My roommate and I are settled into our new apartment now, and it is truly starting to feel like home, now that all the boxes are unpacked and the furniture arranged and things are actually hanging up on the walls. Since we wanted to entertain right away, it was definitely great incentive to get everything set up as quickly as possible. We haven’t even been in our apartment two weeks yet, and already we’ve had people over 3 times. I love having a place to extend hospitality and just hang out with friends.
Our spacious apartment (read: over 1200 sq feet! no joke!) is great for having people over, and great for accommodating two adult roommates (with lots of stuff, since we are well passed the teenage years). I’ve also enjoyed my opportunity to use the kitchen and bake yummy things.
It’s also nice to live closer to each of our workplaces. Our church (where I work as a full-time secretary) is literally less than 2 miles away, so I’m able to come home for lunch. It’s great having the flexibility to do a load of laundry or empty the dishwasher or just watch a little television (while knitting, of course) on my lunch break. And now that I’ve cut down my commute time from almost an hour a day to about 10 minutes, I’m able to squeeze in more time for yarn, even with the added task of making dinner every night.
And I truly underestimated how nice it would be to have 2 separate closets in my room. Clothes, etc in one, yarn in the other. My stash has never been so organized, or all in one place, and it makes me ridiculously happy.
Another thing I love about my room is that since I downsized to a twin bed, I’m able to use a quilt that my grandma and great-grandma made by hand. Growing up, my house was always very homey, so I’ve always wanted my place to feel the same way. Having plenty of handmade touches definitely does the trick.