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Making a plastic container air-tight

Can you help me with a quest to reuse plastic peanut butter jars? [more inside]
posted by Otto Franz Joseph Leopold von Soxen-Puppetten on Nov 17, 2016 - 26 answers

Disappearing storage on MacBook Air!

We have a Macbook Air running Sierra 10.12, upgraded within the last 10 weeks or so. Since then we can't keep free space on the hard drive. It just continually disappears, to the point where the drive is almost full and the computer stops functioning properly. I can't find the source of the problem, except that the space used by "System" files is just growing and growing -- today it's at 150GB! Are there any serious Mac experts out there who can help me? [more inside]
posted by leticia on Nov 11, 2016 - 25 answers

So many little bottles. So, so many.

How do you store your household medicines so you can see everything you have easily? We have so many little bottles of pills and stuff that I always have trouble finding what I'm looking for, which is extremely not fun when it's an urgent need. It also means a ton of waste, as we're always buying dupes of things we've got but couldn't find. How do other households deal with this? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Oct 27, 2016 - 27 answers

Storing a spring mattress on its side

How bad is it, really, to store a queen-sized spring mattress on its side for 2-2.5 months? Is this sure to ruin the mattress or is it likely to actually be okay? Would rotating it every couple of weeks help? [more inside]
posted by st elmo's fire on Oct 17, 2016 - 6 answers

Need a plan to deal with digital photo storage and backup

Since getting a new camera and renewing my love of photography, the quantity of images I've generated has quickly outstripped the size of my hard drive. It's only going to get worse, so I'm looking for a plan for both storing and backing up these files, especially if you've solved this same problem with a high volume of data. [more inside]
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper on Oct 14, 2016 - 9 answers

Sharpies on a DVD collection?

Problem: several thousand DVDs in storage boxes and limited room in the movie bookcase. Solution: Vaultz CD wallets, which I've used for my music collection for many years with good results. New problem: how to transfer data onto the DVD discs before sending the original plastic holders into the attic for storage? [more inside]
posted by TrishaU on Oct 6, 2016 - 8 answers

How to save info about photos on a mac

I'm a graduate student and the research project I am working on requires me to analyze articles and pictures from old newspapers. I took photos of what I needed, and then saved the info about each one (date, author, title, page number, etc) in iPhoto. Sadly, when iPhoto "updated" to the newer version, this data was lost. I am looking for a more reliable way to store this data alongside the photos. Right now I just have it written in notebooks the old fashioned way - there has to be a better option. I want to attach the info directly to the photo so that if I switch computers or applications, it will still be in the file for good. I hope this makes sense, I am not great with technology.
posted by CancerSucks on Oct 3, 2016 - 6 answers

How to move to an unknown destination w/o losing all my money or mind?

I'll be moving in a few months but don't know where I'll end up. What's the best moving/storage hybrid strategy here? [more inside]
posted by Eudaimonia on Sep 25, 2016 - 8 answers

Fold away workspace. Does something like this exist?

I'd like a workspace setup with a writing surface, laptop & mousing space, storage for pens, pencils and stuffs in a fold away table top setup system so that at the end of my work at home workday I can just fold it all up and stick it in a closet until i need it tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Sep 20, 2016 - 17 answers

1TB+ Online Storage

I just filled up my $10/month Google Drive 1TB plan. The next step up is $100/month 10TB plan, which I can't afford. Is there a way to get 2TB or maybe 1¢/gb on Google Drive? I really love Google Drive, but maybe there other services that offer 1TB+ for a reasonable amount of money? Dropbox seems to max out at 1TB? [more inside]
posted by gregr on Aug 29, 2016 - 7 answers

What should I do with a presumably fraudulent thumb drive?

I found a thumb drive online claiming to hold 2 terabytes for $16. For no good reason, I bought it. It must be a fraud, and now I'm afraid to even plug it in. [more inside]
posted by Sleeper on Aug 22, 2016 - 14 answers

Can I Eat This: Quasi-Legal Amphetamines Edition

So my spouse bought us some Sudafed on Saturday, the real stuff that you have to turn over your driver's license for. Then we forgot it in the car and it spent all day in the glovebox. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Aug 22, 2016 - 10 answers

Best scanner for copious quantities of paper photo snapshots.

I need the best scanner to process thousands of 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" family snap shots. Money is no object. [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 24, 2016 - 9 answers

Please help me store my books

For reasons, most of my books are in long-term storage. Please help me keep them safe. [more inside]
posted by bryon on Jul 18, 2016 - 6 answers

Place to store luggage near SF airport?

I am flying into San Francisco (SFO) airport early morning on Monday next week and have an entire day to sight-see before heading to Sunnyvale for work meetings next day. I would love to go see the Golden Bridge from the airport, however, I will have my luggage with me and it would be great if i could store it somewhere for about 6-8 hours and then pick it up on my way to Sunnyvale. Is this realistic and/or reasonable? This will be my first time visiting SF. Are there any recommendations where I can leave my stuff securely for a day? Thank you for your suggestions!
posted by mooselini on Jul 17, 2016 - 5 answers

Bigger replacement SSD, or addtional SSD?

