Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Downsizing: Organizing a Small Living Space

It has been a whirlwind of a fall season for us!
We moved from a 3,000 sq ft house to a 1,023 sq ft apartment.
Talk about shrinking our living space. 
I tell you it took two months just to pack up all our stuff and take it to storage. 
At the end, right before our move out, I just gave stuff away, threw some away and sold some things away.
All this experience has taught me is how we don't need so much stuff. 
I mean, my gosh, I looked through our things and I was constantly saying "Why do I still have this?"
"Why did I buy this?"
"We don't even use this!"
See where I'm going?
We ultimately would like to move to a small, one story home, because let's face it, we're getting old. 
I didn't like going up and down the stairs, not to mention all the upkeep of a house that size. 
We had some wonderful times and I enjoyed my crafting room/class room and the huge dining and living areas for entertaining. 
But sometimes, you just have to ask, is this really necessary? I mean do we really need this?
And, no we won't be joining the Tiny House bandwagon. I'm not that crazy brave.
So I've decided to share the tips and tricks I'll be undertaking, discovering, borrowing, etc with you all and see if it helps you too. 
In the meantime, I'm on the mend from a kidney infection, what feels like several hundred kidney stones, passing all at once and planning our first Thanksgiving meal in this smaller space. 
I hope you come along for the ride :)

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  1. We just moved from Indiana to Texas. I am still going through boxes and trying to figure out why I still have some of this stuff. I'm afraid if I make too many more trips to Goodwill, to drop things off, they are going to ban me.

    1. Ha ha! I feel the same way. I STILL have things to take to goodwill. I'm slowly weeding things out and selling them or giving them away. It's taking some getting used to, but we're getting there. Welcome to Texas!


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