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Let's Get Organized!

Not to be confused with Olivia Newton-John's phrase "Let's get physical," these tips are sure to help you get things in order.  If you're anything like me, you're avoiding this crazy heat like the plague and that leaves lots of time inside.  Why not make the most of it, and do a little streamlining in your house?  If you enjoy organizing, you'll love these helpful hints that will make your life easier.


Old toilet paper rolls help you keep wires and extension cords in order.

So cute and so simple!  I need to get some of these containers!  They sell them here for $12.99.  Get some for all of your baking ingredients and say so long to lopsided bags that don't ever stay in place!
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Because I'm always looking for a place for the Chi. 

It's less expensive and gives you a place to store your sprinkler.

Cereal container turned car garbage can.  Genius.  Especially for those of you with kiddos...

Label cords with old bread tags so you don't end up having to unplug everything to find the one cord you want.

I've found another use for my obsession with bowls...hello beautiful bracelet storage!
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Use tension curtain rods as dividers for cupboard shelves.


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