This move to Chicago has really made me think about how to really maximize the space I have. Moving from a 3 bedroom house to what is called a 2 bedroom condo has been quite the change. Really it hasn't been a problem yet, we haven't moved all of our things... we haven't moved much at all! But today I was swapping out all of our summer clothes for winter clothes (something I haven't had to do for 3 1/2 years because of ample closet space) and I thought... what in the hell are we going to do with all of our stuff when we do have to move it!!!
This move is going to be a great lesson in keeping only what we need.
I saw this video about living in a very small space... the size of a parking spot in Japan. This man built a $500,000 house with a foot print of about 8' x 12'. Can you imagine?? The kicker... his mother lives with him! Now that is small space living... They have only the necessities and large windows to maximize light and to give the illusion of space.
Well, I think we still need to pare down what we bring with us but I doubt we will get to living as minimal as Fuyuhito and his mother!