Organization

the-butler-2

Hang The Butler on the wall in your foyer or mudroom, and he'll be at the ready to hold your gear when you get home.  The top is made to hold you wallet and keys.  Slide the walnut strip to the side, and a Samsung Galaxy or iPhone (up to 5.5" tall x 2.9" wide x [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
lynxhooks

Bungee cables, I love them and I hate them. I remember using them all the time when I had a small pickup truck. I would use them to secure boxes in the back on trash day. Numerous times I was snapped by one of the cords when it slipped out of the hook while trying [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
beauty-bar-deluxe

Okay, the Etsy shop lists this as a makeup and beauty product organizer, but you could also use it as a desk organizer, a bedside organizer for your pocket stuff and little doodads, in the kitchen, or even in a tool or craft room.  In addition to little cubbies and compartments to store your gadgets, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
lay-n-go-bags-2

Lay-n-Go manufactures "innovative organizational solutions for life, play, and travel."  These bags have drawstrings that pull the bag closed into a ball shape, so they can be carried along with your or used as a storage bag.  They come in various sizes that are small enough to hold your cosmetics or grooming supplies to keep [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
glideware-pot-racks-2

In our old house, we had room in our kitchen for a big, ceiling-mounted pot rack.  In our new place, there's no room for the rack in our tiny kitchen.  We have to fit all our expensive All-Clad cookware in a cabinet under the cooktop, and we have resorted to putting paper plates between the [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
walhub

When you live in a small house or apartment, storage space is a valuable commodity that has to be managed well, or your house might end up looking like an episode of Hoarders. That's why I love the concept of the Walhub. It is a replacement faceplate for single and double gang wall switches that [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
container-store-lego-storage

If you have a lot of LEGO bricks, you know it can be a pain to keep them organized.  This LEGO Workstation from The Container Store makes it a snap to keep everything organzied and ready for play.  It stands 12.2" x 14.6" x 24.5" high, and it has six cases to organize your blocks by [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
quirky-pen-zen

Apparently it took one primary inventor and the input from 910 other people to develop this desktop organizer.  The Pen Zen from Quirky has a couple of rubber combs inside that hold your pens, pencils, and markers.  Magnets embedded in the bamboo sides can hold a few paper clips for easy access, too.  It can be [...]

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cocoon-grid-it-for-purses

We've told you about the GRID-IT! system from Cocoon Innovations before.  These panels are covered in interwoven elastic straps that grip and organize your smaller items.  These panels come permanently installed in some laptop and gear bags from Cocoon, and they are also available as separate panels that you can add to your own laptop [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, News
tombihn-traveltray-2

We've all done this... We get to our travel destination and take all the stuff out of our pockets and dump it on the nearest table. At some point or another, we have problems finding object x because we set it down somewhere in our room and can't remember where. The Travel Tray from Tom [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
MacCase-pouch

We talk about a lot of small bags and organizer pouches here at The Gadgeteer.  Most of them work great, but many of them are utilitarian looking.  If you'd like an elegant, leather pouch to carry your cables and flash drives in, check out the Premium Leather Accessory Pouches from MacCase.  They're made from premium [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News
qknot-5

Q-Knots are are multi-purpose ties that can be used in place of rubber bands and twisty ties to keep your cords and other items easily managed. Note: Click the images in this review to see a larger view. Q-Knots are made of a flexible rubber foam material that smells like tires. They come in 3 [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

BongoTies Cable Wraps Review

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I truly dislike cable clutter in all facets of my life.....work, office, garage, etc.  I collect and reuse packing ties, rubber bands, micro-bungie cords and the like, continually doing my best to lessen the mess. As the story goes, I was doing my weekly perusal of our local Fry's sales ad and saw an ad [...]

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Veto Bag 1 (1)

  I know you have one.   Those clunky, metal, red toolboxes.  That iconic American symbol of craftsmen, workmen, and Do It Yourself-ers everywhere.   Those expensive, heavy, red-paint-chipping, heavier-than-cement-crack -your-shin-on-it dead weights that holds a mish mash of tools and accessories that, once in, you can never find again. Throw it out.  Seriously.  Throw [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews

EveryList iOS app Review

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The iPhone is far from lacking when it comes to "to-do" list apps, so much so that the only ways for new apps in this genre to distinguish themselves are with unique functionality or a unique interface.  The former is relatively difficult (there is only so much one can change about a to-do list app [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
nau-fluentstash

I'm a bit obsessed with organizing my stuff.  And also with looking good while doing it.  Calling it "organizational origami," Nau's Fluent Stash is one way to pull off both. Its compact design unfolds to reveal three stash pockets (2 of which snap closed) and a zip-secured mesh pocket. When open, it can either be [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
gearties

If you're tired of using the little paper covered twist ties to manage your cable clutter, Gear Ties may be the answer. They are reusable rubber covered twist ties that come in a variety of colors and sizes that range from 3" to a whopping 32" long. Besides using them to organize your cables, you [...]

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cableclip

The CableClip is a one piece, multi-purpose cable storage and management clip that creates a clutter-free environment for your office, home or while traveling, by securing computer cables, phone wires, power supply cords, home theater cables conveniently in a compact bundle. The CableClip is available in 3 sizes and costs $9.95 per set (the number [...]

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hingeit-triplehook

One of the best methods for keeping your domicile appearing neat and tidy is to simple keep clutter out of sight.   Hinge hooks may be a helpful hero here.  Installation appears relatively simple, attaching to standard door hinges with no drilling, hardware, or holes, and they allow the use of space behind a door that [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
levenger-deskmaster

If you need a little help organizing your desk - so you can find your gadgets!, you might want to look at the DeskMaster Pavilion from Levenger.  The DeskMaster is divided into three areas - one to store blank index cards for notes and up to three pens, another to display your paper-based "tickle file" [...]

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