So, this week I have been scouring the DC area for apartments. After living in NYC for 3 years I figured every other city would seem inexpensive and abounding in square footage. I was wrong. The apartments in DC are less expensive, and slightly larger, but I guess I had my hopes up too high. That’s okay though, because a smaller space forces me to be more creative with how I store, organize, and edit my belongings. If there’s one thing I love – it’s solving an organization/space issue beautifully, functionally, and inexpensively.
So the next month or so I might be throwing a lot of organization sales and ideas your way as I’m figuring our how to keep all my belongings in my new, down-sized apartment.
If you have any ideas let me know! All these goodies are from the fab. sale site Beyond the Rack. You have to be a member, but it’s free and fast to sign up – just click here.
I always use a folding dish rack like this, that way after I put away the dishes I can stow the rack under the sink and clear off counter space – important in small kitchens. bamboo dish rack – $9.99
We eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies and hanging baskets will keep them from taking up valuable counter space. $5.99
Once I know our exact kitchen dimensions we’ll definitely get a kitchen trolley. They’re cute and super useful. $59.99
I think city homes especially should be no-shoes indoors. One treads on pretty nasty stuff walking the city streets…it also keeps your floors cleaner. $17.99
In my opinion you can’t have too many bins, baskets, and boxes. $7.99
shoe tree $49.99
I’ve never seen one of these before. It’s a boot storage shelf. Good idea if you have a lot of knee-high boots. $44.99
sweater shelf $9.99
metal cabinet shelves and racks – especially those that roll out – maximize your cabinet space. $21.99 – $74.99
If any of these call to the neat freak in you head over to the sale at Beyond the Rack. Here’s the free/fast sign up link.