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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

Previously on Ikeahackers: Tame your DVD collection

DVDs, CDs are like roaches - they multiply in the dark and before you know it - you have 3 boxes of media that need a space. It's not always easy to get the right media unit to fit your needs but thankfully, there's IKEA hacking to the rescue. Here are some ideas for managing your precious media. Maximise storage Find a suitable cabinet with enough space for your entire collection.

"The More Familiar It Is The More Rare and Beautiful It Is."

“Familiarity does not breed contempt. On the contrary the more familiar it is the more rare and beautiful it is. Take the quarter in which one lives, it is lovely, it is a place rare and beautiful and to leave it is awful.” -- Gertrude Stein, Paris France * Join the happiness conversation on Facebook and on Twitter (@gretchenrubin).

Reader Story: How I Save Money While Traveling

This guest post from Matt Kepnes 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. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Sunday Best: The most impactful Self Improvement Content This Week From Around The Web

Hello All! Hope you’re having a great weekend so far. Since I read so much great content all week it’s almost impossible to share the highlights in a meaningful way.

Ben Pundole: On Hospitality, Curation & Rolling with the Punches

Entrepreneur Ben Pundole talks about the value of curating people's experiences, thriving in a bad economy, and his new hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Hanging Desk Organization

Materials: Bygel Rails, Wire Basket, Grundtal Caddies, Grundtal & Bygel S-hooks, Ledberg Light Strip, Ivar Shelving, Goliat Computer Desk Description: The Goliat desk fits neatly inside the space of the wider Ivar Shelves. I was using the space behind my monitor to store office supplies and whatnot, but it was cluttered, and I was always moving things to get to other things.

TJUSIG Shoe rack turned small bench

Materials: TJUSIG Shoe rack, some pieces of lath, some oak, Description: Just wanted to share a small bench I made from a TJUSIG Shoe rack. I realise that IKEA also sell a bench like that (with the same name) but I didn't want it for 2 reasons; it's too big for me and with just a plain board to sit on, it's quite boring.

Eliminate One of Your Cars Entirely (41/365)

Over the last few days, I’ve talked about a lot of options that you can use to get to work and run errands without the use of your own car. Carpooling, riding public transportation, and riding a bicycle can all achieve this goal. There’s still a problem, though. If you use these tactics, you’re leaving that car sitting in your driveway.

Why Failure Must Be On The Table

There’s so much glory built around the potential for failure in the world of entrepreneurship. At least in VC-backed tech, you’re not really an entrepreneur (not my assessment) until you’ve lived through at least one big flame-out.

Picture becomes place for earrings

Materials: IKEA TYGLÖSA frame, IKEA fabric, tulle Description: This is a very simple hack, but one that I am very satisfied with. I wrapped the TYGLÖSA frame with fabric as supposed. I then wrapped it all in tulle and gathered the tulle on the back of the picture using safety pins. My ear rings goes through the holes of the tulle.

Place mat as boot saver

Materials: IKEA KLISTRIG place mat Description: My boots needed a savior as they were all standing knocked over in the closet. The solution was IKEA's KLISTRIG place mat. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Ditching Basecamp for Project Management With Google Docs – Video

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Ditching Basecamp for Project Management With Google Doc by Freelance Jam. In this video the Freelance Jam duo cover project management workflows as they relate to client projects and thier own projects.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #59

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. J. M. Barrie on work I don’t really think of work as being time spent earning money. Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. – J. M. Barrie I sometimes earn money doing stuff I like to do.

Baked Lampshade

Materials: Ikea Orgel + baking paper Description: When I was baking the other day... ... looking at a piece of leftover baking paper in my hands I had an idea and an old lampshade (Ikea orgel) down the basement. Click to read the rest of the post >>

5 Things to Give Instead of Money

For many of us, money is tight at the moment. Perhaps you’ve got a friend in need of support, or you want to contribute to charity … but you just don’t have any cash to spare. Thankfully, money isn’t the only thing that you can give. In fact, it may not even be the most useful.