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When it comes to having a clean house, one of the most important things is organization.

However, living in a busy home or with limited space can make being organized more aspirational than practical: things often end up thrown into dark corners of closets, or shoved under beds, lost for months on end.

While bookshelves, baskets, and custom closets make things easier, they often come at a hefty price. Luckily, you don't need stacks of cash to bring order to the disorder.

Here are 13 cheap and easy organizational hacks that will make your life easier. 

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Put all of your folded bed sheets into one of the matching pillowcases to keep everything together.

Forget struggling to find a matching bed set: next time you need to make a bed, everything you need will already be in one place. This nifty trick also keeps your linen closet looking tidy.



Create double hangers by using soda can tabs.

Put a soda can's tab around the neck of one hanger, then hang a second hanger from it to create a sort of second row of hangers to create more space. It's like a makeshift version of those double hangers you see at clothing stores. 



Reuse an old disinfecting wipes container to hold plastic bags.

Clean out an old disinfecting wipes container and put your plastics bags inside. They will take up less space, and pulling them out one by one will be easy.



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  • Kim Kardashian West has recently been sporting a platinum blonde 'do. 
  • The reality star took to Twitter to contemplate her next hairstyle, including a fan's suggestion for bright red locks.
  • Kardashian West also revealed that her husband, rapper Kanye West, prefers her blonde hair to her natural color.

Kim Kardashian West is a noted hair chameleon. In the last few months alone, she has transitioned seamlessly from her natural dark color to platinum blonde to an icy blue hue, all while keeping it impossibly healthy (no, it's not a wig). 

And now the reality star is thinking of changing her hair again. Kardashian West took to Twitter to contemplate a new look, questioning her recently added blonde extensions. 

The KKW Beauty founder even considered a fan's suggestion for dramatic, bright red locks. 

In the midst of these important musings, the soon-to-be mother of three revealed which hairstyle her husband Kanye West loves most.

"Does Kanye prefer dark or blonde hair?" a fan asked.

"Both but maybe a little more blonde," Kardashian West replied.

This is not the first time that the rapper has weighed in on his wife's appearance. West has famously revamped the selfie queen's style — and even dissuaded her from wearing big sunglasses via email.

But it looks like West doesn't have to worry about a change just yet. Despite pondering a return to her roots for the new year, Kardashian West reassured her followers that she won't be mixing it up any time soon.

"So, Kim please tells us are you going back to your dark hair anytime soon or nah?" one fan asked.

"Not right now," she replied. "Since [my hair is] newly bleached I have to wait a few weeks to change colors. Maybe when the roots grow out too much [I'll dye it brown]. It will be years before I go blonde again so have to enjoy it."

Kardashian West also replied to a tweet that had concerns about her hair's future.

"Please don't tell me Kim's bringing back dark hair and keeping her short hair," the user wrote. In response, she insisted that she will "never" go back to this style — which had other fans pretty bummed.

Although we can all agree that the media mogul can rock a variety of styles, nobody knows what the future will hold for her famous mane — including, apparently, Kardashian West herself. 

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  • The single-most important grooming step a man can do is prep his skin for shaving.
  • The right product should create a friction-less layer for a close shave.
  • One dermatologist recommended staying clear of aerosol foams.

The single-most important grooming step a man can do is prep his skin for shaving, and he needs a true shaving gel or cream to get the job done. But unfortunately, a lot of guys are skimping in this department. 

"Traditional shaving products are aerosol foams, which neither provide enough lubrication between the razor and the skin nor wet[ness] and thereby soften the hairs enough," Dr. Neal Schultz, a New York City-based dermatologist and creator of BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz, told INSIDER. "So, the essential product for men, in my opinion, is a shaving gel or actual shaving cream. It's much thicker, more slippery and friction-less, and better softening of the beard hairs."

Having good preparation before shaving is key to avoid knicks and to get as close a shave as possible. 

"The key to a smooth, close shave is to soften the skin and hair, making it easier for the razor to glide over the skin and cut the hair," Kiehl's wrote in their shaving guide.   

There's no reason to dry shave or use soap when there are a variety of shaving products, at all price points, that will get a man his closest shave.

Made with natural ingredients, Bulldog Original Shave Cream and Shave Gel has a light scent and uses essential oils to protect the skin against razor burn. The products are available at retailers like Amazon and Target for less than $10. The brand also makes a sensitive formula and other grooming products like face wash and beard balm.

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For a pricier shaving cream, The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream is a popular choice. This shaving cream uses coconut acid and essential oils; it is also free of synthetic dyes and alcohol, which makes it a great option for someone with sensitive or dry skin. Although you can use your fingers to apply it, The Art of Shaving recommends splurging on a shaving brush.

