Whenever we hear people talk about downsizing, the word is usually said with a bit of a negative connotation. It seems like the vast majority who downsize do so unwillingly, and only because circumstances forced them to. And while we may not have been intentionally looking to downsize, moving to a 600 sq ft apartment is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. We often get asked about why we love living in a small space so much, and so today we wanted to sit down and share our answers with all of you. If you’ve ever considered downsizing, here are our top 3 reasons why you should totally go for it:
1. There’s less to furnish + design
If you’ve seen any photos of our apartment on Instagram lately, then you may have noticed that there’s like, no furniture in our apartment yet (oops). Furnishing a home is harder than we expected it to be! We want each piece to feel just right, and for it all to flow seamlessly together to create the vibe we want in our home. But getting everything “just right” is a very time consuming process. It’s making us SO glad that our apartment is so small! I have no clue what we’d do if we had to furnish a whole house haha.
2. A smaller space makes you more intentional
Since moving into this apartment, we’ve had to adapt a pretty minimalistic mindset. If it’s not something that’s functional + fits the feel of our new space, we’ve gotten rid of it. There is nothing unintenional in our apartment anymore, and its amazing how good that has made us feel! We’ve both noticed how much more happy + peaceful we feel in our home, and even Peach’s behavior has improved. A small space forces you to be more intentional about what you bring into it, which has been such a good thing for us. It’s true what they say- a decluttered home helps to declutter the mind as well.
3. A smaller space is easier to maintain
Because everything in a smaller space has to be so intentional, it also makes the space easier to maintain. It’s so much easier to keep an eye on stuff and make sure that everything stays clean and tidy, and that we aren’t collecting any useless clutter. Mail gets taken care of then thrown away, dishes get used and then washed and put away again; nothing is able to pile up and get out of control. Also less space = less time spent cleaning. And if that’s not a huge win, we don’t know what is 😉
There are so many other little reasons why living in a small space is absolutely amazing, but those are the main ones! We love having a space that is small and oh-so-intentional. And hopefully someday soon, we’ll be finished designing + furnishing it and can share a full apartment tour with you guys!
Do you live in a small space? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!