If you're a young professional, chances are that you've just broken out into the real world and your parents have more than likely cut you off. Since Mom and Dad are no longer paying the bills, we are going to assume you're not living large with your entry-level salary. Maybe you're paying more than you can afford for a place the size of a shoebox, especially if you live in a big city like New York or London.

If you are a resident of a pebble-sized pad, here are some tips to maximize your space and turn your crib into a nifty, quite comfortable place to live. Good luck with your small space, and take our advice to make it work for you.

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