Thinning out

The last two days saw us cracking our heads (mostly me, really) trying to figure out how to fit all our stuff into our tiny new place. We dropped by the new place to do some measuring so that we can plan our furniture and move. What we saw depressed me. Though it was not the first time we’d seen the place but seeing it again reminds me of our imminent squeeze into a smaller space and the colossal task of moving.

We’ve been combing through the Ikea catalog (and the stores) and various local mom-and-pop furniture stores plus keeping ourselves posted on what’s available on craigslist. Unlike most small-spaced apartments I’ve looked to for decor inspiration on apartment therapy, our new place has no closet or hidden storage space. My biggest challenge is finding a way to store my 20 pairs of shoes and 20 handbags…

Well, the solution is really obvious to all except to my tendency to deny: throw or give away as many as possible and only keep the ones I really like AND do use. Easier said than done BUT I am learning!

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~ by iccthomas on April 12, 2008.

One Response to “Thinning out”

  1. Hi,

    I came across your comment on apartmenttherapy.com about moving to Singapore 3 years ago. My husband and I are in LA, and am considering a move to Singapore in the near future. I would love to find out what your experience has been.

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