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!