confessions of a small apartment
We once cooked a lunch for 25 people in our 5 X 8 foot kitchen. That’s one of my favorite things to tell people about our place, because it proves that living in a small apartment is not only possible, but it doesn’t have to be totally limiting. Yes, we are strategic about how we store things (pot & pan racks, knife strips, trunk that doubles as a coffee table and storage for extra toys and DVDs).
But here are some confessions of things that are either not strategic or just plain unavoidable because of our small space:
- we keep cereal and crackers in the same tiny cabinet as our cookie sheets and baking dishes.
- there are clothes storage bags under pretty much every bed and couch in our house.
- Tim and Emerson share a closet.
- our only non-bedroom closet currently holds: coats, blankets, reusable shopping bags, extra diapers and wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, vacuum cleaner, broom, mop, extra paper bags, a spare fan…
- we purge and reorganize about every 4 to 6 months out of necessity (except for the above closet, which gets reorganized about every three weeks)
- we use an armoire to hold our bath towels…but we have to keep it in a room that is nowhere close to the bathroom (relatively speaking, since it takes approximately 15 steps to get from the front of our place to the back).
- our pantry is the size of one of those half-cabinets you typically find above a stove. Don’t look in there. A bag of dry pasta is likely to fall on your head if you open it too quickly.
Life at our place captured through instagram.