Love Everything—Even Your Sponge

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The key to living large in a small space is to love everything you own—and I mean everything—even your sponge. Finding ways to make everything, even the unlovable things like sponges, beautiful and functional will help you find joy in your space.

There are plenty of annoyances living in a small space. Lack of privacy, tripping over each other, having no room for a suitcase when you need to pack...the list is certainly long. Something I found incredibly useful for learning to love your small space is to love everything in it, even the crappy stuff like cleaning supplies and the junk drawer.

Most people spend money and effort on the things that guests will see, but then skimp on the things that are for their eyes only. For example, they have a lovely dining table, but their vacuum is a POS.  When your space is small, you can't hide things in the closet so there is no such thing as "for guests to see" and "guests not to see".

By investing time and money into the “ugly parts” of your home, you will find delight everywhere you turn. Even when you are washing dishes or cleaning the bathroom. So go ahead and splurge on your sponge and buy beautiful containers for your junk drawer. That way, instead of dreading chore, you’ll look forward to it! Read on to find my favorite items for making every corner of my home something to love.


Inspiration to love every spot in your home

Exposed Closets

Wooden Hangers—Container Store

Butler Stand (coat rack)—CB2

Sift Two Story Tower (shoe rack)—CB2

Willoughby Tray—Crate and Barrel

Polder Mini Step Stool—Amazon


Medicine Cabinets

Bud Vase—Heath Ceramics

Cement Catchall—CB2

Marble Toothbrush Cup—CB2

Post-Poo Drops—Aesop

Rosemary Mint Lotion—Aveda

Toothpaste bits—Bite


Laundry & cleaning

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Clothing Drying Rack—Container Store

Dustpan & Brush Set—Container Store

Bamboo Dish Brush—Container Store

Photo by  Heather Ford

Photo by Heather Ford

Photo by  Daiga Ellaby

Photo by Daiga Ellaby

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