7 Best Tips and Tricks for Living in a Tiny House

Living in a small home is wonderful… and challenging! Today, you just might find some amazing small home solutions with these 7 best tips and tricks for living in a tiny house.

Today I’m so very exciting to introduce you to my friend Julie from My Wee Abode. She began as an online friend and has become a real life friend.

She lives in sunny California in a small apartment, and I marvel at her clever small space ideas that feel so warm and cozy.

Pour yourself a cup of hot drink and enjoy visiting Julie’s charming home today!



Thank you SO much, Rita, for inviting me to share on your blog and with your Harbour Breeze ‘family’! I’m thrilled to be here!

Julie here, from My Wee Abode. Rita and I have been BBBs (best blogging buddies) ever since we were roommates at our first blogging conference! Talk about a blast!

I’m a “late-blooming” blogger, just celebrating my three-year blogiversary last month! Kind of a long story, but you can learn more on my About page.

My Wee Abode provides inspiration for creating a curated home, specifically for small home living (that is translatable to all homes), by providing innovative storage solutions, DIY tutorials, and budget-friendly decorating tips/helps.

And since MWA specializes in apartment-life solutions (oh, did I mention I live in a 400sf loft apartment?), and Harbour Breeze often shares about downsizing and small home living, I figured y’all might interested in a few storage and organization solutions straight from My Wee Abode.

So let’s take a look at some amazing small home solutions!

The Best Organizing Tool EVER!

Have you ever found something and said, “THIS is a game-changer!” Well, that’s just what I thought when I found the best organizing tool ever!

best organization tool ever collage of organizing images

One of the BIGGEST issues I have with storage and organization is finding where my decor and craft items are located.

Christmas storage organizing is especially a BIG problem… can I get an “amen”?

This amazing storage app is made for your smartphone, super easy to learn, and a lot of fun, too! (It’s actually a little addicting!)

DIY Coffee/Tea Station Ideas for a Small Space

Whether you are a coffee or tea drinker, or maybe even a “Hallmark” hot cocoa lover (what is it with Hallmark… do they not know that a latte is AMAZING at Christmas-time?), a beverage station is kind of a ‘must’ for any home these days.

But what if you have a wee-bit-of-a-kitchen? Well, take a look at these coffee station ideas for a small space.

7 best tips and tricks for living in a tiny house small coffee station with coffee maker and cups

How to Make the Most of a Small Closet

Now, even though I live in a VERY tiny apartment (which, by the way, I LOVE for many reasons!), I have a rather nice size ‘walk-in’ closet. But, it’s still small. LOL!

So, how do you make the most of a small closet? Take a look at how my little walk-in closet got a practical (with a little bit of pretty) makeover! You just may find some solutions for YOUR small closet!

blue textured box on closet shelf with label and metal handle

How to Easily Add a Closet to a Small Space

Speaking of closets, have you ever wished that you had just ONE more closet in your home? Maybe even two more closets?

Well, take a look at the easiest and most affordable way to add a closet to your small space (with no power tools)! This is the perfect solution for a utility closet, added storage, or even a clothes closet for a dorm!

And, this DIY closet is definitely my fave of all the amazing small home solutions in my wee abode!

The Best Spice Storage Solution for a Tiny Kitchen

As they say, “Add a little spice…” to your kitchen, that is!

Need to save space in your tiny kitchen?

Lacking drawers, cupboards, or even wall space?

Well, check out this space-saving spice storage that looks pretty, too, and uses a surprising area in your kitchen! (Psst, there’s even a label tutorial!)

cloves spice jar on tray with tassel

Affordable Storage Solutions for Small Bathrooms

Well, we’ve covered a little area of the kitchen, a tiny bit of the bedroom…

Let’s not forget the bathroom!

These affordable storage solutions for small bathrooms help you save space in a tiny “water closet”.

baskets mounted to wall with bath towels and decor

This basket ‘linen closet’ alternative was even featured on the House Beautiful website as one of “The 30 Most Impactful DIY Projects” for 2020!

7 Big Ideas for Living in a Small Apartment

Winding up these 7 best tips and tricks for living in a tiny house are these 7 big IDEAS for living in a small apartment.

Yes… they kinda seem like the same thing, however, they aren’t!

And, it’s not just about apartment living. This post on ‘how’ to live in a small space easily translates to any size home, and include LOTS of ideas on decor and DIY projects!

7 big ideas for living in a small apartment media console in small living room with decor

Do you have any tips and tricks for living small or downsizing that you can share with us? Be sure to let Rita and me know in the comments! I know Rita LOVES hearing from you, just like I do!

Thank you so much for letting me share some tips and tricks for living in a small space! Feel free to visit and subscribe to My Wee Abode! Rita and I love ‘sharing’ our friends and family!

And now, back to you, Rita!

Thank you so much, Julie, for these great ideas for small space living!

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  1. Even when you have a regular size home, storage solutions are always relevant! Great ideas! We used that app when we moved a couple years ago, to know what was in the boxes. It really helped!

  2. Thank you SO MUCH for letting me guest post today, Rita! I’m so glad you are healing quickly, and that your social media business is having so much success! God is good, all the time! Pinned! 😉

    1. And, thank YOU Julie for writing such a helpful post full of practical organization ideas for tiny homes – or homes of any size!

  3. It’s so nice to see my friend Julie here!! She has amazing ideas and tips for small space living! It’s also good to see your healing progress over on Instagram Rita! You are an inspiration to many including me 🙂

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