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By Tim Ferriss

Waste Less Food, Save More Money

Coming home after more than three weeks in Europe, our refrigerator was practically bare. Kris and I love food, and our fridge is usually filled to the gills with tons of good stuff, so seeing the vast emptiness was almost shocking. But in a good way. One of the drawbacks to keeping a full fridge is that we sometimes lose track of what we have on hand.

Posh Candy Grab Bowls

Materials: ARYD + plastic bowls + screws + metal washers Description: 1. Pre-drill into the top of the ARYD candle holder with a metal bit. 2. Drill a hole in the center of the plastic bowl. 3. Place the screw through a large metal washer, then through the bowl. 4. Screw into the ARYD candle holder. I used several different ARYD holders and different bowls for an interesting grouping.

And the first winner in our Kindle Wireless Reading Device giveaway is…

Thank you to EVERYONE (all 10,738 of you!) who are now following @Unclutterer on Twitter and who are participating in our Kindle giveaway. Now, let’s get on to the good stuff … At 10:00 a.m.

Making It All Work – Getting Control: Organizing

This is the seventh entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings through December 10. So, you’ve dumped all of the stuff out of your brain and you’ve put it into appropriate places, but how do you use those places?

Resources for Traveling Freelancers #2: Free Accommodation

credit: whateva87 @ Flickr This is the second article in my series of resources for the traveling freelancer.  You can find the first one here. Finding Friends & a Place to Live through Hospitality Exchange When traveling extensively a person starts to feel a bit alone and her wallet starts to get lean quickly.  Measures must be taken to alleviate these negative side effects when living out

A place for everything, and everything in its place

Without getting up from your chair, do you know exactly where: your keys are? your 2009 tax documents are? your car’s registration is? (If you own a car.) your winter gloves are? your social security card is? your flashlight is? your phone charger is? How did you do? Were you able to answer at least five of the questions exactly? All seven?

Cheap Things You Never Use Are No Bargain

A couple of months ago, I shared some of the things I choose to spend my money on now that I’ve paid off my debts, saved for emergencies, and am funding my retirement.

Help Me Spread Happiness?

By Tina Su “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller So, I did something last night that totally scared me. I applied for the Sam-E Good Mood Blogger job – where the winning Blogger will be paid to blog everyday for 6 months, on being happy. I need your help. The competition is in two phases.

Starting College

With school in full swing again it seemed like a good time to do a post geared toward helping people who are experiencing college for the first time.  If you aren’t in college, but know someone who is, please consider passing these tips on to them.Learn outside the classroomWhat you learn in the classroom will only be a very small part of your college education.

On the Forums: How much clothing, minimal kitchens, and Hoarders

Some great discussions are currently underway on the Unclutterer Forums: How much clothing should I own? What’s in a minimal kitchen? Hoarders recent episodes Be sure to check it out and add your thoughts to the mix.

FreelanceSwitch Photo Contest Winners Announced!

The response to our recent competition for photos submitted to our FreelanceSwitch photo pool on Flickr was huge–we received over 1,500 submissions! Due to the high number of fantastic photos, I called in FreelanceSwitch’s resident forums moderators, Eliffio and Amber, to help pick the winners. Check out all the submissions in the gallery.

Making a Change Feel Normal

A long time ago, I wrote about the idea of a money free weekend – two days spent doing stuff that’s free or extremely close to it.

This is The Best Way To Lose That Lethargic Feeling Once and For All!

My three-year-old seems to have an endless supply of energy. He is ready to go the minute the sun peeks over the horizon. And by ready to go, I mean, he’s ready to play, dance, and run laps around the house … in the morning. As adults, we tend to burn the candle at both ends, thinking we’re three years old, with an endless supply of energy.

Turn your studio apartment into a 1 bedroom with PAX - Part 2

You asked for it! thedesignguy has shared more photos and I've posted them below the original post. Click to get the whole shebang on turning your studio apartment into a 1 bedroom with a Pax room divider.

Quick Besta hack with Inreda magazine shelf

Materials: Besta structure, Besta shelves, Inreda magazine shelf Description: I changed recently my kitchen cupboard opting for Besta. I had jars/boxes I wanted to show but there were a lot of them. During my 54 412 555th visit my Ikea store, I saw the Inreda magazine shelf (which exist in aluminium or plastic) and this made a bell ring in my brain.