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    28 Products That’ll Give Your Small Apartment So Much More Space

    Baskets, wall hooks, and organizers galore!

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    1. A wall-mounted wood table that can do triple duty as a desk, a dining table, or a vanity. Attached with two metal brackets, it'll give an industrial vibe to your tiny space., Amazon

    Promising review: "We bought this for our small one bedroom apartment. It is beautiful! It fits our large Mac computer, keyboard, and mouse perfectly with just enough room for a notebook or glass (we bought the 40"). The wood is high quality and the stain and look are really nice. We used toggle bolts to install it in dry wall." —Jeremy

    Get it from Amazon for $103+ (available in four sizes).

    2. A nesting mixing bowl and measuring cup set, because these things can hog serious room in your limited cabinets. When stacked neatly together, you'll save a ton of vertical space.


    The bowls have wide handles and non-slip bases, too! Altogether you'll receive a large mixing bowl, a colander, a nylon sieve strainer, a small mixing bowl with measurements inside, one-cup, half-cup, third-cup, and quarter-cup measuring spoons, a tablespoon measuring spoon, and one egg whisk.

    Promising review: "I came across these mixing bowls and they are cute and unique. I love the colors and the fact that it comes with spoons and cups. They're really handy and fun to look at. I love that the bowls are non-slip; they stay in-place when you use them. Altogether the perfect size with a strainer and whisk, and the set is durable. Great price and great purchase!" —Rhea

    Get the set from Amazon for $25.99.

    3. A storage ottoman to store extra clothing or bedding in and to use as a makeshift table when guests are over. The two cushions can flip over to reveal convenient trays!


    Promising review: "Downsizing to a new home, storage is a must-have feature. Furnishing a den for children, I wanted a multifunctional ottoman and this one fits all the requirements. Storage for bedding and throws, cushioned feet, and a tray or two for refreshments are perfect. I just love this piece and we are ready for movie night!" —Paula

    Get it from Wayfair for $154.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. A hidden floating bookshelf, because you definitely don't have enough room for a bookcase. Now you finally have a place to store your favorite reads without using up precious floor space.


    Promising review: "I love these floating bookshelves. They give a magical feel to any room. I bought the small and the large sizes. I have used these bookshelves for over five years. I have moved twice and these shelves work just as well as the day I first put them up. I make sure to anchor them to the wall each time. I would highly recommend these shelves. For the smaller ones I stick to just books, but for the larger shelves I do a few books and one or two knick knacks on the top. If you are on the fence about buying these bookshelves, take the plunge and buy them. You won't regret it!" —TraceyE03

    Get it from Amazon for $10.37+ (available in two sizes, two colors, and individually or as packs).

    5. Minimal wall hooks so you can hang jackets and extra clothing items that legitimately cannot be wedged into your closet. You've already got stuff piled sky high, so you need a plan B.

    West Elm

    Each color is sold as a set of three!

    Get them from West Elm for $8 (available in four colors).

    6. An outlet shelf that'll free up counter space — it's super ideal for smart devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home. When not in use, the tiny shelf can be rotated to sit flush against your wall so you don't have anything sticking out.


    Promising review: "I bought shelves from two companies to compare. I’m sending the other one back. The surface was too slippery and was made from cheap plastic. This one is sturdy, has a lip around perimeter so your stuff doesn’t fall off, and the surface is not slippery. Good quality plastic and it looks nice. They give you the wall plates, screws, and a mini screwdriver with very specific instructions. Very easy to install and I’m not handy!" —Lovemypets

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two colors and individually or a set of two).

    7. A multipurpose pantry rack to finally bring order to your pots, lids, bakeware, and cutting boards. In tiny kitchens, you want to make use of every inch, and this rack will help you achieve that.


    The feet of the rack are rubber so it won't budge when you go to grab something!

    Promising review: "One of the best items I have purchased for organizing inside kitchen cabinets. It's strong enough to handle many glass and stainless tops and even stores a few of my larger cooking sheets inside a cabinet that has a shelf in the back! It's quite sturdy and doesn't move around when getting things in and out even when the handles of the pots get tangled a bit. Love, love, love it." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $10.87 (available in two finishes).

    8. A hanging closet organizer for sunglasses or wallets that normally accumulate messily in a drawer. This unit will help to control that clutter, instead of suspending it from a closet shelf. It requires zero assembly, too!


    Promising review: "Extremely sturdy. I have many small evening bags and purses that fit beautifully in the slots. Depending on their size I can store more than one item in each slot. The acrylic is very clean looking and makes a nice display in your closet." —Margaret Sheffield

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available individually or as a pack of two). And for even more space, check out a hanging basket from Amazon for $13.98.

