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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am in the process of starting a "work club" in my location. I belonged to one where I used to live and miss it greatly.
There are a few smaller items I need to remember to bring each morning. To make things simple, I purchased a place mat from the dollar store. I traced the outline of each item onto the placemat.
I would like some tips for orgarizing for very small apartment.
I have been thinking about moving out of my parents house and moving in with my friends after I graduate high school. I'm wanting to move in with 4 of my friends.
Purchase an upright scrapbooking organizer that has opaque organizer containers with fixed hinged boxes that slide in and out of their own drawer insert. The boxes are perfect to organize your cutters by themes.
ask.com is my favorite connection. I write down the answers to all of my questions on scraps of paper or index cards and when I need the info it takes forever to scant thru them. My memory is not great so I have lots of reminder notes, usually in vain. Thanks.
Hanging pants up with clothespins becomes a problem with the female shaping of pants so I began hanging mine upside down by the bottom hem. It even creates more room on the rod because the bulk is at the bottom.
I read most of the questioners about a way to sell "collector dolls". I am a collector also, and it hit me that maybe I should suggest the TV show,
Do I need to keep a full year of bill statements?
To keep tools that are needed in different locations at our home, I made different color codes for each area.
Keep your passwords on the back of a picture in a frame that is somewhere you can easily access. That way, you will always have your passwords available, but someone else won't know they are there!
Use a phrase or an abbreviation of a phrase that you can remember and a series of numbers for your password. For example "i am crazy about dogs" can be "iacad" then add numbers and a special character at the end.
Grab yourself a pretty and cute 3-ring binder, add some dividers, and start tracking your finances.
To remember something for the next day, I use an old/stale lipstick to write a one-word reminder on my bathroom or vanity mirror.
When I organize my closet, I put all my slacks in one area on hangers, my blouses in one area on hangers, my sweaters all in one area on hangers, my purses in one area on hangers.
I need ideas for organizing the narrow freezer space in a side-by-side fridge. Is there anywhere that I can get wire baskets or whatever to fit on my freezer shelves, to possibly create drawers or? My freezer shelves are 9 x 17. I have one pull-out shelf that sits 15 inches under a stationary shelf.
I collect lots of articles, search references, make quick notes lots of times, and do print outs. When a few days go by and the room is messy I pile them all in one area, but need hours to find any specific info. in a time of need. How do I organize all of this paperwork? Thanks.
Cut the whole box diagonally, close the top flaps and tape them shut, voilá! Two magazine files free!
If you have children, you probably have boxes and scrapbooks of things your children made in school that you are keeping. Have you ever wished you had a better way to keep these treasures?
I buy mis-matched toothbrush holders in "my colors" at my thrift store and use them to store my paint brushes in while I'm creating.
I have a very small bedroom, I mean 9 feet by 8 feet with a lot of stuff. There's a double bed, night table with drawer, a 3-4 foot clothes rack, TV stand with 2 shelves, and an Ikea 9 cubby organizer with a 30 gallon fish tank on top. How can I organize my room so I have a little bit more space?
As I look through magazines, I often see an idea or recipe I'd like to try. I do one of three things
I store my spare razor blades in an empty Tic Tac container.
I have a battery powered drill. A friend told me that if I stored the batteries in their boxes instead of in the drill, they would last longer.
I have a hard time reading the size of crochet hook I have! To solve this, I took a flag post-it note and marked the size and covered it with tape to make it sturdy and then wrapped it around the hook. Also works great with knitting needles.
We have seen the amount of paper and cardboard a family receives in the shopping of food and other things, so we decided one day; "Let's see how we can use this for good things in the everyday life."
I have several blankets. I bought those plastic storage bags from Dollar Tree to store them. I need a place now to put them. Thank you.
What if you don't have a lot of money? Then how do you pay to get the stuff to makeover your room?
I use artificial flowers for every holiday and used to just throw them in a large storage container. Then I started washing out my bread bags because they are the perfect length and started saving those little plastic tabs for holding the bag closed.
I was not happy to find upon agreeing to help a friend move that not only would I be helping to move but to pack the stuff. She had no boxes and she is totally unorganized.
