Need help adjusting to an old small rented house
I just found this forum and need help. How do you cope with an old kitchen that just doesn't work when it's a rental? A year ago, we moved from a new house (rental) with an open layout that had my dream kitchen with a huge island and a 6-foot pantry to a 50 or 60 year-old-house in another city that we're also renting.
My previous place was so well organized. Here, even after a year, I can't get my act together and it's not because of my organizing skills, it's because the house doesn't work. There are hardly any kitchen cabinets, the tinest possible sink and even though the dishwasher looks like a normal size, it's so tiny inside that you can hardly fit anything in it. Then, there are is one outlet on the stove next to the tiniest counter and one other outlet on one other wall. I purchased standing metal racks for the empty wall which houses the micorwave that has a plug. But I can't use any other plugs when that is working or the breaker goes out.
We can't move now and are here for at least another year, maybe longer. The thought of moving is probably worse for me than living in a place I "hate".
How do you make a small place work that you don't own when it wasn't built to be functional?