I thought I would be able to re-enter the blog world and regular life last weekend… but that turned out not to be the case. I thought maybe some time this past week – nope. Finally, today I took the day off and this is how I feel
Jumping back into regular life isn’t easy. Every September I go through it and I forget how much I crave a routine. Whether it’s a regular running schedule, a clean apartment, actual clean clothes (and not just febreezed) and a normal amount of caffeine consumption (as opposed to the gallons I’ve been drinking), it all sounds fantastic! And today is the first day I can make it all start.
During all of this chaotic time, I’ve become fascinated with the tiny house movement. If you aren’t familiar, many a folk are choosing to downsize into very small abodes. I’m talking 250 sq feet – heck, one person lives in 95 sq foot house! Crazy! This small is not something I would choose but there is something about this that appeals to me. There is a great documentary on the as well.
For those of you who’ve been around here for a while, you may remember me griping about how small my current apartment is. 480 sq feet. So how does this align with my current interest in tiny houses? I like the idea of there being a place for everything. Tiny houses by design and necessity have to be organized or they wouldn’t be livable. I love the ingenious behind them – especially the romantic-esque lofts. And yes, overall idea of it all.
I’m starting to realize I could get my current digs a bit more likeable and functional. I get extremely frustrated with the lack of organization here (my fault with all of my stuff) but also the lack of a place to put some of it. There is a severe lack of shelving and closets here. I recognize I can/need to dehoard but there is still a simple need for SOME shelving. And counter space. And perhaps some cupboards?
I would like a slightly bigger living space when I move next. I’ve done enough pinterest-ing to also get some ideas about how to live large in a small space with creative decorating and organizing. I also have a co-worker who loves to organize and would like to be professional organizer in the future. She is going to help me! And take before and after shots for her portfolio – I love it. I get a free service and maybe I can help further her career. I’ll post the pre and post pics here when it’s all done!
Maybe you can help? Any tips for organizing small spaces?