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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #48

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. Kathryn Schulz on being wrong Being wrong isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Being wrong is just as important as being right.

Stuva Pantry

Materials: Stuva Combination Description: I used Ikea's children's furniture for my kitchen pantry. Perhaps not a "hack" but it's a combination that I haven't seen anywhere else and it is working very well for me. Three 60cm cabinets fit very well on top of two Stuva benches with drawers. ~ Angela Braunstein, Whidbey Island, WA

Making space under the Klobo sofa

Materials: Klobo couch, some wood Description: The Klobo couch has plenty of space under itself, so I decided to take advantage of it. I cut away a portion of the front side, set the fabric as it was ahead around the cut to create a slot. Under the Klobo, between the legs, I screwed a wooden board with an edge on the back.

Skruvsta upholstery

Materials: 1 Skruvsta Swivel chair, 3m Kajsastina Fabric, stapler,staples, staple remover, sewing machine, scissors and a wrench n°10 Description: Time to change my white Skruvsta swivel chair. Step 1: Get all your tools. Step 2: Remove the four bolts underneath the chair with a wrench n° 10.

Extremely tight spare bedroom office

Materials: Akurum kitchen units Description: I took an existing work top and added a variety of Akurum units - one base unit and 6 fan/wall units, as well as a length of work top to create this home office. ~ Sean Spence, London

Some Thoughts on How to Deal with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Instead of a “Dinner with My Family” this week, I thought I’d discuss how to deal with the mountain of Thanksgiving leftovers that many families find themselves with today. Each year, my mother takes charge of preparing a huge family Thanksgiving meal.

How To Eat Your Vegetables Without Trying

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably read some news about how unhealthy we are.

Black Friday by the Numbers

This post is from staff writer April Dykman, who baked without using flour — and liked it. Are you reading this while standing in line at your local big box store? Or are you celebrating Buy Nothing Day and hunkering down for a relaxing day of leftovers and football? Either way, you might be interested in a few facts about this day, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.

5 Ways to Use Your Turkey Leftovers

Enough is enough – I’m going on a diet. Those are typically the words that come out of my mouth every Friday morning after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Certainly, my actions the day before pretty much always set me up for such a statement.  After a day of overeating and watching football, I tend to feel a bit slower in my step. But, as in most years, it never fails that I tend to push that di

Hemnes buffet with bottle holders

Materials: Ikea Hemnes buffet, 4 Branas, a wood bottle holders to assemble Description: My husband love wine, but we don't have any bottle holders in our kitchen, so we decide to transform our Hemnes buffet.

Get Back on Track

Post written by Leo Babauta. People trying to get healthy and fit all around the country are feeling guilty today after indulging way too much on Thanksgiving — and if you’re outside the U.S., you’ve had this experience on holidays of your own. You had a great feast, but you feel like you overdid it.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Used Books

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

Self-Knowledge: Identify Your Patron Saints.

Self-knowledge is crucial to happiness, but it's challenging to know yourself. Sometimes, I find, I can gain insight by asking myself questions that make me take stock of my interests and values. For that reason, I asked myself, "Who are my patron saints?

Ask FreelanceSwitch: Late Fees

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at late-paying clients. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing. If you have a question about freelancing that you want answered, send an email to askfreelanceswitch@gmail.com. Question on Late Fees Quick question: a VERY good client forgot to submit my invoice to accounts payable.

DIY Rast Wine Cabinet

Materials: Materials needed: 2 Ikea RAST 3-drawer chests ($34.99) Wood for shelves, wine rack, side supports, and top shelf (I used 11 & ¾" x 12" boards for the in between shelves, 12" x 12" squares for the side supports, and a 6’x1’ board for the top) Wine rack- 36"x1" dowel rods cut down to the length you need (I used 11 ¾" x 11 3/4" but measure