I hear this word a lot these days..... downsizing. I used to think of it as a business word for minimizing, but now I think different. Why? Because I was forced to downsize from a house to an apartment! This was not a task collaborative of minimizing. There were many things that went the way of Goodwill or the garbage, but those items hardly made a dent in the overall scheme of things. There were still a gazillion boxes of crap to pack and move. Then the separation began of what was going to storage or to the apartment. Then the realization that the apartment pile was larger then the apartment space caused more commotion and consideration.
We only have four months to live in the new smaller space - our new home is scheduled for completion in December. This creates a dilema for this OCDecorator because I don't want to spend the time and money decorating this space for just four months, but I don't know if I can live with white walls and mini blinds, either.
I am a compulsive painter.
Every room in my last house was a different color, from green to purple to blue, no theme was unobtainable once I got the juices flowing. When we listed the house, the blue room went back to white and it was so stark and boring!!!!
Now I come 'home' to the apartment and everything's white with cardboard box accents. Yikes.
But back to my original thought process regarding downsizing, it's a pain in the ass. Where did my other two bedrooms go? My backyard? My linen closet for God's sake? I had to purchase pretty baskets for the bathroom for all my crap because it's out in the open now. And yes, I'm a prissy girl with A LOT of bathroom lotions and potions~
At the end of the day, I rely on the thought of UPsizing - the new house is going to seem like a mansion when we move in. I'll have five different bedrooms to paint, not to mention the living areas and 2 2/2 baths. AAHHHH. I can smell the familiar comfort of the fumes now..........