Instructables: exploring - organizing - recycle Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:00:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 All-Purpose Organizer
All-Purpose Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jessie Marie Have you been needing to organize your desk but want a convenient place to stash your pens? I have always found myself digging through drawers trying to remember where I put a particular pen, but with the All-Purpose Organizer all of my pens are displayed where I can find them on the spur of the mo...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:52:04 PDT
Recycled Wall Hooks
Recycled Wall Hooks - More DIY How To Projects]]> V00D00C00KIE A few months ago, I posted my first Instructable showing how I made a hanger for my necklaces. This is a quick how-to for what I did with the leftover parts. Supplies 1. Three double wall hooks 2. Spray paint 3. Drill 4. Screwdriver 5. Two w...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:58:26 PDT
Smart Recycling: Twisty Tie + Lanyard = Charging Cable Wire Management Tie. Like It for TechShop!
Smart Recycling: Twisty Tie + Lanyard = Charging Cable Wire Management Tie. Like It for TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> John_TS_DTW Background:     Oftentimes, we went to conferences and shows, we would get back home a few lanyards.  They come in different widths (1/4" or 1/2").  They are all so nice and could have logo of our favorite brands.  At some events, they encourage people to recycle the plastic.      For people with a...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:38:51 PDT
PC to Portable workstation/toolbox
PC to Portable workstation/toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> michaelgohjs Here is the back story for my project. (Ignore if you don't like boring "stories") So i acquired 3 Dell Optiplex GX400 (pretty obsolete) desktops, after stripping it down bare to salvage parts i din't know what to do with the cases. Initially I wanted to toss them out for recycling but i thought I m...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:59:34 PDT
DIY - Dry erase TO DO LIST out of a CD box! (Recycling project) DIYlover89 Hi!! Today I bring you a really quick and easy DIY!! It's made out of old CD boxes that I'm sure you all have at home, and it's perfect to help you organize: a dry erase "to do list"!!! Thanks for watching!!!
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:10:55 PST
Free Storage Bins Complements of your Cat
Free Storage Bins Complements of your Cat - More DIY How To Projects]]> veeguy Material & Equipment list: Cat litter jugs Utility knife Sharpie marker Masking Tape Collect the raw material... The raw material I speak of are Cat litter jugs. They come in a short and tall sizes. The longer of the 2 is about 15" tall or about 3" larger than the short ones. You can use either ...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:44:34 PST
Metal File Cabinet Repair 101 NelsonStudios Broken file cabinet comes in for a common and simple fix anyone can do.  It is common for the slides on the drawers to break loose at the spot welds on overloaded metal file cabinets.  That doesn't mean they are trash, in fact the fix is easy. One tip:  Drill just to the sides of the old spot weld...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:49:46 PST
Cardboard Trash Can - $0 Project #1
Cardboard Trash Can - $0 Project #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> amjohnny Recycling, reusing and reducing can help you, your community, and the environment. Let's do a small thing to help our environment. We buy milk each week. The warehouse store sell double one gallon milk in one box. I found this milk box can be made to a cardboard trash can and its size just fit most ...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:22:17 PST
Trunk Filing Cabinet
Trunk Filing Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> BaldwiJ7 Turn a trunk into a filing cabinet Materials First you need a trunk to turn into your new filing cabinet. Once you have that you will need the following. 1 x file frame (make sure it fits in your trunk)4 x table legs (I went with small ones for just a bit of elevation)4 x top plates (these screw ...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:21:31 PST
How to make a woven newspaper basket
How to make a woven newspaper basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> elewis03 Lately, my make-up has been all over my bathroom. I decided to make a little basket for all of it. Mine needed to be a little smaller, because I don't own much make-up. Here's my version of the newspaper basket. Hope you like it! Supplies You need:Newspaper Scissors Tape Ribbon Tacky Glue Cut t...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:06:49 PST
Kitty Litter bucket Wire spool holder funcky Using a Kitty litter bucket and a leftover piece of a curtian rod I made this holder for a spool of wire I had.I cut slots in the bucket so the spool would fit inside the bucket. Drilled holes for the curtian rod. Then filled the bottom with some gravel for weight. The peice of curtian rod I had ...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:55:12 PST
Making Wine Corks Useful Again: as Corks
Making Wine Corks Useful Again: as Corks - More DIY How To Projects]]> russ_hensel Wine corks are often useless even for resealing the bottle they come out of because they can expand to be just a little bit too big to go back in the bottle ( this effect is extreme with a champagne cork ). A general purpose stopper has a taper so you can fit it in the opening and then push in for...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:00:26 PST
File Cabinet Christmas Decoration Organizer
File Cabinet Christmas Decoration Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> cprichard1 File cabinet ready for the trash after a garage sale weekend passed by over & over.  I put it up for sale on Craigslist and then when I checked for some pricing I realized there was an over abundance of file cabinets already on CL, which they all looked less rusty and abused than this one.  I hated ...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:33:03 PST
rather strong hook
rather strong hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> foobear I'm still continuing my fascination with what can be done with plastic bottles and lately I have been experimenting with making a wall hook out of the handle of an Odwalla bottle. things you need A plastic bottle with an included handle, like an Odwalla bottle or vinegar bottle. Small soda bot...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:47:30 PST
Portable tool Kit/toolbag From Cd Case
Portable tool Kit/toolbag From Cd Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivmilicevic I needed a carrying case for my multimeter + screwdriver set. I saw this cd case on sale and bought one. Its modular so you can customize it to your needs. Tools and materials needed: Hot Glue gun Hobby knife, scissors or something sharp to remove cd holder from inside Some sort of protection. I us...
