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Ask Unclutterer: How should I store sweaters this winter?

Reader Mary Margaret submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: How do you store your sweaters, and how often do you clean them? Most of my clothes are nicely organized, but sweaters continue to be a problem, especially now that fall is upon us. Here’s the situation: My boyfriend and I share a reach-in closet, and all of our sweaters are stored on the shelf above the closet rod.

Expedit Glass Holder

Materials: Expedit, LANSA Handles, DIODER colour lightstrip, 5mm wood drill Description: My 5x5 Expedit hold my Belgium Beer glasses collection (upright, not hanging), thus getting a lot of dust in the glasses. So, I decided to go for some hacking and hang some of the glasses.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Vinegar

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.

7 Skill-Perfecting Tips for Non-Native English Writers

Credit: THP on Photodune Internet and the English language brought people with common interests together from all around the globe, and blogging earned its big slice in launching individuals’ careers as freelance writers.

Custom Pax + Computer Desk + Shoe Storage

Materials: Pax and Komplement Series, Cutter, Jigsaw Description: This hack pursued 3 objectives: * It should allow a computer desk * It should give room to more than 100 pairs of shoes * It should look "complete" :) Objective 1: Desktop For objective 1, I used 2 70cm wall PAX module doors, leaving 2 shelves open to lay the computer table.

Remember to Value Your Time

I can’t believe that Get Rich Slowly is going to link to two different xkcd comics within a single month, but it’s true.

Get Over Your Life – It Doesn’t Have to Be Miserable

Is life slapping you in the face every time you turn around? Don’t stand there and turn the other cheek. You don’t have to be miserable forever. You can change your life and have an awesome one. You can have a life in which you smile every morning and feel excitement to start the new day. You can have happiness and fun.

Simon Mottram: On Passion, Obsession & Why Your Brand Should Take Sides

With its high-design roadwear, Rapha has given the sport of cycling a sleek, new mystique. We talk to founder Simon Mottram about how to brand your obsession.

How to Parallel Park…Like a Man!

Picture this scenario. It’s Friday night and Mr. Suburbia is driving downtown to the big city with Judy on a first date to catch a 7PM off-Broadway performance of Guys and Dolls.

Tap into Your Senses: Go Outside.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Last month's theme was Self-control, and last week's theme was to Beware the licensing effect. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Some Thoughts on Steve Jobs

One wouldn’t have to have read this website for very long to know that Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple and Pixar, is one of the people in this world I admire (in fact, I even mentioned him in the reader mailbag this morning).

Being productive when you don’t feel completely up for the task

I’m fighting a cold and it’s making writing difficult today. My fingers feel heavy. My mind refuses to focus. And Coffee, my trusted sidekick, isn’t being very helpful. (I expect more from you, Coffee!) If I worked in a traditional office environment, I would take today off from work or telecommute so as not to share this cold bug with my co-workers.

Very old NOT uplight/reading lamp gets new feet

Materials: old NOT, old cymbal stand Description: I had this very old NOT floor lamp (it came in silver in those days) that was so old that its base had totally disintegrated. The light however, was still perfect. Since I had an old drum kit that needed getting rid of, I just stuck the shaft of the light into the foot of the cymbal stand.

Solsta Pallbo Beach Footstool

Materials: Solsta Pallbo Footstool in white, bambus beach mat, hot glue, scissors, stapler, 4x angle joints, screws, maybe a saw Description: I've made the EXPEDIT Beach Table you can find here. After finishing it I thought of making a suitable chair or stool for that. So I took a Solsta Pallbo Footstool and made it ready for my little Beach. 1.

Reader Mailbag: More Fees

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Switching jobs and retirement plans 2. Family corporations 3. Student loan question 4. Savings targets for singles 5. Television 6. Job switch 7. Finding speaking gigs 8. Same card, different rates 9.