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Small space living - 4 months

November 6th, 2013 at 03:26 am

Its chilly in the little house tonight. The propane tank must be empty, but the hub comes home on Thursday, so until then, I will just use the space heater. The nice thing is that with only 390 sq ft, it doesn't take much to heat the space. I also wear multiple clothing layers, which helps.

I have been in the little house for 4 months now. I have reduced and eliminated so that everything has a place- which is a must. The only time I struggle keeping clutter down now is when the hub is home. Even just a few extra things can start the domino effect of things spilling out.

Then comes Christmas...where the heck do I put a tree, gifts, decorations...I love decorating for Christmas= but I am definitely going to have to think through carefully just how festive I want to get. There truly isn't much space for extras. And gifts...well, gift cards are small. Wink

My house is so small, when I put the key in the front door, I broke the back window...when I eat in the dining room-one elbow is in the living room and the other is in the kitchen....when I drop a Kleenex, I have wall to wall carpeting.

Sometimes, I just have to chuckle about small space living. Big Grin

9 Responses to “Small space living - 4 months”

  1. Kiki Says:

    Top a Kleenex wall to wall carpeting! Hahahaha!,

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:


  3. mamasita Says:

    I agree, pictures! I love seeing how creative people can get in small spaces!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I think I would string up white lights to make it festive! Maybe garland, too.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I'm with CCF, don't try and do a tree, decorate the walls and windows instead. I've done that in small spaces.

  6. C Says:

    I have strung lights in the form of a Christmas tree on my wall when I was in a small space and hung a few ornaments off of that. I have also used a small tree (about 2-3 feet tall) meant for outdoor decorations as our Christmas tree for years while in apartments. Good luck. I'd also love to see pictures!

  7. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Love your metaphors! Big Grin My favorite tree alternative has been a gracefully shaped deciduous branch hung horizontally on a living room wall, decorated with half-inch red glass balls.

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    We don't have space for a big tree here, so we just put up an 18" fiber optic tree and some miniature ornaments on it. It is light enough to sit on top of the printer. We also string garland from the curtain rods and hang ornaments from it. You can do a centerpiece on your table with a clear bowl (we use a punch bowl) filled with round ornaments or pine cones. You could have your grandkids make paper snowflakes and tape them to the windows.

  9. snafu Says:

    A creative friend made a Christmas tree mobile to hang from the ceiling of her RV as they live in the unit as snowbirds all winter. I called and asked...she said it was a Martha Stewart kit and fun to make.

    A lot of people who live in small accommodations use a smaller sized, light weight, artificial tree which they decorate in one color only for lights, bows and baubles.

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