If you find yourself living in a smaller space than anticipated (or hoped), here are two tips from colleague in Afghanistan who found creative ways to manage the space in her hooch:
"I bought four bed risers to lift up my bed. Target had them for $9.99 and the risers were stronger than I initially thought. Each riser holds about 300 lbs and I could still get under my bed in full gear when necessary. You might be able to find the risers cheaper, but I just went with Target." Note: when I went to the site Target was charging $14.99.
"I also bought some storage cubes that held most of my slacks and tops that didn't require ironing or just used them for stuff that didn't fit in my armoire. I bought six and stacked them on the side of the hooch and used the top for books and DVDs."
I found dormbuys.com which is a site geared towards college dorm living, but the space saver section seems to have a lot of practical ideas and items. What space saving tips do you have?
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