"The application of shaving cream with a shaving brush helps lift the beard," according to the product description. "In turn, this lather helps keep the beard hair lifted during the shave for a close cut."

The science of shaving cream isn't just limited to beards — people of all gender identities should be snagging a shaving cream when they're shaving instead of soap.

Regardless of which shaving cream or gel or brand someone decides to buy, Dr. Schultz recommended that consumers read the label.

"If it doesn't say 'gel' or 'cream', don't use it," he said.

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  • As a Christmas gift for his girlfriend, sketch artist Kells O'Hickey drew the couple as characters in 10 famous cartoons.
  • From "Family Guy" to "Rick and Morty," O'Hickey drew inspiration from shows that he and his girlfriend have watched together.
  • O'Hickey is now going viral after sharing his drawings on Instagram.

 

Sketch artist Kells O'Hickey is going viral for a thoughtful gift he gave his girlfriend this past Christmas.

On Sunday, the Minnesota-born artist shared his gift, a series of original drawings, on Instagram. In the drawings, O'Hickey and his girlfriend, Lindsay, appear as characters in 10 different famous cartoons.

O'Hickey had previously drawn a few pictures of himself and Lindsay in the cartoon styles of "Futurama" and "Adventure Time." Her reaction inspired him to draw the couple as characters in all the different shows they've watched together, the sketch artist told BuzzFeed.

Check out O'Hickey's amazing drawings below.

Here's the couple as characters in the video game "Cuphead," inspired by the rubber hose style of animated cartoons in the 1930s.

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Here, the two are imagined as characters in a classic animated Disney movie.

Disney Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic Kells O'Hickey

Here's the couple as characters in "The Simpsons"

The Simpsons Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic Kells O'Hickey

They look a little different as characters in "Family Guy."

Kells O'Hickey Family Guy Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic

The couple could be mistaken for "South Park" characters in this sketch.

South Park Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic Kells O'Hickey

Here's the couple as characters in "Bob's Burgers."

Kells O'Hickey Bob's Burgers Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic

This sketch shows what they would look like as characters in "Dragon Ball Z."

Dragonball Z Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic Kells O'Hickey

Here's the couple as characters in "Rick and Morty."

Rick and Morty Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic Kells O'Hickey

Here's how they would look in the style of "Adventure Time."

Adventure Time Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic Kells O'Hickey

And here's the couple as characters in "Steven Universe."

Steven Universe Fan Drawing Couple Cute Romantic Kells O'Hickey

INSIDER has reached out to Kells O'Hickey for comment.

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Nabela Noor

  • Beauty vlogger Nabela Noor shared an emotional makeup tutorial about self-love on Instagram.
  • In the video, Noor uses makeup to write the words "pig,""ugly," and "fat" on her face, which are just some of the cruel names that people have called her this year. 
  • She proceeds to blend the words away, and replaces them with a positive message, a radiant smile, and a stunning makeup look.
  • Noor told INSIDER that this video is not really about the makeup, but is rather a message of self-love.

Beauty vlogger Nabela Noor has gone viral after sharing a video that shows her using makeup to write — and erase — insults that people have used against her.

THIS IS ME In 2017, I was called a pig, fat, ugly, a monster... I was told I should kill myself because of how I look. I received thousands of messages like this all year & there have been times where I let those words destroy me. But as my confidence strengthened, I became a fortress of self-love that could not be broken by the words of unhappy people. I learned quickly that happy people don’t say hurtful things. And that happiness begins with self-love. The girl I see in the mirror is beautiful with and without makeup, whether I am a size 6 or a size 16. So as 2018 begins, I’m leaving behind all of the words that once hurt me - all of the doubt that once controlled me. No one can tell us who we are. We are glorious. We are beautiful. We are worthy. This video is a small victory in my self-love revolution & I can’t wait to continue the fight in 2018. I am not the things they say I am. I will never be reduced to their words. I am brave, I am strong, I am who I’m meant to be. This is me. P R O D U C T S // @farsalicare unicorn essence @beautyblender @maybelline master camo color correcting pen @urbandecaycosmetics brow box, naked skin concealer, blush in “video” @jouercosmetics lipliner tawny rose @doseofcolors liquid lip in truffle @toofaced chocolate gold palette, born this way concealer & peel off glitter liner @maccosmetics @patrickstarrr #macpatrickstarrr setting powder @kkwbeauty contour kit @hudabeauty jade lashes & winter solstice palette SONG: “This is Me” Cover by @emoniwilkins & @the7thaveband. Originally sung by @KealaSettle from the incredible movie #thegreatestshowman #wakeupandmakeup #tarte #hudabeauty #toofaced #makeup #tutorial #diy #instatut #beauty #makeuptutorial #wtfbeautyhacks #1minutemakeup #beautylook #benefitcosmetics #allmodernmakeup #makeupclips #eyeblogbeauty #hairmakeupdiary #makegirlz #beautyqueens4ever #melformakeup #transformation #peachyqueenblog

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The popular vlogger has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers on both Instagram and YouTube with her videos about body-positivity. Her most recent post to make an impression, an Instagram video from December, shows her using makeup to turn hurtful comments into a message of self-love.

