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It's tough to de-clutter small spaces with little storage. Any tips?

Posted on 2/01/10 at 8:38 PM By BISSELL | 49 Replies

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Nicole Colon

Bridgeport, CT

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I say think of the game tetris and of you could make fit the impossible!
Posted on 3/03/11 at 11:44 PM

LESLEY PARKER

VALLEJO, CA

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NO CLUTTER AT ALL - SPACIOUS AT ALL TIMES.  MORE IS LESS.
Posted on 3/03/11 at 8:01 AM

sweepywmn

Roscommon, MI

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In these cold times with  high heat bills it is environmentally sound and pays to have a small heating stove to burn junk mail and newspapers.  I recall a news story of a man who got a post office box, signed up for all the junk mail he could locate, used the p.o. box and was able to heat his small home!
Posted on 2/17/11 at 2:17 AM

Nikki Sprouse

Columbus, OH

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Try and get creative with things you may already have in your home.
Posted on 1/15/11 at 11:47 PM

Christy Humphrey

Sibley, LA

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Very good ideas for small apartment living!
Posted on 1/15/11 at 5:18 PM

David Brown

Coconut Creek, FL

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It can prove very difficult to de-clutter a small space, especially when you have five people (3 kids) living in 1300 sqare feet.  Of course, storage bins and beds designed to maximize the same are useful, but there are other things you can do to help maximize the little space you have.

For starters, you might want to take a look at what toys are being played with and which ones are left in toy wasteland.  If toys don't apply then consider the sentimental value on things that are taking up valuable space.  Once you determine which toys and brick-a-brack (yes it does feel like a brick) are cluttering your area consider donating them to those less fortunate.  You will be helping others, and depending on the value of your items you may even have a substantial tax write off.  Try doing this personal inventory and sweep every quarter or semi-annualy and you will find yourself with much more space, less clutter and peace of mind.

Tune in next time for more adventures in dec-cluttering.

Posted on 1/14/11 at 9:51 AM

konachris

Florence, SC

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I use storage bins covered with a piece of wood and a cloth as bedside tables and wherever else I need a table.  I store my  off season clothing Christmas decos and other seasonal items in them.  It's space saving and cheaper than furniture. 
Posted on 1/10/11 at 12:31 PM

Brittany Seawell

Carthage, NC

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I use space bags and under bed boxes to store my off-season clothes and my camping gear.  I stash all the stuff under my couches (they are about 5 inches off the ground) or under my bed, so it's all reachable and out of the way.
Posted on 1/06/11 at 10:53 PM

Danny Spell

Plano, TX

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OK, this is a morbid response, but...
...if I died today, I think about what my family and friends would have to deal with, so with that in mind, I try to live as sparsely as possible.

Basically, be a minimalist. More important to invest in relationships than knick knacks.
Posted on 12/24/10 at 5:54 PM

Virginia

Taylor, PA

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If you haven't used or worn it in at least 2 seasons, toss it.  Never leave a room without first picking things up.
Posted on 11/19/10 at 10:03 AM
Located on the white label above, usually on the back of the machine.
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