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Tiny living in San Diego is amazing. The sun shines on the average over 250 days a year, and the temperature is in the 70-80’s year round. What is considered tiny living? That depends on where you currently live and what you are used to. The average size home in San Diego’s metro communities such as North Park or South Park are anywhere from 700-1200 square feet and are 2-3 bedrooms. This may seem impossible for someone who is coming from the Mid-West or from the East Coast Suburbs. Homes in those parts of the Country are typically a lot larger. With this being said, most people probably spend a lot more time in their homes in these areas because of the weather. Whether it is the icy cold or blistering hot, the last place you want to be is outdoors. I can understand why one would want a larger home to live in, in those areas.
San Diego’s lifestyle is such that you can have your doors open year round. Designing your space with indoor and outdoor living is fun easy to do. Add French Doors that lead out to a backyard or side deck. Here you can create an outdoor dining area or seating area and enjoy the sounds of nature.
How To Downsize for Tiny Living
How to downsize for a tiny living is pretty simple. One thing to focus on is if you have not used certain clothes or shoes in over two years, it is time to get rid of them. Also, if you have a ton of books that you have already read, find them a new home. The same holds true with magazines. These are things that are just taking up valuable space. You may think that you need the extra room for your office. The first thing to do is get rid of the big ole desktop computer and get a smaller laptop that you can take anywhere with you. These days you can have all of your files online and be completely paperless. With the help of a few applications such as Dropbox, Evernote and much more, it has become so easy to work from anywhere as long as you have internet service.
If you are moving from a 2500+ square foot home into a 700-900 square foot bungalow in North Park and don’t know what to do with all of the furniture. Guess what; you don’t need all of that stuff. Sell it or give it away to someone you know that would appreciate it. Donate it to your local charity. Trying to bring big furniture that was meant for a big home into a Craftsman or Spanish Style Bungalow will look awkward and not comfortable. Keep it simple and minimal. This does not mean that you have to buy small furniture. It just means that less is more.