So, yeah, that sounds weird. An epiphany while staring at laundry. But I DID have it!
And here’s what happened…..
I’m sitting up in my bed this morning having a cup o’ joe. My laptop is whirring comfortably on my lap and I’m considering what to blog about. A couple ideas drift in and out while I stare ahead….at my dried laundry on my wooden drying rack. Then a new thought, unrelated, popped into my cranium…..I should probably put away those clothes now, they’ve been dry for days. Then it hit me!!! Days! They’ve been there for days! And I’ve been using them up slowly each day and barely going to the closet but just for my shoes and coat. Wow! It hit me hard. I’m able to live even smaller due to the fact that I don’t even need a closet!
I live in a small studio apartment, and to create a bedroom-like cubby space for privacy and warmth, I hung several sheets from the ceiling (basement studio and used industrial office paperclips to suspend the sheets from the ceiling metal framework. They were perfect for the job), I took up about a third of the apartment with the sheets and created a really nice little enclosure where I keep a small electric oil filled radiator for heat while I’m in my cubby space, which is most of the time. And I keep the apartment heat on super low because it’s electric baseboard heat and I can barely afford it. With that, I brought in my clothes drying rack because I don’t have a dryer.
The epiphany here is If I’m spending most of my time at home in my bed cubby with my little radiator and my clothes drying near by, I barely need much more space at all! My few bits of clothing are hardly in my way and have been hanging there for days. I’m basically living out of my cubby. The rest of the studio is cool in temperature and only turn up the heat if I need to cook, and also to shower. With this, it pretty much proves that I could live in an even smaller dwelling. My goal is a Class B Van which isn’t that much bigger than the little haven I created in my studio apartment. A little kitchen and bath facilities are already on board the Class B.
I’m Striving For Tiny and each day I get closer and closer to my reality because it’s not a dream anymore!