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:07:51 PST
PVC Recycle Bags Holder
PVC Recycle Bags Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Qazmon Have you seen the nice containers used to separate your recyclables? Want a quick and easy way to make some your self that look rather nice? Where I live there is not a program to pick up recyclables at my curb and we have to take them to the recycle center.  Of course taking them there is much ea...
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:54:36 PDT
Reuse Popsicle Sticks
Reuse Popsicle Sticks - More DIY How To Projects]]> jamesabt007 There is a saying that my mother often employs when I work on projects, "Out with the old and in with the new".  If I do not get rid of my old projects, there is no room for the new ones.   Here is the one of the ways I've tried to do so by taking apart my old models of suspension and truss bridges...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:13:56 PDT
Barrette Organizer
Barrette Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jessie Marie Have you ever searched through a handful of barrettes, frustrated that you cannot find the one you want because some are facing up and others are facing down? Are you storing your barrettes on the flimsy piece of cardboard they came on? If so, it seems like it's time to get a barrette organizer! But...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 18:34:23 PDT
Recycled Kitchen Roll Holder
Recycled Kitchen Roll Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> jayati0215 An easy to make no cost kitchen roll holder for your kitchen.  Material Required: - 1 cylindrical wooden stick - a rectangular piece of hardboard/plywood - a nail - hammer - 2 wires that can be twisted (I pulled the wires from old calendars) - a hard sticker or some other small flat decorative pi...
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:31:41 PDT
Liquid Detergent Drainer
Liquid Detergent Drainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> str8shter We use liquid detergent and it always seems that there is a certain amount of product left in the bottle that is just to much of a pain to get out, but at the same time it seems like a waste to throw away perfectly good product. This is my solution to, ....ahem... wasted solution.( Sorry, couldn't r...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 17:31:36 PDT
Quick organizer (made with a discarded keyboard)
Quick organizer (made with a discarded keyboard) - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.C. Langer This is my second instructable of my artistic residence, born of the need of having an organizer for my tools and materials. So I took a discarded ergonomic keyboard, two plastic containers (found with the colander of my last instructable, on the back alley of a Chinesse restaurant. Again, don't ask...
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Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:28:53 PST
Recycled Owl Organizer
Recycled Owl Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> chaines3 My name is Talya Martin, I am 9 years old and some day, I want to be an artist. My stepmom told me about this contest because we like doing crafts together, so we looked around at our supplies and got inspired to make these cool owl organizers out of a recycled soap bottle and some materials we had ...
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:13:58 PST
Cabinet Door Pockets
Cabinet Door Pockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 These pockets are made especially for cabinet doors but they can also be hung on a wall if you prefer. You can use it as an organizer for postcards, letters, bills, menus, etc. I bet that everybody has paper mess somewhere...this is the right place to organize and hide it! What you need: big...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:25:40 PST
FREE Recycled Mod Cell Phone Caddy Sweet Fancy Check out what I made today! All you need is an old container. Really, any kind of plastic bottle will work. I chose a detergent bottle because it was the perfect size to hold my phone and cord, and went far enough out so that the charger didn't get in the way. I think it's the perfect size for most...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 22:37:38 PDT
Trash to treasure 8 the treasure chest
Trash to treasure 8 the treasure chest - More DIY How To Projects]]> l8nite In the continuing saga of my reusing and repurposing objects I find during my curb mining expeditions  is this outside storage unit the find On a recent outing I found this assortment of plastic panels, I had no idea what they were until t...
