Here’s My Story

Gregory Barlow

I’m Gregory Barlow, and I’ve been apartment living almost all my life.

Ever since the age of six, we’ve been in apartments. My father got a job in downtown Boston, and down there, apartment living is sort of embedded into the culture of the North End.

It’s this little spot on the edge of the water where you’ll find some of the best restaurants and bakeries, but also a tight-knit community despite being in a city of millions.

Those buildings were old. Those spaces were pretty tight (and that’s an understatement). Since I was a kid, I’ve been brainstorming different hacks on how to make the most out of small spaces, and developed a knack for finding the perfect sized furniture while making use of wasted spaces.

People often say that they don’t want to live in an apartment because it gets cramped. If you do it right, that’s never going to be how it feels. You can optimize your space and have plenty of room, you just have to know how.

That’s where I come in. I’m here to show you, and other people who are making the transition to apartment living how to make your environment work for you. I never want you to feel cramped inside.

There were four of us in a 700 square foot apartment, two bedrooms. There were some times where I wasn’t sure how to find my way through the maze to reach the front door.

So I started looking for creative ways to use those extra 80 cubic inches in the corner, to utilize the walls and ceiling to my advantage, and eventually I found out about apartment-sized products: refrigerators, miniature washing machines, you name it.

Consider Geeked Out Home to be your one-stop shop to find everything you need for your apartment. I spend time scouring the internet to find some of the best deals on the right-sized furniture, while bringing you endless hacks, tips and tricks to make your apartment living that much easier.