Once the daybed was assembled I was faced with a dilemma – I had too much furniture for our tiny house! The generosity of friends and family had overwhelmed our tiny home.
Not only did we have the new daybed but two matching wingback chairs and a heavy-duty loveseat that looks as if the frame were hand-crafted from heavy lumber.
What in the world is a frugal minimalist to do? I’ve no desire to trip over excess furniture!
I considered our dilemma and discussed it with Katie. Something would have to go, but what? We loved both the chairs AND the loveseat, so what to do? I didn’t want to eliminate my daybed and go back to sleeping on the floor!
With a young puppy in the house, whatever we decided to keep needed the ability to look nice while withstanding the inevitable attacks from puppy teeth. I also wanted it blend well with our daybed and overall decorating style.
We debated on this until a friend mentioned that he knew someone who could really use (and would love) some chairs. Problem solved! Within a couple of days the chairs were relocated and our space restored. The loveseat is heavy enough to withstand anything we can dish out and any marks will give the piece more character. If the cushions are ever damaged they will be easy to replace with some upholstery foam and some fabric.
Sometimes minimalism just means admitting that you have too much stuff and taking steps to correct the issue. What do you do when you find yourself overwhelmed with possessions? How do you decide what stays or goes? Please share your stories in the comments below.