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  • Maybe you can take it with you…
    Why leave behind beautiful solid-wood furniture for your heirs to fight over when you can be buried in it?
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Microwave French Fry Maker
    I have never had a french fry made with this contraption, but supposedly it allows you to microwave fries purchased in your grocer’s freezer and turn them into treats that taste like ones from your favorite fast-food joint. But, I’m sincerely doubting this claim seeing as we all know it’s the fat and grease that makes fast food french fries so yummy.
  • Project Basement: Day 3
    Except for a couple hours this morning pulling out the washer and dryer, sweeping the floor where they had been, and doing a general cleanup in the laundry area of the basement, I’ve been sorting, scanning, and recycling a couple hundred pounds of paperwork.
  • Ask Unclutterer: Food storage containers
    Reader Carla asks for a recommendation on the best type of food storage container that won’t clutter up her mother’s cabinets.

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  • The second pass
    Do you do a second pass on your uncluttering efforts to make sure that you didn’t accidentally leave clutter in your collections? If you haven’t been doing a second pass of the areas of your home and office you’ve uncluttered, I recommend you schedule it on your calendar for a few days or weeks after your first pass in your uncluttering process. My guess is you’ll find one or more items you’re now ready to purge from your bookshelves, or whatever area you’ve recently uncluttered.
  • Organizing your workspace based on function zones
    Whether you’re moving into a new office or simply uncluttering and organizing your current space, one of the easiest ways to get your desk in order is to focus on organizing zones according to purpose. When you deal with the items on your desk based on similar function, you can keep the most important items as the focus of your space and put the least important items out of the way.

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  • Seven ways to cope with stress
    Feeling stressed? Here are seven way to better handle the anxiety.
  • Stay productive and organized while working from home
    In Dave’s four years of working from home, he’s learned a lot about managing home and work life, staying productive while cozy at home, avoiding distractions, and more. Based on these experiences, the following are his 10 tips that keep his work on track when he’s at home.

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  • Tax time: Three basic steps to get you closer to filing your taxes on time
    If you’re good at procrastinating and do it often, putting off doing your 2011 tax returns would be a very simple thing to do. I know it’s even easier to procrastinate doing them when you suspect you owe the government money. There’s no need to let stress about completing your taxes take its toll on you, though. Getting started with just a few easy tasks right now can alleviate some of your anxiety, help you to be better organized, and assist you with meeting the federal and your state’s tax deadlines.
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Cauliflower Corer
    I didn’t even know Cauliflower Corers were a thing. More importantly, I never would have guessed what it was if it were sitting in front of me. Where I come from, tubes with sharp things on the end of them are used for digging holes for fence posts.

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  • Vertical laptop stands save desk space
    Save limited desktop space by using a vertical laptop stand.
  • O Magazine focuses on uncluttering
    The March 2010 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine just hit newsstands and it is dedicated to the theme “De-Clutter Your Life!” The uncluttering articles begin on page 142, but most of the content in the rest of the magazine is tangentially related to the topic.

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  • Collapsible funnel
    Please forgive my relatively high level of excitement for such a bland product, but sometimes it is the smallest things that make life better.

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  • George Washington: Simplicity seeker
    George Washington’s biography is a nice reminder that the problems and aggravations we face currently, and our desire for a more simple life, are often very similar to those experienced by the people who lived before us.

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  • Unitasker Wednesday: Puppy Tweets
    What is a Puppy Tweets? It’s a device your dog wears around its neck that transmits messages to your computer so your dog can tweet you. Because, um, tweeting is something you really want your dog to do?

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  • Curing clutter problems in under-sink cabinets
    Cabinets under sinks in kitchens and bathrooms are common places to find clutter. Following these steps can help you to get rid of clutter for good from these spaces.
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Shoe Bibs
    Are you a messy eater? I mean, a really messy eater? Are you constantly having to replace your shoes because you can’t find your mouth? If so, then you must be the target market for Shoe Bibs!

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  • Why we hold on to sentimental clutter
    Sentimental clutter plagues our attics, basements, closets, garages, and desks. These sentimental trinkets can keep us from moving forward with our lives physically and emotionally. If there is so much of the past taking up space in the present, there isn’t room to grow.
  • Discover your style to keep clutter out of your closet
    I like to think of my wardrobe as being an exclusive club that only the best of the best can get into. I’m the bouncer, and I get to decide what items make it past the red velvet rope, and what items don’t.

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  • Three uncluttered activities you can do on a lazy Saturday
    Three of these to-do items on my list today are great tasks to complete on a day you’ve decided to stay at home. From my home to yours, I bring you three uncluttered activities you can do on a lazy Saturday.
  • Evaluate your household routines
    Do you have a routine chart for household chores? Is everyone in the house taking responsibility for and completing their duties? Do you need to evaluate your routines to make sure they’re meeting the demands of your home and fit with your schedule? With the start of the new month, now might be a good time to make sure you have a functioning system in place.

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  • Folding kitchen island
    The folding island saves on space in the kitchen and it also serves you well while you need extra counter space.
  • GarageBand rocks more with less
    The new iLife ’09 suite updates GarageBand with several exciting new features that will help beginner, and even advanced, guitarists keep their hobby clutter-free.

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  • Unitasker Wednesday: BeanSlice
    It is rare that someone submits a unitasker and my first thought is, “I want that!” But this week, that was my response. Even I, the UNCLUTTERER, am tempted by plastic doodads that do the exact same thing as the knives I already own.

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  • Use your mac as a television
    The elgato EyeTV Hybrid lets you watch televised programming on your Mac without needing a dedicated television set.

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