    9. A set of acrylic bookends with slots for loose papers, file folders, and magazines. We stan a multifunctional yet gorgeous product!


    Get the set of two from Food52 for $48.

    10. A five-foot ladder you can lean up against your bedroom wall for throw blanket storage. Or you can hang clothes from it with the help of S-hooks.

    I have this exact ladder in my apartment and it's never failed me. It's sturdy, high quality, and the perfect size for blankets. I've piled five or six on at a time without fear of it tipping over.

    Get it from Edna Faye Creations on Etsy for $59.50. And get a six-pack of S-hooks from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three sizes).

    11. A magnetic kitchen rack so you can get more counter space to use for meal prep! It can house random miscellaneous items like oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, utensils, and dish towels.


    Promising review: "Perfect addition for a small (usually messy) kitchen. Now I always know where the paper towels are. The top shelf is a great place to keep often-used items (honey, sriracha sauce, garlic powder, etc.), and the hooks at the bottom work well for small pot holders. The magnet holds well – I have not had any issues with the rack sliding down the side of my fridge. I think this is a great product." —C. A. Fuchs

    Get it from Amazon for $34.46.

    12. A slide-out storage cart that'll allow you to benefit from those tiny spaces in your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room. What else are you gonna put between your fridge and the wall? You might as well use that vertical space to its maximum capacity!


    Since it's on wheels, it will smoothly roll in and out of tight spaces.

    Promising review: "I bought two of these racks, as had another reviewer, and could not be more pleased! The plastic is heavy-duty, and the rack itself very sturdy. I was able to clear out my entire cabinet of all my spices, K-cups and cooking oil, and all of it fit nicely on this rack. Assembly was literally a snap – we had both racks put together as one in five minutes. My kitchen is very spacious, but the setup is bad. This was the perfect solution, at a very good price. I almost wish I had another gap between other cabinets so I could buy more." —LadyBronco

    Get it from Amazon for $23.60+ (available in three tier or five tier).

    13. A corner shelf to use for decor pieces without having to sacrifice floor space. It's perfect for displaying pictures and knickknacks that won't fit on a nightstand or dresser.


    Promising review: "This is a great shelf system! Very lightweight and easy to assemble. It holds all necessary items; I needed it to hold my router and cable box to get them off the floor. Mission accomplished! The color is great, too!" —Yuliya

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    14. A U-shaped shelving system for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, because it's so much easier when you can actually see what you're looking at rather than trial-and-error picking up bottles.


    These shelves stack on top of each other and come in different heights to accommodate various sized bottles.

    Promising review: "Product is perfect for what I need it to do. Fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces." —Congaree

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. An entryway mail & key organizer that'll make your mornings way less hectic. You'll never have to stress search for the cable bill you need to drop at the post office, plus the organizer will never get in the way.


    Promising review: "This item was very easy to assemble and set up. It is super cute and useful for keys, mail, etc. It makes my place look much more lively and homey." —Megan Kenn

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two colors and two styles).

    16. Jute baskets so you can get extra space without having to sacrifice style. The colors and patterns are so cute — you won't mind leaving them out.

    West Elm

    Each basket is 12" x 12".

    Get them from West Elm for $39 (sold individually).

    17. A tiered jewelry stand that can open to display your precious pieces, or fold closed to save room on your dresser. It'll become a catchall for the rings and earrings you wear constantly.


    Promising review: "This is exactly the type of jewelry storage I needed. It is a good size for storing several pairs of earrings or bracelets in each layer, but it does not take up too much space on my bathroom counter. I keep out pretty things or items I wear every day on the top part." —Lunabug

    Get it from Anthropologie for $20.

    18. Or a structural wall hanging to hang your favorite necklaces, bracelets, and rings from. It's super delicate and will add zero clutter to your wall decor.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    19. A shower curtain with nine mesh pockets and rust-resistant grommets if your shower caddy is already jammed pack with bath accessories. With a shoebox bathroom, you've gotta get creative!


    Promising review: "I love this shower curtain! There are plenty of nicely sized pockets, and I especially like that it’s not plastic, which can give off chemicals. This curtain has no odor and is very well-made. I’m going to buy one for my other shower as well! I’m tired of bottles of soap falling from the sides of the tub...this curtain fixes that problem!" —B. Carr

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in eight sizes).

    20. And a rotating makeup caddy to finally clear out that one bathroom drawer you cram everything into. If you flood the counter with more cosmetics, your roommate will lose their cool.


