Lebanon Reporter

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January 21, 2014

Solving space age problems

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The editor’s name is Debra and her editorial this month is titled: “Help, I Need More Space!” Last month it was: “Do You Need More Space?” And in March, get ready for: “Space, I Think That’s What We All Need!” The pages are filled with colorful photographs of homes that don’t have much furniture, but just a lot of adjustable nooks and crannies. With every picture, the first thing you think of is not how people have effectively used their limited space, but what possessed them to buy so much junk to begin with.

These are actual tips from the magazine. You can thank me later for bringing them to your attention:1. Store books on a shelf vertically so you can read the titles. (I know, I know…how cool an idea is that?)2. Use large hooks for coats, backpacks and gym bags, but use smaller ones for keys and dog leashes. (Seriously, why didn’t I think of this?)3. Use a basket in your hall closet for gloves. (…because you’d never find those mittens in your coat pockets?)4. Use empty jars to store paper clips and loose screws. (Was this magazine the best 10 bucks I ever spent?)When Mary Ellen saw me reading Storage Solutions, she asked if she could see it when I was finished. I told her I’d roll it up and stick it in the wine rack. No, that idea was not in the magazine. Proud to say, that one was all mine.

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