I wanted to give you all a little taste of what my apartment used to look like. While unfortunately I was too embarrassed ever to take any photos of my apartment when it was in its full-mess mode, here is an accidental shot taken of my bookshelf in the background. This is only one of the two floor-to-ceiling bookshelves I had that was crammed with books, papers and tons of other stuff. Notice that each shelf has two layers of books, one behind the other! I used to try to make it look neater by constantly taking things out and moving them around - it's a little sad to think about now.
|Scary shelves in my old studio|
Here's another one that shows more of the cluttered surfaces in my apartment. There was also a lot of furniture for such a small space; other than the two bookshelves I also had a table and chairs and a 6'L x 3'D desk. Crazy, huh? And yep, that's me in the very bright red jacket. Probably trying to figure out where I can put more stuff ;-)
|Hmm, now where did I put that?|
For perspective, here are my bookshelves now. One is in the living room and also houses our computer, printer and some bins which I will talk about in a later post, and the others are in the bedroom. To be fair, I now live with someone so at least half are not mine. Though it's definitely a work in progress for both of us as we continue to pare things down.