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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:20:01 PDT
Electronics Tip : Don't Throw Those Used Containers Away. AndyGadget I usually find I have a few partially completed projects around and to save losing parts I keep them in containers which I might have otherwise put in the recycling.  They will also take their place alongside the more traditional drawer-type storage systems.  Fish tins and Chinese takeaway container...
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:16:09 PDT
The ultimate tool organizer "Metal magnetic pegboard" for less than 10$
The ultimate tool organizer "Metal magnetic pegboard" for less than 10$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> Islam Safir I'm in the process of making my own work space in a shed and i was faced with the same problem anyone that tries to organize his tools face, to pegboard or not to pegboard ? that's really a big question, pegboards!! you love to hate them and hate to love them , i tried to find a variant of the pegbo...
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:23:16 PDT
Storage System from recycled McMaster-Carr* boxes
Storage System from recycled McMaster-Carr* boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> laernmoer Do you LOVE McMaster Carr* as much as I do?  Do you get millions of these boxes that are perfect sized and have them strewn about the place?  Do you hate recycling such sturdy boxes in your trash? Do you need storage space in your office/garage/home and don't want to spend hundreds on these conta...
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Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:11:44 PST
Medicine Bottle Man (Desktop Organizer)
Medicine Bottle Man (Desktop Organizer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> melodicmetallove This Instructable will show you how to to make a figure out of medicine bottles and screws. This is useful for storing whatever desktop (or other items) you may have floating around, while looking cool/interesting at the same time. (Always use knives with care. I am not responsible for any injur...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:23:35 PST
New Storable from Six-Pack Bottle Carrier
New Storable from Six-Pack Bottle Carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam.anne.tha For years I’ve stored my knitting needles in a freezer-sized Ziploc bag. While functional, it’s admittedly an eyesore and hardly the stuff of my organizational dreams. Aiming to live up to my CheapChicCrafts handle, I scoured my apartment for a recyclable I could spruce up to supplant the plastic ba...
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Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:06:23 PST
my charging station, very simple...
my charging station, very simple... - More DIY How To Projects]]> louis perichon I had that wooden box and the electrical stuff to make it. simply plugged two female connectors into the main wire.... I drilled two exits on the upper side to let the chargers cable get out. the box is a little to small....but two gsm chargers fit inside if you try. the lid... the wood was no...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 10:23:13 PST
How to Reuse Glass Jars
How to Reuse Glass Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> roxanneup Do you always end up with more jars or bottles after a quick run to the grocery store? Throwing them away would be such a waste but just what can you do with them? Lucky for you, we have some neat ideas on how you can recycle those jars and bottles. If you are wondering how you can put those empty ...
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Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:51:15 PDT
Cardboard Table - Shelf - Picture Frames
Cardboard Table - Shelf - Picture Frames - More DIY How To Projects]]> PeckLauros Hello! The purpose of this creation was to take advantage of wall space to put some toys in the closet of the mess (toy's room) in an organized and easily accessible. I hope you enjoy. Vídeo: Materials needed: - Scraps of cardboard in sizes: 1 for an A4 (21.0 x 29.5 cm) 1 (26 x 22 cm) and...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:10:00 PDT
Coupon Box
Coupon Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chillatbc With the trend toward couponing and money saving crafts growing rapidly, I thought now would be a good time to share my very first Instructable.  This Coupon Box is an effective way to reuse old boxes and calendars into a great way to get your coupons organized.  Supplies: 1 Empty Cardboard Box (th...
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Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:52:56 PDT
How to organize your calendar with bottle caps! thickneckarts You recycle the bottle, so you might as well recycle the caps too! There are tons of ways to re-use/upcycle bottle caps and this instructable will show you how to turn bottle caps into organizational magnets! What you'll need: Bottle caps Mod Podge sealer/glue Mod Podge Dimensional Magic - you can...
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Sun, 15 May 2011 20:15:57 PDT
Type Case Printers Drawer Up-cycled Jewelry Shop Display Little Mom on the Prairie I recently found a stack of these vintage bad boys in a house that we are working at, and put one of them to use in my little shop. Small hooks hold the heavier earrings.  I added a picture hanger on the back to hang it on the wall, but it also looks fantastic propped up on a table. I needed very b...
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Thu, 5 May 2011 22:08:39 PDT
Wire Organizer
Wire Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> JaredsProjects I needed a way to organize my wire, so I was looking around the internet for a wire rack/cart.  All of them were upwards of $100, and they were even more expensive with wheel.  So I decided to make my own.   It may not be quite as good as the nice metal ones I found on the internet, but since I had ...
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Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:54:14 PST
"Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser
"Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> gwenstella I love collecting scraps of ribbons. It can be an unused bundle I found in a corner of my house or a bunch of leftovers from a school project. I save them all up because you never know when you need it for gift wrapping or other crafting projects again. But sometimes seeing those piles of ribbons c...
