They say dogs are like family members, & that is definitely true in our house.  But like people, dogs come w/a lot of STUFF.  And it’s usually not cute stuff either that you want cluttering your space.  The biggest eye sores in dog supplies is food & treat bags, especially if you don’t have a garage or extra closet space to hide them.  When we lived in our tiny apartment @USC, we definitely needed a creative solution to incorporate an organized area for our newest family members!  Here’s what I came with using only two storage holders…


I purchased the mini drawer cube & the food container separately (linked below) after doing a lot of research trying to find the right heights.  Since we were lacking in surfaces around the apartment, I wanted to create a continuous line from the table.  While not in use, the tin became an extra place to set down a drink, etc.  I also liked the balance of white w/the stacked photo boxes (which held art supplies) on the left.


To make the cube look less “cheap” I cut to size two placemats & attached to the top w/double sided tape.  Then I replaced the original plain pulls w/more ornate silver ones & it immediately looked custom!  I also like how the placemats break up all the white of both pieces.  Lastly, I added a little hook on the side & hung a “you & me” sign w/some twine.  If you didn’t know, my dogs were adopted as a bonded pair, so they are always attached at the hip – hence the sign & bowl sharing 🙂


Surprisingly, the tin holds half of the largest bag of dog food you can buy!  It comes in three sizes – I got the medium which holds 22 lbs.  The top drawer of the cube is organized w/treats & the bottom w/misc. supplies & outfits.  My goal was to give them a little hub that also blended in w/the space & my decor.  Luckily we have small dogs so they didn’t take up too much room themselves!


What about you?  Do you have pets that come w/a lot of stuff?  Please comment below how you keep it organized!

Dog Food tin from Amazon (also from Bed Bath & Beyond if you have a coupon!) | Drawer cube from Amazon | Drawer pulls from Lowe’s

❤ Rebecca

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will make a small commission if you click through & make a purchase.  However, this does not influence my suggestions & opinions in bringing you decorating ideas on a budget.

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