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By Chanpory Rith

Laundry Monster Basket

Materials: FYLLEN Laundry basket + cardboard Description: Inspired by laziness, funniness and the star war monster Sarlacc, this stuff helps you to get undress in the dark and keep your room tidy See more of the Laundry Monster Basket. ~ pierre, La Rochelle, FR

A mom and dad who should be proud

Dear Mr and Mrs Borah, I am writing to tell you that you should be so incredibly proud of your amazing daughter.

Book Binding Loom

Materials: Ekby Lerberg, Ekby Trygge, Satta Description: For 15 euros a cheap bock binding loom in 5 steps. ~ cristina, Milan, Italy

Planning a Group Vacation

Two summers ago, my wife, my children, my parents and I all traveled to Texas together, in part to visit relatives but also to enjoy the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Because we took some time to plan the trip in advance and involved everyone going on the trip in the planning, we ended up finding quite a few free and frugal things to do on the trip.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming soon so I thought I’d do a few posts with gift ideas based on things I’ve used this year and found to be exceptionally useful and or fun. Here is the first post and I’ll try to do a few more as I think of ideas and have time to write about them. If you have suggestions, please add them in the comments.

International Clientele Can Throw a Wrench in Your Holiday Plans

Are you planning on taking some time off this holiday season?

How to Dress for a Job Interview: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

Got a job interview coming up and are wondering how to dress?

Lack TV Hack

Materials: Lack TV Bench, Lack End Table Description: I had been looking to build a new TV bench that would fit all of my A/V equipment plus my HTPC. I wanted something that looked great and would look slick in my living room, but unfortunately everything I looked at was very expensive. I came to the site and saw this hack...

2011 Unclutterer Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Organizing products

Giving organizing products as gifts can be tricky. If not done in a polite manner, you can end up hurting someone’s feelings.

5 Ways to Spread Some Festive Freelance Cheer

Freelancing is all about building relationships, and the holidays are a perfect time to nurture those relationships. Sending a holiday greeting adds a human touch to your cyber business, and keeps your name fresh in people’s minds.

Honey I shrunk the TV cabinet

Materials: 2001 Ikea av cabinet Description: The 4 door cabinet (Ikea San Francisco 2001) was too tall - I was worried that our toddler would swing on the doors and drag our pre-flatscreen TV down to flatten himself. Click to read more>>

Handling the Well-Meaning Helpers

It’s probably happened to every freelancer. Your friends, relatives, and acquaintances heard about your business – especially your never-ending quest to find and retain good clients – and they try to help. Sometimes, this help can be just what you need. I can remember when I finished my first-ever website design back in 1996.

"Catalogs. Don't Look At 'Em. Big Time Suck."

Happiness interview: Kelly Corrigan. Kelly Corrigan is a writer well-known for her books, The Middle Place and Lift, and also from her YouTube video, Transcending, which has been viewed more than 4.75 million times. She writes a lot about the challenges of life, small and large—from ordinary, day-to-day issues to major challenges such as her fight with cancer.

Reader Mailbag: Book Suggestions

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Investing in tax liens 2. How much for housing? 3. Stuck in a rut 4. Choosing an investment house 5. Turning the economy around 6. Investing for youths 7. Reactivating old card 8. Auto loan credit question 9.

5 Free Ways to De-Stress

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. I’ve started to notice something about my spending habits, and maybe you can relate. When I’m sad, stressed, or emotional, I often justify expenses by telling myself “I deserve it.” Before I wised up financially, my self-rewards were expensive. Spa services, new clothes, beauty products I didn’t want or need.