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Help me decide what to do with a new-to-me piece of furniture

I have had my eye on a piece of furniture from Ikea. A friend is moving out of town and getting rid of that piece of furniture so I said I would buy it from him, but I'd like to have a plan for what to do with it before I bring it home. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jun 23, 2014 - 11 answers

How best to handle moving out technically TONIGHT?

I procrastinated horribly and relied upon uncertain things, and I technically need to move out of my apartment tonight or I assume suffer consequences. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by destructive cactus on Feb 24, 2014 - 39 answers

It's basically a haystack made of needles.

I have a ton of old, ad hoc backups from a variety of old computers going back years. I've been very good about keeping the data around and alive, safe from bitrot, but not at organizing it or keeping it useful. How do I sort through this heap of disorganized data and make it useful? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Jan 17, 2014 - 4 answers

USB tentacle dismay

I have a lot of USB-connecting equipment to sync and charge. Not everything uses the same USB interface, and all the cables are the opposite of tidy. How can I make this work? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jan 7, 2014 - 9 answers

How do Half Price Books stores organize their stock?

I've got a long wishlist of books, and shop fairly frequently (in person) at a local Half Price Books. I'd like to organize my list generally by the physical order of the books on their shelves. Does anyone know if they use the Dewey Decimal System, or Library of Congress, or some other system? Is it different for each store? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Aug 4, 2013 - 7 answers

iTunes organization fiasco

What am I doing wrong? iTunes is moving my music folders around causing havoc. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Buck Turgidson on Apr 27, 2013 - 6 answers

EZ Organization tips or links for somone with Adult ADD

Although it has long been a suspicion, I have every sign of having Adult ADD. I tend to do most of the things in the checklist (multitask without finishing many tasks, forget things, tons of lists and forgotten "helpful" notes, watch a movie in 10 minute intervals while doing 4 other things never to finish many movies, reading at current count 22 books, impulsive behavior -- well, you get the drift.) I am curious in the short run, what might have helped you with simple organization at work and at home. Feel free to share any tips and web sites. I hope to move on to some books (I have many checked out from the 'brary) but need a small step approach. My artistic side is keeping me sane and hopefully your tips can help me get a kick-start. (As far as medication, I am in consultation with a dr but want to try some diet/exerisie/organic things first. And yes, I abuse parentheses like nobody's business.) I am going through this previous link as well.
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Best way to digitize & organize CD and DVD library?

Finishing up a home organization project... I'm facing several boxes of (music) CDs, and one box of (movie) DVDs. What's the best way of digitizing & storing the music & movie files? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jan 9, 2013 - 7 answers

How to store hundreds of magazines?

We've got too many magazines -- how to store them for collecting purposes, but also keep them accessible for reading and research? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Dec 19, 2012 - 14 answers

How to Run a Booth at a Fair

Have you ever manned a booth at a carnival, fair, or expo? I'm running a booth and selling items at a weekend fair that will benefit a volunteer organization. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Oct 5, 2012 - 23 answers

Something well-designed to get me well organized

Tell me of the most beautifully designed, paper-based gtd / organizers / planners in the land! I want nice typography, attractive materials and maximum usability in one package. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by 100kb on Aug 30, 2012 - 11 answers

I would like to fit the entirety of my brain into a plain-text database.

Android and Win7 compatible. Tag-based and cross-referenceable. Future-proof. Fast. I have a feeling that my perfect, personal information database solution is lurking right under my nose. But where is it? [more inside]
posted by CustooFintel on Aug 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for organization first, prettiness second.

Is there such a thing as the perfect purse? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on May 15, 2012 - 32 answers

Procedure/workflow: How did you organize your time and work for independent projects?

I am looking for anecdotes about how people organized their work to launch a successful website or project independently. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on May 2, 2012 - 18 answers

please let me push that chair in...

How can I curb the (rather desperate) urge to tidy up? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Apr 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Best Way To Organize Podcasts Through iTunes?

Help me organize podcasts through iTunes... [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Mar 2, 2012 - 16 answers

24 drawings per second x 60 seconds per minute = one huge mess!

What's a good system for keeping lots of papers visible, without spreading them all over the desk, and without pushpins? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jan 26, 2012 - 23 answers

How do you track & use ideas from your previous sketch books, journals & diaries?

For those that keep a journal/diary/sketch book: When you start a new book, how do you continue to track and use the good ideas and projects in your old books that you'd like to pursue? [more inside]
posted by ooklah on Jan 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Turn my binder collection into electronic gold!

I want to compile and organize hard copies of recipes, craft projects, and other household things into something electronic - not particular about if local computer (Mac, OS 10.7) or cloud-based. Bonus points if accessible from multiple devices (computer, iphone, ipad, etc.). What solutions should I consider? [more inside]
posted by southpaw on Dec 30, 2011 - 7 answers

How to develop work ethic after your academic confidence has taken a beating

Smart people who did badly in college - how did you regain your footing and develop your work ethic and study skills? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Nov 20, 2011 - 21 answers

How do you save your various web links you find every day?

How do you save your various web links you find every day from Google Reader and Twitter for the long term? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Oct 8, 2011 - 16 answers

It’s an organizer, a memory and an old friend.

I need wallet suggestions -- details inside, of course. [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Oct 6, 2011 - 22 answers

How to organize papers for civil litigation

Lawyers, how do you organize your papers? I'm a pro se litigant in federal civil case looking not for legal advice but for organizational tips... [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Sep 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Not in the basement yet...

