Storage

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Do you know the three R's of recycling? Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Do you do all of them? We recycle as much as possible at my house, which is why my garage always looks like a scene from the show Hoarders with all the cardboard boxes stacked up. We're also trying to reduce the amount [...]

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PhotoFast Max Extreme review

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iPads and iPhones, I love them all! The only issue I have with them is the lack of external storage options for the "i" devices. I like a lot of other budget minded consumers opted for the bare bones 16 Gig model iPhone 6, so storage space on my phone is at a premium, and [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews
tuck-device-rack

If you're reading this post, you probably share a common problem that all gadget packrats share. We have lots of devices but no good way to store them while they are not being used. I keep my older MacBook Air on the end table next to my side of our double Lazy Boy couch, Jeanne [...]

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lego-creation-station

This isn't a product you can purchase; it's a wonderful, Portable LEGO Creation Station that an Instructables author named Tez_Gelmir designed and built for his very lucky LEGO-obsessed son.  The station is seen closed on the left.  I had to crop the original pictures to get them to fit on this page, but the station [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
upright-bike-stand

We've shown you a couple of bike racks that let you store your bike on the wall to free up space on the floor, but those require you to lift your bike up to the hook.  If you have a ultra-light, high-tech bike, that's maybe not so bad, but not everyone has the lightweight bikes. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
elfa-sale

I've shown you pictures of my desk that I custom designed from Elfa components at the Container Store.  I designed a perfect desk for myself, and then I was able to easily turn that one person desk into a two-person desk when my husband wished he had a new desk, too.  That desk was built [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home and Kitchen, News
brando-i-flashdrive

The i-FlashDrive is an easy way to transfer data between your computer to your iPhone or iPad, and it also increases the storage available to your iOS device.  Simply insert your own microSD (HC) card into the i-FlashDrive, copy over files from your computer, and then use the Lightning connector to connect the i-FlashDrive to [...]

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elfa-pantry-door-system

I've shown you the elfa desk system I built for my home office, but I haven't shown you all the other elfa systems in my house.  We have a huge bookshelf that stores books and serves as the support table for the giant, 88-key electronic keyboard, my daughter's desk system, and the closet drawer systems. [...]

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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
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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cuppow-bnto

If you're looking to join the upcycle movement and make sure your cookies and milk don't turn into soggy cookie soup before you can enjoy them, you need to check out the Cuppow BNTO canning jar lunchbox adapter. It's a 6 oz BPA, BPS and phthalate free food-grade recycled plastic cup that fits into a [...]

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boxwood-tubes

I have a storage fetish. I like little metal tins, boxes, pouches, etc. When I saw these Boxwood Storage Tubes in a Lee Valley catalog that came in the mail the other day, I knew I'd be placing a order. These screw top wooden tubes are made in France by a family known for their wood [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The Ball Claw Review

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I am in a never ending battle to keep my hectic life less cluttered. This fact spans all aspects of my world...from my office space, to my desk at home, to our garage, and everything in between.  Kurt Kay & John Kurcheski of K Concepts have designed an interesting device for mounting some of your [...]

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timbuk2-pouch-19

I love Timbuk2 messenger bags for their good looks and versatility. I continue to use their custom laptop messenger bag that I reviewed as my every day gear bag. It's over 1 year old and still looks brand new. When you think of Timbuk2, you think of larger shoulder bags, but you might be interested in [...]

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iflashdrive

From the same company that created the HyperDrive, comes the iFlashDrive. This is a 2-way USB flashdrive that can has a 30 pin connector that can plug into iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. On the other end is a standard male USB connector that allows you to plug it into a [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News