“Tiny House” Dreaming: Making the Most of Downsizing

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"Tiny House" Dreaming: Making The Most Of Downsizing

“Tiny House” Dreaming

I’ve been fascinated by the tiny house movement, so I decided to think of my downsizing journey as moving to a tiny house even though I’m moving to an apartment. I finally got a tour last week of the apartment building I’m on the waiting list to get into. It has a small kitchen, combination living room/dining room, not too small bedroom and bathroom. There are lots of large closets and more kitchen cabinets than I currently have in my large house kitchen! What I really loved were the large windows in the living room and bedroom. Now I have a picture in my head, I can start to dream of making this space my own. If you haven’t been here before, start with this post https://upbeatliving.net/coping-disability-forces-downsize/ 

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Tiny Living Dreaming

Since the walls are white and the carpet is beige, I figure I’ll need to bring color into my apartment through the furniture and decorations. Any living space has to have green, living things in it for me to be happy. Seeing green plants relaxes me. I also love blues and pinks/corals. I recently fell in love with a turquoise sofa. Unfortunately, it’s too expensive for my budget, so I’ll have to keep looking.

I found this picture on Pinterest. It put into words and pictures why I love this color.



I would like to get a sleeper sofa, so I have room for a visiting child or friend. I found this one at IKEA. I don’t really like it much, because it doesn’t have arms and I like to rest in the corners of a sofa. I’m going to give my current sofa to my eldest daughter for her new house, because it’s very long and won’t fit in the space. I would also like to get a rocker/recliner. I need to get out to a furniture store and actually sit in some sofas and recliners in order to choose wisely.

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Sleeper Sofa

Downsizing Dilemmas

Also, I’m going to need a table for meals that doesn’t take up too much space and a desk for my computer. I know my dining room table is way too large. I’m not sure about my current desk.

What I do know is that moving to a tiny space is part excitement and possibility and part overwhelm and anxiety. My emotions have been all over the place lately. My fibro has been flaring and I have very little energy. I know it will all come together in the end, but right now I find myself needing more rest. So this post is going to be shorter than usual.

Next post will be a review of the meditation class I recently finished. If you like what you read here, please share it with others. 


Till next time, Kathy


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By Kathryn

I'm a writer, disabled registered nurse, and former home school parent of 6 children ages 19 to 32. I'm also a domestic abuse survivor.

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