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When we de-cluttered our 1400 sf home we looked very much like a minimalist. We had cabinets and storage that was empty. Then we bought and moved into a house that was 980 sf with no storage. We had to come up with solutions where we were able to store our much needed things but we wanted to keep a calming but warm welcoming look for our home without the stress of walking over things.

  1. Using baskets and wooden boxes for decor so everyday items can be in a convenient location without having the displayed on top of furniture’s . This days the variety of the baskets are amazing and even if you go to secondhand store you are able to find some beautiful one on a very budget friendly price.                                                                                                                                           
  2. To avoid the need of extra furniture ( if you have small space you know every inch counts:)) place selves high up out of the eye level. You still able to keep your clean walls (that will help you to make it look your home bigger) but you will gain a tons of space to put things up there. You can even go farther with having paper boxes that has the same color like your wall it will bland in and it will give you and even more clean look.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  3. If you are about to remodel your kitchen or change your cabinets and you are at the fence what to choose I share my experience with it. I don’t know how I existed without drawers! In the cabinets I needed to go on my knees to get things out from the back of the cabinet if I remembered at all what was in the deeper part of the shelve. When we switched to drawers it amazed me how much time I saved in my everyday life (I cook every day from scratch) After I had my drawers I had to rethink how to organize it because now I had to organize them in vertically so it’s easy to locate things and nothing is hidden or buried. Again my jars saved me. Perfect solution  to have a narrow tall storage, so no space (top part of the drawer space) will be wasted and since it’s glass I get to see what’s in it. I turn them up site down so it seals the top better and everything stays fresher in the jar and another practical side of it I don’t have to label what’s in there because the bottom part had a thicker glass and it works like a magnifying glass so I can easily see what’s in there..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  4. Have hooks for extra storage. When you have a small home lot’s of random items need a place to live and the easier to put things away the more likely we will do it. Having some cute canvas bags will add extra storage space for little items like swimming gear and you can just grab it when you wanna go to swim. Another can hold sunglasses by the door or if you really need space to add to your closet socks can go in there or if you have kids endless possibility for toys.                                                                                                                                                                                               
  5. Utilizing your closet. Most closet have one self with a rod underneath and dressers are holding shirts, underwear, pajamas etc . We didn’t have that much space in our bedroom, so we utilized it with a wall to wall shelf in the closet. Kind of creating an old fashioned wardrobe cabinet. I got come cute wooden boxes to create an easier sorting system and we had gained so much space that way.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  6. Having furniture with storage. We bought a couch that can be expended into a sleeping bed for two person. Top of that we created a room for overnight guests. We have a giant storage space under the sofa. That would be a such of wasted space, now I can store big bulky items there that would be really hard to find a space for.

Here’s a video on it where I explain and I show you in details on this tips how we implemented them.

xx Noemi

18 Comments

  1. Jen

    Hi Noemi;
    Enjoy your videos, they bring calm to my day and always look forward to the next.
    Would you please share what brand of carrot, spinach, etc powder you buy? I would like to add those to my smoothies.
    Thanks!

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    • Noemi

      Hi Jen! Thank you so much for watching my videos! It makes my day 😁☺️❤️ I buy from a variety of different brands but I like the brand Micro Ingredients and Suncore Foods. I try to make sure the powder I buy is organic ❤️

      Here are a couple links
      Spinach Powder: https://amzn.to/3SlMGaz
      Carrot Powder: https://amzn.to/4aWIsxw

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  2. Connie

    I landed upon your You Tube videos and was inspired by the way you clean and organize and love the healthier alternative way of making your own cleaning products… I have been binge watching as I go about my day, and love the Christmas decorations with the little houses and natural decorations…. Thank you for so many wonderful ideas to help make life a little more simpler…

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    • Noemi

      Hi Connie! Thank you so much for watching my channel, it means a lot to me ❤❤ I’m so glad you are enjoying my tips and decorating! 🤗

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  3. Deanna

    I love your new website Noemi! Looking forward to reading this.

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    • Noemi Varga

      Thank you so much I’m so excited to have you here Deanna! :)xx

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  4. Brandi

    I’m so excited to see you have a blog now. I just recently started watching your videos and I am getting so many good ideas for cleaning, organizing and minimizing my home. I have also just found your amazon store, which is super helpful as well. I was wondering if you could share where your kitchen table and coffee table are from. I really like them.
    Thank you for all of your helpful tips and just sharing all of your ideas with the public.

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  5. Elaine

    Love your YouTube channel. We downsized after retiring, selling our home, and moving to another state to a smaller place. We have two bedrooms and we still have too much. Not sure what to do as I have some hobbies and the second room takes up a lot of that. Maybe stop my hobbies?

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    • Noemi Varga

      Sweet Elaine definitely don’t stop doing what you love doing you can pay attention what gives you the most joy and set aside more space for that. When I de-cluttered I took my time to figure out what’s important to me and I discovered I still wanna paint and cook and top of that I fall in love with editing and creating video this are take up space so I compromised in other areas like clothes and bathroom stuff the more I simplified the areas that I wanted to spend less time I gained place for the things that meant a lot to me :)xx

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  6. Judy

    Congratulations on your new website! I always look forward to all your new content on all your sites. Love your recipes and can’t wait to try this new one.

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    • Noemi Varga

      Thank you so much Judy! 🙂 xx

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  7. Dawn

    Noemi, I love, love your sofa! Is it the Friheten from Ikea? Do you find it comfortable and sturdy? I would love to replace the bed in what was my daughter’s room (She’s grown and in her own home), and use the room as a den for the 10 months of the year that I don’t have house guests.

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    • Noemi Varga

      Yes it is we picked the beige one. I love the huge storage it has and that it can be converted into a bigger bed. It’s great when we have people coming over and because of the size it works in out little living room. Do I wanna sleep on it everyday? No! lol The back is pretty low. My husband does his work on his lap top there his okay with it but not the most ever comfortable choice. However it works for us because it has many other function. So if you like very comfortable sofa maybe it’s not the best option but it can work. If we sit and lean against the wall pretty comfy 🙂 Hope that helps 🙂

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      • Dawn

        Thanks for the info. It sounds great for what I want it for.

        You and your home are such a breath of fresh air to me. I am so happy whenever you have a new video, and now with your blog I will be excited to see each new post. 🙂

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  8. Amber

    Thank you, Noemi!! We live in a small apartment with very little closet or cabinet space. We are trying to minimize our stuff. The hardest room has been the kitchen, but we are not allowed to renovate. ? Until we move to a new place, we are using bins to store our glass containers, cleaning supplies, and tools (no garage or shed). I think baskets will make things look mouth more orderly. ??

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    • Noemi Varga

      I hear you out so well! Kitchen is my weakest one too! We just need curtain things there for sure! Yes box can help with the look and function as a drawer. Hanging things can also help. :)xx

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  9. Brittney

    Such great advice, I have already implemented many of your ideas and I’m so much more at peace in my home because of them. Thank you so much for sharing you’re such an inspiration! ? God bless your family

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    • Noemi Varga

      Thank you so much Brittney and your comment made my day! xx

      Reply

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