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On the Forums: Merging two households, pantry clean-up game, and organizing bags

Some great discussions are currently underway on the Unclutterer Forums: Moving In Together: Merging Two Entire Households Into One The Pantry Clean-Up Game How to Organize Plastic Bags & Other Bags Be sure to check it out and add your thoughts to the mix.

Should I Sell My Car On eBay?

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Follow Baker on Twitter @ManVsDebt or connect with him on Facebook. Over the last few months, I’ve spent countless hours researching the process of selling items online for a large project I’ve been compiling.

Ikea Vikare bed become a Jeep

Materials: Vikare bed and contact plastic (I dont know the word in English) Description: I painted the bed Vikare white, cut out some pieces from black plastic and put it on the front of the bed. Very simple! My son loves the bed! See more of the Vikare Jeep. ~ Anna, Sweden

Be Who You Want To Be

“Your colleagues might like you better if you like yourself better” – Chandler Bing, Friends Your self-image is the one largest factor to your success and to your happiness. If you can learn to truly appreciate yourself and respect what you can bring to the table your life will never be the same. Getting to know you If you are going to like yourself you first need to know yourself. Take so

Hacker help: Creating a sectional from 2 Klippans?

Hi there. This isn't a hack, but a question: Has anyone hacked two Klippan sofas into a corner sectional? Not having a Klippan (yet!), I can't even tell if it would be possible. Any advice/suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks! ~ Dorothy, Dallas Hi Dorothy, I've yet to see one. The only sectional is this with Pallbo footstools (pic, left). Thoughts, anyone?

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #28: Mint Condition with Dave Jamieson

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness Podcast. In this week’s edition, we talk baseball cards with Dave Jamieson, author of the book Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession. If you were a boy growing up in the United States from 1950-1994 you probably owned a few baseball cards.

CELEBER outdoor torch

Materials: CELEBER oil and vinegar set Description: I wanted to create a modern looking alternative to boring tiki torches. 1. Fill each bottle with torch fluid. 2. Feed a 1/4" width fiberglass grade wick through the top of each pourer. If you have trouble, use tweezers to pull through. Leave about 1" of the wick exposed at the top 3. Replace lid.

A Beginner’s Guide to Caving

Images from riptheskull Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Pete Zefo. Men have an innate need to explore. As boys we wanted to know what was behind those woods, over that hill, or on the other side of that lake. Some of us imagined ourselves sailing with Magellan, climbing with Hillary, or stepping out of the Apollo 11 with Armstrong.

Lessons in Family Happiness -- from Disneyland.

Last week, my family and I went to Disneyland – our first time. We had a wonderful visit, and I was reminded, once again, that when thinking about family happiness, the simplest and most obvious truths are the most important to remember: Less is more. Start early if you can. Don’t let anyone get too hungry.

Frugality and Fear of Health Care

Jennifer writes in: My husband had been complaining about sharp pains in his side for several weeks. A few days ago I had to take him to the emergency room. He stayed overnight for observation and was released the next day with a ton of medications to take. It turns out he has a liver inflammation caused by a bacteria. He’s going to be fine. Here’s the whole problem with this.

Domestic Bliss Thanks to Varde/Domsjo Sink Hack

Materials: Varde workbench, Domsjo sink, scrap pieces of white melamine, scrap pieces of birch veneer, jigsaw, silicone sealant Description: When it came time to sort out the kitchen for the new house, it seemed there'd be no cause for argument - we both loved the chunky trad/modern good looks of Ikea's Varde freestanding kitchen. That said, there was a wee bit of tension brewing over sinks.


Materials: FJELLSE Description: Have you guys seen this amazing hack? Not mine, wish it were.  before  after See more of the upholstered bed. ~ Lauren, Austin, TX

Are You Giving Back to Your Community?

You’ve been working like crazy all summer long, but you don’t have the time or the means to take the kind of vacation where you get to sit on a beach while someone regularly brings you ice cubes swimming in tequila. Thursday has written how you can create an excellent experience by volunteering your skills for a local non-profit or charity. Sure, you could put your mad coding skills to good u

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Unclutterer interviews host of Clean Sweep, Niecy Nash

I had the amazing pleasure to interview the beautiful, funny, and Emmy-award-winning Niecy Nash on Friday about the latest season of Clean House and the work she’s doing with Clorox and the World Toilet Organization’s Ode to the Commode campaign.