one of my biggest goals for this year is to create a home space that is relaxed aka clutter free and perfect for entertaining, so i am giving the apartment therapy january cure a go.
for one, i downsized from a 2 bedroom apt that i lived in by myself to a 1 bedroom apt that i share with, so one of the biggest challenges is where to put my stuff. mind you 90% of it is in storage but who wants to live in a place that doesn't have some of their personality aka doesn't feel like home.
so, i did bring some things with me but a lot of them are still in the boxes that I have to go in from time to time when i need things...
apartment therapy released the first task of the cure, which is to create a project list of the areas that you want to address.
of course this wall is a MAJOR one and i know that part of the solution will have to be to take some of my things to storage (boo hoo) but i am hoping to be able to just organize some of the things, so that i have them because nothing is more annoying to me than needing something and knowing that i own it but not having access to it.
so, creating my project lit is what I will be doing at some point today or probably more likely at various moments during the day...
having been sick for weeks plus the non stop days & nights prepping for the move really took a toll on my skin and this warm and then cold and then warm and then cold again "Spring" weather has not helped the situation.
I am slowing unpacking and i do mean slowly. Mainly because Joe's apartment is small & well ok, i own a lot of stuff! LOL
In an effort to contain some of my cosmetetries, we snagged this cute over the toilet cabinet at Target
It is just small enough to fit the space without overwhelming it and has helped me find a home for some of my things. Some of the reviews online are not that great but we had the boy put it together and with the exception of putting that front panel on in what appears to be backwards (note the holes near the toilet) it is steady and doing what I need it to do. I am going to spackle those holes and be done with it for now.
This is about 30% of the bath/beauty stuff that I need to find a spot for. I have more in the cabinet over the sink and I am going to buy a couple of these sliding baskets for the under the sink cabinet to maximize it's space and keep things organized.
i have tweeted about it but i haven't really given my pending move much space on my blog homes, so here ya go.
the owner of my building had been sick for some time and finally got an offer for the building that would free him up to hopefully live out the rest of his days in comfort.
while i am not happy to have to move from the neighborhood that i love, i really felt bad for him the last time he came over...he seemed so sad....his parents lived their last days here...
the new owners said that they were planning to remodel the apartments and raise the rent at least $500 because of what they paid for the place. i am not sure if this was either a ruse to clear the building or what but even if it wasn't and even if they were not raising the rent, i would not want to stay because there has already been so much noise and annoyance around here since they took over.
anyway, i got my little 30 day notice and truth be told, since I lost "the beast" here, this place just hadn't felt much like a home anyway, so it will almost be a relief to leave.
so far my box/bin count is 80 and we are not finished!!!
this is after purging and chuckin so much good stuff (lots brand new, tags attached, etc which i wish i had time to give away but i don't) and a bunch of junk.
instead of dealing with apartment hunting, Joe offered me shelter and I am going to take it. the great part about this, besides saving money, is that I get to decorate a whole new space because Joe lives a serious spartan bachelor like life and of course i will be highlighting it via my social platforms and this blog, so stay tuned.