In case I haven't mentioned it, we live in 990 square feet. I don't mean to complain. Really, I don't. Soon, very soon, we will have a house, and I will be one happy woman!! But for now, I have to adapt. I am constantly looking for efficient ways to organize my small space.
Welcome to my teeny-tiny pantry:
I don't mean to scare you, but this pantry is teeny! It is less than 18 inches wide. Yikes!! So much to store and simply not enough room!! I needed serious solutions.
I started out by making this lovely bag holder to hang on the inside of my pantry. This could quite possibly be my most useful craft ever. It's more than just a bag holder. Because we have no room for a garbage can, we have a garbage bucket, and we use plastic bags as our garbage bags. I am constantly stuffing this beauty!
For weeks, I had also been dreaming about some way to organize my wax paper, saran wrap, and aluminum foil boxes. By eliminating them from my shelves, I could have space for more important things--like food, for instance. So here is how I designed my pantry door organizer:
I love the way it turned out!! I hang it just underneath the bag holder on my skinny pantry door.
Here are just a couple of notes:
* I made the pockets extra wide to accommodate that boxes' huge width. I measured all the way around my boxes to get the most accurate pocket width measurements.
* Admittedly, my design isn't perfect. It tends to lean towards the center a bit. I'm sure with an even stiffer fabric, it would hang even. Oh well.
* I am still debating, but I had originally designed to store ziplock bags in the top part. If you look at some of the early pictures, I have pockets with holes prepared to stuff ziplock bags in. Maybe I will. Maybe I won't.