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Want a Quick Boost? Clear Some Clutter!

Ever had a day (or, more likely, a week) when you felt a bit miserable, for no clear reason? Perhaps you were stressed and felt disorganised and over-busy. Maybe it seemed like everything was piling up on you. When you feel like you have little energy and no motivation, it’s easy to start spiraling down into feeling worse and worse.

Customizing Expedit storage boxes

Materials: EXPEDIT shelves + DRONA box Description: This is just a small hack but was useful for our newly painted room - sage green. In the room we have a single 4 box Expedit shelf in a very small space.

7 Habits of Highly Excellent People

Are you driven in life? Do you love to excel? I believe all of us do. We are born to be the best we can be and to make the best out of our lives.When I was in high school, I wasn't exactly the kind of student teachers would like. I was truant, didn't do my homework and did badly on my examinations. I was lazy and unmotivated in school.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: April 24, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. I call it … the Time Machine. One Year Ago (April 18 – April 24, 2009) Is Your Local Warehouse Store Worth Your While?

The GRS Garden Project: April 2010 Update

Kris and I aren’t repeating our annual garden project this year. We’re too swamped to take the time to track our expenses and harvests. In fact, our garden will probably be a bit smaller than usual this summer because we just won’t have the time to care for it. Still, the yard is an important part of our daily lives.

LED-Pimped Vika Lauri

Materials: Vika Lauri, Dioder Description: - Setup your Vika Lauri table - affix a string of white or multi-color Dioder LEDs to the inside, metal lip with the provided sticky tape - conceal wires along the same inside edge and mount control box also using sticky tape ~ Kevin Freitas, Tacoma, WA, USA See more of Kevin's colour changing computer table.

Unclutterer on the Rachael Ray Show

Set your TiVOs, DVRs, or tune in Monday morning, April 26, to the Rachael Ray Daytime Talk Show. I’m on the episode giving advice on how to organize your closet, just in time for warmer weather. I filmed my segment for this episode back in January, and I can’t believe I was able to keep it a secret until now while I’ve been waiting for it to air.

Why Do I Talk About Frugality?

Adam writes in: I’m not feeling the vibe from your recent posts about how to save a few pennies washing Ziploc bags. This won’t get me rich. Getting rich isn’t the point. One of my favorite people in the world, Rachel, currently works for a non-profit organization in the Seattle area.

Quick Tassa Natt sconce hack

Materials: Tassa Natt, Screw driver, Pencil, Ruler (optional for tracing or making designs), Scissors, Sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" white paper (regular printer paper is perfect), Markers (permanent for teens or adults), (washable for kids), Candelabra style, 25 watt bulb (get a pack for cheap while you're at Ikea). Description: I am submitting my Ikea Tassa Natt hack.

Lack cross-shelf

Materials: Lack shelves, Dioder multicolor LED light strips, angle brackets, circular saw, drill, screwdriver, paint, caulk Description: We wanted a shelf or table unit to fill a narrow vertical space adjacent to the bed. My wife conceived the fusion of two Lack shelves in an uneven cross, mounted off the wall to make the shelf appear to float.

Beware of Fake-Work and Make-Work.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. I remind myself that all work isn’t created equally.

Ask Unclutterer: Splitting the stuff in a divorce

Reader Courtney submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I am getting divorced, and I’ll be moving from a roomy house to a one bedroom apartment this summer. This scenario raises two questions: 1) What do I do with all the “us” stuff that may have some sentimental value (we’re parting amicably), but takes up space?

Learning While You Dream

"It's almost as if your brain is rummaging through everything that happened today and deciding that you're not done with it."

Work-Life Balance Digitally Destroyed: One in Three Permanently Connected to Employer

On smartphones & balance: "Technology is supposed to facilitate work experience, not push it so far beyond the 9-5."

minimalism, rethunk

Post written by Leo Babauta.