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2021-06-28 7:59:12 PM  
Some of those (e.g., screwing the jar lids to the ceiling) are pretty clever, but too many of those arrangements are one and done. They look fine in the moment, but don't survive a week of real use.

Great-looking pantry, #31... OK, so now what happens when you come home with that box of Cheerios that's just a little too much to fit in your beautiful glass or acrylic jar? Do you toss the rest in the name of aesthetics, set the one-third full box of Cheerios next to the jar, or what?

The "#8 first-aid cupboard" gets it right. It's organized just enough to keep things from going crazy but doesn't require constant tinkering, reordering, etc. The containers themselves are organized, but each leaves room for variability within it.
 
2021-06-28 10:27:17 PM  
Now that you've organized your monster truck closet, where's the garbage?
 
2021-06-28 10:46:48 PM  
I'm lucky if I manage to keep items that belong together all in the same room.
 
2021-06-28 10:48:48 PM  
When somedudette and I bought the house, we got a bunch of same sized storage bins similar to #2. We still use them for storage and I gotta say, #2 is looking really tempting. Anyone have more info on what they used? I'd love to build one. Looks like it's PVC pipes
 
2021-06-28 11:12:09 PM  

somedude210: When somedudette and I bought the house, we got a bunch of same sized storage bins similar to #2. We still use them for storage and I gotta say, #2 is looking really tempting. Anyone have more info on what they used? I'd love to build one. Looks like it's PVC pipes


You don't need to use anything in particular. You just need to determine the storage units/bins/whatever and then measure and branch out from there. Depending on the load, you could use something like 2x4s on the overall frame and then 2x2s (as it appears they did in the photo) or 1x2s on the bin supports/sliders. Either way, the lips of the plastic bins are going to give way long before the frame would.

The big thing I've learned over the years is to just step back for a minute and think, "how am I actually going to use this"? Step through, in your mind, an average day and go from there. My approach is to organize at the high level and let it go at the small level. Even if each of the bins in example #2 (or #8) aren't completely optimized, the overall structure is. So I think you're on the right track.

/Between my 30+ years of mitigating my OCD and having to maximize every cubic centimeter of our Hong Kong flat, I'd like to think I've gotten pretty good at prioritizing on the important things and letting go of the smaller things.
//And the #2 photo is basically an adult version of this... which should be familiar to half the parents in the world.
 
2021-06-28 11:57:20 PM  
This needs to be a Photoshop:

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I can come up with so many alternatives...
 
2021-06-29 12:34:27 AM  
#32 is nice.

Also I want a pantry. You don't even need organization for a pantry tbh, given how much more visible the things in them are vs cupboards. Half my cupboards require kneeling, and the other half a step ladder. And everyone who enters my home looks at my wall between the kitchen and family room and all but insists I immediately start renovating. Yes, let me get rid of a third of my kitchen counter space and a quarter of my cupboards so you can look around the big room.

/Otoh, I'm the outlier on this renovation so maybe I'm just a puts.
 
2021-06-29 12:50:15 AM  
i have like 4 video game systems and i feel like an asshole
this guy
eh
what are the chances gamecube number three has never been turned on
it longs to feel a jolt from that giant A button
give that shiat away, let some 10 year old discover weird crap like vieutiful joe or baten kaitos
 
2021-06-29 12:50:44 AM  
The slide-out pantry bins is the stupidest farking idea ever. Beyond dumb. To get at anything you first need to know what bin it's in, and you can't see a farking thing. Next you need to remove the heavy bin, set it on the floor, remove the lid and put that somewhere. Then dig around and try to identify your item from the top, not the side where a label will be. So you farking dig and dig and it's not in that bin. It must be in the one to its left. So you put the lid on, lift the farking heavy bin and slide it in but it catches because you need to slide it in perfectly straight. Then you pull out the second bin and try again but don't get very far before just grabbing the keys and heading out alone to get McDonalds because fark dinner, the asshole that built this rack can farking starve.
 
2021-06-29 12:58:26 AM  

moothemagiccow: i have like 4 video game systems and i feel like an asshole


I've got a Wii,wii-u, switch, and PS4 in active duty. My nes, SNES, DC, N64 are stored away.

I'd totally create a set up like that if I somehow got an extra thousand square feet for free. I can't for one moment justify that need for space.

