Tiny Kitchen Meals

Meals You Can Cook in a Tiny Kitchen

Last week I talked about ways to maneuver around the challenges of a small kitchen so you can still appreciate the joys of cooking. As I mentioned in the article (which I highly recommend you head over and read as a prerequisite to this one), if you’re new to cooking in a tiny kitchen, it’s probably best to start simple. …

Tiny Kitchen Cooking Tips

7 Cooking Tips for the Tiny Kitchen

Cooking isn’t just a necessary part of life for many people: it’s an enjoyable hobby and creative outlet. If you love the culinary arts, you undoubtedly appreciate having a spacious kitchen to work in, but that’s not always a reality — especially if you live in a tiny apartment. Perhaps you used to enjoy cooking, but your new tiny kitchen …

Make Your Home Inviting

Ways to Make Your Tiny Home Feel Inviting

Have you ever entered someone’s home and immediately felt relaxed and comfortable? What is it that makes the difference between homes that exude an immediate sense of welcome and hospitality, and those that reinforce the feeling that you’re not in Kansas anymore? Is it the home environment, or the hostess? In my experience, both play a vital role. Whether you …

How Small Is Too Small

Tiny Apartments: How Small is Too Small?

To meet the demand of young adults and downsizing Baby Boomers crowding into cities to be within walking distance of jobs, transportation, and other daily needs, developers are creating increasingly tinier, space-efficient apartments. In addition to the convenience of city living, being willing to sacrifice space for up to 30% lower rent allows many singles to afford living alone instead of …

Compact Wardrobe

Building Your Perfect Compact Wardrobe

Clothes can be overwhelming. Between choosing what to wear and trying to find things in an unorganized, tiny closet, your day can quickly get off to the wrong start with this frustrating and draining experience. Even after implementing a few closet organizational tools, your real problem remains — too many clothes you don’t even wear. As many famous people who …

Save On Energy

Ways to Save on Apartment Energy Bills

Fall is setting in, and those chilly nights, although refreshing, are a reminder that it will soon be time to turn on the heat. Unless you live in a newly renovated apartment, there are at least a few ways you’ll be likely to lose some of this expensive commodity. Renting presents a few challenges to weather-proofing since you aren’t responsible …

Not Needed in a Small Apartment

Things You Might Not Need In a Small Apartment

Tiny living makes space a commodity. If you’ve ever moved from a larger home into a small apartment, you’ll quickly learn there’s simply not enough room for certain things. Liquidating, consolidating, and rethinking unpractical, space-hogging possessions is an immediate concern — obvious things like a large couch that won’t fit through the door, or exercise equipment you don’t have a …

Apartment Amenities

Apartment Amenities: What’s Worth It and What’s Not?

The demand and matching availability of apartments has continued to increase. In the U.S., the average vacancy is around 8% — the highest in 40 years. With space at a premium and more people choosing to live closer to city jobs for shorter commutes, builders are providing the ideal solution for this demographic. Whatever reason you’ve chosen apartment life, you’ve …

Coffee Mugs: Small Space Multi-Taskers

Coffee mugs have a way of accumulating, especially since they make easy gifts, and we gravitate to them as functional souvenirs and personalized keepsakes. However they multiply, you’ve probably never had to say “I need to buy some new coffee mugs.” On the contrary, coffee mugs become one of the first items purged in an effort to spring clean or …

Plastic Bags

Time and Space-Saving Uses for Plastic Bags

As much of a habit it is for me to take reusable canvas bags when I go grocery shopping, there are still times I forget them and reluctantly accept plastic bags at the register. When this happens enough to accumulate a sizable collection (i.e., I can’t stuff them inside one bag any more), I return them to the store. Meanwhile, …