So in my last post, I mentioned that I was moving away to Florida to go to college. I decided to rent a one bedroom apartment instead of staying in the dorm rooms because I have bad anxiety living with people I don’t know. The good thing about living in an apartment is I’ll have space to myself. The downside is the size of the apartment. I never knew how lucky I was to live in a house with my parents until I saw the size of my apartment. It is tiny! It’s a one bedroom, but it’s a one bedroom for kids. Or midgets. Or a mouse. Not for a grown woman.
So as you can already guess, finding furniture and appliances for my tiny one bedroom wasn’t going to be easy. I had to go looking for a small fridge best for condo or apartment because the apartment didn’t come with any appliances or furniture. I also had to look for a tiny microwave, tiny toaster and all the other appliances I would need to use. The good thing about my apartment is that it has in house laundry and dryer. But again, it is tiny.
I went to IKEA to look for furniture because they tend to have smaller sized tables and chairs. I picked out a couch that can pretty much only fit 3 people (3 small people), and it also turns into a bed. I got two really pretty white chairs and a brown coffee table. Then I purchased a small dining set that seats 4. I was thinking if I had people over, then I could always take those dining chairs and place them around the coffee table for more seating. I also picked up a small TV unit. It’s basically just four shelves put together that turns into a TV table. You can also use this as storage.
As a going away present, my parents bought me a TV for my new place. It’s a little big for my apartment (what isn’t), but the bigger TV, the better.
Shopping for such a small apartment is actually quite hard. Stores don’t usually have their pieces made for small spaces. Usually, it’s the bigger the better. I really had to hunt for the best fridge for tiny house all around my area. I’m really happy with the one I found because I don’t really need a huge fridge. I’m not the best cook, so I’ll just keep it stocked with drinks and ice cream.
I’m really hoping that I didn’t make the wrong decision living by myself in my apartment. I’ll really make an effort to get to know people during my first week of school.