Apart from being able to watch your favourite series while taking a bath a bedsitter enables you to see all your life’s worth in a blink of an eye ..I mean what can be more satisfying than doing all your house chores from one position
The problem comes in when kplc decides to award you with darkness and you can’t remember where you put your knife so u have to tiptoe carefully as if u had landmines in your house. This is to avoid any unplanned injuries leave alone the bruises your only sufuria gave you while milk was at the brim of misbehaving (you know how milk can misbehave while boiling)
Lets get to basics what is a bedsitter( to our rich friends who dont relate with the struggle) this is a one-roomed unit of accommodation typically consisting of combined bedroom and sitting room with cooking facilities, basically u have everything in one room .. a slight mistake and you could be sending your supper to the toilet ..”unaeza tegwa na cable ya charger uangukie githeri imwagike kwa choo” In bedsitters, you don’t pay rent. You give the landlord a token
Most campus students or new employed Kenyans will go for a bedsitter because it is affordable and it allows them to purchase household staffs at their own pace. In Kenya, the more spacious a bedsitter is, the more expensive it will be.. the average bedsitter of a common mwananchi goes for about 4 to 8k ..
Even with a small budget you can make your little palace favourable and comfortable .
A crate of eggs should never miss in your little palace .eggs can come in handy in a bedsitter especially when you keep asking yourself “Leo ntakula nini” go to mama mboga get yourself sukuma wiki for ten Bob combine with two eggs and you are good to go…or when your prayer partner sleeps over and you want to make her the breakfast of champions. Confuse her with 3 slices of bread and 2 eggs and see her smiling the entire day .
With sugar your life is sorted. Remember back then in highschool how sugar used to make you a king/queen.. now in a bedsitter vitu kwa ground si tofauti. Sugar comes in handy especially in preparing your beverage, whether its cold power or a hot one depending on the status of your stove or gas. You can prepare tea as you plan on what to eat and before your stomach realizes u are already asleep.
For the KDF lovers try adding groundnuts in between your KDF and if ur lucky enough to afford an avocado ongeza kwa mix then take it home with tea.. thank me later
Add salt to taste is a popular phrase used in almost all recipes.. however minor it may seem salt is a great hack ..when life has played ” iyope” with u .. u can comfortably boil your meal and add salt without including cooking oil. When your prayer partner comes along and you don’t have cooking oil tell her you are preparing a cholesterol free meal and boil her meat don’t forget to add salt. When worse comes to worse ask those who have tried ugali and salt
4 WOOFER OR A BLUETOOTH DEVISE
Stock your bedsitter with a nice low budget woofer or put a Bluetooth speaker in a drum and you have your self a Sony 3d music system . Woofers help in minimising interior sound This in turn welcomes phrases as ” Niaje bro si unisaide keja yako mama anakam” . If u can afford a television set the better and if ur creative enough your tv can double up as a mirror .
Other notable hacks
5 Never grow a plant in your bedsitter – you might die at night as you compete for oxygen
6 When your prayer partner comes along for TWA TWA sessions make sure you leave your shoes outside and put hers inside so as to avoid comments from the nosy neighbours who can’t keep note of the thief who stole your khaki trousers but can keep note of who comes along to your house
7 A special shoutout to social media, which has made us all equal. You can put down a Top World Economist with a single tweet from your bedsitter in Wangige.