Long before we moved to California (and by long I mean weeks, because really that’s how quickly we decided to move), I realized we weren’t going to have a traditional, separate nursery for our firstborn. The main reason is due to the change in our cost of living (umm, it skyrocketed). But that makes it sound so negative. Moving to Los Angeles presented us with a few limitations, but they’ve challenged us to be creative and revise our perspective — so that’s a big positive :) I think Zack and I are better people for moving; we’ve definitely learned so much.
Since I was pregnant when we moved here we were looking for an apartment with a large bedroom so it could double as the nursery. We knew looking for a 2 bedroom apartment just wasn’t feasible. (Folks, we’re not in the Midwest anymore.) So, we revised our perspective and greeted our new life in California with open hands. We found a cute little apartment to call home and promptly moved in.
Then in September 2013 we moved to a slightly larger apartment, and that’s where we currently are. You can see Maxwell’s first nursery nook here, and a few photos of our current apartment are found here). Thankfully our 2 Los Angeles apartments have always had great storage. Although… our new place is kind of a storage lover’s dream come true!
Anyhow. Having lived in a 1 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles with a baby for almost a year now, I wanted to share with you a few tips that helped us create a nursery nook for Maxwell.