Ever wondered how i actually do my work in my studio before and after a baby around? Guess not, as i am rather ashamed to even snap a photo of this messy junkyard i call my "atelier" lol, so don't expect it to look like George's atelier from Paradise Kiss XD
Probably one day when i can afford a place with actual rooms to separate my bedroom, work station and lil parasite's room la. For now it's making do with what i have which is 450sft of space.
How did you find my previous makeover for lil parasite's place? Got tons of positive response from my readers on facebook and was wondering if i should start offering freelance budget room makeover services haha! XD
Before you guys ask, no it's still not open for CNY visiting because i paiseh about my place not living up to expectations lel. lemme tweak abit more first k? For now you can at least you can "virtually visit" it here on my blog lol.
Finally i get to have a proper workplace of my own with an actual table (check out LINMON series, it's budget friendly) and chair instead of the floor lol, really needed this because my backache is getting really bad from the time of giving birth and the constant bending strain. Thank you guys (you know who you are)!
I love rearranging stuff, seeing how i can make my life easier and more efficient but at the same time making it budget friendly too. Personally it took alot of planning in terms of layout and budgeting to make my entire studio into a more livable environment for both the baby and i lol. Something that neither of us can outgrow but recycle its usage for years to come.
Never did i see myself becoming a "practical" home decor at all but when you are a mom, getting the place neat as possible at the same time baby proofing it can come as a challenge as looks vs practicality. Gotta stay in between as looks doesn't always mean optimized functionality, i do wish for my studio to looks like one of those instagram worthy homes but despite the amount of stuff cleared out and arrangement made, gotta accept the fact that my place will always look cramped with stuff lel. I swear that i've donated like 4-5 boxes of stuff to charity, threw another 4-5 boxes (large ones) away but still end up looking like i have tons of stuff. Can someone share with me Mary poppin's magic to stuff everything out of sight in a magical bag please lol, im serious here!
But i did try my best to ensure that none of my working tools are at a toddler's reach (lil parasite started crawling dy, god please help me!) as a fashion designer, it's a common sight to see all my scissors, fabric all over the floor which pose as an immediate hazard to babies, one can poke while the other can suffocate if get tangled in accidentally. Thinking of all the potential risks just leaves me with one solution- boxing everything up and put them on shelves where lil parasite can't reach until she's about 150-200cm tall lol.
Think right now my house consists of 70% SKUBB boxes as my storage solution because the size fit is just perfect on my new , everything out of sight and i don't have to use those moving boxes to store my stuff in anymore. Easier to access to the tools i need too instead of having to open up boxes after boxes just to look for 1 item and not forgetting how affordable it is, 3 boxes for only RM39.90 :D
They do have the longer one but my shelf is short on the width part or else i would have taken that too, probably those with deep cupboards or shelves would find this useful.
For stuff like papers, documents, magazines, i prefer to store them in PAPPIS as i can easily send the entire box for recycling once it's full and filtered through, plastic bags are rather sacred these days due to the new no plastic bag rule but take it from this perspective that using boxes is also a great way to be environment friendly as it either can be reuse or recycled, bonus is that your paper storage section doesn't look like a garbage pile (plastic bags somewhat make everything look like trash lol).
Hope you guys found this post interesting and useful on how i hide/ arrange my home, if it weren't for the shelves and boxes, it would still look like this dumpster (you can watch the video here).