life in a tiny apartment

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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #136: Size your traditions to fit your space.I’ve written before about my philosophy on holiday decorating: Simple and spare and requiring only a shoe box’s worth of space in the closet for storage in the…

    December 9, 2015 45 Comments
  • berry branches in a tiny apartment | reading my tea leaves

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #135: Berries make the room.That’s how the expression goes, doesn’t it?The snowflake lights are strung up and turned on over Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Too early for Christmas some people might say, but I…

    November 18, 2015 17 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #134: If it’s not your cup of tea, get rid of it.I do not like licorice tea. After offering cups of licorice tea to nearly everyone I’ve invited into my home in the past…

    October 28, 2015 29 Comments
  • house guests tiny apartment reading my tea leaves

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #133: Preparing for Overnight GuestsA few years ago I wrote a post about giving yourself permission to say no when it comes to hosting overnight guests. Then I wrote about making an exception for…

    October 19, 2015 6 Comments
  • how to live with a husband in a tiny apartment

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 132: Love the one you’re with.It’s come to my attention that some of you are curious about whether James also enjoys keeping his underwear in neat piles according to color. Or whether he too…

    October 13, 2015 13 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #131: Organize your spices, not your cabinet.A perfectly organized spice cabinet is a thing to aspire to. But in a tiny apartment rental the likelihood that there’s a cabinet that’s just right for…

    September 23, 2015 19 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #130: Beat the HeatI’m afraid this might be a little too little too late for some of you. But for those of you still sweating it out in New York City (or elsewhere),…

    September 3, 2015 29 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #129: Reality bites. Bite back.Last week I hunted a cockroach. I spotted it skittering across the living room floor at 2:00 am on one of our first nights home from vacation. In contrast…

    August 26, 2015 33 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #128: Indoor/Outdoor Houseplants.I’ve got a fickle relationship with my houseplants. On one hand, I want a house that’s filled up with green things. Life! Breath! Fresh air!  On the other hand, too many…

    July 21, 2015 5 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #127: Find Tiny Storage Solutions.People ask me an awful lot how I manage to stay organized in a small space. Usually my answer is that I stay organized in a small space in…

    July 15, 2015 12 Comments