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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

A year ago on Unclutterer

2011 Unitasker Wednesday: The Meatballer Little did I know, but there is a kitchen gadget especially for the purpose of making meatballs.

Why Do It Yourself? Digging into the Value of DIY

A few days ago, I spent more than two hours dismantling and reassembling the guts of a toilet tank. There were some issues with flushing, and I wanted to see if I could diagnose it myself (I did, actually; there was a small broken part that was simple to replace).

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 3, March

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Hacker Help: How to hack my slip covers to NOT do this??

Materials: dunno, help me!! Description: I love my IKEA sofa, but I do not love how the slip covers tend to....uh...slip so easily on the cushion. Friends of mine who also have furniture from IKEA are also frustrated by this. Anyone have a solution? Thanks! ~ Steven

Kitchen Island for small spaces

Materials: Effectiv cabinets, Vika Amon table top, Rill locking casters Description: I live in a two room old farmhouse with very limited storage and absolutely not a single closet at all. Thus I am always trying to find pieces that will hide my clutter.

Reader Story: I Quit My Passion and Took a Boring Job

This guest post from long-time GRS reader Knot Theory is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure.

"Don't Sign On For More Problems Than You Must."

On creative collaboration: “Don’t sign on for more problems than you must. Resist the temptation to involve yourself in other people’s zones of expertise and responsibility. Monitor troublesome situations if you need to, but don’t insert yourself unless you’re running out of time and a solution is nowhere in sight.

Box Office multimedia workstation

Materials: FAKTUM, ABSTRAKT, RATIONELL Description: The top portion: - 1 Seater with office desk Storage compartments - 2 CDs and records - 1 Space for two to three 20" LCD screens. - 2 Storage drawers PC laptop and other things - 1 90cm LED light wand The bottom portion: 3 doors with sliding shelf for A3 multifunction printer - 1 Space for CPU with storage space for cables - 2 drawers -

Minimize Television Time (76/365)

Whenever I tell people about the family activities I’ve talked about over the last week – art projects, lots of reading, making your own crayons, and so on – they usually end up asking “where do you find the time for all of this stuff?” Our secret is a simple one: we drastically minimize television time. In our house, there is a simple “no television” rule

International Women's Day-cup in Norwegian style

Materials: Ikea coffee cup, transfer for ceramics Description: I love the I♥New York-campaign from the seventies. The 8th of march is the International Women's Day, and I wanted to make some cups for the day. Some cups I've made by the use of plastic foyl one can get at a hobby shop (goes into the oven in 180 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes).

Kid's Desk from Molger

Materials: MOLGER bench, VALLA door, wooden stick (60cm), screws Description: Inspired by this hack I got the idea to make a kid's desk from the MOLGER bench. So we put the lower shelf outside the bench (a bit higher +-30cm), the legs are made of wooden sticks 3x3cm). As the table top we used VALLA kitchen cabinet door 60x92cm, but it is a bit redundant, next time I would prefer 50x92cm.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #64

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Minutes.io Over the years, I’ve served as secretary for several different groups.

Saving for Tomorrow, Tomorrow – Video

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Saving for Tomorrow, Tomorrow by Shlomo Benartzi. It’s easy to imagine saving money next week, but how about right now? Generally, we want to spend it.

Trofast Craft Table

Materials: Trofast Frame, Trofast Wall Unit Description: Put together Trofast Frame & Wall Unit as instructed. Use Wood Joiners (cheap, Home Depot) to join Frame to Wall Unit and Trofast bases to 39X60 cut Cabinet Grade Plywood (Home Depot $23- 2 free cuts). Cover with 38X59 self healing cutting mat (JoAnn Fabric). Use bins for craft supply storage/organization.

12 Steps to Unleashing the Power of your Dreams into Your Waking Life

“ There once was a man who dreamt he was a butterfly. The experience was so deep and so real that upon walking he could not be sure if it was a dream.