Tuesday, February 7, 2012

From Hotel to 1 Bedroom

A while ago, I gave up on ever downloading this video.  Then, when I did a memory card dump into Picasa a few months ago, part of the video magically appeared.  I had this big idea to give a tour of our hotel and then our apartment to tell you how it prepared us for the transition from house on a half acre in NC to ~800 sq. ft in SF.  The intensity of my southern accent has just about waned completely back to my Maryland newscaster.non-accent - especially compared to my NC house tour vlog!

Obviously, the companion vlog would be of our apartment.  Best intentions . . .  Now it's a few months later and I finally had the place clean enough to give a proper tour that would make my Mama proud.  If you watch nothing else, forward to the 1:30 mark for some Ollie fun.  We've been watching a lot of Arrested Development . . . C'mon!

If you ever want to downsize, we highly recommend our strategy of living in an even smaller place in between so that you're appreciate of the extra 100 sq. ft rather than lamenting the loss of over 1000 sq. ft.

Have you downsized in the housing department? What helped you in the transition?


  1. I love getting to see a video of your new place! You've done so much to make it a cozy home.

    And that cat-away stuff seems to work really well for you guys. I'd seen it, but never bought it because I wasn't sure how well it would actually work.

  2. such a good tour! your apartment is so nice and you've made it so welcoming and cozy. love that drop leaf table.

  3. Impressed that you guys are able to comfortably fit in a one bedroom apartment. Was there a specific reason you decided to go back to urban living?