Text by Amalie Drury and photos by Erica Gannett, courtesy of Time Out Chicago
In preparation for moving into her first apartment without roommates, Julie Ghatan began searching for a place four months before her shared lease was up. "You know how Craigslist is full of dumps? This was the first clean place I saw, and I took it," Ghatan says, referring to her Ukie Village home of a year and a half.
The new apartment was so much smaller than any other place she'd lived that Ghatan, 28, embarked on a major purge, honing down her possessions to only those that would fit in her pared-down, grown-up-style pad.
Read more and check out a lot more photos of Julie's sweet apartment here.