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By The Unclutterer Team

Decorative candelabra perfect for earrings too

Materials: VINTERMYS Made of 1/4″ thick felt, this perforated holiday decoration is perfect for displaying several pretty pairs of earrings. If reinforced somehow, it could also hold rings and lightweight necklaces and bracelets. What an imaginative way to present a gift of jewelry this year!

ALGOT vents: Ceiling air outlet

Materials: ALGOT shelves I needed a white metal supply air outlet for my HVAC system. Commercial items are usually rather expensive, nevertheless I did not find something I really liked for my environment.

What Can YOU Control?

The events of our lives are made up of a mixture of elements that are out of our control and elements that we have control over.

What the Flowers You Give Your Girlfriend Say About Your Relationship

So, you’re trying to impress your girlfriend and it’s her birthday. Finding the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend can be challenging, especially when you’re trying to impress her. You might consider spending exorbitant money to buy her expensive jewelry or any other elaborate birthday present.

Why Facebook and Twitter May Not Be Overvalued

Ellen’s famous Oscar selfie was retweeted over 2 million times, and Twitter didn’t pay a cent for the exposure. Photo: TheEllenShow It’s easy to write off social media stocks and their ludicrous valuations. Take Facebook (FB), which reports third-quarter earnings Tuesday. The stock is already up 42% in 2014, and 267% over the past two years.

Bekvam lives loud as guitar amp

So, I had a BEKVAM stool and some electronic spare parts from various projects/repairing etc, so I decided to put everything together and see… no particular planning on this one. First, I had to move the back  bar of the stool in order to let the speaker fit in.

Ask the Readers: Should We Get Married Sooner to Lower Our Taxes?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Landen and his fiancé are planning to get married in the fall of 2015 and they’re starting to think about how to blend their financial lives together as they tie the knot. There are always a lot of decisions to make when you get married: Will you keep your finances separate or merge them together?

How to Prepare Your Finances for a New Baby

Your new bundle of joy will come with a bundle of new expenses, too. Photo: Frank de Kleine I was once told there’s never a right time to have a child, and you can never prepare enough once they’re on the way. After seven years of parenting, I definitely agree with the first part of the statement. As for the second half?

Gulliver travels to the laundry room

Materials: GULLIVER crib We needed a laundry rack without a foot print because our attic is small and our laundry was growing with one kid and one underway. Racks suspended from bannisters are very common here but as a kid I always hated having to walk the stairs with wet laundry touching my face.

100 Books in 100 Months: Eugene Yiga’s Literary Quest

This is a quest case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Eugene Yiga fell in love with the written word – and took that love to quest-level when he decided to read the 100 Greatest Books of All Time, in the 100 months leading up to his 30th birthday.

Hackers Help: Need carpet castors for Malkolm office chair

I recently bought 2 Malkolm office chairs.  The castors that come with it are not for carpet.  The box said I could get “Punkt” carpet castors, but now IKEA says they are no longer available.  Has anyone found a substitute?  My sweet husband made hardwood floor mats that work well, but I’d still like the carpet castors.  Thank you in advance. Signed, MissingIKEA

Organizing for disasters

Are you prepared for a disaster: an earthquake, flood, hurricane, blizzard, fire? On Unclutterer, we’ve written about emergency supplies and about preparing your tech for a weather emergency.

DRAGAN toilet roll holder

We love bamboo and were looking for a toilet roll holder in bamboo, but could not find one. IKEA has Dragan which is a set of two bamboo boxes with lids.

Some Thoughts on Following Passion

A few weeks ago, Mike Rowe (perhaps best known as the host of the Discovery Channel television series Dirty Jobs) posted an interesting essay on the subject of following your passion.

Find Your Happiness, Find Your Success

1 in 10 businesses will succeed. One. In. Ten. That’s a huge failure rate when it comes to starting a business. The odds are already stacked against you. If you want to improve your chances of success at anything you do, you have one choice to make that will create a foundation on which all your successes can be built. That choice is happiness.