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For those of you who have "being more organized" on your list of New Year's Resolutions, the Good Things section Living is often filled with great ideas to get you on the right track to achieving this goal.

On page 43 of the January issue of Living, Blake turned an ordinary bamboo steamer into a color-blocked storage container. They are great for keeping small sewing notions, buttons and bits in order:

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The steamers we used (two for $8.50) are from Pearl River and available for purchase online. They come in a few sizes and only require one coat of paint. For the full how-to, click here.

cc906Back in October, Jodi came up with the below visual organization system. She filled sleek, white binders with her kids' school projects and keepsakes. It's a great way to avoid a paper pile-up at home. They can be organized by month, child, etc!

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The presentation binders are from Staples, and the colored labels that adhere to the spine of the binder are from the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery collection, also available at Staples. Click here for the full how-to.

From the Ask Martha section in the September issue of Living, we showed you a great way to display punches and craft supplies to avoid desktop clutter. We love this shelf from Ikea (it's inexpensive!) and is just the right size to nestle punches and small paint bottles:

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Click here for more organizing crafts, and here to see the most organized Craft Room of them all from the January issue of Living (Darcy Miller's!).

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