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What furniture is good for storing laptops?

What's a not-hideous way to store three or four laptops in a dining room? Plus the occasional iPad, headphones, etc. Has anyone found a decent piece of furniture for laptop storage? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 18, 2014 - 19 answers

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

Where and how do you store and organize cosmetics?

I have, at conservative estimate, a TON of makeup. Not a lot of big, oversized palettes (2? maybe?), mostly individual eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushes, pencils, mascaras, glosses. I cull through often for expired stuff, old stuff, stuff I don't use, but it still kind of takes over bathroom counter space. I have a couple sets of plastic drawers on the bathroom counter, and a segmented acrylic cup thing (for pencils and brushes), but it's still just a hot mess and I can't find things. I need advice and inspiration - how do *you* do it?
posted by ersatzkat on Jun 6, 2014 - 28 answers

Seeking space saving techniques for RV living

My husband and I moved into an RV last summer and sold or gave away 80% of our belongings. I am looking for ways to make the most of our space for the 20% we kept. It's not that we're out of room, but I feel like I am not doing this in an optimal fashion. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 15, 2014 - 16 answers

I am literally going to clean all the things.

I would like to do a massive clean/organization of my apartment over the next few weeks. Help me figure out a game plan. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 10, 2013 - 22 answers

DVD/CD Organization Help

I've never kept my media in anything other than their original cases, but my DVD's take up too much room and I want to put them into some sort of organizer. Any product reccomendations or advice would be appreciated! [more inside]
posted by MadMadam 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

Holy Utility Belt Batman! Storage solutions for iPhone/iPad accesories?

Chargers, adapters, and cables - Oh My! What are the items and techniques you use to store all of your iPhone and/or iPad accessories? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Nov 16, 2012 - 13 answers

I still feel like a wizard every time...

I fold my t-shirts like this. Lately, though, I've acquired a lot of long-sleeved thermals that I like to wear. Is there a comparable method of folding long-sleeved shirts? If not, what's your favorite quick and consistent long-sleeved-shirt folding method? (Extra points if it also works for bulkier stuff like sweaters and sweatshirts.)
posted by naturalog on Mar 18, 2012 - 7 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

Surely I'm not the first person with this problem

Help me come up with a storage mechanism for my jewelry. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Sep 5, 2011 - 27 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

Oh and I also don't know how to store animated GIFs and NSFW photos!

I collect images on Tumblr, Evernote, iPhoto, and my harddrive. Please help me organize this process! [more inside]
posted by acidic on Apr 13, 2011 - 4 answers

How to create a raw footage library?

How can I organize all of these video clips from different sources (Flip cam, iPhone cam, etc) into some kind of database to make it usable? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138 on Apr 11, 2011 - 4 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

Putting those do-dads in their place.

I need help figuring out where to put all my teeny, easily lost, stuff. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 12, 2010 - 28 answers

Help me give my hats a home

Help! I has hats... hats who has no home. Help me organize my hats. [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Jan 21, 2010 - 12 answers

So many shoes, so little space!

Organizing fans: Help me figure out what to do with my shoes in my miniature entryway/kitchen this winter! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Oct 12, 2009 - 11 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

Please help me get this kitchen back in check

I'm looking for ideas for a kitchen organization solution. [more inside]
posted by DonSlice on Mar 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Affordable CD storage sans jewel cases

What is the best affordable CD/liner notes storage system? [more inside]
posted by fructose on Nov 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Looking for home storage solutions for bulk items such as flour, sugar, rice.

Looking for home storage solutions for bulk items such as flour, sugar, rice. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Aug 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Tips on keeping medical notes and records organized

I'm looking for tips on organizing personal medical records and information, assuming a chronic or complicated health problem. Things like X-rays and MRI discs, blood test results, prescriptions, notes taken during appointments with the doctor, notes made on non-appointment days about symptoms, medical history, insurance policies and bills, therapies tried and discontinued... what are great ways to keep it all organized, for ease of use (and consistent record-keeping) both for the patient and his care partners?
posted by xo on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Really, I've culled a lot out already.

Organization Filter: How do you organize a bunch of definitely weird and sometimes incredibly disparate STUFF? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on May 12, 2008 - 6 answers

It's the perfect tool for moving and shopping at Costco. But what is it called??

If I buy an oversized item at Target (i.e. a box of Milkbones or a pack of toilet paper), the cashier will slap on a very strong, heavy-duty strap with the red Target logo on it. It's almost like duct tape, except stronger and the sticky portion is only on each opposite end. What is this stuff called, and where can I buy a generic equivalent?
posted by invisible ink on Apr 24, 2008 - 5 answers

What can I do with this weird space?

My master bedroom closet is really awkward. It has a lot of space...just not in the right direction! I need brilliant organization ideas to make use of a weird space. [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Apr 7, 2008 - 25 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

Not clean, not yet dirty

I don't normally wash my clothes after each wearing. I'm lazy/cheap and I hate wastefulness. But I also don't like to fold them up and put them back in the drawer, because even a little smell or dust will negatively effect the surrounding clean clothes. Both my boyfriend and I do this, and we do not have a good place to put these limbo clothes in our apartment. Where/how do we store our not clean, not dirty clothes?
posted by bookish on Dec 17, 2007 - 42 answers

jewelry display suggestions

Does anyone have any creative ideas for jewelry/accessories display? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Sep 18, 2007 - 10 answers

How should I store lots of paperwork?

I work for a small non-profit. Our office is moving in the next few months and we have a lot of paperwork that we are required to save for 7 years, but this takes up a lot of space. Is there a better way to store this stuff? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on May 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Not waving but drowning...in crap

I am gravely in need of help with an issue that has long perplexed me: namely, how to intuitively store and organize all of my miscellaneous crap. [more inside]
posted by granted on Mar 29, 2007 - 19 answers

What can I file in a file drawer... other than files?

What can I file in a file drawer... other than files? I want to store [more inside]
posted by clh on Dec 4, 2006 - 5 answers

Seeking classy spice storage ideas.

What's the best system to store spices that is neat, allows for easy identification, doesn't use up a lot of space, and is elegant? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Sep 3, 2005 - 19 answers

Chaos Control Needed

I admit that I am the daughter of Chaos. I seem to have zero organizational skills when it comes to objects, use of space, and clutter. I would like to hire someone to come organize my house, create a logical system whereby things are stored, and walk me through clearing the detritus of my mad packrat tendencies. To whom do I turn for this sort of skill set? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Mar 13, 2005 - 11 answers

Kitchen Organization

I've got too much junk in my drawers. How can I make it easier to get to? [MI] [more inside]
posted by majcher on Sep 12, 2004 - 11 answers

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