Great 4 Simple Things That Can Make Your Apartment Feel Giant!!

I recently moved from a studio apartment to a one-bedroom in New York City. Thus, I thought that the new space would be spacious and rife with shelving and cabinets. Also, everything I needed for a happy life.

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I was very wrong. While I did have more space, my new apartment was lacking built-in storage. In particular, I needed creative ideas for my tiny kitchen. The cabinets were weirdly small and there was only one drawer. (Remind me to check things like that next time I move). I needed clever storage solutions or the spacious, airy apartment I dreamed about would quickly turn into a cluttered reality.

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Luckily, I found random solutions that helped me store and organize everything. Who knew that wooden crates and folding tables would be so handy?

Wooden Crate

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In my tiny kitchen, the microwave was sitting on the counter, taking up valuable space. I noticed there was about a foot of vertical space going unused—and I wanted it.

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The solution turned out to be a simple wooden crate. Thus, which propped up the appliance while leaving room for me to store my lunch containers underneath. I’m thinking I’ll paint it.

Chrome Storage Shelf

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On the long list of charming “quirks” that came with the apartment. Hence, was a long, narrow broom closet where some kind of pantry definitely should have been. I needed a place to put dry goods. But I couldn’t figure out how to utilize the cabinet on its own.

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So I scoured the kitchen storage section… and found nothing. But then I moved to the bathroom storage section. And discovered the perfect, stable shelving unit for my pasta and granola bars. Important lesson learned: When looking for storage solutions, branch out.

Magnetic Spice Rack

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My fridge is next to the stove, and my mom made the (brilliant) suggestion. Hence, to mount a small magnetic spice rack on the side of the fridge. Also, store the handful of spices I use almost every day.

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This sleek option provided the perfect spot for my favorites (Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning, of course). And decluttered the makeshift pantry, making room for a few extra miscellaneous kitchen items next to my lesser-used spices.

Folding Dish Rack

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Although I’m lucky enough to have a dishwasher, there are many times I wash things by hand, and I needed a place to dry them. This folding dish rack holds a surprising number of dishes, utensils, and other random kitchen items. And then conveniently hides away behind the sink.

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Plus, I love that it rests on a rimmed plastic mat, making it easy to clean and dump any water in the sink.

John Bauer

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