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Organizing

Articles and information to help you get organized in your home, office, car, kitchen, yard, bills, clutter control, parenting, crafts and more.

jigsaw puzzle Miscellaneous 
Organizing Serving Dishes Kitchen 
To Do List on White Background Advice 
Storing Googly Eyes Crafts 
Cluttered Garage Clutter Control 
Bathroom Cabinet Bathroom 
Red Ribbon Tied Around Index Finger Memory Tricks 
Laundry Tips and Tricks, Dirty Laundry in a White Basket Clothing 
Organizing Your Storage Storage 
Organizing Your Classroom Tips 
Packing for a Move Moving 
Small Organized Bedroom Bedroom 
Organized Closet Closet 
Organizing Your Desk Office 
A pile of receipts. Paperwork 
Items for Recycling in Blue Bin Garbage and Recycling 
Wooden Recipes Box Recipes 
Open front load washer with clothing hanging out. There are laundry product bottles on the floor and baskets stacked nearby. Laundry 
Lending Books, Organizing Your Book Collection Books 
Organizing Your Child's Children 
Folders labled Bills Bills and Mail 
Pile of Unorganized Photos Photos 
Packing for a Trip Travel 
Woman Storing Bedding in Linen Closet Linens 
Organized Garage Garage 
A woman looking at her shopping list in a supermarket. Shopping 
 Coupons 
Organizing Your Cross-Top Freezer, Picture of an organized freezer. Freezer and Fridge 
Children Toy Box Toys 
organized workshop Workshop 
Organized Items in a Car Trunk Auto 
Photo of tools hung a peg board. Tools 
Photo of a to do list. Saving Time 
Photo of Wii games and Wii controller. Media 
Blue file folders. Files 
Man Using Smartphone in Coffee Shop Yourself 
Collectible dolls. Collectibles 
Garden Tools on Shed Wall Yard and Garden 
Thin books in file folders. Business 
Saving Money on Web Hosting, Closeup of URL and Cursor Links 

Storing Tea Light Candles
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Mark Sizes on Cake Pans
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Use Luggage for Gift Wrap Storage
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Upcycle Wine Boxes for Bathroom Storage

Christmas cheese and wine hampers are often presented in high quality wooden boxes. I recently took one which has slots for two bottles of wine and two pieces of cheese above them, stood it on end, and used it for toiletry storage in the bathroom.

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Mark Puzzle Pieces
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Storing Light Bulbs

My husband feels the need to stock up on light bulbs, and I can not figure out a good way to store them. I am hoping someone has a clever idea. I read the one about old liquor boxes with inserts, I liked that. Any other ideas?

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Storing Off Season Shoes

So, I have this space under the stairs, as you can imagine it is oddly shaped, but I managed to fit a bureau under there. I also try to keep our shoes under there in a plastic bin, but it is hard to get to and I bang my head. Where and how do you store your off season shoes, like winter boots, work boots, etc.?

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Put Clean Sheets Back on Bed

I try not to ever fold sheets by washing and drying them and then putting them right back on the bed. Note, that this caused a problem in my first marriage because my husband thought I never changed the sheets.

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Carry Jewelry in Pill Case
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Cool Bathroom Shelving
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TV Dinner Trays As Drawer Organizers
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Jigsaw Puzzle Caddy
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Use Baskets for Storing Hair Appliances
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Store Bed Linens in Pillow Case

I wash all the bedding for a bed on a particular day. When I take them off the clothes line, I fold the sheets and all but one pillowcase. I then take the folded items and put them in the pillowcase.

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Moving Canned Goods to New Home

When I move, I buy two large trash cans with wheels. I store all my food stuff in the new trash cans. The trash cans hold a great deal of weight and are easy to move with the wheels. If anything breaks, the cans are water proof.

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Print Albums Instead of Pictures

I have thousands of pictures that I will never have time to sort through and dozens of old photo albums. Now, I make quarterly a picture book. It cost between $25-30 dollars. And they are simple, light weight, customized, great conversation piece on my coffee table. And they can travel well with me

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Organizing a Bedroom

My 13 year old daughter has a medium sized bedroom and a queen bed. My mom bought her a bedroom set which includes the dresser/mirror and 1 nightable and a new mattress (queen) and I don't know how to organize it.

