We’ve been at our current apartment for about 21 months now, and I’m ready for another move. Since we still have nine months left on our 15-month lease term (our first lease term was also 15 months), we can’t … not without paying a high price for it, anyway. So, I decided to swap bedrooms and bathrooms for a change, and for a separate home office and additional storage space.
Our apartment is approximately 1,371 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sun-room. While there’s enough space, there’s not enough functional storage space. There’s no: entryway/coat closet, linen closet, adequate pantry space, or a patio storage closet. Quite frankly, I’d rather have less square footage with more storage space.
Until our lease expires and/or we are in a better position for a move, I decided that a room swap would be a sufficient compromise. I started on Monday 27th August and was finished with the moving portion of it two days later on Wednesday 29th August. I exchanged our master suite (bedroom, closet, and bathroom) for the girls’ bedroom and the other bathroom. Tristan’s room, which is the smallest, became our home office.
I still have cleaning, organizing, and more decluttering remaining, which I intend to complete during my regular zone cleaning routines by the end of this month, September; I’ll post an update then. This is a frugal and minimalist project, so there is a $0 budget and I intend to minimize our belongings even further (sell through eBay/Letgo, donate, or trash).
Master Bedroom Pre-Move
Girls’ Bedroom Pre-Move
Tristan’s Bedroom Pre-Move
First, our belongings from the master bedroom were moved into the living room.
An empty master bedroom
7:28 PM – The kids’ first night in their new suite