5 Ways to De-Junk Your Family Room


Build a Bunker

Yeah, laugh if you want, but those bomb shelter people had the right idea. They used their subterranean options to make their homes safer and create more space for their stuff. You can, too.

Well, the underground bomb shelter thing may be a bit much. But you can always add a freestanding storage structure to your backyard instead. These mini-barns and tiny houses look adorable and hold lots of family room rejects you're not quite ready to part with yet. If you've wanted to find another home for that barely-used Stairmaster, move it to the shed -- where it won't make you feel guilty every time you eat a cookie (or a doughnut or a harmless dish of ice cream). See how one small change can make you feel soooo much better?

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