I've finally run my SSD out of room. Do I need to replace my SSD with a bigger one, or can I just add another SSD for games and stuff? [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on Jul 10, 2016 - 5 answers

Storing gasoline

I have a house. It has a walk-in basement, it does not have a garage. I have ~3 gallons of gasoline in appropriate containers. I think it's probably unwise to put this in my basement (with a water heater, electrical stuff, etc. not to mention the whole being effectively inside my house thing). Is storing it outside in a storage tote a good solution? Why or why not? [more inside]
posted by so fucking future on Jun 23, 2016 - 8 answers

My castle in the clouds... New Rules for data architecture.

I need a cloud storage service and I know just enough to be overwhelmed. Halp? [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Jun 3, 2016 - 2 answers

What's the best way to store fresh herbs?

What's the best way to store store-bought fresh herbs so they last the longest? I usually have cilantro/coriander, scallion, mint, basil (Thai, holy, and Italian), and occasionally sawtooth coriander and Chinese chives on hand. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on May 29, 2016 - 13 answers

Which of these spaces can store more records?

I own a record store and am considering a new location as I'm out of space at my current one. However, I’m pretty innumerate and not spacially inclined. I’m therefore having difficulty determining which of these two locations will allow me to display the most inventory. Could those of you good with spaces and floorplans please help me decide? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on May 24, 2016 - 9 answers

Best way to store paper in non-climate controlled garage

I have a bunch of boxes of books and other paper ephemera to store. I'll store all I can inside the house, but some, surely, will have to go in the garage--good roof, but not climate controlled, and door is drafty. Hot and humid in summer and cold and dry in winter. How to make the best of it? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 23, 2016 - 9 answers

Do places exist that offer *small* storage options?

I live in Los Angeles and there are a ton of businesses that offer storage here but I have yet to find any that offer anything smaller than a 4x4x~12. The amount of actual stuff I need to store is a fraction of that and I can't seem to find something where I'm not going to be paying for a bunch of space I won't use. So what are my options? [more inside]
posted by Socinus on May 20, 2016 - 7 answers

Flickr, Dropbox or $OTHER for a family?

What is the current best way to have a cloud backup of family pictures & videos, shared among a family? Bonus points for files besides pictures. [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on May 12, 2016 - 14 answers

Best Cargo Space in a Car in a Non-Huge Car

I am curious if anyone knows which car (i.e., non-SUV) has the most interior cabin space, while at the same time not being very large in and of itself. In other words, which car gives you the most storage space bang for your buck (I realize this varies with seats folded down, etc.). Currently own a 2009 Subaru Outback, and favor that brand, but curious to hear of others' experiences.
posted by dearleader on May 8, 2016 - 32 answers

Keeping airtight containers of clothes fresh

So I've purchased some good airtight storage containers to keep my winter clothes in during the warm months. I'm confident they will keep the moths/mold/mildew/dust out. But what's the best way to keep the clothes smelling fresh when I open it next year? [more inside]
posted by gwint on May 2, 2016 - 12 answers

Great storage options for pantry staples?

Please recommend your favorite pantry storage containers. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Apr 19, 2016 - 19 answers

"Best" storage solution for 500+ DVD cases.

I have a large Playstation 2 collection and as a result I'm looking for a way to store / display 500+ DVD cases. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Apr 5, 2016 - 14 answers

Horizontal garden tool storage, and handle care

Our primary outdoor storage isn't tall enough to stand garden tools up in. They're currently on their side in an unsightly pile buried in dead leaves that blew under the porch. How to do it better? (Bonus Q: can you refurbish weathered wooden handles?) [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Apr 4, 2016 - 10 answers

Stationery Caddy to replace small desk

After many years with a small roll-top secretary desk as the nerve center of our house, we've decided to get rid of it and replace it with storage for toys. We actually haven't used it the last few years for its paperwork-sorting virtues anyway, since that's all computerized, and we just need to store some of the office supplies we keep there. Help me find a visually appealing and/or extremely efficient way to do so! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 2, 2016 - 12 answers

Is it possible to restore 25 photos from a time machine backup

So I've got a macbook air. There is NOT a ton of room left on it. But somehow a bunch (like 25-30) photos I took were deleted. I'm still not sure how. And I want to restore JUST those photos. But as I understand it, I need to restore the entire library. And I don't have enough room for TWO libraries on this computer. So is it possible to just go back, look for the photos I want, and restore JUST those? If so...how? Latest mac OSX.
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 21, 2016 - 4 answers

Cloud-based video/photo storage solutions?

