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Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space
I have learned to de-clutter over the years, and I mean severely. After living in 3 consecutive 3-bedroom houses, I now I live in two very small rooms in less than 500 square feet total, and I still found space to keep certain areas free of furniture to walk around in. Multi-use furniture is clever and necessary: my sofa doubles as a standard sized twin bed, my dining table/desk will seat 6 comfortably with the bench seat, and I'm addicted to benches! They work as seating and coffee table. The Ikea Lack shelf on its side, which holds the TV, has also worked as extra seating by moving the speakers and using seat cushions. (Those speaker stands were featured in your Unplggd section because they are Ikea hacks!) I was also challenged with the living area having 3 doors, so nothing could go against walls or windows, which is how I came up with the idea of floating the dining table/sofa in the middle of the room. I love being able to walk around it and have easy access to the windows.

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