With that said, I hacked my friend's Wii (with emulation up to GC of course) and his kids refused to even give any of the games a try, as they disliked the graphics. So the dude ftfa is unlikely to be denying any of the next generation exposure to anything.
 
2021-06-29 4:19:58 AM  

Smackledorfer: #32 is nice.

Also I want a pantry. You don't even need organization for a pantry tbh, given how much more visible the things in them are vs cupboards. Half my cupboards require kneeling, and the other half a step ladder. And everyone who enters my home looks at my wall between the kitchen and family room and all but insists I immediately start renovating. Yes, let me get rid of a third of my kitchen counter space and a quarter of my cupboards so you can look around the big room.

/Otoh, I'm the outlier on this renovation so maybe I'm just a puts.


I hate 'open plan' with a passion. If you knock out the wall, when you are in the lounge you constantly get an eyeful of the mess in the kitchen. When my kitchen is a room I can shut the door, and watch tv or be on the computer without looking at the mess, and deal with things like the dishes or piles of groceries when it suits me.
 
2021-06-29 4:29:18 AM  

Dr.Fey: This needs to be a Photoshop:

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I can come up with so many alternatives...


I do kinda like the idea if you have people likely to be using it that tend to get a little twitchy when they've hurt themselves/been hurt.  Especially kids, but I've known plenty of people that would have blessed directions like that, cause they're bleeding like a stuck pig and their brain is obsessing on that and not available for decision-making.  Not talking stupid people or anything, just some people get non-functional when they get hurt - it's not a voluntary thing.  Shock will fark with ya.
 
2021-06-29 4:32:14 AM  
I'm just envious of people living in places bigger than a shoebox. I'd love to have more creative hobbies, I just don't have space for all the stuff I'd need/want for many of them, even if I were ultra-organized. I can't even imagine having a "craft room", much less a garage or workshop. Must be heaven.
 
2021-06-29 5:13:11 AM  
I'd bet a month's pay the past time any of those looked like that was when they took the picture. I am a little confused at the pantries with the clear canisters with labels on them. Isn't the whole point of buying the clear ones so you can see what's in them? Or are they really unable to tell the difference between spaghetti and elbow macaroni?
 
2021-06-29 5:25:55 AM  
How many drills does one man need? I count 8 (maybe 9, not sure what the one on the end is), and slots for 5 more. Can this guy not pass up a sale on DeWalt?

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2021-06-29 5:27:45 AM  

Smackledorfer: With that said, I hacked my friend's Wii (with emulation up to GC of course) and his kids refused to even give any of the games a try, as they disliked the graphics. So the dude ftfa is unlikely to be denying any of the next generation exposure to anything.


They don't know what they're missing.
 
2021-06-29 5:28:39 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Smackledorfer: With that said, I hacked my friend's Wii (with emulation up to GC of course) and his kids refused to even give any of the games a try, as they disliked the graphics. So the dude ftfa is unlikely to be denying any of the next generation exposure to anything.

They don't know what they're missing.


Best part? Their dad said they were playing Minecraft at the time they explained their issues with graphics.
 
2021-06-29 5:50:49 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Dr.Fey: This needs to be a Photoshop:

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I can come up with so many alternatives...

I do kinda like the idea if you have people likely to be using it that tend to get a little twitchy when they've hurt themselves/been hurt.  Especially kids, but I've known plenty of people that would have blessed directions like that, cause they're bleeding like a stuck pig and their brain is obsessing on that and not available for decision-making.  Not talking stupid people or anything, just some people get non-functional when they get hurt - it's not a voluntary thing.  Shock will fark with ya.


I first saw this pic on my phone and couldn't see the size of the containers.  My first thought was this was the most accident prone family ever, because my mind saw tubs, not shoe boxes.  It is a good idea to separate pain relief from blood relief.  I may look at doing something about my medicine cabinet.
 
2021-06-29 6:49:45 AM  
I got some shelves a couple of weeks ago (for free) and I've got 12 cubes like this to fill up and organize. I know the discs are all out of order, but my CD collection is slightly more organized than it used to be.

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If I were really smart I'd put them all in boxes or maybe even sell them since they're all on my hard drive anyway
 
2021-06-29 7:02:43 AM  
I'm more impressed with how much space they have available than the organization skills.

I could throw my kid out and I could have a craft room.  But that seems pretty harsh.
 
