Our last apartment had a kitchenette that barely fit a small bistro-style table and two chairs. And given the size of that apartment, we not only ate at that table--it was the office, the art studio, and mail center (to name just a few things). If we could do it all over again, we might try mounting a storage system like this one in the kitchen.
[ Photo from Real Simple ]It's perfect for sorting through mail, take-out menus, and various other important notes and photos. But the best part is that it keeps the table clear of clutter!
Pictured here is Pottery Barn's Daily System.