Storage Solutions for Tiny Spaces

Storage solutions for tiny spaces require a great deal of creativity. Whether your on land or on the water, you’ll find dozens of helpful ideas on my good friend Carolyn’s website: The Boat Galley.

Carolyn has lived aboard a boat for 6+ years and began compiling all of the tips, tricks and lessons she has learned along the way. She started The Boat Galley in 2010 and it has since steamrolled into a comprehensive and invaluable resource for liveaboards and landlubbers alike. She focuses on practical ways to cook without prepared meals and electrical appliances, space saving equipment, conservation tips, and storage solutions. With more than 900 articles published, you’re sure to find just the thing for any scenario in your tiny home.

If you’re like me, you always appreciate the ‘lightbulb moments’ when someone shares a great idea that makes your life even a little bit easier. It can even be addictive. Though I may never use all of these ideas, I can still sit and look at Pinterest for hours! Instead of searching her website you can always peruse The Boat Galley on Pinterest – there are almost three-thousand pins with brilliant ideas pinned up to share with the world.

Here are a few of my favorite space-saving articles from The Boat Galley:

1. Stove Top Baking


I LOVE to bake. Unfortunately, not every tiny home has room for an oven. This awesome little invention can be used on any stove top, either in your kitchen or even on a single burner on a camping trip!


2. Adding Counter Space


My kitchen has one of these, virtually doubling the counter space in my little galley.


3. Portable Air Conditioner

Portable air conditioning? Yes please!! This air conditioner is designed for houses as an alternative to a window-unit. Not such a good design for boats, but great for tiny houses on land or wheels.


4. Hand Dishwashing Tips


It may sound silly, but there are some really helpful tips in this article. When you are doing your best to conserve water, every drop counts.


5. Living with a Small Refrigerator


Space is very precious in a tiny refrigerator. Careful planning and organizations skills can make the most of this space. Find out how on The Boat Galley.

You can also visit The Boat Galley on Facebook:


What are your favorite space-saving tricks?

(All photos published with permission, courtesy of

By Jody Pountain for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Henry - August 14, 2015 Reply

Jody, thanks for yet another interesting and useful post. While this one may have relied on links for content, why re-invent the wheel?

Deeps - August 17, 2015 Reply

Woo!! really very beautiful idea about how to manage space when your house is small.
Apartment in Begur Main Road In this apartment they also giv a good space management plan.

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