Decorate for the holidays on the cheap

Holiday decorating on the cheap: Use red, green or gold spray paint on branches and pine cones. You can also spray paint empty boxes and bows.

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Keep pot lids organized with hooks

Use simple adhesive hooks on the back of a cabinet door to keep your pot lids organized. No more digging around for the right lid! You can also use this for certain baking pans you may use all the time, like a cooling rack or a muffin tin.

Keep hair supplies organized with magnetic tape

Use a strip of magnetic tape in your bathroom to keep small items like bobby pins straight and organized.

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...