2021-06-29 7:04:08 AM  
all those people have OCD
 
2021-06-29 8:11:18 AM  

ReapTheChaos: How many drills does one man need? I count 8 (maybe 9, not sure what the one on the end is), and slots for 5 more. Can this guy not pass up a sale on DeWalt?

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I have several. Many projects are sped up having each bit size in a different drill, or one to drill a pilot and one to drive a screw

Plus there are specialty drill like impact drivers, Offsets, power screwdrivers....

And some that get designated as heavy duty or light duty

Often cheaper than buying batteries on their own as well so they are « free »
 
2021-06-29 8:21:41 AM  

Gramma: I'm more impressed with how much space they have available than the organization skills.

I could throw my kid out and I could have a craft room.  But that seems pretty harsh.


Cheap and easy compromise: build a plywood sleeping enclosure for the kid (2' x 2' x 6') along one wall. Be sure to leave one side open for entrance and egress. Use the rest of the space in the room for your craft setup.

If they're a good kid, and if there's space, you could increase the height dimension by an inch to allow for padding.
 
2021-06-29 8:56:49 AM  

Lochsteppe: Gramma: I'm more impressed with how much space they have available than the organization skills.

I could throw my kid out and I could have a craft room.  But that seems pretty harsh.

Cheap and easy compromise: build a plywood sleeping enclosure for the kid (2' x 2' x 6') along one wall. Be sure to leave one side open for entrance and egress. Use the rest of the space in the room for your craft setup.

If they're a good kid, and if there's space, you could increase the height dimension by an inch to allow for padding.


She's full grown and very petite, I could probably get away with  cutting that down to 1.5 x 1.5 x 5.5 and have room for another bin or two!
 
TWX
2021-06-29 9:16:55 AM  

somedude210: When somedudette and I bought the house, we got a bunch of same sized storage bins similar to #2. We still use them for storage and I gotta say, #2 is looking really tempting. Anyone have more info on what they used? I'd love to build one. Looks like it's PVC pipes


Those look like the cheap (or used to be cheap) 1x2 boards from the big-box hardware store for the rails, with perhaps some stouter material for the verticals.

ReapTheChaos: How many drills does one man need? I count 8 (maybe 9, not sure what the one on the end is), and slots for 5 more. Can this guy not pass up a sale on DeWalt?

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Just because it looks like a drill from the back doesn't mean it's a drill, and even if there are multiple drills, that doesn't mean that they're all the same.

I'd bought into the Ryobi-made, Craftsman-branded 19.2V system.  I have a smallish drill with a 3/8" chuck, a largish but short drill with a 1/2" chuck, a truly large drill with a 1/2" chuck, a hammerdrill, a 1/4" hex impact driver, a 1/2" impact driver, and probably a couple more that I'm not immediately thinking of.  Some of them were included in kits.

Having redundant drills has its advantages, if someone is working with me then we can each use one.  If I want to keep one in the vehicle (which I do as I work on rack-mount stuff) then I'm not depriving the home workshop in the process.
 
2021-06-29 9:40:41 AM  

Dr.Fey: I can come up with so many alternatives...


Are you horny?  This box.

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2021-06-29 10:01:17 AM  
some of those are great but most of them are just a huge amount of space to hold not much stuff so it looks organized.  none of it would survive a week with kids.
 
2021-06-29 10:01:27 AM  

Dr.Fey: Dr.Fey: I can come up with so many alternatives...

Are you horny?  This box.

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You. You, I like.

Her, I love.
 
2021-06-29 10:06:52 AM  

TWX: somedude210: When somedudette and I bought the house, we got a bunch of same sized storage bins similar to #2. We still use them for storage and I gotta say, #2 is looking really tempting. Anyone have more info on what they used? I'd love to build one. Looks like it's PVC pipes

Those look like the cheap (or used to be cheap) 1x2 boards from the big-box hardware store for the rails, with perhaps some stouter material for the verticals.

ReapTheChaos: How many drills does one man need? I count 8 (maybe 9, not sure what the one on the end is), and slots for 5 more. Can this guy not pass up a sale on DeWalt?

[Fark user image 550x733]

Just because it looks like a drill from the back doesn't mean it's a drill, and even if there are multiple drills, that doesn't mean that they're all the same.

