I’ve probably mentioned it before, but our D.C. apartment is small, very small. With 750 square feet shared between me, the bald man (my fiancé), and Mya (our pup), finding enough space for everything is a challenge.
This is Mya. As you can see, she doesn’t actually take up that much room. I think we’ll keep her.
But what to do with all her stuff? There’s a lot of baggage that came with this rescue pup- food dishes, treat jars, food storage bins, her crate, dog bed, and toys just to name a few. A lot of it gets stored in our vehicle and the rest is mostly tucked into the nooks and corners of our apartment. Sigh.
We had to get creative finding a place for everything. Case and point.
This is our blue ray player. On the floor. On a cooling rack. Ridiculous or creative? Don’t answer that.
The blue ray player had to go on the floor- it was the only option, trust me. And, to make sure it doesn’t overheat or become ravaged by killer dust bunnies, we propped it up on this cooling rack. So now I don’t have a proper cooling rack for cookies, but , in this rare instance, it’s actually not a problem. Due to my upcoming wedding, I’ll have no need for the cooling rack because I won’t be making any cookies anytime soon (gotta squeeze into that dress!) and besides, I’ll just add it to the registry. Right?!
It turns out that the oven makes a great storage area.
Roomy enough for all our baking pans! I know, it’s sad but this is my reality.
Hey, at least it all fits.
All joking aside, this little trick worked quite well.
Lacking any talent for home decorating, this was truly the best I could do.
We converted this old bookshelf into a cupboard for our dishware and cookbooks. It frees up cabinet space for food and other items that don’t look as nice on display. I’m tickled with this Royal Doulton blue and white dishware I bought last summer. Got a great deal on it and it’s so bright and pretty!
And what did we do with all the books on that shelf?
They went on top of the cabinets, of course!
This solution works for us because we don’t need regular access to most of the books shown here and if we need to get one down, a handy stepping stool helps out. (Thanks to Scott and Fran for all your help with this project!)
Of course, the best space saver in our house is this guy.
This knife magnet is essential for us. We have almost no drawer space and the magnet keeps all our knives right where we need them. Very handy!
Do you have a challenge finding room for everything in your home? What do you do to maximize space?
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