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8 Things You Should Know Before Jumping on The Tiny House Bandwagon

  The idea of downsizing is appealing to a lot of people and it has sparked a movement of custom made micro-homes across the country. As someone who has always lived in small spaces out of necessity I have some unique insider observations about this trend. The fella and I have been living in a 474… Continue reading 8 Things You Should Know Before Jumping on The Tiny House Bandwagon

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The Learning Annex: Look Inside My Small NYC Apartment

I’ve posted pictures of our 474 square foot NYC apartment before, but while I’ve covered our kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom I’ve never gotten around to showing our second bedroom, which we’ve coined “The Learning Annex”. Part of the reason I’ve been so slow to post this part of our apartment is because frankly… Continue reading The Learning Annex: Look Inside My Small NYC Apartment

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My Minimalist Bedroom (and tips on how to de-clutter your home)

My bedroom is 10 feet by 10 feet (100 square feet), which is much smaller than the average American bedroom, but it is plenty large to me! I love my bedding and my headboard. The art in the room was a steal, my fella got the fox print near the window at a thrift store,… Continue reading My Minimalist Bedroom (and tips on how to de-clutter your home)

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My New York City Yard: How to Find A Diamond in the Rough

About a year ago, the fella and I moved from Brooklyn to Queens. Our lease was up, and the rent prices were steadily climbing, despite a lack of basic neighborhood amenities. In our area of Bushwick there was no decent grocery store, no pharmacy, and no park. I had to literally step over garbage on… Continue reading My New York City Yard: How to Find A Diamond in the Rough

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My Little Living Room

My living room is 7 feet by 10 feet, but it feels so open and airy. I can seat about 6 people without bringing in extra folding chairs, and the footstool you see in this picture doubles as our coffee table when we put a nice tray on it. Putting a standard coffee table in… Continue reading My Little Living Room

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My Little Bathroom

My bathroom is 6 feet by 5 feet, which doesn’t seem small to me- but according to a few sources I checked, the average size of a master bathroom is 15 feet by 17 feet (or 255 square feet, over half of the square footage of my entire apartment). While our bathroom does not actually… Continue reading My Little Bathroom

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My Little Kitchen

My kitchen is 9 feet by 6 feet, and it has everything that I need! I actually find a smaller kitchen to be much easier to work in, you waste much less movement trying to find or move things. Plus it has the added benefit of being what I would call a “minimalism enforcer”.  I’m… Continue reading My Little Kitchen