I'd like to have quick access to all of my photos and videos on my Mac and on my iPhone. The issue is that my photo/video collection is now getting larger than my Mac's internal HD. What are some options for me? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 14, 2016 - 5 answers

Down and Dirty way to Pack Posters Flat for Moving and Storing

I'm in a sort of dire straits where I'm getting rid of most everything I own. I have 50 or so posters and lithographs that mean a lot to me (out of print, signed, nostalgic, and such) that I would like to pack flat and sandwich all together and am curious of any extremely cheap ways to do so. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Feb 29, 2016 - 9 answers

Looking for (adult) toy storage

(NSFW) I am looking for an attractive/somewhat decorative storage solution for our collection of sex toys, lingerie, and related items. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Feb 28, 2016 - 10 answers

Photo storage for organizations

Is there a good cloud storage solution for organizations? Our non profit is looking for ways to keep thousands of photo organized. [more inside]
posted by ssg on Feb 25, 2016 - 3 answers

What freestanding kitchen storage solutions can my trash bin fit UNDER?

I have a trash bin. I have a recycling bin. They are out in the open in my kitchen. I would like to use the space above these bins for additional storage without drilling anything into my walls. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by waterisfinite on Feb 25, 2016 - 9 answers

Videocamera recommendations for documenting long art lessons? Storage?

So I'm going on a 3 week trip to Japan to study metalworking with an artist, and I want to videotape my lessons, which will be 3-8 hours a day for much of that time. What's a good camera for this sort of purpose? Also how do I best handle the storage issue of recording that much video? I'll have my laptop with me, though I'm not sure about the quality of the internet connection. [more inside]
posted by sirion on Feb 23, 2016 - 3 answers

Pegboard or Rail + S-hook for Kitchen Pot Storage?

My roommate and I want to increase our kitchen storage capacity by building something to store pots by their handles. The two current ideas are either a pegboard or a few metal rails with S-hooks. [more inside]
posted by Maecenas on Feb 3, 2016 - 29 answers

Bed upgrade! (or sidegrade, at least)

I need a guest bedroom, so I'm figuring on taking my current bed, relocating it down the hall, and buying a new bed. How do I make the most of the opportunity to replace this piece of furniture in the master bedroom? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Feb 1, 2016 - 18 answers

Wheeze the Juice

Garrett Juice is a mixture of molasses, compost tea, apple cider vinegar, and liquid seaweed. Can it be stored? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jan 20, 2016 - 14 answers

Don't want to trigger a foam slide

Can I store a latex/foam hybrid mattress on its side for a month without compromising it? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jan 19, 2016 - 5 answers

Good storage/travel solution for absurd number of mobile devices?

I have a giant pile of tablets and smartphones for work, and sometimes I have to travel with them to work from remote locations. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for keeping everything better organized and protected? [more inside]
posted by Vibrissa on Jan 19, 2016 - 10 answers

I'm in NYC, my car and stuff is in Atlanta, what should I do?

I live in New York. What is the best way to deal with a car and storage locker full of stuff in Atlanta, Georiga? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Dec 21, 2015 - 7 answers

Bitcasa is grating on me. Should I switch backup services?

I've used Bitcasa for my online backup service since it came out. It's been very frustrating for me, especially in the last few months. Should I switch to another backup service or are all of them similar in quality? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Dec 2, 2015 - 8 answers

Behind-door storage: ok for door?

We have a contemporary door on 3 hinges, on which we plan to hang one of these. The cabinet unit weighs 40 pounds, empty. Question: Is this ok for the door, hinges, and the way the door hangs? Can doors sustain that sort of prolonged weight?
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Nov 29, 2015 - 6 answers

Video Camera Always Records but Only Saves the Last X Minutes When Told

Are there any video cameras (action cam, body cam, goggle cam, etc) that can be set to always capture video (storing the last X minutes to a temporary buffer), but only record/save the best moments when you tell it to? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Nov 26, 2015 - 5 answers

Cilantro surplus

Quick! I l love it but what can I do with 6 bunches at peak freshness? Need either a storage solution, or a low-fat, low-carb dish/condiment to keep in fridge.
posted by LonnieK on Nov 22, 2015 - 21 answers

Hanging bike from ceiling hooks in metal studs

I'd like to hang my bike upside down from two hooks in the ceiling. This is in a condo in Miami with 1/2" drywall over metal stud framing. I was able to examine the studs by removing a vent cover and they seem awfully flimsy to me, so I'm wondering what would be the simplest and safest method for doing this. The bike weighs about 22.5 lbs. [more inside]
posted by theory on Oct 29, 2015 - 11 answers

Should I try and and save these drives?

So I have two external hard drives that have issues. I spoke with a local computer repair/data recovery company, they are estimating $350-700 for the pair. The data on there isn't actually worth that much to me. Are there any recovery steps I should try on my own? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Oct 8, 2015 - 12 answers

Upgrading Google Drive Storage Quandry

Google Drive wants me to upgrade my storage by the beginning of October or I will lose my data. But I have a 1 TB promo that lasts until 2017. Should I buy the extra storage? (screenshots included below) [more inside]
posted by Nevin on Sep 26, 2015 - 4 answers

Storing Passwords

Is a password-protected Excel document a good way to store passwords for heirs? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Sep 24, 2015 - 19 answers

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