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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 - 8 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

What’s Google know about me? How?

I’ve got questions about Google searches and results. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Sep 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Birdseed, dog food and potting soil proximity in retail.

Calling on hardware/homegoods/pet/general store folks! I have heard that it is bad to stock pet food next to bags of WILD birdseed and/or soil due to contamination possibilities. Is it ok to put bagged WILD birdseed next to bagged soil? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Sep 18, 2015 - 1 answer

Waterproof storage for a humid shared basement, not trashbags.

We have a nice small place in a large building. The basement is damp and has had some mold issues and we have no hope that paper (e.g., books) will not be damaged if we put it in normal boxes. But, we also have a growing family and limited space. Some stuff will go to the curb, but we need a waterproof storage solution. Are there waterproof storage solutions that are a step above trashbags in a rubbermaid? Something affordable but decent?
posted by history is a weapon on Aug 20, 2015 - 12 answers

Help me find a great dedicated Blu-ray shelving unit?

I've been looking so long that I'm about to consider commissioning a custom-built unit — but before I do, is there a great Blu-ray-specific shelving unit that I've missed? [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Aug 15, 2015 - 3 answers

Affordable, durable, not hideous kid-space organization?

We live in a small apartment and my kids' toys (Legos, Magnatiles, costumes, many small trucks, trains, and stuffed animals) are slowly driving me insane. Right now, they're in a random selection of plastic bins I've found on Freecycle, but we really need a more compact, attractive solution. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Aug 14, 2015 - 13 answers

Data Residency Legislation

I am trying to compile any legislation that specifies where and how (geographically speaking) organizations may store data. Where can I find some? What should I search for? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 10, 2015 - 4 answers

What is the easiest way to store clothes without folding them?

What is the fastest, most convenient way to store clothes wrinkle-free without folding them? [more inside]
posted by karakumy on Aug 3, 2015 - 20 answers

What can I store in insulated, but unvented, under-eaves storage spaces?

I just moved into a new house. I want to store things in the under-eaves storage areas. The spaces are insulated, but of course they aren't heated, vented, or cooled, so it gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Can I store fabric, or shoes, or anything made of paper in there? I had been planning on hanging a closet rod in one, to use as an off-season clothes closet, but now I'm rethinking it...
posted by chowflap on Jul 31, 2015 - 8 answers

Shelves for IKEA Samla boxes?

I'm accumulating a lot of IKEA Samla plastic storage boxes, particularly the 11 x 7 x 5 ones, using them for toys (Lego, Hot Wheels, etc.). Has anyone found a shelving system that these will fit neatly into? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter on Jul 28, 2015 - 4 answers

How/where to buy/build an outdoor container for emergency supplies?

As everyone here in the Pacific Northwest freaks out simultaneously about the Big One, I'd like to store our family emergency kit somewhere outside for easy access, just in case. Where/how can I buy/build a container for that? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jul 27, 2015 - 20 answers

Is it safe to shoot a compound bow that's been strung for 25 years?

I have a compound bow (about 50 pound draw) that's been in a hard case for about the past 25 years. Is it safe to shoot? Are the limbs likely to shatter? If it's not safe, is there anything I can do to save it?
posted by Caviar on Jul 26, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me fill all these random drawers!

I have several drawers in my house that I'm not sure how best to use. Metafilter, share your wisdom and help me get organized! [more inside]
posted by pimmscup on Jul 19, 2015 - 5 answers

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