Fitting it in

What a crazy weekend this is going to be! Keely and I are moving from our 3BR 2BA home with a HUGE living room and HUGE kitchen to a studio downstairs, that doesn’t even have a range. It does have a frig, a sink, and a bit of cabinets. It really needs some love though, and I am pleased with what I have done with it in just a little time. There is a beam across the room, so I put up curtains between the beds and the rest of the studio. We can slide them open or closed as we wish, and I will put a curtain across Keely’s bed so that we can separate our beds and have some privacy. I added a baker’s rack to the “kitchen” so that it looks like a kitchen. Plus, I needed more space!

Now, I have an electric “buffet range”, which takes 20 minutes to boil water, so not sure how much I will be cooking. It might be a good time to go raw! I also plan on buying a bbq and we can grill outside more. We do have a nice little lanai right outside our door, and I am going to line it with a light rope.

The bathroom is normal size, but there is no place for towels, so I put in a toilet shelf. You know, those things that straddle the toilet and add just enough space to put a few towels behind you? The closet is UBER small, with a rod that is hardly worth putting there. It is under the stairs if that gives you any idea of how small it is. SO, I bought a rolling clothes rack normally meant for the laundry room so that we can hang a bit more and roll it out to pick out our clothes. It might be too flimsy, but at least it’s hanging space and doesn’t take up space in our room.

I have always lived in tiny spaces, and I have become really good at utilizing what space I have. Organizing is something I love to do, actually. Sick, huh? I am loving the creative process, and of course it means I get to go shopping! 🙂 It’s fun to make a place yours, and it’s the first time I have done it since I moved here. I didn’t get settled in upstairs because I wasn’t sure if I was staying. I didn’t want to buy anything more than the bare minimum, and most of my furniture was actually free or very cheap. Now, I finally get to make the place homey. I told Keely that when we move back upstairs, we will make her room nice. Poor thing has had a pretty boring room all year. Not come January!!

Now, if only I didn’t have to clean the whole upstairs spotless! That’s the not-so-fun part.

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