Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled household items

January 21, 2015 by  
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Trying to get your house organized for the new year can cost a pretty penny, what with buying new bins, racks, baskets, etc. But there’s a better way to clean out your home without cleaning out your wallet – upcycling! All of your seasonal clothing, bulky kitchen supplies, and any stray bits and bobs can be efficiently stored and organized using repurposed or upcycled household items. To get your creative gears grinding, take a look at HomeTalk’s clipboard of Upcycled Clutter Busters for clever organizing ideas using upcycled household items. Whether you’re trying to corral your kitchen clutter, make some sense of your closet, or bring order to your desk, these ideas will help you find the perfect unassuming empty container to turn into beautiful, functional storage! + Upcycled Clutter Busters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clutter busters , DIY , diy home ideas , home ideas , home organization , hometalk , organized home , upcycled organization

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Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

January 21, 2015 by  
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Losing mittens and other personal possessions isn’t a modern-day woe: it appears that our Stone Age ancestors misplaced their personal belongings just as often as we do. An archaeological team working in  Oppland County , Norway, has been doing research among the melting glaciers, and discovered hundreds of discarded or lost items now revealed by the receding ice. Read the rest of Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: archaeologist , archaeology , arrow , arrow shaft , arrows , Climate Change , glaciers , global warming , Lars Pilo , lost mittens , lost stone age items , melting glaciers , melting glaciers Norway , mittens , Nordic , norway , receding ice , scandinavia , Stone Age , Stone Age artifacts , stone age era , tools , viking , Viking archaeology , Viking era

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This cleverly designed bamboo bike charges mobile devices

January 21, 2015 by  
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Bambootec, a consortium from Yucatán, Mexico , has created a bamboo bicycle that turns pedaling into electricity for charging mobile devices. The bike also has a navigation dashboard in the handlebars, which measures distance and time, and a bluetooth connection. It’s an impressive piece of engineering—particularly  if the designs are simple enough to be built by hand by individuals in areas where rolling blackouts are a part of daily life. + BambooTec Mérida Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of This cleverly designed bamboo bike charges mobile devices Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: appropriate technology , bambootec , bambootec merida , charging phone with bike , electricity from bicycle , mexico , yucatan

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