life in a tiny apartment

  • 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 45 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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    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
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    Tip #137: Organize Your Linen Closet/Bag/BoxA few weeks ago I took a photo of my mostly empty closet shelves and posted it to Instagram with the caption that empty shelves and baskets look prettier…

    March 31, 2016 48 Comments
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    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
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    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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    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 30 Comments
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    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 7 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 14 Comments