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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Frugality Tips and “Red Flags”

A few days ago, a friend of mine told me that she runs a dehumidifier in her laundry room because it gets fairly steamy in there at times when the washer and dryer are both running. She takes the tray from the dehumidifier and adds it to the washing machine in order to save money on her water bill. Right off the bat, this tip struck me as being a bit out of balance.

"Très chic" Kitty Litter Bin Obscurer

Materials: BESTA shelving unit + BESTA glossy swinging door, basic litter bin, dishwasher mat, PetSafe Big Cat Door, optional deodorizers Description: This our a take on Jon's "Flaren stealth cat litter box" also listed on the site.

Welcome, Watchers of the Nate Berkus Show!

I've already heard from so many people who heard about The Happiness Project on the Nate Berkus show. If this is your first visit here, welcome!

Excel Transpose Trick

This one minute video shows you how to take a list of items in a column and copy it to a row.

Fireplace: Frump to Fab!

Materials: Nexus YB cabinet and drawer fronts; tape measure, paper, tape, power drill, jig saw Description: Our 1950s house came with a very frumpy fireplace in the living room. Even before we had unpacked, I started demolishing the mint green paneling, the rickety DIY shelving and the shiny brass fireplace insert!

The Art of Winemaking: Part I

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Matthew Nagy. Matthew has worked as a vintage winemaker in California, New York, and New Zealand. Let’s face it. Wine rarely conjures up the same aura of manliness that a good scotch or a great stout does. But many of the eminent men of history have enjoyed and delighted in a nice glass of red or white.

A window bench

Materials: Lack Bookcase, Capita Legs, Iris Chair Pad, Signe Rug Description: We initially made this bench to go with our dining room table, but after a few IKEAhackers' readers were worried about the weight restrictions, and we had relatives complain about having to sit on a bench for Thanksgiving dinner, we found ourselves some lovely dining chairs and found a new use for the bench.

Unitasker Wednesday: Light Up Toilet Seat

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Whenever I’m cleaning the toilet in my house, I think to myself, “This toilet really could use something to brighten it up.” I’m sure you think the exact same thing about your toilet. Toilet darkness is a major concern for most people.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Cleaning your home’s guttersDIYlife.com’s recent article “Spring Maintenance: Clean Gutters and Downspouts” is a wonderful step-by-step guide on how to get the debris out so that your home is ready for spring rains. Like this site? Buy Erin Rooney Doland's Unclutter Your Life in One Week from Amazon.com today.

Getting Real: Mark Silver on Money, Soul and Power

Here’s an interesting question for small business owners and entrepreneurs:Is your focus on marketing really a diversion from your unwillingness to deal with the real thing that’s keeping money away from you and your business?That’s one of the big questions addressed in this week’s episode of Getting Real TV with Heart Of Business founder, Mark Silver.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Outside Writing Edition

Sometimes, companies and media organizations will hire me to write articles for them.

A moment of reflection: Four years and 500,000 words

In March, I passed my four-year anniversary writing for Unclutterer. During this time, I have written more than 1,650 articles for the site on the topics of simple living, home and office organizing, and uncluttering (our tech team says I’m just shy of 500,000 words in my posts).

How I Make Money

A lot of what we write here at Get Rich Slowly is theoretical. “This is how you should do things,” we say.

6 Sources to Find Sales Lead Lists

Credit: Thomas Römer on sxc.hu Are you looking for potential customers? What freelancer isn’t on the hunt for the next sale? Looking for sales leads is a necessary part of our business. If you need to expand your potential pool of customers quickly, then tapping into lead lists could be a game changer for you. This article will tell you how and where to find such lists.

5 Simple Steps To Start Your Day Productively

It can be a challenge to jumpstart your productivity every day. That certainly was the case for me as I had no consistency at all. Some days I would start off my productive but for the majority I wasn’t.