Moving Day

17 Jan
photo: my instagram

Big news: I’m moving! 
Hence the home stalking and the Apartment Therapy hunting. It’s going to be a big move, or small depending how you look at it. Let me explain: I’m going from 1,500 sq feet to a studio of just 420 sq ft. At first the prospect terrified (and slightly depressed) me, but then I started to get excited by the challenge. Now I’m fired up! So I think this year on the blog I am going to document first of all my move (before and after pictures! My favorite!) and my design challenges of living in a studio. You may or may not have noticed but in 2012 I published more of my own photos and content than ever before, and I think that is the direction that I’d like to take with the blog. I hope to give and get ideas from you guys about small apartment living, I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

I moved my first boxes in last night (kitchen and bathroom done) but tonight I begin the clothes and shoes. Along with downsizing my living space, my closet is shrinking to about a quarter of the size (I know you guys can appreciate the difficulty). Challenge Number 1.
Wish me luck!
xoxo Cristina


22 Responses to “Moving Day”

  1. Jess | the Jess Journals January 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    eek, good luck! Can't wait to see photos! πŸ™‚

  2. Stephanie McPeak January 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    I'm moving today, too! Downsizing also – but paying less rent, which covers a multitude of sins!

  3. Anathalia January 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Good luck, Cristina! I just moved to a smaller apartment too (and to another city…), and I'll love to see how you'll face that challenge!

  4. Cristina Cleveland January 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Thanks Jess! I take it by your eek that you know the pains of moving lol

  5. Cristina Cleveland January 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    What are the odds!? Lol agreed, but the problem is where will we store all the extra shoes we buy with our saved rent money?

  6. Cristina Cleveland January 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Thank you Anathalia! Good luck getting to know your new city, maybe you can share a few smaller apartment tips along the way.

  7. Prim and Pimp January 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    congrats! and good luck cause I just moved and it was a headache!xoxoP&P

  8. nancy @ adore to adorn January 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    woo! Good luck!!!xo,nancy

  9. Cristina Cleveland January 17, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Good luck getting all settled in. Now's the fun part – decorating πŸ™‚

  10. Cristina Cleveland January 17, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    thanks nancy, I'm gonna need it πŸ˜‰ xo C

  11. design roundup January 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Congrats! Can't wait to see you new digs!

  12. Cristina Cleveland January 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Aw thanks Londa!

  13. January 17, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    So exciting! Are you still in Austin? What neighborhood do you live in?In July I'll be going through pretty much the same situation, but hoping to stay in 78704, so I'll be interested to see the before & afters!

  14. Vanda January 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    All the best for this NEW beginning! We are thinking of moving to, to another town, island again in Greece. Big chances for summer! take care my dear!

  15. Jessica W January 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Oooo good luck!That's a big change, but exciting nonetheless! The Lovelorn

  16. Cristina Cleveland January 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    South Austin all the way! Good luck with your move too!

  17. Cristina Cleveland January 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Thank you very much Vanda. I wouldn't mind moving to an island in Greece πŸ˜‰

  18. Cristina Cleveland January 18, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    You're totally right Jessica, big and exciting πŸ™‚

  19. Leah January 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Good luck! I've cut my wardrobe in half since moving into my own apartment and in a way it actually is freeing. No more useless clothes taking up precious closet space, just pieces I love and feel good wearing.

  20. cinzee January 22, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    WOW…all the best with the move and decorating!!!I can't wait to see pics of your place!!! And yes, 1,500 sq feet to a studio of just 420 sq ft is defo a challenge but im sure you got your creative juices running! My friend has been thinking of buying a studio flat lately so it be great to see your inspirations too:)Btw, i noticed you have a lot of stripes in your closet:) One of your staples pieces, i assume?heheCinz

  21. Cristina Cleveland January 22, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    Good hearing from you Cinz πŸ™‚ Guilty – totally a stripe addict. In fact I'm wearing them right now! Bit devo to be losing the square footage but also very inspired to meet the challenge. Let me know how your friend goes with her studio plans too!

  22. Cristina Cleveland January 22, 2013 at 5:09 am #

    YES it's so true! It makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier, faster, and more enjoyable because I love everything I'm choosing from! Have you thought of trying the French 5 piece wardrobe? I want to but I'm intimidated.

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