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By The Unclutterer Team

Five Elements of a Successful Goal (From My Experience)

A little over five years ago, I set a tremendous goal for myself. I wanted to completely overhaul my financial life. I was in a pile of debt. I was working at a job that I enjoyed, but it often felt like it was pulling me both from my family and from my dream career.

Can You Learn about Happiness from Virginia Woolf? I Think So.

Assay: Yesterday, I posted a quotation from Virginia Woolf for my weekly quotation. I often quote from Woolf, because she’s one of my very favorite writers. And, as has happened before, I got a few comments from readers saying, in effect, “Why are you quoting Virginia Woolf about happiness?

Dragonfly lamp

Materials: HEMMA cord set and IDEALISK tea infuser Description: Pretty simple and self explanatory. I used the Hemma cord set, the Idealisk tea infuser, and thin white pantyhose wrapped around some wire. See more of the dragon fly lamp. ~ Anette Tysnes Ungar, Sandnes, Norway

Vika Amon/Glasholm Dining Table

Materials: Vika Amon, Vika Lags, Vika Glasholm, Gilbert Description: It's simply putting things together from Ikea to save money and get a modern look at the same time for a different application (dining table in this case). This isn't my idea either, I have seen this combination at a friend's house but I put a little different spin to it to make what fits my taste.

AT&T DSL Only Option

AT&T is offering DSL without requiring phone service. This is sometimes referred to as “dry dsl” or “naked dsl”.

Healthy Snacks: 10 Ideas for More Wholesome Eating

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jules Clancy of Stonesoup. Reading Get Started: From Overweight to Healthy recently on Zen Habits, I couldn’t agree more with Leo’s advice. Eat move veggies, drink more water, move more and get rid of the junk. All great ideas. It also got me thinking. For me at least, the most difficult part of healthy eating is when it comes to snacks.

Besta Litter Box Cabinet

Materials: Besta 25"x47" Cabinet, 2 Besta Vara (doors), 2 Extension Cords, 2 Motion Activated Night Lights Description: Cut entrances in sides of cabinet (hello kitty head for my wife). Built cabinet per instructions. Mounted extension cords as outlets for night lights. Cut hole in rear to run cord to outlet. ~ Steven Clarkson, Carmel, IN

Reader Mailbag: On Workbooks

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Car buying question 2. Food business 3. Student loan question 4. Difficult car choice 5. Moving from Mint to spreadsheet 6. Savings or down payment? 7. Homeschooling 8. Overwhelmed by mortgage 9.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 1, June

Advertise here with BSA Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Wall mounting a 40" TV in Expedit

Materials: Expedit TV Storage Unit, 2 - 1 1/2" Machine Screws with washers, locking washers, and wing nuts, 16 L-brackets and 1/2" wood screws, Drill, hole cutter kit, Samsung Ultraslim wall mount, and of course our Samsung 40" TV Description: Just moved to a smaller house so our 40" TV that used to live on a wall needed and our books which used to live in its own library area needed a new home.

Strategies for keeping clutter off your dining table

If your home functions anything like mine, your dining table isn’t used just for eating. In addition to providing a dining space, our table is used for meal preparation, my son’s coloring surface, an alternate work station if my husband or I need a change of pace from our desks, a hang out spot to sit and read, and dozens of other purposes.

Freelance Freedom #210: Smooth Meeting

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Six Easy Networking Tips for Introverts

I’ll confess up-front; I’m an introvert. I spend a lot of time on my own – and I find it tiring to be around lots of other people.Being an introvert actually works out pretty well for me. I’m a writer, so a big part of my day involves sitting at my computer, working alone.

Discounted Gift Cards: The New Coupon

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. I’m currently house-sitting in Anchorage, where one of my duties will be kid-wrangling while my niece does the Alaska Run for Women.

The DIY Guide to Rock Star Productivity

Working with rock star productivity is awesome. You get stuff done like nobody else, and let’s face it, you’re the envy of colleagues and competitors alike! If you want that, but don’t feel like shelling out a thousand bucks for an expensive time management consultant, why not go the do-it-yourself way? I know you’ve got the chops for it.