life in a tiny apartment

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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #147: Check your sentimentality.Here’s a short list of the things that I’ve decided to part with in the past month or so:+ A mirror. (Sold).+ A rug. (Sold).+ Three canvas tote bags. (Stooped.*)+…

    October 3, 2016 19 Comments
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    Tip # 146: Pick and choose your tiny apartment advice.There are lots of schools of thought on decorating tiny apartments. My approach has always been to keep the place spare and spartan to maintain an…

    September 19, 2016 24 Comments
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    Tip #145: Don’t be too afraid of pattern.I’m the last person, really, who should be giving advice on introducing patterns into a small space. My typical counsel would fall somewhere along the lines of: Don’t.…

    September 12, 2016 38 Comments
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    Tip #144: Your space is mutable.Here’s a watercolor version of our current apartment floor plan. I get a kind of bizarre number of requests for floor plans and I’m not sure why, but the requests…

    September 6, 2016 15 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #143: Consider A Dorm Room.I don’t know whether it’s some kind of fancy internet algorithm that keeps the posts coming across my radar, or whether there’s been an actual surge in dorm room style…

    August 29, 2016 21 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 142 – Corral Your Cords.I don’t usually go in for overly tech-y solutions to small apartment problems. But if someone were to come to my apartment tomorrow and tell me that every single…

    August 22, 2016 34 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #141: Hone Your Rearranging SkillsI was not a kid who grew up rearranging my bedroom. When I was little, my sister Cait and I shared a room and we didn’t have much of…

    August 16, 2016 43 Comments
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    Tip # 140: Brainstorm, don’t buy.You probably don’t need new stuff. You just need a minute to think.In finding a way to make a small space tolerable, it’s easy to head to the nearest…

    August 8, 2016 44 Comments
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    Tip #139. Leave. Come home again.In the leaving of a place and coming back to it, you can finally see it. The silly stuff drops away, and the lovely stuff comes to the front. Upon…

    July 5, 2016 17 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #138: Keep a drop cloth hanging around. There were five times in the past month when I’ve wanted to ball up our canvas drop cloth and leave it curbside in hopes of never seeing it…

    April 25, 2016 20 Comments