i have been so inspired by all the small apartment posts i've seen around the web lately that i thought it might be fun to start one here of my own. although some may not call just under 800 square feet "itty-bitty", it has been an adjustment for us especially with only two very small closets only big enough to hang a few things within. and then there is the kitchen ... if you are like us and living in a place with a very, very, small kitchen, there is a good chance you will be washing your dishes by hand instead of by dishwasher. for us, this can be a pain especially when your counter space is nonexistent like ours. these are just a few tools we have found helpful for us dishwasher-less folk.
tool # 1: a drying tray. catches the water from spilling and making a wet mess on the counter. we got ours here.
tool # 2: an ultra absorbent drying mat - rests above the drying tray. this tool is new to us but we love it! it helps soak water away and dry dishes quicker. it's also machine washable! similar one here.
tool # 3: a dish rack. great to help organize and let more dishes dry at one time.
tool # 4: good dish scrubbers. we personally like to have one that can hold soap up top for easy dish-soap dispensing and cleaning and one with a handle that can fit inside hard to reach places like drinking glasses. we also prefer these types of dish scrubbers to actual sponges because they are so much easier to keep clean.
tool # 5: an absorbent drying rag for when air drying is just too slow. ours is from here.