life in a tiny apartment

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    Tip #188: Take it one day (and one person) at a time. In case you missed the news, we’re expecting a new arrival to our family this spring. What was once two, then three,…

    September 23, 2019 18 Comments
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    Tip # 187: Know your colors. Lots of people come into my space, or catch glimpses of it online, and what they see is not color, but its absence. It’s true, there’s no riot…

    September 9, 2019 9 Comments
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    Tip # 186: Don’t knock it ’til you’ve stacked it. We live in New York City. And while the crumbling brownstone we call home is far from the most extreme example in this city…

    August 19, 2019 34 Comments
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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 21 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 59 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