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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

Ask Unclutterer: Preparing for a major life change

Reader Sarah submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: My husband and I are hoping to adopt a newborn. We could therefore be in a position of bringing home a newborn with very short notice. On the other hand, we could be waiting years. Some people I’ve talked to in a support group have said that they set up full nurseries, but that doesn’t feel right to us.

Online Banking and Contingency Plans

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got enough great responses that I’m going to fill the entire month of July – one post per day – addressing these ideas. On Facebook, Patsy asked about “Online Banking… Paperless statements etc… Good idea?

Workspace of the Week: Clear intentions

This week’s Workspace of the Week is PeterW89′s glass office: This office space caught my eye for three reasons. The first reason is because I love the gutter at the back of the desk that holds up the cables and keeps them from being a tangled mess.

Sliding doors for bedroom storage

Materials: Pax, Elga, Besta rail, Faktum Harlig Description: I wanted to close a storage area in the bedroom. I used some Pax doors as fixed elements, 2 Elga doors as sliding doors. The rail is a Besta rail (180cm) assembled on a wood frame. Fabric on the doors hides the mess behind. Wheels have been fixed on Elga doors on a wood frame too.

Ask Freelance Switch: Promoting Yourself and Pricing

Advertise here with BSA In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at promoting yourself as a freelancer and pricing. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Ask the Readers: Is a Used Car Still a Good Deal?

Because new cars tend to lose value rapidly, the conventional wisdom is that it usually makes more sense to buy a used vehicle instead of a new one. But is this rule of thumb always true? Has it changed in the past few years? That’s what Lily wants to know. She writes: Time Moneyland recently reported that used vehicle prices have hit a 16-year high.

“Hard Work Never Killed Anyone” – Really?

I’d bet that, as a kid, you heard the phrase “Hard work never killed anyone.” I can see why parents and teachers say it. After all, kids are prone to whining – about homework, chores, or anything that’s not exactly a lot of fun. As adults, we’re sometimes averse to hard work too. Maybe we procrastinate, or we slack off. Often, though, we work too hard.

Eight Inexpensive Family Outings

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see.

Working Iron: A Primer on Blacksmithing

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ecker living room

IKEAhacker Form DetailsTitle: LACK mal anderstMaterials: lackDescription: my livingroom ( mein wohnzimmer)Link: autoresponse: markusecker77@hotmail.comName: ecker markusLocation: AUSTRIA LINZTerms: [Checked]

The Simple Meal

When life gets busy and stressful and you feel pulled in multiple directions, meal planning is often the first system to break down at home. You want someone else to get food on the table. You want someone else to clean up afterward.

BENNO was here

Materials: BENNO Description: Hallo. Ikea is nice. Because with Ikea I can live out my creativity. ~ ecker markus "I tried to contact Ecker for details of his hack but received no reply, so we can only look at the photos of his gorgeous hack with Benno." ~ Jules

"I Don't Have to Chase Extraordinary Moments to Find Hapiness--It's Right in Front of Me."

Happiness interview: Brené Brown. I was very happy to hear that I'm going to be on a panel with Brené Brown at the BlogHer conference this August. She's a researcher who studies authenticity, shame, empathy, vulnerability, courage, and compassion -- all subjects that touch very much on the subject of happiness.

Herb garden at the kitchen window

Materials: Grundal Description: Sooo ... here it is ... my window sill herb garden at the kitchen window. So that the pots do not slip off the window sill I sawed a bar of Grundtal secured with screws. In addition, each pot has a homemade label. See more of the Grundtal herb window sill. ~ Tina

Dining Table for Sofa

Materials: 1) Tabletop, already owned or from IKEA's as-is 2) Rast bedside table 3) 4 L-brackets, 2 1/2 or 3 inches, 16 screws 4) (Optional) 4 small casters with screws 5) (Optional) one piece of plywood or shelf board cut to fit bottom of Rast - approx 30x52 cm.