DIY de­sign book extols the virtues of small space living

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - By Anita Mur­ray

IF living in a small space is your re­al­ity, this (small) book is for you. Ma­honey takes the reader log­i­cally through the process of de­clut­ter­ing and or­ga­niz­ing, of­fer­ing decor so­lu­tions and even guid­ance on en­ter­tain­ing in a small space. There are ob­vi­ous tips, such as dou­ble-duty fur­ni­ture, think­ing ver­ti­cally for stor­age so­lu­tions and us­ing op­ti­cal il­lu­sions to cre­ate the look of more space. But there are also un­ex­pected tips, such as recipes for en­ter­tain­ing, tricks for deal­ing with a messy room­mate, the im­por­tance of plants and a nod to feng shui. Ma­honey rec­og­nizes we’re not all as crafty as Martha Ste­wart — nor want to be — of­fer­ing easy decor op­tions and giv­ing tips on keep­ing clut­ter at bay once we’ve con­quered it. The book is avail­able at Ama­

Small Apart­ment Hacks: 101 In­ge­nious DIY So­lu­tions for Living, Or­ga­niz­ing and En­ter­tain­ing, Jenna Ma­honey, Ulysses Press.

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