life in a tiny apartment

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    Tip # 166: You don’t get what you don’t ask for. Ask and ye shall receive (sort of), but more than that, you don’t get what you don’t ask for. In even the best…

    June 12, 2018 47 Comments
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    Survival Tip #165: Paint the plunger. The handle anyway. It’s probably advisable to leave the rubbery part alone. But the wooden handle? Why not help it along a bit? Maybe it still has the…

    June 6, 2018 20 Comments
  • improvements in a tiny apartment.

    In between bites of deli-procured egg and cheese sandwich (extra cheese, please), I sat down to write a quick post. We got the news that at some point this week we’ll be given permission…

    May 29, 2018 11 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #164: Seize the moment. In mating season, male cardinals feed the females they’re hoping to woo. They don’t just gather the food, they coax it into the female’s mouth, morsel by morsel.…

    May 24, 2018 14 Comments
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    Survival Tip #163: List the pros. We moved. Just temporarily. While a damaged wall and the associated peeling paint in our apartment gets repaired, we’re one flight down, in a space nearly identical to…

    May 14, 2018 13 Comments
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    Survival Tip #162: Where do you put the people? Where do you put all your stuff? It makes sense that most tiny apartment queries I get have to do with managing the stuff in a…

    March 26, 2018 29 Comments
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    Survival Tip #161: Take Your Small Apartment One Day at a Time. Monday: Give fresh water and fresh cuts to grocery store flowers. Precious treatment for $2.99 stems chosen by a three-year-old and bought…

    February 28, 2018 37 Comments
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    Survival Tip #160: Revisit the spaces you’ve resigned yourself to. Next month, it will be four years since we first rented this apartment. Four years since, while pregnant with Faye, I climbed onto the…

    January 18, 2018 40 Comments
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    Survival Tip #159: Put your Christmas tree in a crate. Last week, on Thursday, after both kids were fast asleep, James and I poured a festive glass of cider and sat down to scribble…

    December 7, 2017 29 Comments
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    Survival Tip #158: Get Stubborn/Find Room. This summer, we finally caved and got a window air conditioner. After the third consecutive June night where temperatures in our apartment were just shy of 100 degrees,…

    October 30, 2017 24 Comments