People who come to UAE for work would probably have shifted accommodation minimum 3 times depending on how long the contract is or in my case for an indefinite amount of time.
Those who are blessed with a good salary package also gets a good crib on top of that; some will have to allot part of their income to renting a flat and most survive by sharing space (housemates/ roommates).
Being that I moved into a new space recently, it was in my mind to already plan the essentials. Calculating every move. Which items I should take with me and which are the ones to go for storage.
It is a 3 x 3 meter room— what could fit in it?
These were my concerns:
Where my bed should be? Feng Shui much…. Do I need a bed?
Where to put my clothes in? Do I need a closet?
Is there space for toiletries?
What about my shoes?
I started with a rug. A smart purchase I believe because it was on sale, 50% off and on top of that it was the last piece- I asked the store manager to give me another 10%.
Then I found this charming and somewhat unusually fashioned sofa bed on Dubizzle for 300 Dirhams ($82).
This is when it dawned on me—i need pillows. Lots of them.
It’s kind of like a therapy; seeing an empty space with infinite possibilities, no matter what the size and then turning that space into something that can become home.
It has been almost a week now. I am adding little pieces every day. Most are my old stuff; some gifted.
And if there’s one thing I really enjoyed, those are the cheap buys from Daiso, Tchibo and Dragon Mart. I was on a mission and I can say I came out swinging.
Now I have to rest my soul as I begin to settle in because yeah my room has reached it’s limits.