life in a tiny apartment

  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #201: Box it up. I just finished my morning shift of semi-present first-grade oversight and have since locked myself in the office to finish writing about organizing. When everything feels topsy-turvy, I seek…

    November 23, 2020 8 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #200: Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping… This is the 200th tip I’ve written about living in a small space. Tip and small are both loosely defined here. These posts are sometimes just…

    November 12, 2020 21 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #199: Embrace transparency. When we started our apartment hunt this summer, we were looking for a place with doors to close on rooms large enough to stretch out in. In the (daily) event…

    October 21, 2020 15 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip # 198: Choose your own adventure. James and I know from sleeping in slightly unconventional spaces (a storage loft, a living room) but for the first time in six years, we’re sleeping every…

    October 15, 2020 31 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #197: Space matters. We have moved into our new apartment. It is not so tiny. I have not measured it, but I imagine it hovers somewhere close to double the size of our…

    September 29, 2020 28 Comments
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    Tip #196: Sign on the dotted line. In the past 48 hours I have been to the hardware store three different times. I’ve stretched the yellow tape measure and snapped it back into place…

    August 19, 2020 79 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #195: In finding apartments and tenants (and very good husbands) it only takes one. On Monday morning, I bought two small bunches of hydrangeas from the bodega on the corner. The plan was…

    August 6, 2020 19 Comments
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    Tip #194: Ask for it out loud. James and I started sending each other apartment listings this week. Thanks to my parents and popsicles, we were able to sit still long enough to think…

    July 22, 2020 43 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #193: There’s always room. The ways in which our world has shrunk in on itself since March sometimes makes me gasp for air while I’m loading the dishwasher. There are moments in the…

    July 9, 2020 21 Comments
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    Tip #192: Make peace at home. I’ve spent lots of the last nine years writing about living in a small New York City apartment. I’m no stranger to cramped quarters or working from home,…

    March 24, 2020 34 Comments