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worth saving for: new space

by lizzie & isaiah on January 10, 2011 · 35 comments

We’ve been aching for a new space. We spent two days cleaning our apartment. Two. Toothbrush on baseboards…grout – the whole works. Maybe other people clean this way far more often and it’s way less impressive than I think it is.

Anyways. We live in one of those cheap apartments that they just gut when a newcomer moves in rather than clean the cheaply textured walls and bottom-grade carpeting they’ve been so generous to choose.¬†We’ve been peeking at houses. I know, I know, what the hell is an unemployed couple checking out houses for? And to that I say, let us dream, damnit…let us dream.

Chicago has beckoned us lately and we’ve been hoping someday will be the right day to move back to the city for a couple of years. I’ve always loved lofts and apartments…and that, matched with my hatred for lawn care seems to make a perfect match for a delightful(ly expensive) loft apartment.

We’ve been hardcore watching money lately and it’s shed some light on our obsession with “smalls.” We love small decor buys and always hope that they’ll make a difference in our apartment’s style…but really, it just clutters everything up. (Four bags on their way to Goodwill clutter-style). We love modern and sleek but warm with pops of color and electicity (it’s a word).

For your, and our, inspiration to save our money from the smalls dealers of the world and make some substantial changes toward a quality and minimalistic style.

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Basically, we want to streamline. Our apartment right now has two rooms. Not bedrooms…just rooms. There is no place to streamline…except to take bags to the mission, which we’ve done. But for our next place…we’re just dreaming. Did I mention that the place below is for sale, fully furnished in our city…and a ridiculously low (but still out of our reach at the moment) price? Well, it is.

perfect loft apartment dallas

We’re saving up for things worth saving for. No more frames or lamps and bullshit decor items…We want a downpayment and enough for a few great starter pieces of furniture.

Any tips on saving for a house? (Besides get a job…because we know that one)

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