Nesting is not only for pregnant women!

Every time that I go on Pinterest and look for nesting hacks, I keep seing hacks only for pregnant woman or already mothers but none for people that have no children. So I decided to share with you all my hacks!


I love nesting, especially in my apartment that I am right now, and even if I am just renting, and plan to buy one day, I feel like I'm just packing up ideas for my definitive place, figuring things out before the real one! But nesting is so much more than that, there are studies that shows that nesting actually helps regulate anxiety, and help stress relief. Ever since I am in this apartment (2 years) I have been organizing it, and making it as cosy as possible, and making something of my own.


The room that took the longest to organise was actually the library! I just recently finished it and made it the way I wanted it to be. I had such a clear idea of what I wanted that it took so long to find the furniture that would make the image reality. I wanted a bench that inside I could put books in, but could not find something that I wanted, so I took wood boards and did it myself (with the help of my parents.) I wanted a thin long shelf that was not too high and once again could not find what I wanted so I took an old shelf tore down some stuff, added wood boards to strengthen it and painted it!


Here is the final result of my library:

The other rooms are on going still, especially my kitchen! Each cupboard has its purpose and now I have to find a way to organise them. My apartment isn't big, so it's about optimising my space to make it seem bigger, open.


To organise my pantry I got rid of all of the packaging and bought boxes that I could but one on the other with name tags on it. I have a small but practical kitchen, my pantry is in two parts. The upper cupboard is spices, instant vegan food, canned food, sauces and more.

My second pantry is where I store my pastas, rices, and flour, sugar and so on...Now the only thing that I have to keep up with is to rename my boxes, I finally did the change and turned organic. So all of the pastas are now organic and vegan so the names are different.


For the sole purpose of this article I decided to change the organisation of one of my cupboard and I am actually loving it and I even did a before/after video...I feel like those instagram account dedicated to organizing houses!!


I have a lot of Tupperware and they used to be scattered all around the kitchen cupboards, wherever I could find a place, until I went on amazon and bought a piece of furniture just for my Tupperware and it's easier to find all of them!




As you can see my kitchen is pretty small, but having it organized correctly makes me able to have multiple stuff!


I used to have those little pieces of furniture with little drawers in them and I didn't know how to use them until I realized that I could use them to store more of my spices! I also live alone so I bought a dish washer that is small, and used the space on top of it to store my washing products and cloths etc... And to hide it all, I took a curtain and folded it in half, sewed it and hung it up so it looks better! Even if it's still organized, it felt a bit too messy to have it in the open. I did two curtains this way so when I wash one I have another one to hang.



For my desk — I usually work on my kitchen table or on the couch, but I used this Ikea piece of furniture to store everything that I use to work. My notebooks, my papers for printing, pens and all. In the tissue baskets at the bottom I put in one all of my cat's stuff, her food, her seeds for grass, her papers etc... In one I put my printing papers and my masks, and in the last one I put my sewing kit, and other stuff that I use around the apartment. I put a towel on my printer to avoid cat fur as her tree is right next to it, and just basically any dust. I have one little basket at the top case that I put all of my stickers, washi-tapes, staples etc...

Now to my living room! It took me while for this space, too, to organize it and make it as simple as I could. I put a basket at the entrance of the house where I put the cardigans I use the most, product to disinfect when I come back from because of covid, I have a box of masks, tissue and on the bottom on the piece of furniture I put only two pair of shoes and my bag. There is a shelf in the wall which is such an amazing way to gain space in a small apartment! I put my tea stuff on one shelf, on another one is just souvenirs that are the dearest to me, and on the top one is a parfum diffuser for the apartment, and another little piece of furniture where I put some random things in there.


For the self that is in the wall, I also have at the bottom of it another cupboard and in this one I added all of my laundry products.

For my bathroom, it has been difficult to organize it, it's pretty small, so i had to build my own piece of furniture to put my skincare product because otherwise they would have been scattered everywhere across the apartment.


This is what my apartment looks like now, and keep in mind that before I started working on this article, it was organized differently but felt like changing some stuff for this post. Nesting is just about working on making where you live your home, something that is yours and something that you feel safe and comfortable in. And sometimes that takes work. And sometimes the way your organized don't work and it's okay, you have to wait and see if it will work, to see if it's practical or just good looking.


So whether you're pregnant or not, nesting is an amazing way to help you relax and make yourself a home! There are many ways to do this without buying anything, and the first thing is actually to get rid of things you don't use or need anymore. Then you will see the space you gained and will be able to organize better. I do advise boxes/tissue baskets, they help so much with organizing.


I hope this article gave you some ideas, and that will get you starting on nesting!


Love always,

Chrys.

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