Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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flamewarflipsidesThe Plan

I’d like to create a filing cabinet that I can take to any future house. Still, it needs to fit in the space I have now. It also needs to not be fugly.

The solution: Martha Stewart’s Office in a Chest

I measured my mother’s hanging folders for her cabinet. 13” from hook to hook. That means the interior of the chest needs to be at least 14” and the exterior would thus need to be at least 16” wide.

Due to the size and shape of the room I’m in, 30” is the maximum length of the chest.

Ideally, it would be at least high enough to sit on. Ideally, it would have cushion on top, one I could upholster to match my stuff. And most importantly of all, I’d need to be able to install a padlock, somewhere out of the way so it still looks nice.

Have to obtain the chest first, then worry about creating the filing system within later. 2 years ago

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