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By The Unclutterer Team

Following the Time Trail and Downgrading Subscriptions

In the past few months, we’ve ended our subscription to GameFly, reduced our subscription to Netflix to streaming-only, stopped receiving four magazines, and given away or sold a bunch of items around our household. At first glance, one might think we were going through some sort of economic crisis.

8 Questions to Help You Save More

This is a guest post by Fiona Lippey. Fiona is the author of the bestselling book The $21 Challenge and founder of Australia’s largest frugal website, SimpleSavings.net. If you want to save money, and I mean really save money, then you’re going to have to stop buying Stuff. You have reduce the amount you consume.

5 Ways to Earn More from Current Clients

It takes a lot of work to get a new client. Unless you have a regular stream of referrals coming your way, you may need to do all the legwork yourself by approaching potential clients, contacting them, and testing if they’d be interested in your services.

5 Self Help Books That Might Just Change Your Life

Self-Help: the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else. Luckily for us, there is a large selection of self-help literature written by truly remarkable authors. These authors share personal experiences from their own successful careers or interview others who have unlocked secrets of happiness and achievement.

How To Jumpstart Your Creative Career in a Bad Economy

When times are tough, it's not enough to play the waiting game. A shortlist of resources to help you take action and get your career into gear.

How To Jumpstart Your Creative Career in a Bad Economy

When times are tough, it's not enough to play the waiting game. A shortlist of resources to help you take action and get your career into gear.

How to Back Up a Trailer…Like a Man!

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Colin Braun. So, you borrowed your father-in-law’s boat for your weekend at the cabin, or you bought a RV to take the family camping for this year’s vacation. You got to where you were going and realized you now had to back up to get that trailer where you needed it.

Lack coffeetable drawing

Materials: Lack, black marker, Glitsa Description: We have a Lack coffee table that has been used for six years, and unfortunately there were some small damages on the tabletop. I first found it a too big and too white surface to put in our new living room, but I did want to use the table because it's a very practical one.

Bench for shoes with besta

Materials: 2 Besta double benches, 1 Besta single bench, painted wooden board Description: We needed a bench for shoes in our hall, so we took the Besta benches, put them on feet and placed them in line. We used the Besta doors and these invisible push-in door openers so there are no annoying handles outside.

Minimize Your Load (36/365)

Depending on the specific model, your car loses 1-2% fuel efficiency for every 100 pounds of extra weight in the car. That’s a surprising amount that can really add up. For example, let’s say you’re matching the extra weight that a friend of mine (who we’ll call Cathy) carries in her car.

How to Set Goals –To Create the Best Year

Photo by Kevin Russ Editor’s Note: We’re giving away a $265 stunning energy necklace at the end of this post. Remember to leave a comment to enter. Don’t miss it. :) By Tina Su For New Year’s Eve 2011, Jeremy and I sat down and made our goals for the year. We made sure the goals were measurable, challenging, and lead us in the direction we wanted to go.

The Thousand Cuts Fitness Program

Post written by Leo Babauta. I’ve trained for marathons, triathlons, 10Ks, a 13.5-hour challenge, Ubanathlons, and more. But my favorite fitness program isn’t one where you train for a major event. It’s where you get fit by a thousand little actions. When the actions are tiny, they are easy. You have no excuse.

EXPEDIT Mobile Island

Materials: EXPEDIT Shelving unit, VIKA AMON Table top, ANTONIUS Shelf, CAPITA Bracket, LEDBERG Description: I needed a mobile kitchen Island/table with Storage for the 423sq foot Vancouver Shoe Box I reside in. Taking inspiration from Expedit standing desks and tables on this site I grabbed a drill and some industrial Velcro this was the result. ~ Yoelly Stier, Vancouver BC Canada

Using strengths and weaknesses to improve your uncluttering and organizing projects

We write a great deal on this site about how knowing what you really need can help you unclutter and organize. Do you like to have paper and pens next to you while you work on the computer? Do you access your hole punch five times a day? Do you like to have music on while you fold the laundry? If so, you should have these tools in places you can easily reach while you work on these tasks.

Do You Have The "Quality Of Keeping People Together"?

Assay: Recently, when I was rereading Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, I was very struck by this observation about the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire: The death of Guillaume Apollinaire at this time made a very serious difference to all his friends apart from their sorrow at his death.