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By Mark Shead

On the Forums: old t-shirts, personal information managers and childrens’ artwork

There’s already a few very interesting discussions underway on the new Unclutterer Forums that launched this morning: What to do with old, but sentimental, t-shirts? What personal information managers are members of the Unclutterer community using? What to do with childrens’ artwork? Be sure to check it out.

My Garage Sale and Thrifting Toolkit

I really enjoy visiting garage sales, yard sales, and thrift stores. I almost always find an item or two that I’m either looking for myself or I’m sure I can sell on eBay for a small profit.

"Learn New Skills, Ask Questions, Practice Yoga--and Only Travel Carry-On."

From time to time, I post short interviews with interesting people about their insights on happiness. During my study of happiness, I’ve noticed that I often learn more from one person’s highly idiosyncratic experiences than I do from sources that detail universal principles or cite up-to-date studies.

Tuesday’s Tip: Removing Superglue

Have you ever gotten superglue all over your fingers and had to live with it for two weeks as it wore off? There is a simple way to take it off, but first, let me tell you a story. When my wife worked in the ER of a large county hospital in Dallas, she saw a lot of very strange cases. One of the most interesting was the guy who came in with his eyes closed.

Breaking Free From the Pattern Trap

Image Courtesy of Vogue Jill Gets Ambushed, Again The knot condensed like a heavy weight in Jill’s stomach. Suddenly gasping for air, she recognized she had been here before. Yet again, just when she thought she had finally put it all together, something had sabotaged the fulfilling life that she dreamed about.

99% Conference: Student/Nonprofit Tickets

$199 nonprofit/student tickets are almost sold out for the 2010 99% Conference. Apply now to get one of the remaining spots.

Introducing the Unclutterer Forums

During the period between when I had finished writing Unclutter Your Life in One Week and its printing, I came up with the idea of creating an online community for people to discuss their progress, share pictures and ideas, and respond to what they had read in the book.

Starting a Lifetime Savings Journey

Recently, my son Joe had his fourth birthday. Sarah and I had made the decision that we were going to introduce the idea of an allowance to him after his fourth birthday, along with the idea of saving for specific goals. In order to accomplish this goal, we decided to get him a Money Savvy Pig for his fourth birthday.

Philip and Cat's home: An Ikea shoe room and more

The whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts, as we'll see in Phil's series of hacks for his new home with his fiancé, Cat. Great use of simple Ikea hacks. 1.

Linkswitch #14

Freelancing From The Road: The Tools to Take With You “One of the great things about being a freelancer, is the freedom that comes with having chosen this career path. As a freelancer you can take to the road when you need, and the best part is, that you can also take your job with you!

How Much House Do You Need?

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. For more than a decade, Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has lived in an 89 square-foot home. His decision to live in a tiny house came from concerns about the effects a larger house would have on the environment, and his desire to not maintain a lot of unused or unusable space. Obviously Jay’s home is at the extreme low end of how

Have you seen my stolen rickshaw?

I'm so sad to say that I woke up this morning to find that my faithful old green rickshaw had been stolen from outside our apartment building.This was the rickshaw built for me nearly three years ago by the amazing New York bike genius George Bliss.

The Bruce Lee Approach to Valuing of Money

Bruce Lee lived his life through action; he was a man who lived what he taught. Many people don't know that he wasn't just a great martial artist but he studied, amongst other things, philosophy at the University of Washington.

Action, In Words and Pictures

An interview with Bob McKinnon, whose new book focuses on how notable "doers" make their ideas happen.

How to Benefit from a Freelancer's Mindset

A rundown of what we can learn from the traits that define freelancers (flexible, time-focused, passionate).