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So we spent the weekend moving in. Funny how much stuff I’ve accumulated over the years while living in a 200 square foot studio. I read a funny piece recently about the “secret” to studio living. The secret is studio dwellers store overflow at their parents house. I had to laugh, so true!!!

It’s been easier to edit now as I’m moving in to my own place. There’s really only so much space and I want to make it my own. There is a book called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up which I HAVEN’T read, but one phrase that I’ve grasped from the hearsay is “Does it spark joy?”. As I unpack I ask myself this question. If the answer is no, it gets put in the give-away box. Some things clearly spark joy, some I’ve kept because I feel guilty giving them away (i.e.. clothes i paid $$$ for, but haven’t fit me for years), and some I keep because I just feel like I should. Another tidbit from the book is to say “thank you” to the item and let it know it’s served it’s purpose and you appreciated it, but it’s time to let it go. It seems silly, but I find that it kind of works. I should probably buy the book because I know I’m missing a good gist of the process.

Ok, back to the task at hand. Here’s the main living space…phase 1, 2, and 3. I’m sure there will be a phase 4, 5, and 6 and I’ll let you know when I get there.

Phase 1 - empty

Phase 1 – empty

More stuff

Phase 2 – Stuff!

Settled in

Phase 3 – Comfy & cozy

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