Small Living News

Small space products at the dollar store

Find pint-sized versions of your favorite brands at the dollar store. Save space — and sometimes, money!

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Tiny Living Tips: Brew your own beverages

No room to store canned sodas and bottled beverages? Cold brew tea bags make it easy to make your own drinks while saving space. Our favorite flavor is…

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Small homes in the news: Anti-McMansion

Fans of small homes and minimalist decor will love the latest small home in the media spotlight, one that the New York Times has dubbed the “anti-McMansion.”

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10 ways to maximize storage in a small home

When we start to covet our neighbors’ closets, it’s time to remind ourselves that with a little creativity, we can solve the space crunch. Here are our top 10 ways to maximize storage in a small home.

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TinyLiving Spaces: LifeEdited apartment

Who doesn’t love a transforming apartment that puts Optimus Prime and his buddies to shame?

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TinyLiving catches The Minimalists on tour

We caught up with the Minimalists this week, as they stopped at a local bookstore on their “Everything that Remains” tour. They’re hitting 100 cities to promote their new book and talk to folks about living with less.

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Monday Motivation: The trap of free

Would you buy it? If not, think twice before you take it for free.

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TinyLiving Tips: Hosting overnight guests in a small house

The holidays are coming, and for many folks, that means house guests.  Hosting people in a small home can be a challenge, but here are three tips for success when it comes to guests and small spaces. 1.  Let them know what to expect.  Will they have their own room?   Share a bathroom?  Sleep on…

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Deck the halls with minimalist Christmas decor for small spaces

It’s that time of year again, when everyone’s hauling boxes of Christmas decorations out of their attic — the artificial tree, the giant plastic Santas…Wait, you don’t have an attic?  No room to store boxes of decor?  Don’t worry — minimalist Christmas decorations for small spaces are an easy thing to master. Live trees come…

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TinyLiving: A simple fix saves an old fave

I just shaved a sweater with a razor from the dollar store.  This may not be the kind of exciting news you’ve come to expect from us here at TinyLiving, but fear not — there’s a moral to this story and it has to do with living small. But first, back to the sweater.  In…

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TinyLiving Marketplace: Items that help with small living

As holiday shopping season approaches, we’d like to introduce the latest feature on TinyLiving:  our Marketplace. It’s a spot where we’ve collected all the items that make Tiny Living easier, from laundry solutions to convertible furniture to kids toys that don’t take up a lot of space.   So if you’re looking for a gift for…

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Minimalist gifts: Giving experiences, not things

What do you get a minimalist for Christmas? When the holidays roll around, we often turn to shops to stock up on things. But for people who live in small spaces, acquiring more physical items can be problematic, even when the gifts come with the best of intentions.  When space is at a premium, experiences…

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Hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays in a small space

We’re set to host our first holiday in our tiny house, and the prospect of company has me scouring the internet for tips on serving a holiday meal in a small space. With a relatively small kitchen, I plan to limit the side dishes to a select few and buy some prepared food from the…

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Los Angeles bungalow selling for $449,000+

Nestled in a star-studded neighborhood in Los Angeles, the home at 1755 N. New Hampshire Avenue is the ultimate example of trading space for location. The historic 480-square-foot bungalow went on the market with an asking price of $449,000 — and the sellers recently accepted an offer for even more than that.  The small home…

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Small Space Cleaning: Straighten Up in Seven Minutes

One joy of living in a small space is cleaning: with a smaller space, there’s simply less to do when it comes to straightening up.  But small homes also come with challenges, because there’s usually no spare rooms to hide your mess. In many small homes, almost everything is on display when guests pop by…

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