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Top 3 Space-saving Pantry for a Small Kitchen around $150

Sauder Summer Home PantryYour kitchen is tiny because you live in a tiny house, a small apartment or RV or houseboat.  Even with a tiny kitchen you should be able to fully enjoy your cooking experience as well as the look of your kitchen.  Every kitchen needs a pantry.  If your kitchen is tiny your pantry should meet the requirement of having a space-saving footprint with at the same time wide enough inside space for storing food.

So, what are the thoughts around the perfect pantry?  Well, it needs to hold at least groceries worth for a week.  But of course, most of the pantries should hold more than that, reserves of pasta, flour, dried beans, coffee, all kinds of canned food and more.

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Top 4 Indoor Water Fountains around $40

Universal Lighting and Decor Triple Jug FountainAlright, let’s talk Feng Shui.  I do like to emphasize in my posts that you don’t need to give up on decoration ideas or your hobbies such as sport or collections while you live in a tiny home, small apartment, tiny house, RV or houseboat.  And I do that often with Feng Shui at the back of my mind.

What does Feng Shui actually mean?  Well, it is a Chinese practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, as in arranging furniture.  It’s all about the free flow of positive energy in your home and therefore in your life.  You can direct this energy flow through using light, colors, mirrors, some deco items or indoor water fountains.

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Top 3 Recycling Stations under $50

Organize It All Recycle BinOrder is everything, not just in tiny homes, in small apartments, RVs and houseboats.  An orderly home makes a good feeling.  This is also basically the principle of Feng Shui: if the good energy can flow freely in your home, your own good energy can flow freely.  You feel, what you’re looking at.

I know, I just got a little too philosophical here, kinda, and all I want is to write about recycling stations.  Well, doubtlessly recycling stations create exactly that: order in the kitchen or wherever you collect your recyclables. And yes, please don’t give up on collecting recyclables just because you live in a tiny home.

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Top 3 Garment Racks under $60

garment rackA tiny house, a small apartment or houseboat often doesn’t have a big wardrobe where you have ample space to hang all your clothing, place your shoes, hats and bags.  My first mega tiny apartment in Switzerland was like that.  No in-built closet, no place for any type of wardrobe anyway.  Well, I helped myself by getting one of these garment racks, and thought at that time that it doesn’t look really great.

When I browse today interior design sites I actually find that an open garment rack is considered to be totally fashionable making for a young and unconventional look.  The designers even recommend to get in any case a garment rack instead of a wardrobe.  Why would you want to hide your clothing when having hung them freely creates a stylish look to your place.  Isn’t this great!

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Smart Use of Mirrors for a Tiny Home

mirror styleToday’s tip of how to decorate a tiny home is kind of a double-edged sword.  The use of mirrors can immediately visibly enhance and enlarge the look of your tiny home, small apartment, RV, houseboat or tiny house.  I think, this is not a secret.

You see this effect often applied in restaurants, galleries and shops.  It works, no question about that.

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Top 2 Sets Headboard with Nightstands around $300

Prepac King Nightstand HeadboardYou have already your bed maybe even with a metal bed frame so you can use your underbed space for storage.  And you actually have more space than just free wall alongside your bed which would be perfect for one of those lovely floating wall mount nightstands.  Well, in this case you might be interested in a beautiful set of headboard with matching nightstands.

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Under Stairs Storage Ideas for a Tiny Home

 9-Cube OrganizerWhere are the hidden places in your tiny house, tiny houseboat or small apartment, still undiscovered and unused?  Those places that would be perfect for storage solutions, but you don’t see it immediately.  Well, let’s take a look under your stairs.  There we have plenty of unused space that’s just waiting for proper usage.

The good news is that there is no limit whatsoever of how you can take advantage of this open space for under stairs storage.  Of course, everything depends on your specific space situation.  How does the staircase look like? Is the open space underneath more vertical or more horizontal?

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Top 3 Underbed Storage

IRIS Underbed Stacking DrawerIf you have already a metal bed frame you can take advantage of the now ample space under your bed with one of these ingenious underbed storage solutions.

I know that one of the things that take up so much storage space are bedding: comforter, blankets, linen, pillows.  They are just two voluminous to be stored away in small closets.  Underbed storage is made exactly for this kind of items that you need to store away.

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Top 4 Over-The-Sink Shelves under $30

Lipper International Bamboo Over Sink ShelfSo, tell me, what do you have over your sink, in the kitchen and bathroom?  Nothing?  Air?  Well, I admit, it was the same for me.  I never got the idea that I could use the space over the sink.  Until, well, until I saw the first over-the-sink shelf.

They are incredibly practical space savers, just as all the corner filling furniture are. The over-the-sink shelves are just made for small places in tiny kitchens and tiny bathrooms.  Some of them provide with their weight of some pounds quite a stability.  And they look elegant and not overly constrictive as you might have assumed.  The latter depends of course on what you place on the shelf.

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Declutter with these Top 4 Storage Boxes under $20

declutter with storage boxesThere is actually a move around decluttering going on right now.  That’s interesting.  I personally think the whole thing around decluttering should be more something like a lifetime theme.  Even more when you live in a tiny space. And using storage boxes helps you to visually “declutter” the stuff you still need and keep.

I’m quite interested in Feng Shui principles.  They recommend often as first step toward renewing a living space to get rid of the clutter.  To declutter in other words.  I think getting rid of clutter is by all means a very healthy and freeing action.

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