I have always strove to make as much as I can with whatever little I can afford to own.
My tiny studio apartment was my haven for eight years, despite the small oven and range, dishwasher, and laundry station.
It was everything I needed when I was still alone and working overtime hours at my job. Eventually I met my fiance, and I started looking for new accomodations after we had been dating for five months. My studio wasn’t impossible for two people, but it started to feel like a college dorm room more than anything else. Although I chose to buy new furniture when I secured my current apartment, there were hordes of things from my studio that I kept. My bedding wasn’t going to fit on my new queen sized bed, but the throws and blankets could be repurposed for the sofa couch and recliner chair in the living room. I also kept some of my appliances and electronics, like my KitchenAid mixer, my TVs, and my space heater. It gets fairly cold here during the winter months. You cannot reasonably survive without some source of indoor heat. While living in a studio apartment, I had little space to warm with a heating system, so a small space heater was more than enough to get the temperature to stay above 60 degrees. I figured that I could at least get half of my new apartment warm with the old space heater, but in reality all I can manage to adequately heat with this old appliance is the master bedroom. I think I’ll keep it for supplemental use in the bedroom, but I’m going to need a proper furnace fast.