Hello everyone, Heather junior here! Just kidding, it’s Morgan, Heather’s oldest daughter. Sometimes I think my name should have been Heather junior though because I’m so similar to my mom. One of our top shared qualities happens to be our love of all things home! Today I am talking about small home storage solutions.
I currently live in a small one bedroom apartment with my little rescue pup, Gidget. Because of the size of our home, there isn’t a ton of storage space. As someone who needs an organized space to feel cool, calm, and collected, I have definitely faced some struggles along the way. After a year of living here, I have discovered a lot of tips and tricks to managing a lot of stuff with not a lot of room.
I am someone who loves to cook, bake, drink coffee, and of course eat! Because I spend so much of my time in the kitchen, I have a lot of items that belong in there. Of course it’s one of the smallest areas in my home, making it quite hard to keep neat and organized. So, here are some of the best ways I’ve found to keep my kitchen space cute, functional, and tidy!
One of my favorite parts of my kitchen is the coffee bar! I used to have my coffee machine and jars sitting on the counter, but it took up so much space. So when I found this small table, I knew it would make the perfect space for all of my coffee accessories. Not only is this table a great coffee bar, but I’m also able to use the bottom shelf as a storage space for some of my bigger pantry items such as chips, popcorn, crackers, and extra baking supplies. I don’t have a real pantry, so this extra space is super helpful.
Speaking of not having a real pantry, this is my makeshift one! I purchased all of these black baskets from the dollar tree and they have been perfect for keeping this space organized. Instead of keeping a ton of boxes and bags stuffed in here and then digging through them every time I need something, I have a basket for each category of food!
I love this spot in my kitchen because it’s cute and functional. These shelves are a great way to keep spices organized and by hanging them on the wall, I am saving counter or cabinet space. Plus, it’s a great decor piece that really SPICES up my kitchen walls! The shelves as well as the glass containers all came from Amazon. The containers also came with labels!
Over in their corner next to my stove, I like to keep the essentials on hand. I have my oils, salt, pepper, sugar, utensils (and dog treats for Gidget who is always watching me cook). I have everything stored in glass jars and bottles to keep the area looking nice. Again, it’s convenient because I don’t have to use up space in my cabinets to store these items. Another thing I wanted to point out is that all of the jars you see in the corner were once candles! After I burned through them I cleaned and sanitized them well and now you have kitchen containers! I love recycling!
Having a small space can definitely be frustrating at times, but at the end of the day I’m very thankful for my cozy home. I hope this was helpful for those of you who struggle with space and storage issues. I also hope I inspired some new ideas for you!