Often you find yourself having small and tiny things piling up somewhere in your tiny home, small apartment, RV or houseboat. They are too small to take away precious cabinet space but they need to be held together. The answer to this specific storing problem is a wooden box of the perfect size, not too big and not too small.
Obviously every kind of small box would do the job, but wouldn’t you agree that a wooden box just have that certain thing. For bigger items you might choose one of those elegant rectangular baskets or practical storage boxes of different sizes made of plastic. Wooden boxes you find on the smaller side for your small items.
My first kitchen, tiny kitchen to put it bluntly, had a countertop of the size of an average cutting board. It was about 5 x 10 inches, I never measured it though. Since I just started out at that time I had no cutting board yet and used therefore the countertop as cutting board. Well, during all my cooking activities I was always in need for more counter space.
My solution back then would have been a over stove/over sink cutting board. What an ingenious idea! You place it where you need it and where you have place for it – over the sink or over the stove or on your tiny table. You use it when you need it! And when you don’t need it, you can easily put it away thanks to its thin size. A perfect solution for tiny kitchens may it be in a small apartment, RV, houseboat or tiny house.
So, 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.