Storage

Storage for laptops and tablets that looks like furniture

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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The space-saving bike rack that also saves your back

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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Build your own custom desk or organize your closets – or your entire house – at a big savings

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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Increase the storage in your iOS device with Brando’s 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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Maximize your storage space with the elfa Door and Wall Rack 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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Toys, cosmetics, tools – they’re all in the bag!

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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Walhub is an easy way to add storage to your light switch

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 – turn a canning jar into a Bento Box

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 Storage Tubes – Store your smalls in wooden 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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Timbuk2 Dimebag, Shagg Bag and On the Go Shed Pouch Review

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 – 2 way storage for iOS and PC/Mac devices

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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13 Things to Consider Before Buying a Digital Media Storage System

In today’s connected home we take pictures digitally, listen to digital audio on our MP3 players, and download and watch digital movies on our HD TV’s.  All of these digital media files take up a copious amount of space and the growth of these files is outpacing our ability to store and protect them.  Thankfully, …

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Video Game Storage – LevelUp Ottomans

I wouldn’t say that I’m a neat freak, but I like an uncluttered house. That’s not saying that my house isn’t cluttered, because it is… except for my basement. It’s been newly remodeled and is the role model for the rest of the house. If you need a kick start to cleaning up some the …

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