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Saving Time In the Morning

I am assuming that anyone who logs into Thrifty Fun regularly will already be preparing work bags, sandwiches and uniforms in advance, but here are some other ways of saving time:

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Organizing Paper Clutter

I save everything, paper and stuff. What is the best way to organize paper?

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Pillowcase as Chair Cover
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Have Outerwear Ready To Go
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Planning Outfits
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Use Pillowcases for Storage

I use pillow shams and pillowcases as dust covers for my nice leather purses stored in my closets. Also, I have stored Christmas sweaters and socks in them. Everything is clean, gathered, ready, and dust free.

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Organizing Household Chores
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Storing Kitchen Tongs
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Storing Plastic Bags Using Football Fold
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Using a Lazy Susan
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Organizing Plastic Container

I have too many plastic containers and a very small cupboard. Every time I organize it, it still ends up in a mess. I need advice on what to do.

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Storing Kitchen Appliances

My kitchen is very tiny and has very small cupboards. I don't know how to store so many appliances.

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Mark Calendar with Holiday Purchases

How many of us have purchased Christmas decorations or a gift for someone's birthday or anniversary only for the time to come and forgetting about the item or where we put it? I use my faithful calendar.

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Pierced Earring Cards for Yarn Floss
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Diagram for Re-Packing Stuff Back in Boxes
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Storing Crochet Hooks
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Plastic Trash Bag Storage for Car
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New Year, New Calendar
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Organizing Your Digital Music
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Bubble Mailer Envelopes for Breakables

Use bubble wrap for storing small breakable items. Cut the mailer into wide strips. Place the strips in between items as you place them in the storage box. This protects anything breakable.

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Double Closet Space with Soda Can Tabs

Here is a clever closet trick. Slide a soda can tab over the hook of a coat hanger and you can hang twice as many items in your closet. This works especially well for keeping coordinating jackets and pants together.

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Dry Erase Marker to Label Leftovers
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Store Suitcases Inside Each Other

I place smaller cases inside larger one. Also flatten carry bags and store inside suitcases.

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Trash Can for Laundry Detergent Storage

I have just added a plastic flip top trash can, to my laundry area. It holds two big boxes of dry laundry powder. Makes it very easy to open the lid and fill the cup with soap for the washer.

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Storing Appliances in a Tiny Kitchen

I have a tiny kitchen which lacks cabinet and counter space, which we are working on adding in the future. For now, I put the electric skillet, toaster, juicer, and popcorn maker on top of the fridge.

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Store Empty Containers in Freezer

I like to freeze many of the vegetables from our garden, however I don't have cabinet space to store the empty containers. My solution to this dilemma is wash and dry the empty containers...

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Storing Ribbon

I have several dozen large spools of ribbon, many that are wired. Any suggestions on how to store them and save space at the same time.

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Mark Top of Cans in Drawers
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Organizing a Cluttered Apartment

My apt. got some new furniture (and a bed) which made the clutter look twice as bad. Now I want/need to get the knick-knacks onto surfaces, and I think shelves are great idea to use as "hanging" areas to put my cuter misc. items.

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Arranging Books on the Shelves
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Magazine Racks For Storage
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Marking Last Roll of TP
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Deflating a Space Bag

It has been a long time since I have used a space bag and can find no instructions.I thought you zip it up with the garment inside and then take vacuum cleaner nozzle, insert it in hole and it automatically lets the air out and shrinks it and you close it with the cover given with it.

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Organizing an Entryway

We have a smallish entryway and a largish family! :) It has a closet as well, but it is very small. We have loads of shoes, coats, and winter gear when cold. I have 1 over the door shoe holder on the inside of the closet door, but it's not nearly enough.

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Organizing Little Girls' Rooms

Two of my girls share a bedroom. It is quite large, so there are lots of areas with potential. The problem is, they are swimming in their stuff! How do I organize their hats, purses, shoes, Barbies, jewelry, craft supplies, etc.?

