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Clever Organizing Tricks

Combat clutter with ordinary household items used in unexpected ways.

By Real Simple Magazine Jan 26, 2012 11:38PM
Organize drawers with jewelry boxes
Use Jewelry Boxes

Those little boxes are so sturdy and trim that you hate to throw them out. So don’t. Instead, clip them together to create tidy divided storage for pens and pencils, lipsticks, plastic flatware, whatever it is that clutters your drawer (maybe jewelry?). 


Shower hooks to hang purses




Use Shower Curtain Hooks

If space allows, place hooks on a closet bar and hang purses from them to keep your carryalls at eye level. Say good-bye to a mess of accessories on your closet floor.

Get more closet organizing tips.





Use a Tissue Box

Dispense plastic grocery bags with ease by stuffing empties into an old tissue box stored under the sink; simply pull out one when you need it. For a slimmer solution, try a cardboard paper-towel tube.

See more new uses for plastic bags.





See all 18 Clever Organizing Tricks and Storage Ideas.

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[Photos: Antonis Achilleos, Burcu Avsar, and Beatriz da Costa for Real Simple]

1Comment
Jun 26, 2012 8:57PM
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The grocery bags in an old tissue box looks like a great idea. I'll try it. I still need to organize my desk and closet; Badly.
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