life in a tiny apartment

  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #175: Look to what you have. This weekend I found myself mired in a new project. It’s one I’ve been wanting to work on for ages—putting collected scraps of fabric together into something…

    September 17, 2018 16 Comments
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    Survival Tip #174: Shoes in a bucket, bin, or basket. There’s not much quite as comforting as returning home from a long day away and kicking off your shoes. (Well, maybe removing your bra,…

    August 27, 2018 35 Comments
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    Tip #173: Reroute your cables. They’re a ubiquitous feature of these old New York City apartments, cables snaking along baseboards and over doorways and tucked into the space where the ceiling meets the wall.…

    August 20, 2018 12 Comments
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    Tip # 172 – Straighten your stacks (and hide them). I’ve written before that my approach to making room for books in a small space is to not hang on to too many and…

    August 13, 2018 20 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these sedum  {for lasting so long.} 2. this coverup. {because sometimes you just hafta cover up the warning tag.} 3. these new rugs. {more soon, but…

    August 10, 2018 11 Comments
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    Tip #171: Ditch your ironing board. I’m sure I’ve said it before: You don’t need much of anything small-space specific to get by in a small space. But sometimes having something specific helps. Mostly,…

    August 6, 2018 41 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #170: Put your phone in a basket. Hello, my name is Erin and I am a very tidy person. (You likely already know this.) I hate clutter. I never let things accumulate on countertops…

    July 25, 2018 27 Comments
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    Tip #169: Consider Power Tools. (Just one.) I remember distinctly—or believe I do—the first time I used a power tool. I was in fourth grade, sitting in a patch of sunlight on my kitchen…

    July 18, 2018 18 Comments
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    Tip #168: Hang a high shelf. My forever motto is less stuff, not more storage. But there are some things that need having and those things need a place to perch. In those cases,…

    July 10, 2018 25 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #167: Hang up your swimsuits. It’s splash pad season. That season in the life of a city kid—and the adults who care for them—when parks turn on their sprinklers and children run pell-mell…

    June 27, 2018 20 Comments