Mary B. writes in Offbeat Home & Life about living in a one bedroom apartment as a family. Mary and her husband bucked tradition and what people thought ought to happen when they had a baby and decided to continue with their small apartment. While they don’t plan to live there forever, they are content with it for now and have been working on finding fun and comfortable ways to live in the small space together.
- For just-grads living with a new baby, the quality of the neighborhood they lived in and the great upkeep of the apartment more than offset some tightness of quarters.
- Well-meaning friends insisted they had it backwards, as in the real careers and a home in the suburbs should come first.
- Fortunately, as life is unscripted, the couple like it the way it is.
“A few Sears gift cards bought us a humidifier, and we watched online sales and Craigslist/Kijiji for floor lamps and one of those over-the-toilet bathroom organizer things.”