Living in a small space gives you the opportunity to see the potential in the smallest of spaces. My fridge is surrounded by cabinetry with only a couple of inches to spare. While most people wouldn't bother with this tiny area, I moved the fridge over to the left as much as possible giving me 4 1/2" x 24" deep worth of space. There are no closets in this apartment and I was desperately trying to avoid storing things I use on a semi-regular basis under the bed.
This tiny space fits two portable garment racks (used for work), a full size ironing board, a large step stool, and three full size umbrellas. :)