You have files on your laptop. You have files on your work PC. You have files on your home PC. You also have files on your smartphone. When you want to access important docs and share those amazing pictures you took last weekend, you can use cloud computing, like my personal fave, Dropbox.
You also have a cool option called the Pogoplug (I recently read about it on WebWorkerDaily.com). Simply plug your USB thumb drive or hard drive into the Pogoplug, create an online account, and voilà! …all the files stored on those devices can be shared via the internet. After connecting the device, all you have to do is enable e-mail sharing and enter the addresses of everyone you want to give access to. They will then get link to connect to those files. This means sharing without uploading.
I know what you’re thinking…can you share videos? Yes. Music? Yes. Will it work with Droid and Blackberry? Yes…and there’s an iPhone app, too. Did I mention that you can e-mail documents to your device? That cord tamer at the back of the unit is another plus.
The folks at Pogoplug describe it as having your own personal cloud. Even better, there are two models and are no monthly fees.
Have you used Pogoplug or a similar device? It sounds awesome to me, but do you think it’s worth a test drive?
Get Your Own PogoPlug
I have a family member who LOVES to use his vacuum sealer. He’s been known to seal hamburgers…with the buns included. The sealer bags are clear and most times it’s easy to figure out what food has been sealed up. If you don’t have one of these gadgets, you might use aluminum foil, ziploc bags, or some other containment system before putting the food in the fridge or freezer.
Why not make it easy for everyone by putting labels on your food packages? If you have a refrigerator in your office, labels are also a great way to let everyone know that that ham sandwich is yours!
Here are the labels I like to use. Check them out and let me know what you think.
Labels come in a dispenser box. Freezer storage guide for
meats is included on the box.
Labels are also dishwasher and microwave safe. Marker with eraser is included.
You probably already know that Rubbermaid makes great products for the kitchen. I especially love their Easy Find Lids and my new favorite is their junk drawer organizing system. I decided to test it out in my husband’s desk drawer and installed it on May 10th…then I checked back to see what it looked like on July 8th.
Take a look at the progression of our mini-project. The before and after photos really tell the story. If you’re brave enough, I’d love to know what your junk drawer looks like. Leave a comment and post your pic. =)
Step 1 – Open the Rubbermaid package & make sure the system will fit in the drawer…or select the pieces to be used
Step 2 – Open junk drawer, take everything out, and sort/purge/categorize
Step 3 – Decide where to put everything
Step 4 – Check back in 2 months (or minimum of 21 days) to see if the system is working
Buy @ Rubbermaid
*The nice folks at Rubbermaid sent me this junk drawer organizing system to review free of cost. Thanks, Rubbermaid!