life in a tiny apartment

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    Tip #185: Tackle To-Do Lists. The past forty-eight hours have been a flurry of kid-free activity in this tiny apartment. We’ve scrubbed and scoured, dismantled and reassembled, primed and painted, sorted out old and…

    July 10, 2019 15 Comments
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    Tip #184: Hammer a few nails. I realize it’s not always possible. Wall construction and lease clauses and paint that can’t be matched can make hammering nails willy-nilly into your walls less appealing, or…

    April 18, 2019 12 Comments
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    Tip #183: Choose only the tiniest lights.* It’s no secret that March is not my favorite month. I try to stay good spirited. I look for the crocuses and snowdrops. I spot the tulip…

    March 25, 2019 8 Comments
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    Tip #182: There’s not a before or an after, only an in-between. For the most part, when we get peeks into the places that other people live, we’re given at least the impression of…

    February 28, 2019 16 Comments
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    Tip #181: Daydream a little. Five years ago tomorrow, James and I got our keys from a real estate broker and shared a pizza for Valentine’s Day dinner. We sat on the floor of…

    February 13, 2019 19 Comments
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    Tip #180: Less and good enough. The famous Dieter Rams quote, and title of his 1995 book, “Less, but better,” gets used a lot in minimalist circles. (Full disclosure, I used it myself in…

    February 7, 2019 57 Comments
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    Tip #179: Hide it in plain sight. What’s a thing in your home that you use regularly but that doesn’t have a home of its own—a special spot to return to? A laptop? Your…

    January 29, 2019 9 Comments
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    Tip #178: Look around. I’ve been dragging furniture into new spots around the apartment all morning. Must be January. Or maybe I’ve been inspired by my kids’ new dollhouse and the daily—even thrice daily!—ability…

    January 7, 2019 22 Comments
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    Tip 177: Tack Your Curtains. Silvery branches outside of our apartment are clinging to small rust colored caps. The leaves that made up the rest of their autumnal wardrobes have all blown off this week,…

    November 12, 2018 25 Comments
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    Tip # 176: Get a magnetic thing-y for your knives, take two. Last week’s encounter with our neighborhood knife grinder lit a fire under me to figure out a solution for storing our kitchen…

    October 3, 2018 12 Comments