Mickey's Exactly Enough

Mickey's Exactly Enough

Janel Laban
May 25, 2015

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Fareham United Kingdom
Square Feet:
What I Love About My Small Home:
It's exactly enough, and that's a good amount to have. It's just enough for me, my husband and our son. I want him to learn that having 'enough' is important, and to be grateful for the things that we have.

We can host around 15 people here in a total squash, and there's nothing better than the sound of laughter filling the flat. There's enough space to play, to make music and create, to practice yoga or to wrestle on the floor.

I think you always expand into any space that you have, so living in a small flat (even by British standards) helps us to question how we live, and encourages us to be a bit more mindful every day.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
Celebrate it! Never be apologetic about it. When you have less wall and floor to cover, and fewer doors or windows, you can afford to spend more on a quality finish. You can take risks with colour or style because it's not a giant pain to undo if it doesn't work out.

Accept it. If you live in a small space, accept the fact that you might not be able to have a giant sectional sofa, or store an eight foot Christmas tree. Find a cute, small sofa and get a real tree every year. Accept the limitations and embrace them.

Multipurpose everything. Our dining room table is extendable, with folding chairs hidden behind the sofa, the sofa is a sofa bed with storage, the living room sideboard houses a media server...there are even storage panels under the bath.
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