I got the idea of cutting the battery box out and removing the stuffing in the body, leaving the head, arms, and legs fully stuffed. I then use the body to stuff full of plastic bags for the waste paper baskets and hang it on a hook on the wall.
I always save my receipts from the store, so that I can match them to my bank account and make sure I was not charged a different price. I staple the like receipts together and file them, just in case.
What's a clever and easy way to identify my full size from king size sheets? They are all white in color.
I am a university student and have a small dorm room, in an apartment style with 5 other girls, so all I own is in my bedroom (dishes aside, though that might change with how many my roommates break).
What to do with all the information, such as reminder notes merchandise, doctors, coupons, everything? I always jot this down on scraps of paper which I can seldom find.
There are many suggestions as to where to hide keys around the house, but where can you hide a car key for times when you lock yourself out of your car? It must be somewhere on the car, able to be retrieved when you're away from home.
I recently organized our medicine cabinet and hallway closet with small plastic containers and baskets from the dollar store. I put all like items together in each basket.
To save room when it came time to remove blankets or place a lighter weight bedspread/comforter, I merely place them on the bed and then put the sheets on over them.
I'm 18 and my sister and I share a bedroom (still!). The problem is between the two of us we have way too much stuff to fit in a room the size of ours.
Buy as many of those little long narrow mesh baskets used for organizing silverware in drawers as needed to hold your spices. Attach a 1 inch wide strip of solid wood or metal to the top back side of your basket.
I was so excited about moving after have gone through the death of my husband, I failed myself. Since I had a short distance for moving, I decided to use someone local. Little did I know he was a crook.
This is a guide about making a magnetic spice rack. Having your spices easily accessible makes cooking even easier.
I write notes constantly, when it becomes overbearing, I throw them in a shoe box. I seldom get back to it when I need to as it is too time consuming.
I worked with a few craft teachers in a hobby and craft supply store. It was great to see people that have a store where they make money not only on resale of products, but services like picture framing and changing old frames.
I have over 400 VHS movie tapes. I want to display them in my den with my TV and my 500 books. I have a small room. I would like to do this cheaply.
Up-cycle your old squeeze ketchup bottles. I use them to store my leftover water based paints. I use a funnel to pour the paint into the bottle and a rubber spatula to scrap the remaining paint from the can.
Find a piece of square timber just larger than your jar diameter and however long you want it. Nail the lids onto all four sides of the timber. Screw in a thick screw on either end of the timber.
I have been knitting/crocheting and doing other needlework for over 45 years, so I have lots of patterns and instructions to keep track of. I also love using computers, so I decided to put the two pleasures together and save some space.
Use the right size garbage bag. If you know your garbage can size, you can figure out which bag your can will be able to hold.
I have a nice round rotating spice rack full of old spices that I have never used. The spices are no longer good. Any ideas on what I can re-use the spice rack and bottles for rather than throwing them out?
I've discovered how using a binder with a few simple office supplies and some slight creativity can be used to preserve greeting cards and special memories for years to come.
Any suggestion on how to solve the paper shredding mess on the floor? When I take out the shredder container to empty it there is always a good deal of paper left in the teeth of the shredder that falls on the floor.
I found over time, I had accumulated many Wilton Cake Pans. I began storing them in bins by holidays and then ran out of room and started hanging them on the walls of our two car garage.
I really need to declutter my office; that means take down a lot of old pictures. That would free up a lot space I can use for office supplies. My office is very small and would I hang a couple a large pictures.
I try doing everything I can to make my room organized and still look cool. I have a double sized bed, a stool, art supplies in desk drawer and a little desk. How can I organize this room?
This is an inexpensive way to display or store hats; hanger $1.29, cap 30¢, bolt/nut 30¢, jug of white vinegar $1.99, but you use the vinegar so the jug is free.
How can I compensate for not having a closer in my bedroom
I used dry facial cleansing clothes to remove my makeup. They come in a nice size plastic container that is great when empty to use in drawers as dividers for such things as socks, jewelry, panty hose, etc.
You can keep pierced earrings on spare buttons to sort them and keep them from getting all mixed up in the jewelry box. Just put the earrings in one of the two buttonholes, and they will not come loose.
Use a large poster frame to put your puzzle together on. A thrift store is an excellent place to get one. Turn the poster over for a plain background or use tag board from the craft store.