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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

Your Winter- Cycles of Growth Require Rest as Much as Action

Even as we approach the vibrant summer months, and the days grow long and bright here in California, I’ve been thinking about winter. I grew up in France which has long, gray, snowy months sometimes starting as early as October.

On Keeping It Simple

You can't have productivity without simplicity. Tips on reducing brain clutter so you can focus on the work that really matters.

Spare Change: Contrary Farmer Edition

Long, long ago — before Get Rich Slowly was even a gleam in my eye — I was a fan of Wendell Berry and folks like him, including Gene Logsdon, “the contrary farmer”. In fact, I have a copy of Logsdon’s The Contrary Farmer here on the shelf beside me. It survived my recent purge of financial books (about which more next week).

Want To Feel Happier by the End of the Day? Your Menu of Options.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: How to feel happier by the end of the day: your menu of options. Do you need a happiness boost—right now? If so, take a look at this menu of options and make your choices.

Secrets of Money and Life Success

Here are some little thoughts and things that have improved my finances, improved my career, and made my life better over the past decade. Don’t throw away your childhood dreams. Find a way to still do them in the spare moments and hours of your life. You can never judge a person by their appearance.

Leksvik Becomes Kitty Potty

Materials: Leksvik Media Cabinet Description: Ikea Hackers has some great ideas for hiding a litter box, and that is where I got the idea to create our own stealth kitty potty. I used a Leksvik media cabinet that I no longer needed. It's a large cabinet which is what I needed since we use an XL litter box with a cover.

Grilling Basics: Building a Better Burger

Armed with a spatula in one hand and a cold beer in the other, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than by hosting a cookout with friends.  Whether on a beach in sunny California or at a backyard BBQ in North Carolina, I love entertaining around a fully loaded grill.  There’s just something primal and manly about watching raw meat roasting over an open flame. Of course, a cookout is n

Expedit Lekman Hamster House

Materials: Expedit shelving unit. Traby glass door. Lekman insert box. Rotera lantern. Rationell variera shelf insert. Duktig mini coffee set. Description: This is a home for my new pair of dwarf hamsters made from an Expedit shelving unit. I used a Lekman insert box without attaching the front panel so that it is open.

Unitasker Wednesday: Tummy Tub Baby Bath

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I’m starting to believe that kitchen and baby supplies account for 90 percent of the unitaskers in the world. Why, if it weren’t for cooking and outfitting little humans, there might not even be clutter!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Moleskine notebooks for KindlesMoleskine has introduced a great new product for Kindle owners — the Moleskine Kindle Cover with Reporter-Style Notebook. Will someone be able to use this before I do?Check your long-term storage spaces and see if there are things others might be able to use before you do.

A Content-Worthy Life?

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ~Henry David Thoreau People often ask where my ideas for books, blog posts, essays and keynotes come from.Simple answer…life outside of writing books, blog posts, essays and giving talks.I launch a company, product or experience, succeed, struggle, fail, recover…so I write about it.I have a great custome

Own This, Not That

A reader asked if we had ever seen the weight loss books Eat This, Not That and wondered if we might be able to create something similar for uncluttering: Of course, uncluttering solutions are as varied as there are people, but I have to imagine there’d be a variety of things that would work for everyone. We often do these types of suggestions in our Unitasker Wednesday posts when we encoura

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Fishing Edition

This past weekend, my five year old son caught six fish.

Four Steps to Change Your Life – With Books

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

Tack-y Rast Dresser

Materials: Ikea Rast Dresser, Paint & Tacks Description: After we assembled the Rast, we used 100 grit sand paper to sand over it lightly. I used an oil based primer to cover the whole dresser. Don't forget to paint the inside strip, because part of it will show when the drawers are in. If you feel that the wood is too rough after you primed it, you can use sand paper to sand it lightly.