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Asked on Oct 22, 2017

Light, storage, and limited budget problems

Deb22788315Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CABobbie
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I live in two tiny rooms with one room having no windows but an outer door that is glass and two inner doorways with no doors. My challenges are three fold 1) limited light, 2) limited storage 3) VERY limited budget. Suggestions are welcomed.

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  • Dysko7710
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Hang mirrors if you can to reflect what light you do have and give the illusion of larger space. Use light colored walls and decor, furnishings and bedding, etc. Here are some storage ideas for small spaces as well:
  • Sharon
    on Oct 22, 2017

    For light you can use camping lanterns that you buy in sporting goods retailstores good for stormy weather also.for storage buy the plastic crates to stack on top of each other,also at retail stores.if you need privacy for your doorways use a shower rode with a one panel curtain or long towel.hopefully helpful.
  • Bobbie
    on Oct 23, 2017

    I love the old metal cabinets for storage...bedding , tools, crafts, canned goods and my sewing machine all in a 32"x 72" area $25 at thrift store.. Bookcases also work for storing the same items and can be discretely covered with some great curtains. For a little extra light..... white Christmas lights can add just enough
  • For lighting, make the rounds of second hand and thrift shops, before paying full retail in other places for an old style floor lamp that still takes the 3 way bulbs, 50, 100, 150. What type of storage are you looking for? I would shop second hand and thrift stores for that too as it can easily be prettied up with some stain or paint. There are always the plastic storage drawers on wheels too. You can toss a table cloth, pashmina, length of fabric over and use as a table too.
  • Deb22788315
    on Oct 23, 2017

    I saw a post where an old window was hung at the end of a dark hall with lights behind it so it looked like light was coming in naturally. Not sure if they used Christmas lights stapled to the back of the frame. Would probably work for you too. You could use curtains for your doors and if you cannot afford them you could use a bed sheet cut to the right length and hemmed with a sewing machine or fabric glue. Use a tension rod to hang them. Also you could use cardboard boxes cut the height so they will slide under your bed and you would have extra storage. Label the end of the boxes in large letters so you will know what is in each box.

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