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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

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.

Branding Lesson: Going from Writer to Business Maven

Advertise here with BSACredit: Maine Maven Starting a successful business is about more than hard work—it’s also about timing. Here’s the story of how one woman in the far northeast corner of the U.S.

10 Ways to Build a Gift Closet That’s Both Deep and Cheap

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money. She also writes about frugality, intentional living, and life in general at her own blog, Surviving And Thriving. The holidays are about six months away. Why wait until the last minute to shop? Answer: You shouldn’t. And you won’t have to if you have a decently stocked gift closet.

Steve Martin’s Simple Plan for Massive Success

Have you ever struggled with trying to figure out how to “make it” and achieve massive success? If so, you might be interested to read what Steve Martin says about it: “When people ask me, ‘how do you make it in show business,’ or whatever, what I always tell them — and nobody ever takes note of it ‘cuz it’s not the answer they wanted to hear…but I always say,

Phillip Toledano: Make Stuff That Matters

"Am I just bullshitting?" Photographer Phil Toledano on the pitfalls of artistic delusion, where great ideas come from, and how to make work with meaning.