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Monday, July 29, 2013
I had a wonderful birthday yesterday - thanks for all the birthday wishes!
I uncovered some great space saving ideas for those with small spaces, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens. But you don't need to have small spaces to enjoy these clever suggestions!
"Secret Stash: Place furniture in the corners of rooms at an angle and use the space behind to stash baskets of extra linens, toys, crafts supplies, or whatever else you need to store.
Save Space: When space is at a premium, invest in a large, one-stop-shop bookcase that will serve multiple storage needs. Place it in a central location in your apartment unit and store books and dishes on the upper shelves; place bins, baskets, or drawers on the lower shelves to house linens, flatware, office supplies, and any extra things that don't have a place to live.
Faux Built-In: Some vintage apartment buildings come with gorgeous built-ins, ideal for storing modern necessities. If your apartment is lacking, fake the look by flanking a doorway with identical bookcases that reach almost to the ceiling and install moldings around the tops of the shelves. As a style bonus, paint the bookcase before installation, or line the backs with pretty paper.
Apartment Assets: Turn awkward apartment features in your favor. Tap odd corners or narrow closets for storage or a cozy seating area for one. In this living room, two narrow nooks provide storage for office and crafts supplies, and curtains can be drawn to conceal the spaces."
More on space saving ideas:
DIY Under-the-Bed Storage
Entry Closet Door Organizer
Organize Toys Using a Wire Garden Planter