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Using Clear Glass Canisters
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Saving Favorite Recipes

I love and collect cookbooks. I go through the cookbooks and write down in pencil in each cookbook the page numbers of the recipes I want to make. This saves me so much time and I have the recipes right at hand.

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Control Those Rolls of Foil and Wrap
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Easy Freezer Storage

I've used shoe boxes and small basins, three on each shelf, to divide my freezer. This still leaves room above the boxes to slide in frozen dishes and pizza. Ice cream and miscellaneous fit in front.

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Organizing a Small Bedroom

How can I organize my very small bedroom in a rental when I have no closet and a limited income? I have a twin bed, chest of drawers, 2 night tables, a plastic unit w/3 drawers for my underwear, a folding table for my TV, computer (can't afford internet access), sewing machine...

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Third Hand for the Trash Bag
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Customizing a Pen Cup
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Labeling Charging Cords
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Organizing School Supplies
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Pencil Box Drawing Kit
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Organizing Colored Pencils
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Using Cans to Organize Colored Pencils
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Step by Step Guide To Get Organized
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Laundry Basket to Transport Warehouse Purchases

When we are going to be shopping at Sam's Club, where they do not bag the groceries we purchase, I put my laundry basket in the truck of the car. When unloading the shopping cart, we put the items into the laundry basket.

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Fridge Organizer

If you or your family ever get frustrated losing things in the refrigerator, I hope this helps!

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Organizing a Small Bedroom
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Clothspin Bag as Handy Organizer
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Using Recipe Cards
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Storing and Organizing a Large Fabric Stash

Some people have yards of fabric. I have a room full. All colors, all types, all different yardages, tons and tons. I hate keeping them in large storage containers. I even tried putting a swatch outside the storage container to see what is inside. It still doesn't work. Any ideas?

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Remembering Passwords

I love to crochet, craft, sew, read news daily, and look for new recipes and while I do have a password saving program, it does not always work! Or perhaps I am techno-tarded, either way depending on my 60 year old memory proves not successful.

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Personal Address Book

Old fashioned that I am, I still enjoy giving and receiving Christmas, birthday, get well, and other cards throughout the year. To keep things simple, I have one address book strictly for the addresses of those people most dear to me.

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Magnetic Items to Organize Your Kitchen
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Space Saver Bags For Stored Clothes

I live in the tropics where the air is very damp and mold on everything including clothes, shoes, and other leather goods is a big problem. I have had lots of success using the Space Saver brand plastic storage bags.

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Magnetic Knife Holder
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Making a Magnetic Knife Holder
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Multi-Tasking at Home
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Organizing Bathroom Towels

After having all the towels end up in the same bathroom, leaving other bathrooms in the house with no towels, I came up with this solution. We have 4 bathrooms in the house, and 1 in the RV. All get regular use in this large family.

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Use Dish Racks for Organizing Children's Books

I don't have any pictures since my youngest just turned 37, but I remember using a dish drainer for preschool book storage. I rotated them from time to time keeping his current favorites on the rack. I also had one which I used for coloring books.

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Freeing Up Counter Space in Bathroom
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Recycled Jewelry Display
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Shipping Belongings When Moving

I want to move from Boston to Texas. I have around 10 medium boxes that I want to post. I am wondering if it is possible to send them to a storage facility in Texas and later get it from them? Do you know any storage company to do that?

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Preventing Cereal Box Spills
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Mailing Books
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Organizing Lids
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Storage for Pyrex Lids

I have many glass lids. In order to save room, I cut a dish drainer in half, just big enough to fit in my cupboard and line my glass lids up in the slots. This way I can stack my glass bowls and save lots of room. I also have extra lids to cover all sizes of plates with.

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Organizing Craft Supplies
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Organizing Sunglasses
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Plastic Canvas as Drawer Liner

I don't know how all the crumbs get into my kitchen drawers. It seems like I'm always taking everything out of the drawers, dumping the crumbs, and wiping them clean - and replacing the liner!

