Questions tagged [organization]

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Organizing spices in my kitchen cupboard?

I like to cook. As a result, I have a lot of jars of spices and herbs (~100) taking up most of one shelf in the kitchen. I want to somehow take advantage of vertical space. (Stacking the jars directly ...
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How to keep change sorted in my pocket?

I sometimes carry a lot of small coins in my pocket. But I hate the looks I'm given when I throw them all on the counter at a shop and start sorting. I've tried dividing between two pockets: putting ...
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Faster ways of placing cans in the fridge?

When buying soda or beer, it usually takes some time and effort in taking out the cans from the cardboard box and placing them neatly in your fridge. Instead of just taking out one can at a time and ...
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Is it possible to make stiff cables and wires flexible again?

I have a few videogame controller cords for some old videogame consoles that got very stiff over the years. I suspect it's due to aging rubber or something of the sorts. Is it possible to make these ...
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How to pick up small metal objects from the floor

Today I had a disaster... I was searching through a tray of small washers (for a M3.5 size screw for those interested) and I knocked it accidentally and the tray fell out... Needless to say I just ...
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How do I keep my bed sheets organized?

I have several sets of bed sheets, and I would like to keep the like patterns together, ideally in a way that does not make my linen closet a total mess. How can I go about doing that?
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How should I deal with boxes for appliances?

I have many cardboard boxes of odd sizes for my two computer monitors, speakers, laptop, coffee maker, steamer, sampler, printer etc. because I usually move every year and like to keep the packaging ...
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How can I keep my desktop computer's cables neat?

I have a tower computer case standing on the floor under my desk, with lots of peripherals both below the desk and above the desk. We're talking router, switch, IP telephony adapter, power strips, ...
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Prevent cables and wires from twisting

My desktop computer has lots of wires behind it. Some wires are tangled. How can I keep these wires from tangling? I don't want to put the cables together & tie them using a string or something ...
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How to organize things/books in a packed shelf?

Current messy situation of my shelf: The problem is, I don't have much place elsewhere, so all the things you see need to stay in in this shelf. The shelf is big in depth, so two rows of books are ...
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How to store cans in a cupboard

We have lots of cans of food in our cupboard - different kinds of beans, corn, etc. They are all the same size, your standard size can of black beans or whatever that you can find at your local ...
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Homemade car CD holder

My MP3 player just broke :/ But that's not what I'm asking about. Tomorrow I'm going back home from college. I have a good many CDs that I can listen to on the way home, but they are in a case similar ...
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How can I fit more dishes in my microwave at once?

I have a 0.6 cubic foot rotating microwave (very small), so I can usually only cook one thing at a time. When using bowls I tried to put them both in opposite corners and they both fit, but one tipped ...
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What is a good makeshift coin holder or organizer?

I have loose change that I empty out each day on my dresser. The change always seems to get in the way when I need to use the dresser to write on paper. I'd like to find a way to organize the change ...

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