I'd bought into the Ryobi-made, Craftsman-branded 19.2V system.  I have a smallish drill with a 3/8" chuck, a largish but short drill with a 1/2" chuck, a truly large drill with a 1/2" chuck, a hammerdrill, a 1/4" hex impact driver, a 1/2" impact driver, and probably a couple more that I'm not immediately thinking of.  Some of them were included in kits.

Having redundant drills has its advantages, if someone is working with me then we can each use one.  If I want to keep one in the vehicle (which I do as I work on rack-mount stuff) then I'm not depriving the home workshop in the process.


completely agree. also multiple cordless drills can be huge when you have projects where you need to drill pilot holes for screws or bolts. also the correct tool makes the job much easier and almost always improves the results.

CSB on\
one of the women in our friends group once suggested that all the men should make a list of all their tools and if anyone else in the group needed a one of them they could just borrow it rather than buying their own.  we'd lend each other things like air compressors from time to time but all the men rejected the idea of a tool commune whole cloth.   I suggested all the women do the same thing with their dresses, shoes and whatnot.  they didn't like that idea either.
CSB off\
 
2021-06-29 10:07:12 AM  
One has to wonder just how many of the pantries (for instance) looked like their picture after a week or two of actual use?  All the containers neatly put on the shelf with 2-3" of space between each one - shove them all together & get another foot or so of shelf space.  That one guy with all his pot lids (with the interior facing up no less) front & center taking up a couple feet of a high use/easily reachable shelf.  If nothing else, put them up high as they're light & won't smash your head like the instapots up on the top shelf would if you slipped while getting them down.  Those can go down on the floor.  The jars screwed to the garage ceiling look cool but would be a huge pain in the ass to get down as most garages are at least 8-9' tall, so every time you needed a nail or screw you'd have to get out & set up the step ladder/stool.  Maybe, maybe for little things that you want to keep but very rarely need to use.

Etc
 
2021-06-29 10:34:52 AM  

MaxTigar: Dr.Fey: Dr.Fey: I can come up with so many alternatives...

Are you horny?  This box.

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You. You, I like.

Her, I love.


I want to go there.

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\\never was going to
\\\still want
 
2021-06-29 1:34:04 PM  
Some of these people have too much money. Or had, they're probably broke now.
 
2021-06-29 8:07:14 PM  
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2021-06-29 8:46:51 PM  

Nidiot: Smackledorfer: #32 is nice.

Also I want a pantry. You don't even need organization for a pantry tbh, given how much more visible the things in them are vs cupboards. Half my cupboards require kneeling, and the other half a step ladder. And everyone who enters my home looks at my wall between the kitchen and family room and all but insists I immediately start renovating. Yes, let me get rid of a third of my kitchen counter space and a quarter of my cupboards so you can look around the big room.

/Otoh, I'm the outlier on this renovation so maybe I'm just a puts.

I hate 'open plan' with a passion. If you knock out the wall, when you are in the lounge you constantly get an eyeful of the mess in the kitchen. When my kitchen is a room I can shut the door, and watch tv or be on the computer without looking at the mess, and deal with things like the dishes or piles of groceries when it suits me.


I'd actually love the general opened up idea, but there is a minimum of cupboard and closet space required to make that jump. A 2200 sq ft trilevel just doesn't offer that. It'd be sweet for hosting events and obnoxious the other 364 days of my year.
 
TWX
2021-06-30 1:04:06 AM  

tom baker's scarf: one of the women in our friends group once suggested that all the men should make a list of all their tools and if anyone else in the group needed a one of them they could just borrow it rather than buying their own. we'd lend each other things like air compressors from time to time but all the men rejected the idea of a tool commune whole cloth. I suggested all the women do the same thing with their dresses, shoes and whatnot. they didn't like that idea either.


Communal resources are never treated well, people do not value that which they do not personally own.

One of the easiest things to cite that would be a perfect shared resource is a lawn mower.  Short of those who have properties so large that they require mowing in-stages, most people use their mowers at most once a week.  That means several households could theoretically share one lawnmower.

Thing is as soon as one person skips on the cleaning and maintenance, the lawnmower is headed for ruin.  Because eventually that lack of upkeep will result in a machine that doesn't function effectively anymore or breaks down.

I have occasionally shared tools with friends, but they're really close friends and have earned the privilege, and I know that they're going to take as good a care of my stuff as I do.
 
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