Creating Extra Storage vs. Getting Rid of Stuff

Creating Extra Storage vs. Getting Rid of Stuff

Laure Joliet
Aug 31, 2009

It seems life around the house is a constant balancing act between deciding to limit how much comes into the house (in addition to thinning out what's here) and deciding on a piece of furniture that can do double duty and help store the things we have and love:

In the past we went back and forth as though one of those extremes was right or wrong. We thought we needed to get rid of so many things that we wouldn't even need storage. Then we gave up and started collecting loads of stuff from flea markets and thrift stores. When we downsized living spaces, we put the apartment on a diet and got things back to equilibrium. But now that we're living with the bf, for exemple, we certainly need somewhere to put all the dvd's he owns (they are currently in stacks on the floor) because there's no getting rid of them. He watches them a lot and we host movie nights so they're still valuable and useful.

Life now is about achieving balance between hanging on to the stuff we really love and find useful, being willing to let go of the stuff that's taking up space for one day and being smart about how we're storing things.

Here's some help:

Inspiration and Tips for Getting Rid of Stuff
How Having Less is Having More
Kana and Sam's Less is More
Genevieve and Maxwell's Mid Century Perch
Tips for Having a Garage Sale
Putting the Apartment on a Diet
Hoarder Horror Stories
Posessed: When Things Start Posessing You

Great Storage Solutions
Before and After Bathroom Storage
6 Book Storage Ideas
Best Bookcase storage
Kitchen Storage Ideas
8 Creative Storage Solutions
Creatve Bathroom Storage
8 Small Space Storage Solutions

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