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By The Unclutterer Team

Finding Beauty in Every Freakin’ Moment, No Matter What

By Leo Babauta How often are we anxious, frustrated, looking forward to something coming up, unhappy with ourselves, unhappy with others? How often are we not happy with what’s going on in this present moment? What if we could, instead, be completely in love with this moment? What if, no matter what happened, we could find the beauty, joy, and gratitude in the moment as it happens? Let’

Timeline Of A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Understanding a personal injury lawsuit timeline can help a victim cope with the stress and emotional challenges that may arise with the processing of his case.

5 Benefits of Journaling To Inspire and Motivate You

Keeping a journal is one of the most rewarding habits you can develop. In fact, even key players in history valued it for its benefits. Despite the benefits of journaling, it still has not maintained its popularity over the years. One reason is that a lot of people associate it with uncommunicativeness or aloofness. Mari L.

Book Review: Downsizing the Family Home

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. A few weeks ago, Alex wrote about dealing with the clutter of previous generations. It took me back to my childhood when my extended family pulled together to sell my great-grandfather’s farm.

Podcast 114: Say “I’m Sorry,” an Interview with Hollywood Legend Sherry Lansing, and a Spice-Related Hack.

Update: Elizabeth’s new podcast Happier in Hollywood launches on May 18! Also, I just finished first-pass pages for my book The Four Tendencies, which is now available for pre-order. (If you’re inclined to buy the book, it’s a big help to me if you pre-order.) We read from Dani Shapiro’s memoir Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. Try This at Home: Say you’re sorry.

Hackers Help: How to stop ALGOT drawers from falling off?

Hello, I have the Algot wall mounted system and the drawers fall of very easily. They can only be opened like a fourth of the way, the brackets are not sturdy enough and there seems to be missing some type of a stopper to prevent the drawers from falling. Any ideas on how to solve this? Thanks! *** Hi dvg7417 The ALGOT is a very precise system and does need exact measurements.

12 Stressful Things To Let Go Of If You Want To Live A Calm Life

When you’ve got too much to do and you’re under pressure, it can be quite tempting to just look back and remember how life used to be when things were simpler.

15+ Best Presentation Software Alternatives to PowerPoint (of 2017)

Whether you're a student, a business professional, or a member of an organization—the odds are good that at some point you'll be asked to make a presentation.

What Young Families Can Do To Save More Money

Whether you have more than one child or you’re a first-time parent, babies are expensive and there’s no way around it. Building your family is probably a dream come true for you, but it doesn’t go without any complications. Luckily, there are many tricks to make the transition a little easier for you to handle on a budget.

How to Make Microsoft Word Text Effects and Typography Art

Most of your Word documents are likely set in standard, drab Times New Roman or Calibri typography, perhaps with the occasional cheesy Word Art thrown in for variety.

Podcast #298: The History of BBQ and Becoming a Backyard Pitmaster

Southern BBQ is a uniquely American food and depending on which part of the South you’re in, you’re going to get a different answer as to what “true” Southern BBQ is. Despite the differences, one thing that unites Southern BBQ is its unabashed love for the humble pork butt.

11 Ways To Pick Yourself Up And Bounce Back After Failure

Success is not always what it seems. Steven Spielberg had his share of failures and setbacks before becoming successful. So did Walt Disney and Michael Jordan. Arianne Huffington, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates experienced many ups and downs before they became successful in their respective fields. Henry Ford and Steve Jobs also had a bumpy journey to success.

A Man’s Guide to Cooking Pork Butt

I’ve often said that opinions are like butts — everybody has one. And when it comes to barbecue, nearly everyone has an opinion. My views will likely cause a slew of debate, but one thing is certain: cooking and eating great barbecue is nothing short of delicious. Whew, at least we can all agree on one thing. Being from Nashville, I tend to liken everything to music.

Understanding Your Personality: Discover How To Grow Using The Rule Of Four

The ‘rule of four’ has been around for centuries. The first recorded reference to it was Empedocles’ four elements — Earth, Air, Fire and Water — which he related to the mythical gods that ruled the world 444 years B.C. Hippocrates, the great Greek physician, developed his thinking around the ‘4 humors’ which are the body fluids that caused our moods, emotions, and behaviors.

Saying goodbye to musical instruments, part two

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Last week, I shared the story of my inability to let it go of my drum set during our big basement clear out. I had succumbed to sentiment! After much deliberation, I’ve made a decision — the drum set stays — for now.