52 Meticulous Organizing Tips For The OCD Person In You

Even if a lot of us don’t admit this, we tend to have some degree of an OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), although annoying habits should be the better word for it. Don’t feel embarrassed by this. Instead, try to make your OCDs something to easily live with.

1. Instead of stuffing your plastic bags into some sort of receptable, fold them into tiny neat triangles.

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2. Use shelf risers so you can keep two nice, neat tiers in any cubby-sized hole.

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3. Hang your shelves upside down so that the brackets automatically create built-in compartments.

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4. Hang an upcycled cereal box on the refrigerator to keep your menus and fliers in order.

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5. Use wire CD racks to organize Tupperware lids.

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6. Create a menu planner with sticky tabs and a binder.

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7. Make a coaster tray for designated glasses.

8. Use a pegboard to keep dishes neat.

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9. THIS is how you should organize your measuring spoons and cups.

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10. Attach a command hook to the side of food canisters for easy scooping.

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11. Use pipe straps from your local hardware store to make a cheap and easy utensil holder.

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12. Use a utensil divider to store toothbrushes.

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13. Replacing your weirdly sized shampoo and body wash bottles with uniform bottles will give an appearance of neatness.

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14. These dollar store stacking bins are the perfect size for bathroom cabinet organization.

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15. A metal tiered caddy is a great way to organize bath toys or shower supplies.

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16. Use doorknobs to hang up individual shower caddies for each member of your family.

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17. Hang glasses and sunglasses on a chain suspended between two hooks.

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18. An Ikea zip line curtain is a great way to organize scarves, socks, and tank tops.

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19. Use a shoe organizer to organize socks and underwear.

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20. Use cutlery trays and command hooks to organize your jewelry.

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21. Use ice cube trays to organize tiny things, like earrings and other jewelry.

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22. Put up a wire shelf in the dead space of a closet to corral wrapping paper.

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23. The hardware store is your friend when it comes to organizing the little things, like office or craft supplies.

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24. Need shelving for your desk? Use shoe racks.

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25. Use magnetic strips to organize your bobbins.

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26. Use Tic Tac containers to organize and dispense ribbon.

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27. Use a magnetic knife strip to organize tools and scissors.

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28. Another clever magnetic strip idea: glue washers to the bottom of plastic containers and stick them to a magnetic strip.

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29. Use nails and binder clips to store paint tubes.

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30. Keep the thread and buttons from your clothing in a binder or photo album.

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31. Use a shower caddy to make a gift wrapping station.

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32. Use PVC pipes to organize your garden tools in the shed.

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33. Have a master hamper control center instead of individual hampers for each person.

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34. Cut up a shoe organizer to create an over-the-seat caddy for your car.

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35. A simple and inexpensive paper envelope holder can be used to organize receipts or coupons.

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36. Keep your games and cards in uniform boxes.

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37. Attach wire bins where you need them with command hooks.

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38. Create a makeshift bar by putting your liquor and cocktail supplies on shelves.

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39. If you don’t have much nightstand space, keep magazines and remote controls in a bedside pocket caddy.

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40. Luggage tags are an easy way to label baskets.

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41. Use a wooden pallet to corral pool supplies outside.

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