Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My House May Be Small...

...but it's not 90-square feet!

Yes, 90, I'm not missing a zero in there.

Check out this video of a woman who rents a 90-square foot apartment in New York City.  She is (not surprisingly) a professional organizer.  On one hand, it makes me appreciate that I'm not trying to cram my life into 90 square feet.  On the other hand, I'm jealous of the liberation that freedom from material possessions can give you.  I think this video is a good reminder throughout this organizing process that no, we don't really need everything that we think we need.

Simple life Manhattan: a 90-square-foot microstudio

A quick update on where I'm at with my current projects (the Office Closet and the Filing Cabinet)...  I set up some shelving in the closet and have been pricing out some plastic bins, so that has been on hold.  In the meantime, there is a local company hosting a free "Shred Day" this weekend, so I'm hoping to go through my filing cabinet this week and make a big pile of papers to take to that.  (I'm sure it would take me forever to feed them, 5 sheets at a time, through my home shredder!  And I might break it in the process.)  I think I'm still on track to get both projects done by the end of the month, so stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Oh. Em. Gee. That is a TINY apartment! I think, if it weren't for the lack of kitchen, I could totally live that way (were I single with no cats), but man. T-I-N-Y. New York is so crazy :-P

    Love it though. Very inspirational to toss crap. We're starting to get more into packing again, now that there is a move date on the calendar, so throwing stuff out is high on the list for us too. Good luck with the files!