    The three layers are adjustable to fit different sized bottles!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS SPINNING ORGANIZER! I'm so glad I bought this. Assembling this was pretty easy, too. The instructions are direct and clear. It's a great space-saver and I love that it spins so I can find what I want in no time at all. I recommend it to anyone who has lots of cosmetics just like me." —Zoooeey_

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven styles).

    21. A collapsible dish rack, because keeping it out all the time is just a space sucker. When you need more room for cooking or baking, you can easily hide this away in a cabinet.


    Promising review: "I love this small dish drain! Overall it's so nice and compact. It's a perfect size for my small kitchen counter. It's easy to keep clean and drain the water out of and easy to remove the drip tray and place directly in the sink for draining dishes there. I use a dish mat along side it for bigger items like pots. My sister liked it so much she ordered one, too! Easy to collapse it down and put away if needed. Plus the material is quite sturdy." —RogueValGal

    Get it from Amazon for $15.76.

    22. An over-the-door shoe holder that'll create major space in your closet, but can also be used for cleaning products. The 24 pockets are deep enough for sneakers or boots, which means they'll also be big enough for product bottles (like cleaning wipes and disinfectant sprays)., Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect space-saver! I got annoyed with the shoes under my bed and ended up throwing shoes in bottom of closet, which just made a mess. Now everything is easily accessible and easier to see." —Curly Loo

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    23. A legit bed frame with storage room underneath, because having your mattress on the floor isn't cute or trendy FYI! This frame will give you 13 inches of newfound space for shoe bags, pull-out containers, and luggage.


    Promising review: "I love this sturdy and simple bed frame! It's really cool, because it collapses down. In a matter of minutes, the frame is only two inches thick and can be carried out easily by one person. That would be great for home staging but I use it all the time. Totally worth the price, and if you shop strategically on Amazon, you can get a really high-end look for pennies on the dollar." —Charlie

    Get it from Amazon for $60.99 (available in four styles and seven sizes).

    Or find other other classy options that don't cost a fortune here. And check out our full view of the Zinus bed frame here.

    24. A drawer organizer so you can double the amount of space in your dresser. The compartments are perfect for socks, underwear, bras, and light T-shirts. The more things you can fit in your dresser = the more space you'll then have in your closets., Amazon

    Promising review: "These organizers have significantly improved my life. I have a long history of keeping my drawers overly-organized. I just can't stand messy and disorganized drawers. Consequently, I was continually re-folding and re-organizing drawers to keep them neat and make clothing easy to find. These have provided the satisfaction of tidy drawers. Each time I open a drawer and see them, I smile. I can easily see what I want, when I need to wash, and what matches. I also bought the non-separated boxes and have been able to sensibly organize undergarments, hose, camisoles, and the stuff we need but can't properly organize. I plan on buying more." —Paige Terner

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $14.87 (available in two colors).

    25. A hanging cocktail bar with a fold-down shelf to provide a handy place for you to mix your drinks before sitting down to enjoy dinner. The compact bar will hide away your supplies when necessary. Trust me, this will be a big hit come the holidays.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "We have a small studio apartment downtown and this was the perfect solution for a bar area that we always wanted despite not having the space. Everyone that comes over always comments on how cool and different it is – definitely a conversation piece. Well-made and looks impressive." —Cara

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $118.

    26. A minimal plate storage rack that'll look beautiful on open shelving or fit nicely into a cabinet. Stacking plates horizontally makes items harder to get to, so storing them vertically is a convenient way to fit more in a tight space.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49.

    27. A medicine cabinet shelf, because you've got so many products that they're starting to spill onto your bathroom counter. This shelf will help you rearrange the cabinet entirely, creating more space than ever for pill bottles, hair products, and makeup., Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought two shelves for my medicine cabinet and you would be surprised at how much happiness these shelves bring me. My cabinet was so cluttered! Whenever I would remove anything, other items would tumble down on me. Now I can see everything and know where everything is. All is organized and nothing falls down. I strongly recommend these shelves." —Custmr Oklahoma

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (also available as a set of two).

    28. A set of shelf dividers so you can achieve those nice, neat piles that never stay up on their own. The more items you can stack, the better you are utilizing what little space you have!


    Promising review: "I love this set of closet wire shelving; they were very easy to install. I like that I did not need any tools or hardware for installation. I was able to slide them onto existing closet wood. You can easily move the dividers around without any problems to where you need them to be. The wiring is heavy duty. I use these dividers in my hall closet to neatly arrange my bath towels, bed sheets, and hand towels, but can be used to organize books, use in the kitchen and more." —Kamilah Russell

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $34.99.

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