Sunday, January 24, 2010

space management

lately, i've been in an organizing frenzy. I want to get rid of things and maximize the small space that we have. I love throwing things away, LOVE IT! There is some kind of gratification that comes from living off of less. I can't say that this rule applies to clothes. But to all other items, toys, nick-nacks, and decorations, less is more, in my book.

So I started searching for better ways to organize. Really, I just need to go to IKEA and have them plan out one of those model houses they have. That's my dream. But until then, I'm left to my own devices.

I came across this tiny house tonight. Now that is some serious maximization of space. If it was just me and Dave, I might be able to do this.

And I've always been inspired by this family that fits 7 people in a two bedroom home. That is simply amazing.

But this is what I really want to do. Overhaul a closet and make it as useful as possible.

That is what is happening in our house this week. 5 people CAN live in a 3 bedroom house and we're going to be doing it with less. Let the games begin.


Allikaye's Mama said...

Awesome goal! I want to see your progress! I am struggling with 3 peeps in a 2 bedroom house...trying to be content with having my kitchen table also be my craft table and the art table..etc. etc! You go girl!

RachelC said...

Good luck! My SIL lives in a 3 bedroom house with her DH and 5 kids! I am in envy of how little they have... can't figure out how to pare things down in my own house.

Rachelle said...

I can't wait till you come and help me! You have a gift. I just get overwhelmed:)

Karla said...

Hi there!

Just saw your blog come up linking to mine (It's The Little Things...) with Owen's closet project. I had to take a look!

We're also a family of 5, living in a three bedroom house. It can be done! Good luck and I can't wait to watch your progress!

Thanks for the mention! :)

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...