3 Smart Storage Ideas to Steal from a Cross-Country Camper

3 Smart Storage Ideas to Steal from a Cross-Country Camper

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I've lived in some small New York City apartments, but Jordan and Brittany Griggs have me beat with their 276-square-foot camper. To make their tiny home comfortable, they renovated it completely to create separate areas for work and play and just enough storage for the surprisingly few things they really need. The kitchen boasts a sharp interplay of open and closed storage to make it totally functional — and cute!

You might not be willing to give up your home for one on wheels, but you can still steal some of the Griggs' smart storage ideas.

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1. Stash spices under the sink.

I've seen those flip-out sponge drawers under the sink, but this is ingenious: Open up that often-wasted space for a mini spice rack! The space between a drop-in sink and the counter edge is just big enough to accommodate a shallow shelf. A little wooden rail keeps the spices in position until it's time to pull them out, which could come in handy whether or not your home travels the open road.

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2. Use the space above your stove.

A short wall-mounted rack above the stove holds a little stash of cooking utensils that would otherwise have to go in a drawer. It's easy to move out of the way if the couple needs to use all four burners, but effectively adds another drawer to the arrangement. Bonus: Store magnetic bag clips on the hood!

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3. Use all parts of the cabinets.

Under the teeny kitchen cabinets, Jordan and Brittany made space for wine glasses and paper towels with smart under-mounted racks. On the sides of the cabinets, they hung oven mitts and built a special fold-down bonus table.

Related: 7 Storage Lessons to Steal from This Stylish Airstream Kitchen

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