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    • MSE Sarah
    • By MSE Sarah 6th Nov 18, 6:02 PM
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    MSE Team Blog: Tricks to boost storage and improve the look of your home
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    MSE Team Blog: Tricks to boost storage and improve the look of your home 6th Nov 18 at 6:02 PM
    Want to save on space and spruce up your house or flat? There are lots of nifty MoneySaving tricks to 'pimp your home' for less, from low-cost ways to make your bathroom sparkle to raising your bed to create storage space underneath.

    Folk at MSE Towers know a thing or two about making the most of a smaller pad - after all, many of us live in central London, where accommodation can be decidedly cosy. So we asked the team what they've learned over the years.

    Read the full blog: Tricks to boost storage and improve the look of your home

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    • quartzy
    • By quartzy 7th Nov 18, 2:45 AM
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    side of fridge
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    • 7th Nov 18, 2:45 AM
    You can get slim storage sliders from ebay or similar for storing cans and jars, they come on runners and are a space saver to go down the side of your fridge/freezer especially if you live in a flat.
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    • By Puma2729 7th Nov 18, 5:48 AM
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    Under used storage!
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    • 7th Nov 18, 5:48 AM
    Buy under bath storage doors from Argos and put all cleaning products and irregularly used items such as special hair conditioners, weekly face masks, toilet rolls etc under the bath. This has made a huge difference to keeping the bathroom clutter free.
    If you have someone who is skilled with wood or MDF, I'm sure something similar can be made.
    • emjay99
    • By emjay99 7th Nov 18, 12:35 PM
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    Boost storage capacity in high built-in cupboards
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    • 7th Nov 18, 12:35 PM
    If you have high built in cupboards and there is a sizeable unusable space above the top of the doors (eg a 6ft door in a 9ft cupboard) you can divide and use that space by installing a shelf at say 7 ft 6 ins but make a cut out in the front centre portion of the shelf . If the cupboard is say 2 ft deep, make a 15 inch deep cutout 24 inches long and fix a stiffener under the remaining 9 inches depth. You can then load and unload the extra shelf through the cutout with bulky items.
    • stirchleygirl
    • By stirchleygirl 9th Nov 18, 6:48 PM
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    IKEA IVAR wood free standing shelving are brilliant for renters as they are fairly cheap come in different heights, widths and depths. They can be painted to match your d!cor if you don't like the natural wood look. You can take them with you when you move and most importantly why these are better than any other bookcases/shelving and space saving is that the holes to put the shelves in run the full length of the posts (unlike others which have a run of holes then a gap before the next run). This allows you to place the shelves at exactly the height you need for what's on the shelf so no wasted space between the top of the items and the next shelf and you can buy extra shelves so with these you can fit much more on them than the other types of shelving.
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    • By catshark88 9th Nov 18, 11:13 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 11:13 PM
    Have a very thorough declutter. Keep only the things that you really love, or really need. Keep minimal justins (just in case). Take heart and advice from the decluttering threads over on the old style boards.
    "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." William Morris
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