life in a tiny apartment.

July 31, 2013

Tip #74: Make room for guests.

A follow up to my last tip re: overnight guests in a tiny apartment.

This summer we’ve had more overnight guests than we’ve had in the past three summers in this apartment combined.

Two. We’ve had exactly two overnight guests: my best friend from high school and James’s best friend from high school.

The tip is this: When best friends make their homes in far-reaching places like India and Alaska and they have just one night to crash in New York before getting on with their adventuring, you make room for them.

You blow up your camping air mattress, you pile on the blankets, you stay up until all hours catching up, and in the morning you send one significant other or another out for bagels so that morning time necessities can be taken care of with a modicum of privacy.

That is all.

Tiny Apartment Tips 1-73, right here.

{PS. I’m experimenting with a new title for these posts after learning that the lesser than sign (< ) in the title was causing some internet-related woes. Here’s hoping this helps}!

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  • Reply Jessica Neligon July 31, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    It's Aliboo!

  • Reply Cindy July 31, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    the new title works perfectly :)!

  • Reply thenerdykatie July 31, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Space doesn't matter with good friends 🙂

  • Reply Lauren Ashley August 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Completely agreed – if you have space for them in your heart, you make space in your home too.

  • Reply Yelle August 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    nyc bagels for your guests? you are the perfect hostess!

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