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A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Simple strategies to clear email clutter — From Gina Trapani of Lifehacker March wrap upThese are the moments that made March a great month at Unclutterer.com. Diaper walletAn old CD case can become a diaper wallet, via Ikea hacker. Reader question: How to hide a shredder?Suggestions for how to camouflage office equipment.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Freebies Edition

One interesting element of having a fairly popular blog is the amount of free stuff people want to send you for the purpose of convincing you to review it.

Unclutterer on tv with spring decluttering tips

Yesterday morning, I appeared live on WUSA 9, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. For three minutes, I talked semi-coherently with news anchor Andrea Roane about clearing clutter from your kitchen pantry. Check it out:

What Fourth-Graders “Know” About Money

Financial Literacy Month begins today. What better way to kick things off than with a story from the trenches? This is a guest post from Chett Daniel, who writes about improving your life through personal fitness and personal finance at 5k5k.org.

Colour my kitchen!

Dawn redecorated her kitchen a couple months ago, with a clever idea for her kitchen walls. She says, "Living in an apartment, I'm limited in what adjustments I can make, but I was bored with my kitchen's honey colored cabinets, dark green counter tops, and ivory walls. I wanted a color on the walls and to take advantage of some under cabinet storage space. My solution?

13 Effective Time Management Tips For Web Workers

I'm sure the phrase time management isn't new to you. Managing time is certainly one of the biggest challenges for web workers and freelancers and it's something we think of all the time. If we don't do it effectively, we find it hard to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks.The concept is quite simple.

Pricing & Work: Are You a Commodity?

Anonymous Corp was a small company that used several freelancers for writing and graphic design. When they decided to cut costs, each freelancer was asked if they could offer better pricing. Joe immediately offered to cut his cost in half. Karen pointed out that they were getting significant value for they money they paid her.

Green 2.0: Designing not for less bad but for more good

From a New York Times science section article by Henry Fountain:Concrete may seem an unlikely material for scientific advances. At its most basic, a block of concrete is something like a fruitcake, but even more leaden and often just as unloved. The fruit in the mix is coarse aggregate, usually crushed rock. Fine aggregate, usually sand,

Will these car buying incentives get you to buy a new car?

By Xin Lu This week President Obama rolled out an initiative for the failing American  automakers to restructure.  The plan proposes several consumer incentives to jumpstart auto sales.  Here are some  details on the financial incentives  you can expect if you buy a new car this year.

The Biggest Waste of Time

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mara Rogers of Secrets For Money. Where I see people waste the most amount of time, where they reduce their productivity and efficiency and ultimately their happiness is from vacillating between just two words: “Yes” or “No.”

What is the creative process?

It’s a tough question to answer. But let’s try to answer it anyway—visually! Check out Dubberly Design Office’s new concept map, A Model of the Creative Process: Here’s DDO’s brief description of the concept map and poster:

The Best of Get Rich Slowly: March 2009

March was an introspective month at Get Rich Slowly. I spent time examining my relationship with money, most notably in my series of posts about the “stages” of personal finance: Fumbling in the dark, which described my bad money habits A candle in the dark, which described my quest to pay off debt The light at the end of the tunnel, which described how I began to save and invest

Spotlight: Light Writing on the Behance Network

Do you ever find yourself thinking, "sure it's good for reading and seeing stuff, but what has light really done for me lately?" Wonder no more, as light writing, an emerging form of stop motion animation, is taking the Behance Network by storm.

A Reasonable Engagement

This is the second entry in a five part series this week on the stages of a relationship and how you can make financially sound choices throughout. Other entries include courtships, weddings, honeymoons, and marriages. At some point in a relationship, it becomes clear that the people involved are interested in tying their lives together.