30 Apr '14, 4pm

Living with less in a small space

Living with less in a small space

As part of our ongoing series, TreeHugger Town & Country tackles the nitty gritty of living with less. For Katherine, this means cutting back on the amount of stuff her four-person family keeps in their small home in Port Elgin, Ontario. For Margaret, it means creating more storage in her tiny NYC bedroom. Katherine: “We need less stuff, not a bigger house.” When my husband and I bought a house three years ago, it felt like a mansion. We had 1,200 square feet all to ourselves that, for the first time in our lives, we didn’t have to share with roommates. It was glorious, and short-lived. Add two kids, their toys, and furniture, and suddenly the spacious feel was gone. Next came the unwelcome sensation of being cramped, of not knowing where to put stuff, of feeling like I was constantly tidying. Soon I started saying things like “It would be so nice to have an actual office”...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/living-lot-less-small-s...

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