I love when a plan begins to come together. Take living in a small space/downsizing because of aging and its relationship to going high tech and compare it to the college student and their first ever home of their own. If at all possible both of these groups want a space that is beautiful and comfortable. But don't think that a small space being cool looking is going to replace the technology students need to function in a their dorm rooms or small apartments.
Now let's think about you and I moving into a small apartment. The decor may need to be good but it is not going to be enough. Just like the college student, we will need our space to function as a high tech space too. Now all the technology assisted living facilities are using is being offered by vendors to homeowners. It is very exciting.
|Retro Small Space|
The picture on the right made me smile...it seems that all that stuff we lived with as young adults is in again. We could actually use those things and be very cool...if we hadn't traded it in 45 years ago! I owned a stereo and clock just like these. The computer monitor looks perfectly at home don't you think?
|Keeping track with a bulletin board!|
Retire in Style Blog offered an article on low cost organizationing. As I was reading the article it hit me how important writing things down is as we get older. College students have nothing on us in this regard. My mother kept a calendar that looked like the typewriter had run amok on it. When I saw this bulletin board I thought it might work better than the calendar did for my mom.
|Chalk board painted wall from Unplgged|