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So I just got a new job and it's a good one that's going to allow me to "upgrade" my life. In the plans are moving out of my sweat-lodge of an apartment (that some of you may remember from my thread on ineffective swamp coolers.)
I found a really cool new set of environmentally conscious lofts downtown, but I've never lived in a studio and/or loft before, and think it might be a bit of a change from my moderately-sized one-bedroom that I live in now. I get a choice between two different units, one of which is substantially bigger for $100 more. I think I could make that work financially, while still meeting my savings goals, but whichever one I choose, I'll still be moving into a smaller place then I am now.
I have a small desk and my computer, large tv (that's not mountable, unfortunately), a bed (which will go up on the loft), and some assorted small furniture that need to fit into an interesting space. I currently watch my tv from my bed, so I'll probably have to get a small couch to fit too. Currently, I'm having trouble picturing where my desk and computer will fit with regards to the tv/couch combo. In addition, the units don't have closets so I will have to find a wardrobe and fit that somewhere as well.
So basically, I have to make this (apologies for the clutter):
I figure I'm going to have to simplify a lot of my current living habits, which I'm excited about. Aside from the essential pieces of furniture, I don't need a whole lot to live in, and am wondering if anyone else has any experience living in a loft, moving from a moderate sized space to a moderately small sized place, or simplifying their living arrangements in general.