- Book review: Keeping It Straight
Keeping It Straight — You, Me, and Everything Else by Patrick Rhone is a digital book that is part memoir, part simple living and productivity guide, which through a collection of short essays addresses clearing clutter from your life to greater experience happiness.
- Unitasker Wednesday: Lawn Stryper
No matter how many times I read the product description I couldn’t figure out what the Lawn Stryper does.
- April resolution wrap up and an introduction of May’s resolution
For May, my public resolution is to be more mindful and deliberate about my media intake. I’m not against television, magazines, newspapers, or the internet (obviously), I think they are wonderful forms of entertainment, education, and information distribution. I’ve simply realized that it is more difficult for me to disconnect from media now than it once was, and this doesn’t sit well with me.
- Celebrity minimalist: Vincent Kartheiser
Actor Vincent Kartheiser plays the loathsome Pete Campbell on the hit television show Mad Men, and he does it extremely well. (In fact, he does it so well, I can’t watch the show because I truly disdain his character.) In addition to being a great actor, he also appears to be in the running for the most extreme minimalist celebrity in Hollywood.
- Organizing and uncluttering as entertainment
If organizing and uncluttering are fun as games, why are these same activities considered chores in our homes and offices? Why don’t we look forward to putting things away? Why is cleaning up after a dinner party never as much fun as setting up?
- Unitasker Wednesday: Snap On Bottle Tops
When you’re drinking soda pop out of a can, do you really wish you were drinking it out of a bottle? Is a 12 oz. soft drink just the right size, and 20 oz. way too much? Sure, you could buy a 20 oz. bottle, drink only the amount you want, and save the rest for later — but we both know that would be too easy!
- Workspace of the Week: Outdoor office retreat
This week’s Workspace of the Week is NomadJim’s tropical paradise.
- Let board games multitask as artwork
Board games can be stored on the wall instead of just in the closet.
- 35 luxury notebooks to organize your life
If you’re a traditional pen and paper notebook aficionado, then this exhaustive list of notebooks will get you headed in the right direction.
- Unitasker Wednesday: Spin the Bottle Game
The Electronic Spin the Bottle Game isn’t your parents’ empty bottle.
- An alternative to parchment paper
For less that what you will spend in a year on parchment paper, you can buy two reusable Silpat silicone baking mats — and save space, too, in your pantry.