I got moved to a much smaller desk at work (I kinda feel like Milton) and now everything feels really crowded. How can I increase the empty space on my desktop? What can I move or rearrange? Is there any magical desk accessory that can help me? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Aug 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Freezer-proof, easy-to-peel-off food storage labels?

I am looking for labels to put on food I store in the freezer. Requirements inside: [more inside]
posted by Betty's Table on Jul 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Archives crash course for a (future) librarian

Do you have any tips for a librarian-in-training (not archivist-in-training) on how to best approach organizing and cataloging personal archives, without the guidance of an archivist? [more inside]
posted by divisjm on Jul 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Human helps animal, animal helps human right back

I want to donate some money to a program that matches people and animals for mutual rehabilitation [more inside]
posted by Opal on May 10, 2011 - 8 answers

how do you organize online recipes

How do you organize recipes you find online? [more inside]
posted by theflash on May 9, 2011 - 37 answers

Scrabble TRICKSTER? No! Never!

How do I help an organization that is in over its head when I am losing respect for the people (ok, one person in particular!) who run it? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Mar 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Sorting classical music for easy browsing in iTunes

Classical music + itunes + video (classic) iPod. Help me figure out the essential (minimum) amount of metadata needed for happy music listening. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Mar 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Not a scrapbook lady.

I have two large shoeboxes of keepsakes and souvenirs from travels over the past five years, including event tickets, hotel key cards, tourist maps, pub coasters, receipts, photo booth pictures and banknotes in about a dozen different currencies. I don't want them to live in a shoebox any more. What's a good way to organize them into an album of sorts? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Feb 21, 2011 - 19 answers

If I heat it, I can't eat it.

Organizing a pantry. BPA plastics and dry goods. Resources and suggestions for food storage and organization. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jan 31, 2011 - 18 answers

Every app on my phone, in three touches or fewer

Does a widget exist for Android to jump instantly to any home screen with one touch? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 15, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I overcome my very messy tendencies?

How do I learn to take better care of myself and my surroundings? I feel like a total unorganized mess and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Nov 10, 2010 - 20 answers

Getting Things Filed

Professors, researchers, teachers: How do you organize your files on hard disks and with physical folders? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Aug 13, 2010 - 13 answers

simple gmail fix?

gmail filters: I have a utilitarian phone that doesn't MMS. I have gmail set to forward incoming mail to my phone number as SMS. When I am mailed attachments, they usually bounce a Mail Delivery Sub. error. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Jul 21, 2010 - 4 answers

My head is cluttered with thoughts

I'm going back to school. But I keep have this weird feeling that I don't know what I'm doing, even though I've got it all planned out, but my thinking keeps getting sloppy and jumping. Please help me figure out how to organize my next steps. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Goin' to the chapel...

What helped you most when you were getting married -- or helping someone else get married? [more inside]
posted by alynnk on May 1, 2010 - 24 answers

QR codes to organize my life

What are the most inventive uses of QR codes that you have seen? [more inside]
posted by SueDenim on Mar 8, 2010 - 22 answers

You can't just throw a Google search together!

Does anyone know the Far Side volume that includes the "posse organization" one? [more inside]
posted by barnacles on Nov 15, 2009 - 6 answers

How best to organize python scripts?

What is the best way of organizing python scripts? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Nov 4, 2009 - 15 answers

What do I need to learn to write a Gmail Labs feature?

What do I need to learn to write a Gmail Labs feature? [more inside]
posted by Matt Arnold on Sep 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Reporter's notebook

Journalists' notes: how do they take them, store them and reference them later? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Sep 25, 2009 - 10 answers

I need help storing hundreds of clothing items in a manner that I can quickly access them.

Please help me manage my clothing inventory in a smallish office! I am not just limited to closet organizers and have an entire room to get this together. [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Sep 17, 2009 - 8 answers

How to be a membership chair?

I have recently been appointed the 'membership chair' for a hobby-related organization of which I have been a member for some years. The club president and I have agreed that my duties will consist largely of:

* Contacting members who have lapsed and inviting them to rejoin

* Devising various means of recruiting new members

I have no experience in this sort of work. I could definitely use pointers, suggestions, and especially referrals to any articles or books that may be relevant.
posted by zainsubani on Aug 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me figure age in a photo!

I have photos from two consecutive years, in which my brother was 6 mos - 18 mos. I can group the photos somewhat by clothing or activity - but can I separate them into the two years at all reliably? I know nothing about child development, and can't tell myself from looking at the faces. [more inside]
posted by mccn on Jun 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Recommendations for keeping lots of paperwork organized and on track for completion?

I will have a fair amount of paperwork to organize and complete over the next year. I'd like to know about any efficient methods (preferably electronic) to keep track of my progress, needed information, and deadlines for each section of paperwork. [more inside]
posted by wiskunde on Apr 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Journalists: how do you organize your notes?

Interview and note organization tips for journalists and non-fiction writers? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Mar 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Clothing mess - how to solve?

Help me organize my 7 year olds clothing! [more inside]
posted by burhan on Dec 10, 2008 - 11 answers

i usually love ikea, but those lekman drawers are ugly.

Help me find storage drawers for my Ikea bookshelf! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 4, 2008 - 12 answers

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