As a loft-dweller, I am faced every day with the challenges of keeping my downsized urban space tidy. Moving from a sprawling suburban home to my downtown nest two years ago gave me a tremendous opportunity to simplify. I set up house in a modern, minimalistic style and circulated the mantra, “a place for everything and everything in its place” through my mind like a hamster wheel. For the most part it has worked. My house is a well oiled machine with labeled containers, upon shelves, within cabinets. With one exception.
Heather Renne writes about life as a downtown dweller. She is the owner of Mint Household Services — MintHome.vpweb.com.