01/28/2014 08:30 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2014

The 30 Items Your Small Space Needs

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We totally get it. Home goods are pricey, and that's particularly true when they're compared to any other expense in your life. And, especially when you expect to move within the next couple of years, splurging on a piece of furniture or that really nice bedding set seems like a crazy thing to do — you'll treat yourself when you make a down payment on your first place, right? But, before you make yet another trip to replace the third flimsy dresser you've broken in as many years, think about it this way: If you spread out your purchases, take a little more time to look for quality construction, and only buy the kinds of good-looking items you can't imagine ever tiring of, you'll have those pieces forever.

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