Materials: (2) Lack Wall Shelf, (2) Akurum Base Cabinet and (1) Akurum Wall Corner Cabinet
Description: We needed a cash-wrap station with room for supplies but with a small footprint. Since we use a mobile payment system on a tablet computer there is no need for a register to clutter our space. Our Lack-Akurum hack suits our needs and gets quite a few compliments.
Materials: Ikea Kura, wood
Description: My eldest son was sleeping in a Kura bed, my youngest son in a small bed that had become too small.
Problem: the room was too small for two beds and was full of toys scattered on the floor.
Is everything taking forever to get done? Does your boss come up to you and ask, “What is taking so long with the project?” Or if you work for yourself, do your business goals never seem to get accomplished. Are you struggling to finish things?I bet when you start out on a goal or project you have a lot of excitement. It might be the dream project you have always wanted.
As a clean-shaven adult male in his thirties, I’ve shaved my face literally thousands of times – it’s probably approaching the ten thousand shave mark at this point.
I’ve used all kinds of equipment to shave with, too – old-fashioned safety razors with individual blades, fully disposable razors, disposable razors with cartridge-based systems, and fully electric razors
Materials: Sultan Lade bed base(Art.#: 600.797.88), Sultan Lade bed base(Art.# 758.446.09)
Description: Was recently making my daughter's MALM bed and spotted the bed slats. Wow! What fine pieces of pine, already cut to size and sanded smooth...hmmm...what can I fashion with those?!
Reclaimed pieced wood furniture seems to be all the rage these days.
Newish GRS reader Jennifer is beginning her financial journey, and she shared her strategy so far. So here I am, mid-30s, buried in an obscene amount of credit card debt, and very little to show for it other than my piles and piles of STUFF. Man, I love me some stuff.
It can become pretty stressful, right?
Every morning we have to struggle to get ourselves ready, get everything done and be out the door on time. And not to mention what it's like if you have kids as well who just want to play around :-)
How would you like to start you day stress-free, happy and empowered by a new day?
I have an old friend that collects vintage comic books. He owns several World War II-era Superman comics, many first issues of comics from the Silver Era, and lots of other issues with significant value. He mostly collects comics that were printed prior to 1980 and is meticulous about storing them.
This is his primary hobby.
Materials: Jig Saw, 1 3/8" Forstner Bit, Drill, Patience
Description: My wife and I are in the middle of a DIY kitchen renovation. We ripped our soffits out and discovered one little issue, we had a pipe running through one of the soffits. Our solution? Build the soffit into the 39" cabinet.
Here is how we did it:
1) Measure space needed for soffit.
This post is brought to you by Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.What’s this? We can’t all afford a personal masseuse or athletic trainer to regularly rub out the kinks, soreness, and tight spots in our muscles. But there is a way to massage oneself, with the benefit of being able to control exactly where and how much pressure to apply.
One side effect of the recent recession has been young adults moving back in with their parents, or not being able to move out at all after college because they can’t find a job.Those who have successfully flown the coop can face a different problem—parents who want to move in with them. There can be numerous reasons for this.
Materials: Knappa, Melodi, Wire Cutters
Description: Install the Knappa lamp as a ceiling by "borrowing" parts from the $9.99 Melodi light fixture!
See more of the Knappa Melodi pendant light install.
~ R Carrara, TorontoMore hacks on IKEAHackers.net
By Leo Babauta
One of the best tricks I’ve learned to improve my likelihood of sticking to a habit is so simple it’s sinful.
Stop thinking of a new habit as something you have to do, but as something you are allowed to do.
Let’s say you’re starting a workout. Many people think, “OK, I gotta do this.
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. In favor of a smartphone
2. Summer break activities
3. More money causes stress
4. Robert Kiyosaki
5. Financial stress or paranoia?
6. Parent helping child
7. Credible consumer credit agency