Simple strategies to keep your home (and everything in it) a little tidier.

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Because your household to-do list shouldn't look like it belongs in a conference room. Frame a piece of wallpaper or fabric, then jot notes on the glass with a dry-erase marker. Pretty and practical.
James Wojcik
James Wojcik

Hair Elastic as Bouquet Holder

Create an artful arrangement sans floral foam. Simply wrap a clear hair band around the stems, then let the flowers fall naturally. Particularly helpful for filling out wide-mouth vases.

James Wojcik

Picture Frame as Dry-Erase Board

Because your household to-do list shouldn't look like it belongs in a conference room. Frame a piece of wallpaper or fabric, then jot notes on the glass with a dry-erase marker. Pretty and practical.

James Wojcik

Tights as Gift-Wrap Storage

To prevent leftover wrapping paper from denting, ripping, or unraveling before the next celebration, slide a cut leg of old tights over the roll.

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Nail Polish as Key Coder

Tired of fumbling at the front door? ID each key with its very own shade of nail polish so that you can grab the right one in a flash.

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Shoe Boxes as Drawer Dividers

Cut shoe boxes in half, along the length or width, and fill the resulting compartments with folded underwear, socks, or stacked bras.

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File Sorter as Cupboard Organizer

Save space (and put a stop to cabinet avalanches) by storing cookie sheets, cutting boards, and pot lids in this desk accessory.