Organize balls, toys with bungee cords

Stretch bungee cords between two sections of shelves to keep balls organized in the garage. Or, use the same idea in a child’s bedroom to keep their stuffed animals up and off the floor.

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Use Press ’n Seal to keep small items organized

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Headed on a trip? Use sheets of Glad Press ’n Seal to keep your jewelry or other small items organized when you’re packing. Simply lay down a sheet, put your items on it, then press a second sheet on top. Genius!

Spray painting made easier with thumb tacks

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I love a product called Painter’s Pyramids, but when working with smaller items, like picture frames, you can instead use thumb tacks to keep the item off the ground while you’re painting it. This way, your paint won’t get stuck to whatever it is your item is sitting on...

Use shoe organizers to keep other items straight

Shoe organizers aren’t just for shoes! Use them on the back of a closet door to store cleaning supplies, in your laundry room to store ironing and washing supplies, in the kids room to plan outfits for coming days, or in the craft room to keep small items organized. You...

The best way to pack: A skivvy roll

This is, by far, the best way to pack. It’s called a skivvy roll, and it’s a very specific way of putting your clothes together. I think this works best if you’re headed out for a weekend trip and don’t want to take a ton of bags. Here’s what...

For your next cookout, keep ketchup under control

The next time you’re refilling your plastic ketchup bottle, swap the tops with the bigger container to make it easier to pour. Granted, this tip works best when you (a) use a plastic squeeze bottle for your home ketchup usage and (b) buy ketchup from a bulk store, like...