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rentals

  • small improvements: metal shelf pins.

    Our kitchen has two sets of cabinets. One set is quite a bit older than the others. These cabinets are painted white and sturdily wrought from solid wood. They likely date to when the…

    April 12, 2021 7 Comments
  • small improvements: paint the trim.

    I’ll try my best to manage expectations from the get-go: This is not a post about stripping your trim or unearthing your crown moldings or restoring your fluted door frames to their original glory.…

    January 19, 2021 12 Comments
  • 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 10 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 22 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 17 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
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    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 #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