- Ask Unclutterer: Design ideas for odd space above kitchen cabinets
Reader Bonnie wants to know what to do with the foot-and-a-half space that exists above her kitchen cabinets and the ceiling in her home.
- Easily identify metric and SAE tools with red electrical tape
Colored electrical tape is a great way to keep things grouped.
- Organizing a party pantry
I was recently given a copy of the book Simple Stunning Parties at Home by its author Karen Bussen. In the book, Karen suggests organizing a “party pantry” so that “when it’s time to throw a dinner party or a wine and cheese night on the spur of the moment, I look [to it] for design inspiration, and I pull together all the elements I need.” She lives in a small New York City apartment, so her party pantry isn’t large or cluttered. She recommends a “small closet, a cupboard in the kitchen, or an antique hutch — whatever works for you.”
- DIY everyday camera bag
The primary disadvantage of DSLR cameras is the inconvenience of trying to carry them everywhere. In searching for the perfect everyday camera bag, Brian found that bags for cameras are designed to carry only camera equipment. Some backpacks will fit a laptop and a few personal items, but if you prefer a messenger bag, there really isn’t any middle ground. But it turns out that Timbuk2’s new Commute 2.0 bag is just the right size for adding a single insert to carry a DSLR.
- Rules for computing happiness: Software simplicity
Alex Payne’s advice for how to keep the software on your computer free of clutter.