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Make 2011 the year you finally get organized! Conquer clutter with these clever DIY projects from around the web.


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Organize Your Kitchen
A fresh coat of paint and a finished wood top transforms a set of metal file cabinets into a kitchen island. The ample storage will help you banish kitchen clutter. [ReadyMade]

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Organize your Finances
Create a workspace where you can get down to business. Start with a desk that has a sufficient work surface, as well as storage for supplies and files. A little paint, fabric and wallpaper can turn an old desk into a fabulous area you actually look forward to paying the bills in. [Curbly]

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Organize Your Periodicals
IKEA's Expedit is truly a DIYer's dream. Not only is it a great storage solution, you can cleverly jazz it up and hack it to make it your own. [ShelterPop]

Photo: Martha Stewart

Organize Your Linens
Put the space under your bed to good use with rolling storage bins. Simply attach casters to a wooden box, drawer chest or wine crate to get these nifty organizers on the move. [Martha Stewart]

Photo: Popular Mechanics

Organize Your Hallway or Mudroom
Keep your coats, gloves and mail all within easy reach -- and never lose your keys again -- with a combination shelf and coat rack. Three cubbyholes and a line of hooks provide ample storage space for car keys, gloves, mail and more. Download the easy plans and build this hallway cabinet in just one weekend. [Popular Mechanics]

Organize Your Clothes
Envious of the perfectly folded sweaters at the mall? Luckily, using the Japanese folding technique, you can steal the look. This technique creates a crisp, professional fold on clothes in mere seconds. Soon enough you'll have an organized closet that rivals the pristine displays in any Gap store! [Apartment Therapy]

Organize on a Budget
Shelling big bucks on office supplies is not necessary to have an efficient, organized workspace. Inexpensive storage tools are all around you -- just take a look! Check out how you can organize with 20 basic household items. [Better Homes & Garden]


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    Good!

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  • Sally

    I like the kitchen tip Http://www.kitchenremodelinginfoguide.info looks good and is a money saver.

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  • 'CAL'

    YEARS AGO, I BOUGHT A BOX OF SHOE SHELVES (IN ONE UNIT) WHERE YOU PLACE YOUR SEVERAL SHOES IN / ON EACH SHELF. INSTEAD OF SHOES, I USE IT FOR VARIOUS PRINTED ITEMS, LIKE BILLS, INSURANCE PAPERS, TAX PAPERS, 'SPECIAL' LETTERS OF IMPORTANCE, BROCHURES OF PLACES I WANT / PLAN TO VISIT SOME DAY, ETC., ETC., ETC. EVERYTHING IS AT CLOSE REACH FOR ME. WHY NOT TRY THAT FOR YOURSELF, HUH - ????? IN THOSE DAYS, IT PROBABLY COST ME 'ABOUT' - $6.00. TODAY, MAYBE - $10. IT'S SURE BEEN WORTH IT.

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  • D

    I wish someone would come up with something new..... I read these articles on here for "new" ideas, and its just the same things used for years. Maybe there just aren't any new ideas.
    Well, for my little piece of input... I've used a fabric shoe organizer in my laundry/storage room to hold different sized zip top bags, foil and plastic wrap. The main part of it is fabric with strong grommets, and the pockets are clear plastic. It's worked great for years. Some of the pockets hold some very often used recipes too.

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