This is Part 3 of the Purging Sucks Series where we discuss the benefits of living in a studio. This is a firsthand perspective from my dear fried Bruce who embarked on a major life change just three months ago by moving across county to be near his aging mother. The journey was long, the changes daunting, but I know he is embracing this new life and relishing in the time and opportunities that are before him.
Benefits of Living in a Studio:
Simplifying and downsizing your life enough to live in a studio has many benefits. So, I moved from a 3 bedroom house into a studio apartment. After the shock to the system wore off here are the positives of studio living:
1. If you have a living room ceiling light the only lamp you need is beside the bed. Awesome. Save on light bulbs. Dusting lampshades is a pain (no longer I say).
2. Once you figure out how to program your coffeemaker you don’t need that nasty aggressive alarm clock anymore. Now I slowly wake up to the gurgling of brewing coffee and the wafting aroma of dark coffee.
3. You can watch your best TV in bed or on the couch. And you only need one TV.
4. Bose bookshelf surround sound speakers have never sounded better and now reach every corner of the house.
5. When you cook you go to sleep with that wonderful smell (so don’t burn popcorn).
6. One scented candle and the whole place smells like a French boutique (or whatever you want it to smell like).
7. You save lots of money on entertaining because well frankly you can’t really entertain beyond maybe 2 people. One box of Triscuit Crackers and Spicy Cheddar Cheese Whiz and you are good to go.
8. My studio has a built in under counter wine cooler. Awesome. I recommend it. No excuses for “maybe we shouldn’t have another bottle”. You can not only figuratively crawl to the next bottle you can literally do it. In addition. Trip over the couch and you pass out on the bed. How convenient is that?
9. If you want to see a lot of someone invite them over. Trust me. Whatever they do and wherever they go you can see them. It can also help unwanted visitors leave quicker.
10. Living in a studio has lots of positives. Not just the above. And it really does make life a lot simpler and less expensive.
About the author:
Bruce is a collector of moments and thankfully has a good memory. Lots of travel and lots of jobs and lots of interesting interactions with a variety of people have created some great life lessons and some funny experiences. And he likes to write about these things so other people can share in what he has seen and learned. Oh. And he always has an opinion. For more on Bruce, visit: www.brucemctague.com.