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Saving Ideas from Magazines
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Use Your Cell Phone to Save Magazine Recipes

While in a waiting room, at a friends house, or even in the grocery store, there are times you can't rip out the page or take the magazine with you. I have found that my cell phone will take perfect pictures of the ingredients and the instructions.

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Pet Food Storage

I like to put my pet food in a sturdy, resealable container so that ants and mice don't find a way into it. The larger containers can get a bit cumbersome at times, so my tip would be to get one with rollers. For example, the Suncast 80 qt. rolling bin works great in my kitchen.

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Storing Bobby Pins
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Using Lists for Organizing

I'm a big list user. I have an excel spreadsheet on my computer with tabs. I have a list for my movies, cookbooks, kitchen items, books, and more. I get this habit from my mom!

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Dry-Erase Markers on Mirrors

Both of my children are growing up and getting more involved with their own activities, as they should be. The challenge is keeping track of who needs to be where, when and with what. So, we write notes to each other on the bathroom mirror with dry-erase markers!

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CD Spool for Storing Ribbon

You can use the empty spool and container to store craft ribbon. It keeps the dust out nicely.

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Downsizing from a House to a Motorhome

I've had it with all my clutter and large house. I can't get anything finished and it's getting worse. So my sister bought me a 37 ft. motorhome to make a new start. Now, how do I downsize? How do I go about doing this? Help!

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Homemade Children's Toy Boxes
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Organizing Spice Tins
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Cup Hooks to Store Kitchen Implements
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Ribbon Hair Clip Organizer
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Tape Deck as iPhone Holder
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Free Craft Storage Containers

Gerber baby food containers make perfect storage containers. I use them for my beads, findings, buttons, etc. The lids do snap shut making spillage less possible and they are clear enough that you can see through them.

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Reusing Plastic Drawers

I use old plastic drawers and drawer inserts in my tool chests, on my electronics workbench, to hold dies temporarily when reloading brass, etc. In short just about any place outside of the kitchen where I need an inexpensive, reasonably tough yet disposable sorting and storing needs.

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Organizing Your Pantry

I am dying to know how all of you with those beautiful pantries that have a container for every item keep your back up items? What do you do when you purchase more of an additional item?

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Organizing a Kid's Room Inexpensively
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Decorated Storage Jar
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Use WD-40 to Shred Label Sheets

Spray the sheet of sticker labels with WD-40, then shred. The labels won't stick and your shredder gets lubricated at the same time.

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Organizing Clothing for the Color Blind
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Page Protectors as Frugal Dry Erase Board

I use page protectors. Just put white paper or card stock inside the protector and you have a portable, cheap and double sided dry erase board.

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Organizing Apps on iPhones and iPads

Just drag similar apps over each other and they will automatically create a folder and name itself. From here, you can add to them very easily.

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Organizing Children's Books
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Storing Toiletries
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Use DVD Shelves for Paperbacks
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Determining the Value of Old Documents
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Carry a Door Hook in Your Purse

I carry an inexpensive light weight over the door hook, I bought at a 99 cent store in my purse. I hang it over rest room doors that don't have one to hang my coat or purse. That way my belongings stay clean and safe while using the restroom.

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Cleaning a Clothes Closet

I need to clean out my clothes closet. I have piles of clothes and hangers. I am feeling overwhelmed. I don't know where to start.

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Shoe Rack for Organizing Paper Die Cutters and Punches

Have you heard of using a metal shoe rack with three spinning levels as a die or punch organizer? I saw it somewhere and can't seem to find it now that I bought the shoe rack. The rack holds 18 pairs of shoes.

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Storing Needle Craft Thread

I cut cracker or cereal boxes into index card like rectangles that fit into a shoe/boot box. I snip out of the 2 long sides, about 3/4" deep, so it is shaped like a spool of thread to create a winding space.

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Silica Packets for your Jewelry
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Storing Posters and Banners
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Organizing a Shared Bedroom for Kids
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Beer Mugs To Hold Kitchen Utensils
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