Condominium and apartment units are being built smaller and smaller. Just ten years ago the average two-bedroom condo in the city was about 900 sq. feet. Now, they average about 700 SQ. feet. Micro-condos and tiny homes are getting more and more popular and can be as small as 300 SQ feet.
So how do you find space for your things? The kitchen can be especially challenging. All those gadgets that you really love to use need a home in your tiny space.
Here are ten hacks that are simple and we think, are pretty genius.
- Install a pegboard on the wall and hang your pots and pans from hooks. You can paint it to match your décor. This frees up space in your cupboards
- Store dry goods in Mason Jars. They take up less space in your cupboard than large plastic containers, and you can even attach the lids under the shelves and unscrew the jar when needed.
- Install a magnetic knife strip on your backsplash for your knives and eliminate a knife block on your counter.
- If you have a hood vent, you can purchase glass containers with magnetic lids. Your spices can be stored on your hood vent.
- Use an over-the-sink cutting board to give you more workspace when needed.
- Attach hooks to your cupboard door under the sink. You can hang your dish towels and cloths and rubber gloves on the hooks. This frees up space under you sink.
- Use an old Kleenex box for your plastic bags. The box will sit nicely in your drawer or cupboard, and the bags are easily accessible.
- Magazine files work great for storing your plastic wrap and foil wrap. You can buy them in cardboard, plastic, and metal. Attach one to the inside door of a cupboard.
- Put dish racks inside your cupboards to organize your plates. There are several different styles available at any kitchen or department store and will allow you to store more dishes on one shelf.
- Put hooks under the shelves in your cupboard to hang any cups including coffee, tea and measuring cups.
If you find yourself needing more space, consider renting a storage unit. If you are in the Winnipeg area, contact us at Total Storage. We have climate controlled storage units in every size to meet every need.