Vertical Storage

I don’t know if you remember me saying this (even though I complain about it constantly), but I live in a tiny apartment.  Like as big as an acid hit.  Get it?  Acid is sometimes put on postage stamps.  My apartment is as big as a postage stamp.  A + B = C, folks.  (I know that equation is not the correct example, but I’m too lazy to figure out what the right one is – a = b = c?  Is that right? I swear I was good at math 25 years ago)  Regardless, GOD I’m clever.  ANYWAY, because of the size, we have to come up with creative storage ideas.  When Ryan noticed that our “hall” (a 2′ x 2′ square surrounded with 3 doors and a cabinet) had 3 door frames which could support  a slab of wood, he was all over it. 

hallway storage

We keep our paper towels and toilet paper up there which Ryan insists on buying in bulk.  And yes, that’s actually a scrap of wood shelving from Ikea.  I swear, we have bits and pieces of Ikea all over the house.

After filling up our current storage space, Ryan thought he could create the same thing in our bedroom over the door.   I was like “BRILLIANT!”  And he was all “And since we’ll be able to see up there from the bedroom, you can always make a little curtain to hang in front of it or something.  I know seeing the stuff up there might drive you crazy.”  And I was all like “OK CRAZYPANTS!!!  I’M NOT THAT PSYCHO!  GEEZ!!”

Verticle storage

Notice the curtain?  After I put the first couple of things up there, I started to feel itchy.  I don’t want to look at that crap!  GAH!  Plus I had some ADORABLE fabric sitting around, so I whipped up a little curtain with a tension rod.  Done and done. 

Oh, and Ryan wanted me to point out that he knows that the door frames (and that extra little piece of wood) aren’t strong enough to hold anything heavy.  We’re just storing extra linens (and maybe more liquor?) up there.  He was preemptively and nicely saying “DIAL IT DOWN EVERYONE.”  I would have just told you all to shutty your mouthy.  I’m so not nice.

I then came up with the brilliant idea of him making us a high loft-like bed  so that we could store tons of stuff underneath!  He pointed out that we have (and constantly use) a ceiling fan and we would cut our heads off.  Score 1 Ryan…

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  1. Posted April 10, 2013 at 1:50 PM | Permalink

    So clever! Hopefully you find Ralph hiding up there at some point.

    • Lizzie
      Posted April 10, 2013 at 3:05 PM | Permalink

      We actually talked about making something up high for him. I’m just so glad that he doesn’t hide under the covers anymore. I don’t have to worry about suffocation. Yikes…