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Ask Unclutterer: Accessible but clutter-free toy storage

Reader Patricia submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I want to keep toys for my grandchildren to play with when they visit our home, but our condo doesn’t have much extra space to store the toys. My friend says I need to have a special drawer for them, but I can’t think of a place that is accessible. Some of the toys are appropriate for different ages.

Kura bed transformed to kingsize bed with cosy cave

Materials: Kura bed Description: My son and I live on very little space, so I wanted to make a bed for both of us that didn't take up too much space. I bought a Kura bed, painted it white and removed one of the panels of the bed in order to fit an 140x200 cm mattress instead of the original 90x200 cm.

The Art of the Audacious Goal

I want to run for mayor of a large city. I want to publish a series of fantasy novels that appear in every bookstore in the country. I want to pay off the $300,000 in debt that I owe. I want to start a restaurant chain. I want to visit 100 countries by the time I’m 40. I’m a fan of overly audacious goals.

Workspace of the Week: White workspace and gaming area

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Arunan Sritharan’s desk: Sometimes all-white workspaces we have can seem cold and sterile. The consistent use of a strong accent color in this office adds some much needed warmth to the mix. Thank you, Arunan, for submitting your office to our workspace Flickr pool. Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week?

The Guide to Crazy Comment Personality Types – Part 1

Nothing can bring so much joy and pain to the hearts of writers and bloggers like the Internet commenter.

A Teaching Moment

I was deep into my writing trance when, out in the distance I heard a loud crash.It came from the living room, where my daughter and her friends were playing.

Ask the Readers: The Best Online Bank for Service and Security?

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the best online bank accounts.

10 Quotes to Inspire Creativity

GETTING yourself stuck in a creative rut can completely halt your productivity and hold you back. In my day-to-day, it’s difficult to write about things like credit cards and debt in an engaging way without at least a little creativity. When you find yourself struggling to think of something new and innovative, consider these words from 10 great thinkers. 1.

Erikslund Frame Hack

Materials: Erikslund Ikea Frames, flathead screwdriver, staple gun, staples, photos, photo save adhesive Description: I purchased 3 of these frames a couple of years ago when they were on sale for 6,90 Euro in Germany. I always envisioned swapping out the photos, but was disappointed when I got home and realized that it wasn't meant for that.

FJELLSE Headboard

Materials: FJELLSE full bed, stain, piece of pine, L brackets, drill, screws, screwdriver Description: I needed a bed, was on a budget and hated everything on Craigslist. For under $100 I got a bed a like that I think looks great. The FJELLSE full bed was on sale for only $49. I picked it up and skipped the $20 slats and got a free box spring from Craigslist.

The King of Pipes: The Meerschaum

The Song of the Pipe When the night air is shading ’round you, And the lake is lying still; When you hear the evening tuning, Of the lonely whippoorwill; When the woods are big and silent, And the world seems all at rest; And the cheerful fire is blazing, Then your good old pipe is best. When you are tired out from tramping, Through the winding forest ways; And you’ve had your trout

Find Your Dream Career

By Annching Wang When I graduated from fashion school last spring, I, like many other new graduates and job seekers, felt ready to take on the world. I had devoted 4 years to studying the thing that I had hoped would lead to a bright, shining career in the fashion industry, a dream I had held since I was 7 years old. It didn’t happen like that.

The Fundamental Ingredients for Financial Success

In today’s reader mailbag, a reader asked me if the questions I get for the mailbag make me depressed because, frankly, many of the stories I hear from readers represent a grim financial story. I told him, quite honestly, that most of the questions actually make me happy. They fill me with hope.

So You Want My Job: Advertising Executive

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. The advertising business these days isn’t as glamorous as it was during the heyday of Madison Avenue, when Don Draper and company came up with campaigns over three martini lunches.

The Delegation Experiment, Part 3: Teaching It

In the last installment of the Delegation Experiment we worked through the challenge of deciding what pieces of your business you could, in theory, hand off to someone else to do for you. Because if you plan to delegate, you need to identify what it is you plan to delegate, right?