Monday, September 20, 2010

New Apartment, Delayed Posting, A Stressed Out Bloomie

So as I mentioned yesterday I am moving. On numerous occasions during my crying binges and moments of ripping out my hair I thought about blogging about this and asking for your help in making decision, asking for input, etc...but then I thought better about harassing you about non-fatshion related posts and showcasing how crazy I can sometimes be. I am really not good with big life changes.

But...I have to talk about it, if for no other reason than it may mess up my 30 Dresses in 30 Days and I want to be honest with you. I'll be packing and moving so I may have to skip the last few days of the month and continue into October. Also, my posts may take longer to get up than I would like because I've got SO MUCH PACKING to do. I've been in my current apartment for 4 years and everything in it belongs to me and my new place is half the size, so there's a lot to sort through.

And now that I've broken down and told you all about this, I guess I'll talk a bit more since some of you have already asked questions and really it's absolutely all I can think/talk/obsess/cry over these days. I'm still in Brooklyn - 2 blocks and 2 avenues from my current apartment, but since it's NYC, it feels like a whole new neighborhood. I'm going to an apartment that is half the size of my current one and it has NO CLOSETS, but I'm going to be living there all on my own. I am leaving behind the world of roommates and becoming a grown-up. Solo living is an exciting (and expensive thing) in New York City.

If any of you are good with design and space and organizing let me know because I will post more information if you're interested in giving me suggestions. The basic layout is a 12x18 kitchen/living area, a 10x11 bedroom and a 6x8 room off the bedroom that I'm thinking will either be a walk in closet or a sleeping nook. Not quite sure what the "bedroom" will become if I have a sleeping nook (perhaps a really big dressing room) but I am open to suggestions if you have them.

Feel free to make me want to move by telling me all about the large, cheap apartments with plentiful closet space I could have in your city. Torturing myself in this way is kinda my new favorite/least favorite activity.

Thanks for listening.


  1. I love the idea of a walk in closet, especially since you have no closet in the apt. Being on your own is totally worth having less space.

    but FYI if you ever decide to move, here in montreal we have huge appt with plenty closet space for very decent rent and this city is fabulous ;-)

  2. Don't worry about your blog, I know how daunting the task of moving can be! I hope you end up liking your new neighborhood!
    Unfortuntately living in Oslo is hardcore epensive as well, so I won't be able to supply you with a scenario to flaggellate yourself with.

  3. Good luck with the move, it's always a turbulent time! I'm not sure if this is a huge space saver but I keep necklaces on pinboards (that I covered in pretty fabric), you can fix them to the back of doors or wardrobe doors!

  4. ..Good luck,,,the have 6x8 off room can be used for will be a gr8 help to you for storing ur stuff!!

  5. Thank you for all your support and understanding. It is much appreciated!

  6. long time reader, first time commenter. I live in Richmond VA in a 600 sq. ft. one bedroom. Pay $900 / month, cable and internet included. Nice living room with space for a kitchen table and "study." Kitchen with a granite counter top, awesome appliances and a dishwasher. Washer/dryer in the unit. Building has a gym and lounge. Rooftop pool. And I love it. Be jealous.

    You should come visit me one day. In that totally creepy kind of way of an anonymous blog poster.

    Enjoy the new apartment Bloomie!

  7. Whew! I’ve following your blog since last month. Alas! You now a newbie transferee! I’ve been reading since you are opting for a short term furnished rentals! NYC, Portland, those places are lovely. So you can take a rest and I’ll wait for your net post. I want to see the NYC vacation apartment’s lovely post anytime soon!