Organizing and Sorting

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Organizing and Sorting

El-Jaro El-Jaro
Reading a post in another category made me think of this: Do you have any pointers for cleaning and organization?

One suggestion I have is to put all your CD's and DVD's in a binder and toss/recycle the cases (unless you plan on selling them). This will save a LOT of room and make things easier to track down. You could also do this with console games that use discs too.
07/05/2010
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gone77 gone77
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Reading a post in another category made me think of this: Do you have any pointers for cleaning and organization?

One suggestion I have is to put all your CD's and DVD's in a binder and toss/recycle the cases (unless you plan on ...
That's exactly what I do with my CDs and DVDs. It's also what I do with my toys, but on occasion I will keep the original packaging.

Labels are excellent things to help organize things. Also, storing in clear containers makes it easier to identify what's inside and takes out a lot of the guesswork.
07/05/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm unfortunately too much of a packrat to get rid of all my DVD cases, but I have gotten rid of almost all my CD's in favor of the iPod.

Labeling clear containers, and having dividers in drawers is the way I go.
07/05/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by gone77
That's exactly what I do with my CDs and DVDs. It's also what I do with my toys, but on occasion I will keep the original packaging.

Labels are excellent things to help organize things. Also, storing in clear containers makes it easier ...
I loooove clear containers - I got a bunch of them at Ikea, with snap-on lids, and they make all my art stuff way easier to organize and find. I plan on replacing my kids dressers with shelving and clear bins for clothes. Way easier, no messes.
07/05/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Victoria
I loooove clear containers - I got a bunch of them at Ikea, with snap-on lids, and they make all my art stuff way easier to organize and find. I plan on replacing my kids dressers with shelving and clear bins for clothes. Way easier, no messes.
I can attest that Victoria's office is a vision of organized plastic-bin goodness. I have a particular fetish for organizational type stuff, tho if I can, I go with wicker baskets and bins– cuz they are pretty and often I prefer someone not necessarily see what is inside.
07/06/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I've got a clear plastic bin that I put all my electronic cords, extension cords, charging cords, USB, firewire, phone chargers, even toy chargers...whatever.

If I need a cord and can't find it, it's in the box.
If I find a cord and don't know what it's for, it goes in the box until such time as the item it belongs to makes itself apparent.
If a new item requires a cord of some kind or has lost a cord or broken it, I check the box to see if I've got something suitable before going off to buy a replacement.

I didn't have any idea just how handy this would be until I started doing it.
07/06/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I've got a clear plastic bin that I put all my electronic cords, extension cords, charging cords, USB, firewire, phone chargers, even toy chargers...whatever.

If I need a cord and can't find it, it's in the box.
If I find a ...
We've got the "cord bin" too, but when it got out of hand our son gave us a pretty good idea:
We roll the cords and then slip a toilet paper tube over them, which keeps them rolled and eliminates the tangled mess we used to have. Then we write on the tube what the cord is for. It makes the bin a lot easier for us to go through when looking for a particular one.
07/06/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
We've got the "cord bin" too, but when it got out of hand our son gave us a pretty good idea:
We roll the cords and then slip a toilet paper tube over them, which keeps them rolled and eliminates the tangled mess we used to have. ...
Wow! Out of the mouths of babes! That's a great idea!
07/06/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
We've got the "cord bin" too, but when it got out of hand our son gave us a pretty good idea:
We roll the cords and then slip a toilet paper tube over them, which keeps them rolled and eliminates the tangled mess we used to have. ...
I do something like that. I make a label on my label maker for what it's for (like "iPod to USB") and place it like a tag onto the cable. This is great for thinner/smaller/shorte r cables that will slip out of the toilet paper tube.
07/06/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Wow! Out of the mouths of babes! That's a great idea!
LOL! Not a "babe" anymore... he's 22, and seriously into computers/electronics, so he has a storage idea for anything and everything related to electrical equipment.
07/06/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by Annemarie
I do something like that. I make a label on my label maker for what it's for (like "iPod to USB") and place it like a tag onto the cable. This is great for thinner/smaller/shorte r cables that will slip out of the toilet paper tube.
I may have to try that. Right now we just have the tinier ones in Ziploc bags.
07/06/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
We've got the "cord bin" too, but when it got out of hand our son gave us a pretty good idea:
We roll the cords and then slip a toilet paper tube over them, which keeps them rolled and eliminates the tangled mess we used to have. ...
That is definitely a great idea. I'll have to pass that on to my mom, who also has the cord box. Saved me from having to buy a new charger for my out of date GPS a year and a half ago, lol
07/06/2010
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