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By Tony Clark

Stolmen Bike rack, all Ikea items

Materials: 2 x Stolmen poles, 4 x Stolmen hooks, 4 x Stolmen brackets . Optionally, you can add more hooks to hang additional items (helmet, jacket...) Description: I needed to put in order my 3 bikes in a very reduced space. I also had 2 stolmen posts and accesories lost somewhere in my apartment, from and old stolmen closet distribution.

Trollsta unit in the office style

Materials: TROLLSTA SIDEBOARD Description: Main component: We loved proportions and colour of Trollsta sideboard but it was a bit too "fancy" for us and the lace-like detail seemed a bit like it might date fast.

Discretionary Spending and “Forgetfulness”

Sarah and I have a pretty solid arrangement with regards to discretionary spending that tends to work well for us. Simply put, we talk about our goals so often that we basically trust each other when it comes to discretionary spending.

Productivity tip: Begin with a cleared surface

After seeing our post last week about his book Twenty, Michael Ruhlman sent me a message saying I’d left out one of the essential components of mise en place. He was right, I had left out one of the best parts! (His message was very nice, by the way.

8 Simple Steps to Set Yourself Up on Social Media

Freelancers new to flying solo can be overwhelmed by the mass of marketing opportunities on the web. And while social media is a great way to promote your business, it can be enormously time consuming. Like any marketing activity, it takes time to build up your brand, but there is no need for promotional work to distract you from your core business.

Got the Urge to Splurge? Use These Strategies to Fight It (or Not)

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. This just in: Sales of bleach and fertilizer are down, but U.S.

6 Reasons You Should Love Stretching Your Comfort Zone

For most of the time, we live in a very steady state. We do our things the same way, day after day, and life seems to be peaceful, comfortable and easygoing. However, occasionally we have to do something that we don’t feel too comfortable about. For example, you have to make a presentation for your colleagues at work – even if you hate doing presentations or public speaking.

How To Bounce Back From A Big Mistake

Everybody makes mistakes. But the true measure of a man -- or woman -- is how he recovers. Six tips on bouncing back gracefully.

10 Great Fall Date Ideas

The spring has always been associated with romance–the blossoming flowers supposedly mirroring the spate of budding new loves. But in my opinion, the holidays and the fall are the most romantic times of year. Maybe it’s because the fall is my favorite season, maybe it’s because I love donning sweaters again and all things pumpkin-spiced (Kate and I had a pumpkin pie instead of a wedding

The business software user experience challenge

A couple of days ago I was having a discussion on the user experience of business applications. We all agreed that in many situations the user experience wasn't very good, but there was no clear solution either.

In Which I'm Embarrassed to Admit How Happy a Certain Clutter-Clearing Move Made Me.

In my study of happiness, one thing that has surprised me is the disproportionate effect of clutter. In the context of a happy life, clutter seems trivial -- yet over and over, I see how drained I am by the presence of clutter, and how cheered I am when I get clutter under control. One of my Secrets of Adulthood for clutter is: Put things away near where they want to be.

7 Little Things That Make Life Effortless

Post written by Leo Babauta. Life can be a huge struggle, most of the time, and for years it was a struggle for me. I’ve gradually been learning what causes that struggle, and what works in making life easier, better, smoother. Life can feel effortless, like you’re gliding along, if you learn to swim smoothly, to glide, to stop fighting the waters of life and start using them to buoy you up. I

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Baby Food

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.

Bedside Tables...a RAST hack

Materials: RAST tables, nailgun, lattice wood, paint, stain, cut 1x4, cut 1x6, base molding Description: RAST hack was a hack to turn the plain pine dresser into matching bedside tables for our bedroom. I have described how to make this on my blog...A Charming Nest. See more of her charming Rast bedside tables. ~ Erin from {A Charming Nest}

Win a Free Business Account From BaseKit (x3)

Most freelancers need to create a website at some point in their career. A website is an important aspect of any business and is something that many freelancers spend quite a lot of time working on. Unfortunately, not all of us are expert web designers. Some of us may know code really well; others may not.