From the west coast to the east, all kinds of homeowners are trading in their full-sized digs for a smaller, more simplified and less expensive way of life in a tiny home. While buying and moving into a tiny home is definitely going to be an adjustment, most people who do take a leap and buy a tiny house find it completely doable to make the necessary changes. These changes tend to involve getting rid of clutter and things you can live without. Check out this list of things you have in your kitchen you can probably eliminate when you buy a tiny home.

Kitchen or Dining Table

When you think about furniture that takes up the most space in the kitchen, the table is easily the first thing that comes to mind. In a tiny home, the amount of floor space you have in your kitchen will probably not be big enough for a full-size dining table. In fact, many of these humble abodes have an integrated bar or small fold-up table that serves as a dining area without requiring a lot of space. So when you are downsizing and eliminating furnishings, you should know that the kitchen table is one thing you will probably have to get out of the way.

Larger Food Prep Items

That massive blender you hardly ever use, that rotisserie you bought from a late-night infomercial, and the machine you found at a yard sale that makes snowcones–you will probably need to think about letting these things go. Your tiny home will not have a lot of kitchen storage to house these larger items. No worries, though. Because if you are like most people, these larger food prep items hardly ever get used at all. Instead, stick with the small, more necessary kitchen appliances to save on space.  

Large Trash Bins

If you are like most homeowners, you have a pretty good sized waste can in your kitchen that has its own designated floor spot. In your new tiny home, your space will be limited, so instead of a designated corner for the trash can, it will likely be tucked into its own cavity in the cabinetry, which means the waste can will have to be smaller and more conservative in size.

While it can seem daunting to weed through the items you have in your kitchen and get rid of things you will not need, in the end, moving into a tiny home can be incredibly rewarding. Just remember, the more things you let go of, the more space you will have for your new life. Click here to learn more about real estate.