Post It

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Really, I don’t know what I’d do without post-it notes. I have a stack in my car, in my office desk, and in my home desk, and still, that doesn’t seem to be enough for me. Personally, I find that post-it notes are the key to my organization.

Each night, I write my to-do list for the following day on a post-it note. I like to include little boxes next to each line, so once I’ve done that task, I can check the box. It’s so satisfying!

Let me guess, you’re wondering why I don’t employ devices like my iPhone to write these things down? Well, the truth is that I do, but I prefer the sensation of a written to-do list. For me, it is extremely comforting to write all of my tasks down, as then I don’t feel like I have to keep it all straight in my head.

Plus, post-its can be used to create cute little wall patterns, like a heart!

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First 2 photos from: Pinterest.

The Big Move: Dining Room Decor

Dining

While our dining room is far from finished, I know that the finishing touches (artwork, drapes, etc.) are going to come gradually – maybe even more gradually than I’d like. In an effort to embrace this process, I thought I’d share some photos of what our dining room looks like currently. No artwork, just a beautiful table that we scored from a vintage store in San Francisco, and an equally beautiful floral arrangement, view, and pair of French doors.

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Soon enough, we’ll have artwork to make it feel a bit more like home. 

The Big Move: The Bathroom

Bathroom

We’re almost done with a full tour of my apartment organizing projects! But just think – as I get more and more settled, I will only be adding more and more possessions to my apartment, which will all need to be organized. Can you say more blog posts?!

But let’s stay present and talk about the most interesting room, the bathroom. Similar to the kitchen, a large struggle when decorating the bathroom was figuring out where I would store everything, since it is very petite. The medicine cabinet was a great storage solution but let’s be real, I have far more toiletries than that, as I’ve talked about before.

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One way to get around this issue was putting a storage unit in the shower to house all of our soap, shampoo, conditioner, and other bathing goodies.

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Though perhaps more crucial was purchasing a shelf that we (and when I say we, I mean my boyfriend) mounted above the toilet. We then purchased cute baskets so that all of our toiletries weren’t freely exposed and placed all our remaining bathroom goodies.

Wondering where my make up and beauty products are? They’re in my vanity in my second closet! Read all about it here.

Moody Lightness

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Maybe it’s just me, but I definitely gravitate toward a lighter, airier design aesthetic that allows me to feel weightless and happy. But with that said, I also love super dark wood floors that provide contrast to starkly crisp white walls and sheer white curtains. Merge these two ideas, sensations, and aesthetics together, and you have my style summed up in two words – moody lightness.

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This studio apartment in Cophenhagen, which was covered by Domaine Home, caught my eye as the perfect balance between a darker aesthetic and a lighter, airier feel.

The Big Move: The Kitchen

Kitchen

With my main closet and accessory closet both nearly done and shared, I now want to share my kitchen. Though it is small, it has charm and character and it actually works with my lifestyle since I am not much of a cook.

I think the biggest difficulty of moving into a new, fairly small space, is figuring out where you are going to place things. Where would it make the most sense to place bowls v. plates v. food? But that’s also half the fun! I certainly struggled a bit when deciding where everything should be placed, but now that I’ve come up with a solution, I’m proud to share it.

Since we have minimal counter space, my boyfriend and I first purchased a bar cart to store most of our appliances (think: microwave, toaster, coffee machine, etc.). With all of these appliances squared away, that freed up most of the counter space for cooking and baking. After all, all we really need on our counter top at the moment is a dish rack and a paper towel roll, though in the future, we are looking to add some jars from sugar, flour, and coffee.

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With regard to the actual cabinetry, we also had this incredibly charming glass cabinet that faces the dining table. Tres chic if you ask me. I opted to store my pretty dishes and glasses in this cabinet since it’s on display.

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On the other hand, in the tall cabinet closest to the bar cart, I placed some less aesthetically pleasing items, such as my bowls and mugs on the lower shelves, and mason jars on the upper shelves (not pictured.. Just below these items in the lower cabinet, I placed pots, large bowls, and other cooking necessities. Luckily, we didn’t need to also squeeze our pans into this cabinet, since we had a nice rack above our stove.

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On the opposite side, we decided to store all of our food in the upper cabinets closest toward the wall. Though you may think that it’s most logical to store our food in the designated kitchen pantry – and I would agree – we needed to use this space for our trash can, broom, mop, paper towels, and the like.

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Next, we used the four drawers below the food cabinets to store silverware, kitchen utensils, Ziploc bags and tin foil, and tupperware, respectively.

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And I’ll leave you with one final shot, since it’s so pretty! The view looking out from our kitchen.

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