here.

    7. Actually reunite pairs of lost socks by hanging up a row of clothespins in your laundry room.

    You can get these two cute printables here, but you don't even have to do something as fancy as glue clothespins to a frame. You could just hang up a pretty length of yarn, and attach the clothespins to that.

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

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