My Little House with a Little Person and Very Little Space
When we moved into our home we had already anticipated that it was going to be too small for us. We were renting a really spacious place closer to the London side of the London Kent border, that if we had the opportunity to buy it we would have snapped it up in a second. Unfortunately that opportunity never came and we left the flat that I had fallen so in love.Nevertheless, when we found our little home that we live in now, I fell in love with it right away. I loved the development, I loved the area and although we knew it was going to be a bit tight for space, I was happy to compromise because it ticked all the boxes that were important at the time. My husband told me that I would need to cut my wardrobe in half. Ridiculous, I thought, because I loved and wore all my clothes. But then I found out I was pregnant. Not only did that mean I’d be saying goodbye to my dressing room, but that we’d need to make space for a whole little person!
Well this little person takes up a lot of space and since Christmas, we can barely find room to put all of her toys. The rate at which babies grow truly is unbelievable. We find ourselves constantly replenishing her wardrobe, which has also left us with piles and piles of clothes that no longer fit that are cluttering up our home. Naturally I have a selection of her clothes that I want to keep just in case I have another girl, but realistically a lot of her clothes need to go because we simply don’t have the space.
My Wardrobe Cull
Of course the real problem is all the stuff my husband and I have acquired over the years, that we, or more accurately, I can’t seem to just let go of! I have shed loads of clothes in my wardrobe that I’ve either never worn, worn once or will just never wear again now I’ve had a baby and my life has changed. I guess I have held onto a lot of them for their memories and stories and just how they make me feel. I am a sentimentalist, which is why I have kept the dress that I wore to the Travel Awards and the dress that I wore to the Langham Hotel, and my first ever vintage purchase etc, all of which I will never wear again. My husband has said it is now time to get cut throat with my wardrobe and all the stuff in the house that is simply becoming clutter. So I am having to part ways with much of my beloved clothes. If you’re on the hunt for some preloved fashion or just fancy having a nosey at some of my dresses, you’ll be able to find all the stuff we are selling here. And I will be updating the items weekly, so keep an eye out.
Creating More Space less Clutter
I have many projects lined up in 2018 for my home, especially now as I will be working from home, it is essential for my mind and soul that my home is completely organised and as functional as possible. We need more floor space for Allegra, we want to put our TV in the living room on the wall and possibly get rid of our TV cabinet, which suited our old home, but not so much our current one. I am currently toying with the idea of putting some floating shelves on the wall, to kind of create a feature wall around the TV. We are also thinking about replacing our sofas, as it feels like there is just too much sofa going on. I am definitely leaning towards the idea of a statement sofa, but convincing hubby of this might not be easy.
However, before I begin thinking design and decor I need to declutter and start afresh with a clear head and clear home. This starts with finding a loving new home for all the clothes I hardly wear and for the toys, clothes and baby gear that Allegra no longer needs. I hope you will follow me on my journey to a more Hygge home and feel free to have a ganders at all the stuff we are selling to achieve our clutter free home.
(please excuse hubby’s Guiness!)