make moving easier step 1: define vision for new space

Moving can be stressful (if you let it) and a lot of readers have asked how it can made easier. With a couple tweaks to my process, here’s how:
 
1. DEFINE VISION + FUNCTIONS FOR NEW SPACE
2. CREATE LOOSE FLOOR PLAN
3. EDIT + SORT
4. MAPPING
5. TIE UP LOOSE ENDS
 
 
Step #1: Define The Vision + Functions For New Space
you need: pad and a pencil
 
Ask yourself the following:
  • How do you want to feel in your new space?
  • How do you want to function in the new space?
Example feelings: I want a fun, inspiring space, that is colorful and bright. Or rather a zen, minimal, ‘hotel feel’…
Example functions: I want to start a book club that can meet in my apt, have overnight guests, start exercising at home, cook more, have dinner parties for 6…
 
This step gives you a logical, reason-based framework for deciding whether to keep or get rid of something, rather than just going by the arbitrary “if you haven’t used it in X amount of time, get rid of it”.
 

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