From a small town to the big city.

Lifestyle transition Small Town to the Big City..


Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you a major lifestyle change that I made just a few short years ago. On July 31, 2015 I made the decision to move from my hometown of Sturgis Michigan to New York City. Coming from a town of only 10,000 people to a city of millions was quite daunting. Thankfully I had landed a job before moving and was able to meet people quickly through work. The two biggest adjustments I had to make when moving here were learning public transportation and a smaller living space.

My first apartment in New York was quaint 400 square foot 1 bedroom with ample closet space. I had to learn quickly that I had to be creative with how to set up my space that created flow and functionality. I started off by storing items in rolling storage bins under my bed as well as seasonal items in totes on the shelves of my closets. I learned very quickly that I owned more items then I had space for. I then did a large downsizing of my items including clothes, shoes, accessories that I hardly ever wore. This not only created more space but also a calmer atmosphere.

Lets fast forward to the present. I now live in a very spacious 3 bedroom apartment in Harlem with 2 roommates. After living alone for 4 years it was a major adjustment moving into an apartment with 2 other individuals who both live different lifestyles. This next stage taught me how to make organizational systems that not only worked for myself but also the rest of the household. Now I had already started my professional organizing business J. Flowers Organizing a couple years ago which had given me the knowledge to take on this next part of my life.

If you ever feel like you need a change in life but not quite sure what that is, declutter your space. This will give you a whole new outlook on an organized way of living and the endless possibilities out there for you. By relieving the stress and clutter in your home or work space can lead to new opportunities you may have never thought before.

Have a wonderful week! :)


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