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Fri, 9 Jul 2010 22:52:46 PDT
Recycling plastic into a handy toolbox
Recycling plastic into a handy toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> makutzi On bigger ink-jet one gets a container called the maintenance tank, which consists of a plastix container filled with absorbent material. These tanks get replaced regularly and the used ones get normally thrown away. You can recycle these into handy tool boxes with hardly no tools Opening up Firs...
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Tue, 1 Jun 2010 14:53:27 PDT
The bored engineer's cord organizer box(s)
The bored engineer's cord organizer box(s) - More DIY How To Projects]]> wilwrk4tls  having found myself at home while on leave from work after back surgery, and very much needing projects that didn't entail my lifting any more than ten pounds, I decided to do some drawer organization.  I started with another project altogether and couldn't decide on a direction, so I went this way...
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Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:52:19 PDT
Storage Tubes build to your needs- garage, hobby, camper
Storage Tubes build to your needs- garage, hobby, camper - More DIY How To Projects]]> J0kerm0n I'll show you how to easily construct storage tubes from plastic bottles (caps) & 35mm film bottles. The great thing is you size them to your need. Being my 1st, I'm sure my communication skills will be put to the test. It's pretty self explanitory & works great. Materials needed Adhesive ge...
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Sat, 19 Sep 2009 21:47:27 PDT
Coke bottle container
Coke bottle container - More DIY How To Projects]]> teabeast A cute container made from either a .5 mL or 1mL plastic Coke bottle. As a bonus, it makes a very satisfying snap when opened and closed.I cannot remember who was teaching this at the Origami USA convention a few years back (2006? 2007?), but I seem to recall it was brought to New York by the Brazil...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2009 20:47:14 PDT
How to Upcycle a Crate using Silver Bubble Wrap
How to Upcycle a Crate using Silver Bubble Wrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> thickneckarts One of the best ways to help save our environment from overflowing landfills is to upcycle items that would normally be discarded after they serve their purpose. Upcycling is basically taking an item that has reached the end of its intended purpose then altering the item in some way that changes its...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:21:38 PDT
Handy Dandy Helping Hand
Handy Dandy Helping Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> JellyWoo This little hand can help you pick up small items. I usually use it to pick up ping pong balls but any small objects can work. It is made of almost all recycled materials including water bottles and a cardboard box, making it eco-friendly. Hope you enjoy.*Updated: Video added. Materials You will...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:50:05 PST
Monster container with bottles
Monster container with bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> c27_mari Hello!, I go to explain how to build a monster container while we recycle plastic bottles =]We need:-Two plastic bottles of the same size-A Zipper (the size depends on the thickness of the bottle) preferably red or similar-Contact glue-Scissors-Cutter-Sticker paper (for eyes)-A pencil and a markerAn...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:10:44 PST
How To Make A Tool Organizer
How To Make A Tool Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Creativeman Need a simple, easy to make tool organizer? I had the thought that it would be better to have a vertical tool organizer instead of having the tools lie all over the work area. Using styrofoam and cardboard, an effective tool holder is made. Gather Materials For this simple project, you will nee...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 08:09:25 PST
Building Desk Organizer
Building Desk Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> clintta This instructable takes you through the simple steps of building your own desk organizer for what ever you need. It is meant to be modified and changed to fit your personal arrangements. Design Come up with a basic lay out of what you want it to hold. My design holds pens/pencils, paper clips, t...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:20:22 PDT
Recycled Ribbon Organizer
Recycled Ribbon Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> moonshinebluebird Ribbon poses a storage problem for those of us who use it. Many of us want it visible, but need to keep those loose ends out of the way and perhaps protect it from our feline friends. In this instructable I will share with you how I make Ribbon Organizers out of wet wipe containers that would no...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2008 00:41:18 PDT
Pocky tray Storage Tray..
Pocky tray Storage Tray.. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bongmaster This is a simple 3 teir storage tray made from the cardboard tray u get in big packs of chocolate pocky. If you eat alot of pocky then you may end up with many of these :P I have 2 now _; Materials: You will need... 3 packy trays (thats 3 packs of pocky, meaning 30 packets of pocky for u to eat...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2008 13:32:45 PDT
Modular Water Jug Storage Bins
Modular Water Jug Storage Bins - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Around here I have more odds and ends than I know what to do with. I used to keep it in piles strewn about our tiny apartment until my fed up girlfriend came up with a solution to make the room a little more organized. It basically involved drinking a lot of bottled water and using the jugs the wat...
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Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:45:34 PST