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How Technology Can Help You Quit Smoking For Good

Technology has changed how we live our lives forever.

Hackers Help: Does anybody know the name of this shelving system?

I loved this system – the end pieces were metal bars that came in either grey or black, and you clicked beech-laminated shelves into place at the fixed locations. Does anybody know the name of this system? The post Hackers Help: Does anybody know the name of this shelving system? appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

RAST nightstand into small storage seat

Materials: RAST nightstand I picked up a RAST pine night stand for cheap second hand and turned it into extra seating.  First I painted the nightstand red, then I cut some cushion foam to the correct size and covered it for the top.

6 approaches to creating an effective to-do list

Most of us use some sort of to-do list, whether it be a paper one or a digital one. While it’s easy to get fixated on the tool — a notebook and a cool pen, your favorite app, etc. — there are also basic strategies to consider.

Lack x Bestå Dioder Side Table

First posted hack with hopefully many more to follow! I live 5 minutes from the Orlando Ikea so I have a terrible habit of going there just to kill time and the as-is section is always my first stop.

Five Inspirational Must Read Books for 2015

What better time than the beginning of a new year to make some positive life changes? The challenge is in figuring out where to begin and how to stay motivated. Here’s the good news: anybody who wants to become healthier, better organized, happier in their relationships, more effective at work, or more financially secure can look for inspiration and guidance in inspirational books.

We’re eating our house!

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. A blogger who goes by “empressjuju” thinks she and her husband spend too much on restaurants. “Every month we find ourselves rushed, or tired, or invited out with friends and there goes the budget,” she wrote in a post on her website, (the) Vegas in Austin.

How to Build Self-Discipline in 4 Easy Steps

Harry S. Truman once said, “In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first”. But for the rest of us, self-discipline often comes second… if at all. Every day, we admit defeat to self-indulgence when we choose to snooze over waking up early, watch T.V.

Podcast #6: Try “Power Hour,” Consider Envy, Back Up Your Phone, and Enjoy the Process

My sister Elizabeth Craft and I are having so much fun with our new podcast,  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.“ For the last few weeks, I’ve been on my book tour for Better Than Before, and many people have told me that they’re enjoying it. Thanks so much, and thanks for listening!

It’s Time to Bring Back Ferret-Legging

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Ty Karnitz. Gentleman readers, this is a call to action. Throughout history, men have used sports to test themselves against one another, and it is time we revive a noble sport which builds courage, willpower, and mental fortitude. It is time for ferret-legging’s renaissance. What is ferret-legging? What is ferret-legging you ask?

Easy LEKMAN Door

I love IKEA and I love to modify IKEA products for a perfect fit.

7 Signs About Autism All Parents Should Know

Autism is a fearful word for parents. The brain disorder affects the ability of a child to interact and speak with others. Kids are usually not diagnosed of autism until the age of two, but some children start showing signs and symptoms of autism even before reaching two. For parents, especially new parents, it's important to know the signs of autism.

Built-in Entryway Cubbies Using IKEA BILLY Bookcases

Materials: Billy bookcases, Blecka hooks, Byholma baskets, Tosig soft toy frog I made my entryway cubbies using four white IKEA BILLY bookcases (15 3/4 x11 x79 1/2″). I assembled each bookcase according to the instructions, but without installing the middle shelf. Using a 4.5″ baseboard, I cut four 11-inch wide pieces and attached them to the bookcases. I then screwed the Blecka doub

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014 Identifying a collectionCollections aren’t inherently bad. The first book collectors helped create libraries and the first collectors of antiquities helped establish museums. Collections help us identify with the world around us and introduce us to like-minded people. However, labelling a group of similar items a “collection” does not automatically make it one.

Idea – Two-tiered RASKOG End Tables

Materials: Raskog Kitchen Utility Cart My wife and I were looking for some modern end tables for either end of our loveseat, but couldn’t find anything we liked. Then my wife spotted the Raskog kitchen cart at IKEA. Raskog comes with three shelves/baskets, which are supported by four upright tubes, two at either end. Luckily, the tubes come in an upper and lower section.