2/3 | To that end, I’ve been thinking quite a lot about possessions. The things we live with, the items that fill our homes, rooms, apartments, studios, what-have-you. A move is disruptive in part because it forces you to consider, confront, and engage with all that you own, all you’ve acquired, all you’ve borrowed or purchased or been given.
These possessions also have their own kind of baggage. A gift that carries the burden of obligation because it isn’t a good fit but you can’t bear to part with it. The piece of furniture that isn’t your style or taste but was free, so who are you to say no? The decor you’ve simply outgrown—incrementally, without even realizing it. The work- or hobby-related item you aren’t sure you need but can’t seem to justify offloading. A rat king of cords and plugs and technology-related accessories. Tech itself: once-expensive lifelines that time has rendered obsolete and useless—yet their lacquered, sleek appearance still suggests value.
Moving forces you to engage with all of these items, and choosing whether or not to part with any of them can feel a bit like confronting a part of yourself. We’re told to objectify our possessions: It’s just stuff, after all. Not an intrinsic thread woven into your core being.
1/3 | In my fourteen years of post-college adulthood, I’ve lived in two apartments, three homes, and now here: the third apartment. That’s six moves, countless roommates (oh, I’ve counted: it’s nine), and a myriad of characteristics about each place that make them unique. There’s really no way around it, though: transition is difficult, especially when it centers around the second-most-important need of Maslow’s hierarchy. I’ve held comparatively fewer jobs than I’ve had places to live, even through a recession. But it’s a homeowner’s world out there, and renters often find themselves struggling to remain in the same spot for more than five years at a time.
Each time a move is imminent, I’m never sure what awaits. Will it cost more? How much more? Will there be less space? How much less? How are the neighbors? I confess that when I moved into my last house two years ago, I never bothered getting to know the neighbors. It was a quiet street full of homes and families who had lived there for decades. There was even an annual block party, one that I never attended. I think at a certain point, I simply had to resigned myself to not bothering; after all, I’d probably have to move again anyway. (Spoiler alert: I moved. Again.) This takes a toll. | 1/3
• 𝐼𝓉’𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒷𝑒𝓁𝓁𝓎’𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓈𝓉𝓊𝒻𝒻𝑒𝒹, 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓃𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝑜𝓊𝓉, 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓉 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓊𝓅 & 𝓌𝒶𝓍 𝓂𝑒𝓁𝓉𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒷𝓊𝓇𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒶𝓌𝒶𝓎! ✔️🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What does everyone think of my little living room move around? I have finally persuaded Lloyd to fix the TV on the wall tomorrow so I can finally make use of the coffee table! 😏😍 All I need now is to a perfect rug, can anyone help a girl out please with the best places to buy from?💭⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝒜𝒟 / 𝒢𝒾𝒻𝓉𝑒𝒹 ——————— The perfect end to a Friday night - Burning ‘𝑅𝒽𝓊𝒷𝒶𝓇𝒷 & 𝒸𝓊𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓇𝒹’ from the amazing Leanne at @by_bubbleandsqueak, my living room literally smells like sweets ✨ 🍬 Don’t forget to add THEHOUSETHATSMADE10 at checkout for 10% off 🤩⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #myhome#chrome#waxmelt#burner#mirrored#lounge#account#interior123#interior125#style#decor#inspo#accessories#console#coffeetable
It’s finally the weekend and I’m feeling rubbish🙈😭
Thanks for all the help with the glass Christmas tree sweet jar searching yesterday! I’m going to get another one from The Range.
Hope you all have a lovely evening 😘
When painting metal surfaces, it’s important to prime and use DTM.
DTM is Direct To Metal Paint, while applying primer and paint I find using Foam Rollers are the best in application. No streaks just a smooth finish ☺️✨🎨🏁
Do you decorate the whole house for autumn or just some rooms and spots? :) I def more on the latter. I keep our bedroom clean and minimal, while this reading nook get a little special treatment ♥ The rest of the rooms in the house are pretty much the same as usual, with living room have a little autumn touch 🍂
Hope you have a wonderful day friends!
I need more of rainy days btw :p