So I have changed my perspective, when it comes to my studio and I am new seeing it as a challenge of my creativity. It turns out to be quite fun, more than I thought initially.
Like many other Netflix users (and parasites 😉 ) I have binged ‘Tidying with Marie Kondo” and that has set me in motion to fold every article of clothing that I own.
Everything is so neat and tidy and it has become easier to choose what to wear in the morning. I can instantly see what I have a make choice.
In addition to folding everything, I have to add one aspect to this style of tidying, which I call “Wasted Space”. I find this to be important when you live in a studio. It did this when I lived in a dorm back in Denmark that was slightly different.
In a studio you do not have many nooks and corners you can use to store or hid stuff. Paradoxically, it might end up creating some Wasted Space. You want to find uses for these space. so you can use your living space optimal, without creating a clutter.
So here is my list of getting rid of Wasted Spaces:
You have to find multiple functions for certain things, so you can save room, by only having one tool for that particular function. For instance, I have a blanket (a gift from my parents, thanks Mum and Dad), which use in the weekend, when watching TV on the couch. It can kept cold in the studio and this blanket is a real snuggle one, so it is perfect. However, when I do not use it, I do not want to see it lying around or have to pack it away constantly. My solution: I cover my bed with it, to add some warm during the night. It then serves two purposes and add values, even when I am not using it myself.
Hidden functions and purposes
This is something I have been doing ever since I moved out from my parents’ home. If you are living with limit space, compared to how many things you have to fit into the space, this is excellent. If you have something you need to store for later use or only occasional usage, you might use it something else. Otherwise, it just takes up space and becomes wasted space in itself. In this instance, I have a suitcase in my studio that takes up a lot of space and I did not know what to do with it. Before I get my big desktop computer over, I stored the suitcase under my desk, but it could no longer fit there next to my computer and board games. Instead, I placed it in my bathroom upright and use it as a shelf for my towels.
On the walls
Most of us have empty walls when we move into a new place and it was like that for me. If you have the option to hang shelves on the wall, please do it, it can save up much space. I used this in my kitchen, to hang my bags of bags (we all have one). Also, in the bath to hang my creams and shampoos.
These are some of things I have done to improve upon my living space. Best thing, is still the folding. Everything looks so nice and neat whenever I open up my drawers.
It is the little things in life that make up life.