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5 things that Mary learned by living in a small apartment

Do you have a too small apartment? I bet that our heroine of today is even less? Do you think this is impossible? Eight meters. This apartment is only 8 meters. And there is everything in it. In addition to the bathroom I wonder what it's like to live in an eight-meter apartment in one of the most expensive areas of New York and pay for renting almost $ 1,000 a month. Mary Helen Rowell responds toThis issue has been two years. Mary admits that during this time she became an expert in the transformation of even the tiniest of rooms into comfortable living spaces. The width of her apartment does not exceed two meters,there are no closets, only a few built-in storage systems, water pipes converted into hangers, and the owner of the apartment shares a bathroom with a neighbor on the site. Mary admits that living in such cramped circumstances forced her to reconsider her ideas about the priorities of comfort. The owner of one of the tiniest apartments that we have ever seen, shared five main ideas that help her overcome all the hardships of life at 8 meters and at the same time, oddly enough, feel like a full-fledged person.

1. Work undercover

In small flats not always there is an opportunityHide the unusable trifles behind the closet doors, so Mary recommends that you hide the wires, tools, papers and folds behind the piles of books, a collection of CDs and art objects (if, of course, there is room for them).

2. Organizational marathon

Some books to help lead life intoorder, advised Mary to "solve one problem at a time." However, in reality, this meant only one thing - imperfections. A huge number of things that were waiting for their turn for reorganization did not give Mary rest day or night. There was only one way out - to develop a seasonal schedule for the analysis of things. Each of these many hours of marathon involved making difficult decisions, like getting rid of "out of fashion", "disliked", "worn out" and just "unnecessary things." Saying goodbye is hard, but in conditions of an acute shortage of free space, it is absolutely necessary.

3. By the way, about the farewell

Mary advises to repeat this word more often. Want to live comfortably in the "box", learn how to sacrifice the past. Empty photo albums, useless gifts, old and no longer relevant collections, monstrous retro like VHS-cassettes with graduation and the like, just put up with the rubbish.

4. Understand yourself!

Leaving your comfort zone, where everything is always yoursrules, even if they don't work for you, are the best way to change for the better. Change is always difficult, but if the future of your home and comfortable living in it depends on it, the effort will surely pay off. For example, this cute habit of throwing things on the bed or covering all stable objects with them, does it somehow help you live, feel better? No. It's just a bad habit that you can develop a new one instead - always put things where they came from, and also wash the dishes immediately after eating, clean up at the same time and never leave turned on electrical appliances unattended.

5. Live consciously!

According to Mary, this call is simply bound to findA response in the heart of any owner of minimalist space. And the main thing here is not to limit yourself to pleasant trifles, but to report to all actions and to consider each acquisition first of all in terms of expediency. And, of course, enjoy life while there is such an opportunity. refinery29.com

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