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By John Wesley

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Moleskine notebooks for KindlesMoleskine has introduced a great new product for Kindle owners — the Moleskine Kindle Cover with Reporter-Style Notebook. Will someone be able to use this before I do?Check your long-term storage spaces and see if there are things others might be able to use before you do.

A Content-Worthy Life?

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ~Henry David Thoreau People often ask where my ideas for books, blog posts, essays and keynotes come from.Simple answer…life outside of writing books, blog posts, essays and giving talks.I launch a company, product or experience, succeed, struggle, fail, recover…so I write about it.I have a great custome

Own This, Not That

A reader asked if we had ever seen the weight loss books Eat This, Not That and wondered if we might be able to create something similar for uncluttering: Of course, uncluttering solutions are as varied as there are people, but I have to imagine there’d be a variety of things that would work for everyone. We often do these types of suggestions in our Unitasker Wednesday posts when we encoura

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Fishing Edition

This past weekend, my five year old son caught six fish.

Four Steps to Change Your Life – With Books

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

Tack-y Rast Dresser

Materials: Ikea Rast Dresser, Paint & Tacks Description: After we assembled the Rast, we used 100 grit sand paper to sand over it lightly. I used an oil based primer to cover the whole dresser. Don't forget to paint the inside strip, because part of it will show when the drawers are in. If you feel that the wood is too rough after you primed it, you can use sand paper to sand it lightly.

Branding Lesson: Going from Writer to Business Maven

Advertise here with BSACredit: Maine Maven Starting a successful business is about more than hard work—it’s also about timing. Here’s the story of how one woman in the far northeast corner of the U.S.

10 Ways to Build a Gift Closet That’s Both Deep and Cheap

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money. She also writes about frugality, intentional living, and life in general at her own blog, Surviving And Thriving. The holidays are about six months away. Why wait until the last minute to shop? Answer: You shouldn’t. And you won’t have to if you have a decently stocked gift closet.

Steve Martin’s Simple Plan for Massive Success

Have you ever struggled with trying to figure out how to “make it” and achieve massive success? If so, you might be interested to read what Steve Martin says about it: “When people ask me, ‘how do you make it in show business,’ or whatever, what I always tell them — and nobody ever takes note of it ‘cuz it’s not the answer they wanted to hear…but I always say,

Phillip Toledano: Make Stuff That Matters

"Am I just bullshitting?" Photographer Phil Toledano on the pitfalls of artistic delusion, where great ideas come from, and how to make work with meaning.

Some Thoughts on the Long Term

A few days ago, Donald left a provocative comment on my recent article How to Get Rich Quickly!.

Wall of EXPEDIT: Workspace Plus Storage Plus TV

Materials: 3 of 2x2 IKEA EXPEDIT, 2 of 2x4 EXPEDIT, 1 VIKA AMON 59'' Tabletop, 2 stair baluster/spindles, cable outlet kit Description: The objective for this project was to create a wall full of storage, a TV unit and a well-lit sewing workspace for one person.

5 Steps to Upgrading Your Business Casual Clothing

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. What’s this? Dressing for work used to be simple. Men typically donned a full suit and there were rules to dressing that were passed on from father to son.

Strategies for Promoting Multiple Sites via Social Media

Advertise here with BSA If you have more than one freelance specialty, one strategy is to dedicate a separate site (blog) to each specialty, develop strong targeted brands, and grow them independently across multiple social media.

The Value of Money

As I’ve mentioned before, the single most valuable personal finance book I’ve ever read is Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin.