Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Could you live in 350 square feet?

I did.

My first "big girl" apartment was about the size of one of the entrants in the "small and cool" teeny tiny division over at Apartment Therapy.

This apartment caught my eye because is was so like my first apartment layout which I dearly loved.  As I continue to declutter I keep a vision of that dear little apartment, full of sunlight, and devoid of clutter in my mind.

I once had an apartment with a kithcen whose floor dimensions from counter to counter was 2 feet very much like this one.  The stove was one of those miniature apartment sized ones.  It was like working in a doll house. I loved it - and once cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner with just a bit of planning.

Too cute kitchen...

We currently live in a 4 bedroom house.  Buuuuut - three of the bedrooms are devoted to our businesses.  My husband runs our teaching and publishing business out of two and my daylily nursery is run out of the third one. 

My question for the day is:

Where does all the "stuff" come from that we think without which our lives would be devoid of purpose and worth?

All picutes courtesy of Apartment Therapy - and we thank them.  Take a look at some of the other "small and cool" apartments.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Talk about a flashback! My big girl apt. was so tiny, but I had few possessions back then. Would I want to live in a place like that now? No! :D however, I do need to keep decluttering and get rid of some of this "stuff". :D
Enjoy your evening.

Lola said...



I'd like to unload about half of the stuff we have. I remember living in two room apartments for years before we bought a house, that happened to be a great room/kitchen with three bedrooms. So four rooms.

Now we have too much space and too much stuff filling it up.

MightyMom said...

not any more I couldn't!!

and don't ask ME!! my Submarine Sailor husband throws away all my stuff about every 6 months!

shhh, I have a stash or two he doesn't know about.......

Anonymous said...

I loved this post and it makes me long for a cute little apartment. It is just my husband and I in a 3 bedroom/2 bath and I feel it is too much space for us...at times. When we have company or should a family member ever live with us--we can accomodate. But in the meantime--well it seems too much. I am continuing to purge and get rid of items that we have accumulated through the years. It takes time to acquire and time to purge. xxBliss