Living in a Small Space
Jan22

Living in a Small Space

Recently, I stumbled upon some rather interesting facts about people making the most of living in a small space. While I love my spacious house in the suburbs, and can’t imagine cramming myself in a two-bedroom apartment with my boyfriend, some people don’t all the rooms and the backyard. As it turns out some people even prefer small housing… I read about a couple from Washington, D.C. that has happily exchanged their vast home for a 13 sq. meter establishment (I just can’t bring myself to call it a house). Speak about invading your partner’s personal space! While many couples neglect living together since each partner values his/ her privacy, and cases of couples sleeping in separate rooms due to sleeping habits incompatibility or just the sheer need of alone-time are becoming more and more popular, choosing to stay in a limited space – one in which most people might even feel claustrophobic, is a sign not only of bravery and love, but also of creative thinking, as one must really be resourceful to get all the basic living necessities like shower, oven, sink and etc. in a 13 sq. meter home. One problem that seems to be solved by moving to a small space is that you don’t actually need to hire house removals to get your belongings to the new home – there simply isn’t that much space. In other words, people living there need to learn how to manage without many of the gadgets others can’t go without. Nevertheless, the experts at Home Removals Melbourne believe that it can be a life-changing experience, not only one that will significantly lower your moving costs. How Can You Live in a Small Space: Since I already told you about the Washington couple, I am going to give you an example with them, and how have they pulled it off. See pics of their beautiful dwelling here. As it turns out, it is all a matter of working with the available space, and using it to its best. If under living in a small space – as small as 13 sq meters, you have been imagining a crammed, shabby place, prepare yourself for a big surprise. In what has been designated to be the living area, the couple has a plasma TV with a couch right opposite of it, so both partners can relax there in what looks like a luxurious living room, if only it wasn’t that small… Right under the TV, you will notice a small wooden panel that can be pulled up, and turned into a desk, should the home owners decide to bring home some work....

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Fight Noise with Noise
Dec12

Fight Noise with Noise

Like a modern girl, living in an apartment down town, I can certainly claim that traffic noise as well as midnight trash pick ups, hissing radiator, car alarms, and etc., are my worst enemies at night. However, being able to sleep through all that is not always easy, unless I am so tired that once I get into bed I am dead to the world for at least 8 hours. What has always been a surprise to me is that the best way to fight night life noise is with noise. Whether you are going to run a white noise app on your smart phone, let a fan or an A/C hum in your room, is left to your personal preference. However, if you have your heart set on going with the fan, you need to ask yourself if you would be able to take it everywhere with you when you aren’t sleeping home. Getting accustomed to certain type of white noise can be rather addictive. I used to have this great small fan that I left on the entire night. I hadn’t really thought what it would be like, if it ever broke until it actually did, and I was left sleepless for a couple of nights. Naturally, my solution was to run to the nearest home depot and get a new one. What I hadn’t anticipated was that, even though my new “friend” was the same brand, it didn’t sound at all like my old fan – it took me weeks to get used to the new lullaby! If you, like me, are a light sleeper, you will be happy to know that there is always a way to fight noise, and avoid sleep deprivation. My friends at Fantastic Cleaning Fitzroy North have a few suggestions on how to get your beauty sleep: 1. Noise machine These little fellows are amazing! iTunes’ WhiteNoise app is one of the best solutions to ever have been offered on the market. It works great for me, especially the rainy day melody. However, if you are more sensitive to changes in noise level, you might be disturbed by the small pause at the end of the record, right when it loops from the beginning. Never the less experts at cleaning in Fitzroy North swear by these devises, and claim that even your pet will be calmed by them. Take your dog, for example, it is far more sensitive towards sudden street noises (the sharpened senses, and all…), and it can’t help but leap to check every sign of disturbance, right? With one of those machines the chances of being waken up...

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