Why? You might ask yourselves. Well, this is a great way to be careful with your soap usage. It’s a good way not to be wasteful. Just wrap a rubber band around your soap dispenser, so you don’t squeeze all your soap away.
This will also save you some good money because you won’t be running to the store every week for a new bottle. Less money on soap, more money on rent.
Unlikely Storage Spaces
With limited floor space, storage options need a creative edge, and this is where things become interesting.
Many DIY pages suggest looking up by installing high shelving above the empty space above doorways. Super high over the rented door is interesting. These spaces are often wasted, but they can serve as very nifty nooks while doubling as an attractive feature.
Use a Tension Rod for More Storage
Household cleaning supplies are usually stored separately under the sink in the kitchen or bathroom, no matter how many people you share the apartment with. But all the different kinds of products, plus the oddly shaped spray bottles, can take up a lot of space and cause cabinet clutter.
A tension rod can really help with this problem. You can find them at any hardware store, and they don’t cost much. Hang one high at the front of the cabinet, and you can line up your spray bottles on it, making them more accessible and creating more space underneath.
Hang Up Heavy Utensils Too
Once you've started sticking up hooks, you will find that you will have endless space. You can hang up bigger utensils like spatulas, strainers, larger spoons, and ladles even larger hanging knives like cleavers and chef knives.
This can really take away the frustration of a messy kitchen. It's also much easier to find. Just make sure you don't hang anything sharp in places where your roommates can find it.
Reuse Plastic Bottles
If you need more storage space for your shoes, then you can always use old plastic bottles. Simply cut off the end with a utility knife and stick them together with hot glue.
This way, they won't fall all over the place and will keep your shoes all in one place in a neat setup. Most important — they will stay ventilated.