She begins what she told INSIDER is an "emotional and liberating" post by prepping her skin with Farsali's Unicorn Essence, a water-based serum. She then proceeds to write out the words "pig," "ugly," and "fat" across her forehead and cheeks with concealer. These are just some examples of the verbal abuse that she said she has experienced online and in person.

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Then, she chooses to literally cross them out and erase them. Using a lighter shade of concealer, Noor draws a line through the words and makes them disappear with her Beautyblender.

In their place, she uses her makeup to write "I" and "me" on each cheek with a heart on her forehead, along with "xoxo" on her chin using Maybelline's Master Camo Color Correcting Pen.

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"I quickly realized that I could not hide who I was to make others happy. I could not let others define beauty for me. I had to define it for myself. I could not hate myself when I had to live with myself," she said. "After a while, self-hate and doubt just wasn't an option for me anymore. And thus my self-love revolution began."

Noor told INSIDER that this shift is apparent in the video when she opts to "wipe away the insults and write something that no one can ever take from me, my confidence."

She wraps up the inspirational makeup tutorial by blending in her words of self-love and applying shimmery eye shadow from the Chocolate Gold palette by Too Faced and liquid lipstick in Truffle by Dose of Colors. 

But Noor said that the tutorial isn't really about beauty products. "This video isn't about the makeup, it's about liberating yourself from the labels that tear you down," she said.

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This isn't the first time the beauty vlogger has used her platform to address bullying and body-shaming. In August 2017, Noor shared a video titled "YES I'M FAT," in which she challenged the idea that it's wrong to love yourself as you are in the present moment, and said, "I will not reserve my happiness for a later date or a later weight." As she told INSIDER, "the only standards you have to meet are the ones you set for yourself."

Read the complete caption for Noor's Instagram video below, which has over 800,000 views at the time of this post.

THIS IS ME In 2017, I was called a pig, fat, ugly, a monster... I was told I should kill myself because of how I look. I received thousands of messages like this all year & there have been times where I let those words destroy me. But as my confidence strengthened, I became a fortress of self-love that could not be broken by the words of unhappy people. I learned quickly that happy people don’t say hurtful things. And that happiness begins with self-love. 
The girl I see in the mirror is beautiful with and without makeup, whether I am a size 6 or a size 16. So as 2018 begins, I’m leaving behind all of the words that once hurt me - all of the doubt that once controlled me. No one can tell us who we are. We are glorious. We are beautiful. We are worthy. This video is a small victory in my self-love revolution & I can’t wait to continue the fight in 2018. I am not the things they say I am. I will never be reduced to their words. I am brave, I am strong, I am who I’m meant to be. This is me.

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Kim and Kanye

  • On Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kim Kardashian West said that Kanye West sent her an email that told her to ditch big sunglasses for tiny sunglasses.
  • West also attached '90s photos showing the smaller frames for reference.
  • Photos reveal that Kardashian West is taking her husband's advice. 

Over the past year, tiny sunglasses have been cropping up on major celebrities like Bella Hadid and Rihanna. And on Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Kardashian West confirmed that husband Kanye West is a major proponent of the trend, which he first told her over an email.  

"[Kanye] sent me a whole email like, 'You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It's all about tiny little glasses,'" she explained on Sunday night's episode.

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"He sent me like, millions of '90s] photos with tiny little glasses like this," she added. And Kardashian West clearly values Yeezy's professional advice, as she has been spotted without her notorious large frames, instead wearing the tiny pairs that her husband allegedly likes so much.

Celebrating Kanye's 40th birthday in Japan

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And there's no doubt that she looks cool. 

But, we hope Kardashian West doesn't completely cut the larger sunglasses that she also wears so well. 

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  • Kendall Jenner had visible acne at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
  • Twitter users both criticized and praised her skin.
  • The model replied to one positive tweet, emphasizing that acne shouldn't stop anyone from doing anything.
  • Jenner has openly struggled with her skin in the past.

On Sunday, Kendall Jenner joined Golden Globe Awards attendees in wearing black on the red carpet to make a statement against sexual misconduct and support the Time's Up movement.

While Jenner wore a stunning black tulle dress to the event, people on the internet were more concerned with her skin. When they saw close-up photos of the 21-year-old model at the event, many were quick to point out her acne.

