lol I was wondering the same thing how low in terms of stuff can I actually go?
1. portable washing machine.
We rent too, I finally said enough is enough and we got a washer and a mini dryer. I was able to go from insane amounts of kid stuff to my ds who is three owns three pairs of pants and two pairs of knit jersey play pants.
I do laundry often but I also cd. Even a small haier are about $200 dollars and you can hang clothes above the shower on the rod on hangers without taking up space.
2. outside clothes vs houseclothes. It keeps the nice clothes nicer.
|anyway i guess the point is, when do you know that you have to stop tossing stuff and what do YOU do to organize the stuff you need to keep around
Think vertical and think of using the depths, we bought an ikea bookshelf that was like 18 inches deep we can put twice the book on one shelf and I have spare shelves for other stuff.
|(or refuse to get rid of.. in my DH's case a collection of DVD's and Disney VHS in my case a two series of books one which DD was named from and the other which is just REALLY good and i'm in the process of reading)
My dh happily bought a bound leatherette case for his dvd's getting rid of the cases and now he has his happy books to look through.
Then think of not used space, under the bed storage, hanging closet organizers? I put spice shelfs (dollar store the ones that are for bathrooms, spices, and drilled them into the back of the closet door, so that each shelf has one kid's hat mittens, scarf)
and oh gosh my mom would love this Ironing... yep ironing saves space!
We also have an ikea bed that is raised about 3 feet off the ground and keep stuff under it. Under the crib I have a few rolling bins as well.
But honestly the washing machine has saved us a tonne of money, my saturday mornings! and I probably gave away so many extra clothes as for my ds I had probably 14-20 pairs of pants/overalls in each size. Now all of my clothes fit into the closet and so paired down I am going to toss the dressers.