Breathing a sigh of relief, after 6 weeks we have settled into our rental home very nicely. It is true nothing ever goes as plan; I say this because the first morning in our new place, I awoke to a horrible odor indicating septic back up in our utility room leaving our living space unbearable. The inconvenience put a wrench into my plans of having a make shift kitchen in the utility room.
‘Tiny Life’ so far has confirmed our ability to adapt to situations that come our way at any given time such as our sewer situation. My husband had to fix and seal the injector pump; to make it livable for the short time we plan to be here. As far as the utility room, we store our coats and outerwear in addition to the food storage in our pantry, freezer and fridge. A cute kitchenette housed on the living room to function as a snack and convenience foods center and for other meals that do not need much prep. Finally, our major meals we share the upstairs kitchen with our property owner. Problem is solved!
So far ‘knock on wood’ all seems well considering living in a basement less than half the square footage of our last home, we are managing by organizing our personal stuff and keeping the clutter to a minimal. Rule of thumb in our home now is to pick up as you go, take out the trash and be supportive of one another. Remind each other the end goal, owning a home with little to no mortgage and living a simpler life.
Here is a video that Becca put together the moment we left our old home, then revealing before and after of our new place. Enjoy!