Feng Shui: a Chinese system for positioning a building and the objects within a building in a way that is thought to agree with spiritual forces and to bring health and happiness.

This Memorial Day weekend, while most of my friends are out of town at their lake cabins or going home, I am going to stay in Minneapolis to de-clutter, rearrange and feng shui my apartment. The need for something new and different in my life has bubbled up in my spirit to the point where I cannot deny it anymore. Therefore, I am going to tackle the art of de-cluttering, rearranging and decorating my place to better reflect who I am as a person.

Lease Renewal

This project was birthed from a lease renewal notice from my apartment a couple weeks ago. I’ve lived in this same apartment for three years, which is the longest place I’ve lived; with the exception of growing up at my parent’s place. Once I received the lease renewal form, I realized that I have been yearning for something new for awhile. Therefore, I started looking around the city to determine if my need for something new meant a new apartment.

I found several places that were identical to my current apartment at a higher cost and one apartment with a lot of character, but didn’t fit two of my main requirements. As I realized that my current apartment is the best value for what I get, I decided to stay in the apartment. That said, my need for a new space didn’t escape me. So my new project is to rip apart my apartment to minimize my possessions and to rearrange my space in a way that brings me happiness and reflects the change I’ve had internally over the past three years.

Renew Your Living Space

As a single woman living in Minneapolis who has an active lifestyle and love for traveling, my ideal living arrangement is to be in an apartment. Apartment living is low maintenance, highly flexible and great for urban areas. If you’re anything like me, you’ve lived in apartments for a few years and may be looking for a change.

There are a few options you can take:

  • Move to another apartment
  • Buy a house, townhouse or condo
  • Renew your current living space

In my situation, I decided to stay in my place and figure out a way to make my three year old apartment layout into something updated. There is hope for the person who doesn’t want the hassle of moving, yet wants an updated living space! Another great perk of staying in your place if you were going to move is to use the money you would have spent on a U-Haul, security deposit, application fee, etc. on updated home decor.

Updating your living space doesn’t just apply to people in apartments, but to all people. Sometimes it’s jut a good idea to switch around the furniture and update the throw pillows to give your home a new feel. This can make a world of difference in your mood and feelings toward your home. I know it’s changing my outlook on my home.

Over the next few posts, I’ll be walking through my experiences of renovating my apartment and the little tips and tricks I find along the way. I’m very excited about this project and cannot wait to see how my apartment transforms!

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