Game-Changing Advice for Tiny Apartment Dwellers

Game-Changing Advice for Tiny Apartment Dwellers

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 25, 2015

Sometimes being happier at home is less about changing your home than changing your mentality. These three videos contain some game-changing advice for people living in smaller spaces: ways to change the way you think about and live in your space to make yourself happier right where you are.

First up is this video about living within your means, one of the best pieces of advice I've seen here on Apartment Therapy. The idea is that, instead of thinking of your home as too small, you adapt your lifestyle to fit within the space you have available. It's about making the most of what you have. If you're not constantly fighting your home and trying to make it do something it can't.

For most people, living within your means is going to mean letting go of a lot of stuff. If you're having trouble getting rid of things, here's a bit of helpful advice from professional Jeni Aron: focus on who you are right now, and let yourself get rid of things you're holding onto that no longer support your lifestyle.

Rentals can seem really temporary — especially if you know you'll only be in a place for a short period of time — but that doesn't mean you can't, or shouldn't, make your temporary place a home. Here's a little advice from Fay Wolf about changing your attitude towards your rental, and investing time to make your apartment a place you love to live.

Thanks for watching, and happy weekend!

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