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Some people on Twitter praised Jenner for showing up at a major red carpet event with visible blemishes. Twitter user Daisy wrote that she admired how the model looked "like a gorgeous star" while "strutting her acne."

Daisy's tweet even caught Jenner's attention, and the model replied in the best way.

Other users have also showed support for Jenner, who is typically portrayed with perfect — and likely airbrushed — skin on magazine covers.

But many were not so kind, writing mean comments directed at Jenner and her skin. 

The model has openly struggled with acne, especially when she was younger. According to Cosmopolitan, Jenner shared that her acne used to make her feel insecure in a blog post on her app in 2015.

"Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it. It completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn't even look at people when I talked to them," the then 19-year-old model wrote. "I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face."

But from Jenner's empowering Twitter response, it seems that she has learned to embrace her imperfections and become more confident. After all, everybody has bad skin days — even celebrities and supermodels.

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  • Hair colorist Ursula Goff uses hair dye to create wildly unique designs that are reminiscent of nature and art.
  • Goff told INSIDER that she pulls inspiration from everywhere, including her clients.
  • Goff uploads the results to her 101,000 followers on Instagram, often sharing a side-by-side image of her inspiration source next to the hair color.

In 2017, food-inspired hair dye was all the rage. But Kansas-based hair colorist Ursula Goff has found her groove creating looks inspired by nature and art — and her work is so impressive.

A quick scroll down Goff's Instagram page reveals a grid of bold and pastel colors that she uses to mimic sunflowers, rainbows, minerals, crystals, and even art masterpieces. The hair professional told INSIDER that she finds inspiration nearly everywhere, and also credits her clients for giving her a lot of creative freedom with their hair and offering up their own inspiration. She said that this "allows for a lot of opportunities to do unique or experimental work."

In addition to sharing her expertise on her website with tutorials that you can pay to watch online, Goff shows off her hair color creations on Instagram, where she has amassed 101,000 followers with her mesmerizing looks. Take a peek at some of our favorites below.

Goff's use of pastel colors imitates the effects of light on crystals.

This sunflower hair takes warmth to a whole new level.

More from my project with @matrix! They are releasing some new Demi's called Vinyls in the fall, and I've been playing around with them. The top of this color is the Copper with just a smidge of the Gilded Gold, and then I added a bit of Red into the root area. On her natural hair, it's more coppery auburn, but on the blonde extensions she's wearing from @vpfashion, it was a brighter orange. Then I blended some of the Color Graphics lacquer in yellow into the middle for the sunburst effect. Sunflower hair! #matrixbrandpartner #colorsyncvinyls #matrix #sunflowerhair #ginger #colorgraphics #redhead #copperhair #firehair #autumnhair #pumpkinspicehair #modernsalon #americansalon #beautylaunchpad #BehindTheChair #fckinghair #imallaboutdahair #extensions #ombre #colormelt

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Goff applied vibrant tones to bring this mineral-inspired hair dye to life. 

This looks like an actual painting on cobalt hair. 

A softened spectrum gives unicorn hair some serious competition. 

Throwback #rainbowhair #holographichair #prismhair #pastelhair #metallichair #rainbows #rain

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Goff's caption reveals that her Mondrian-inspired hair painting required strategic planning and execution to set straight lines like the original painting. 

So a Mondrian was one of the first hair paintings I considered doing. But I hadn't worked on enough of them yet to where I had figured out a strategy for keeping the lines clean. And then even once I HAD worked out a bit of a strategy, I didn't think it would be very fun to do because, well, I don't like making things that require a lot of straight lines and tools - I don't like architectural or perspective drawings because a ruler is used for so much of the work. I just wanna GO without having to plan much, if any at all. I'd much rather just freehand everything and sort of eyeball it. But, once again, the process of working on this taught me new stuff, and gave me a greater appreciation for Mondrian's own process, even if it's not my favorite. And once again, I worked with @matrix's new Vinyls for the majority of this, on a blonde extension provided by @vpfashion . The top and bottom dark blue parts are the Cobalt full strength, the blue square is Cobalt diluted with some clear, the red square is the Crimson diluted with clear, and the yellow was the color Graphics yellow. I made the black for the lines by mixing equal parts Copper, Cobalt, and Midnight Violet with 10 vol. #matrixbrandpartner #matrix #colorsyncvinyls #colorgraphics #mondrian #destijl #dutch #modernart #artonhair #sponsored #bluehair #aquahair #paintingsonhair

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Goff takes Van Gogh in her "Starry Night" hair painting that captures the same swirling whimsy of the original.

Her interpretation of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch is unmistakable. 

Check out more of Goff's hair creations on her Instagram account.

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