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everyday ideas  
Create storage in unexpected spaces.  A horizontal beam in a garage makes the perfect perch for fishing rods.  A simple hook, bracket or nail keeps each neatly in place.  


Create healthy eating habits.  Organize your refrigerator to keep fruits and other nutritious foods front and center to easily reach good-for-you snacks. 








A magazine holder can be a hard-working organizing tool.  Fastened to a kitchen cabinet door it can hold plastic wrap and foil, cutting boards, or plastic storage lids. Try it in other rooms for small hair appliances, gift bags, or well, magazines


















Arrange items by their use.  Create a breakfast zone in the pantry, a garden zone in the shed, or pet supplies in the mudroom. Get in the zone!
10. Don’t throw an empty tissue box away; use it to store plastic grocery store bags. It takes up less space than most other bag storage methods. Everyone in my household was impressed when I learned this trick!








Don’t throw an empty tissue box away; use it to store plastic grocery store bags. It takes up less space than most other bag storage methods. Everyone in my household was impressed when I learned this trick! 




15. Use an empty egg carton to corral your earrings, rings, pins and other smaller pieces of jewelry. It’s lightweight but sturdy enough to do the job and slim enough to fit in a dresser drawer.  It’s the perfect little unit to store your little gems.



Use an empty egg carton to corral your earrings, rings, pins and other smaller pieces of jewelry. It’s lightweight but sturdy enough to do the job and slim enough to fit in a dresser drawer.  It’s the perfect little unit to store your little gems. 






Store shoes toe-to-heel.  You’ll be surprised how this one simple arrangement can free up space in your closet or shoe rack while keeping all pairs visible and easily accessible. 








How can a drinking straw save you lots and lots of aggravation and frustration? Thread necklaces through the straw and hook the clasp for knot-free jewelry. Cut the straw to size for more compact storage.  Great idea for traveling – the necklace and be stored in a toothbrush holder. 







A simple hook solves a variety of organizing dilemmas and instantly gives your space a neat and tidy look.  In multiple sizes and weights, a hook is the resting place for a backpack, hat, rake, keys, umbrella, towel, and so much more.  Hook it!  







A bread tag can save lots of frustration and time spent weeding through a jungle of cords.  Simply label each tag with the device name or function and attach it to the base of the cord.














Want to find more space in your closet?  Hook a soda can tab over a hanger loop and hang another piece of clothing from it.  Instantly double your closet’s capacity and coordinate outfits, too. 

















Make your bed! This powerful morningl habit will allow you to accomplish the first task of the day, it can boost productivity, happiness and inspire you to form other great habits, large and small. 
















Don’t come unraveled this gift-wrapping season.  Slip an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll around gift wrap to protect the cut edges. 








A pillow case is a versatile storage and protection tool. It can house its own folded sheet set, replace dry cleaners’ plastic bags, store wreaths off-season, and become a laundry bag. Not to mention what can be done with a little creativity and needle and thread…

 










Re-purpose a six-pack carton to corral condiment jars and small items that may otherwise rattle around on your refrigerator door shelf.

















Put shower hooks to work in more rooms than the bathroom.  Hung from a hanger or tension rod, scarves are neat and available; necklaces and bracelets hang untangled, too.  Quickly choose a hat or handbag from this easy everyday storage hack. 










Give an old cookie sheet new life.  With a bit of paint, fabric or tape, it can become a decorative and functional serving tray, a magnetic board to serve as a family command center, a plant holder or traveling lap desk for the kiddos.  Here's one how-to example from Martha Stewart.










Do you have old CDs that you don’t know what to do with?  Organize your closet! They are especially useful in children’s closets to categorize by size, name or planning a week’s outfits.





Use PVC piping to corral and organize lots of things, indoors and out.  Use it to house hair appliances, craft supplies or as a shoe organizer. Build a garden trellis or a towel rack. The ideas are endless. 
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