Your apartment’s job is to serve you. It may not be your dream house but it has everything you need. You have a bed to sleep in, a place for your clothes, a bathroom with a shower, and a kitchen. Having a place where you feel happy putting that key in the front door isn’t so much about what you own but about having an easy time getting what you need from your space. Let’s get started.
START WHERE YOU ARE
Take some time to understand how you currently use your apartment and what you currently do in your apartment. For right now, this is more important than what you want to be doing in your apartment or what you think you should be doing in your apartment. There is room for all of that later. To feel really good about coming home really fast, just focus on optimizing your space for your existing habits.
MAKE IT EASY TO DO WHAT YOU'RE DOING
You’ve probably noticed some gaps between how you use your apartment and how it is set up. This disconnect didn’t happen overnight and the solution may not happen overnight. You can probably identify 3 - 5 actions you can take care of in about 2 hours or brake it up into 30 minute increments over the next week. Accomplishing these tasks will make a huge impact on how your apartment feels.
MAKE ROOM FOR YOUR PASSIONS
Now that you know what you really do at home and have taken steps to optimize your space for those activities, your space works better. This is when we talk about editing. It shouldn’t be a tough conversation. If an object doesn’t make you smile when you look at it and you can’t remember the last time you used it, it isn’t working for you. It’s drinking a 40 while holding the remote. When you donate objects that have outlasted their usefulness, you have ample space to showcase what is important to you.