Lyvia Kalisky Posted over 2 years ago How have you re-edited your life/space? I have no excuses for my inability to get rid of what I no longer need, except one. I inherited this packrat gene from my father. I live in a very small apt, about 400 square feet, 36 sq meters. I looked for a new bed frame after my old one broke several years ago. I had a total space that was 197 cm long, so even though I looked at every single bed that IKEA sold, I couldn't buy one, they were all 200 cm long. The one significant step I have taken to save space is to buy a Kindle. There are other reading machines out there, too, and I don't think it really matters which one you get. But in a device that is the size of a Burda monthly magazine, or two issues of the Economist, I can hold literally thousands of books. Many of the ones I have are free -- all of Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare and Homer. I also have The Help, March, and dozens of others that I bought. So if you are a book worm, try a reading machine. Then the only problem is to actually toss out all those books you have become so attached to!