February 22, 2018

How to avoid making these 5 storage mistakes in your small space

One of the most pressing challenges of living in a small space is: where are you going to put all your stuff? And once you do find a place to put everything, how are you going to keep your tiny apartment looking like an apartment and not a warehouse? Here are a few common mistakes to avoid—pitfalls to keep in mind when you’re trying to make room for your stuff, but also create a space you’ll want to come home […]
February 15, 2018

Open shelving ideas in the kitchen you haven’t thought of for extra storage

Open shelving is one of the most popular (and also most controversial) kitchen trends of recent years. On one hand, it has a lighter look than closed upper cabinets, makes kitchenware easy to reach, and gives you a place to display all your lovely things. On the other hand, unless you happen to have beautifully matched and organised dishes, it has a tendency to look cluttered. Then of course there’s dust and grime to deal with. If you love the […]
February 9, 2018

9 Ways to make existing storage cabinets more space efficient

If you can’t add more actual storage cabinets to your living space, you can always increase the capacity of what’s already there. This includes kitchen cupboards, free-standing wardrobes and bathroom cabinets — all of which are silently pleading “make me better, make me better!” Fulfill their organisational destinies, with these nine tips… Go for store-bought inserts that increase the amount of stuff that cabinets hold. Plan for plate racks, lazy susans, drawer inserts, vertical cookie sheet slots inside cabinets, or […]
February 1, 2018

Wall friendly rental bedroom storage solutions

Finding storage solutions is difficult in most homes, but in a rental apartment / home that has insufficient (or completely non-existent) closet space and where you’re not allowed to drill into the walls, finding spots to stash all your stuff is even more challenging. By crafting your own storage boards and bins that lean against the wall or roll under the bed, you can store more in your rental space—and also take it all with you when you move out. […]
January 25, 2018

Increase your kitchen storage with these 10 hidden cabinet hacks

Unless you designed your kitchen from scratch, with a custom layout and cabinets, it’s probably not perfect for your needs. But new cabinets can quickly eat up a small remodeling budget, and re-designing the kitchen isn’t usually an option if you rent. I won’t even get into the environmental impact of trashing old cabinets and producing new ones. Fortunately there are a lot of clever DIY ways to make the most of your current kitchen cabinets. 1. Pull-out Garbage and […]