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    30 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 $115+ (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 mixing bowl and measuring cup set with its included whisk

    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 $28.99.

    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 $148.99+ (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 $12.99+ (available in two sizes, two colors, and individually or as packs).

    5. 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 pantry rack holding various baking trays

    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 $11.87 (available in two finishes).

    6. A cabinet door organizer to store the things you reach for most frequently, like cutting boards, cooking sheets, and various kitchen supplies.,

    Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (four standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it's completely versatile. Hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." —Kerry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

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

    the acrylic bookends holding various files and magazines

    Get the set of two from Food52 for $48.

    8. Or this cascading file organizer if you just can't get enough of hanging things on the wall.

    the color coded organizer mounted to a wall above a work desk

    With this, you can neatly file them away instead of having to stare down a bunch of loose paper crowding your workspace. Each pocket holds up to 25 sheets!

    Promising review: "This thing was a fantastic find. I have a decent-sized desk but have a lot of papers to reference frequently. I’ve tried all kinds of ways to organize them so I don’t have to flip through every single one to find the one I’m looking for, but nothing worked. I bought this and hung it on the wall next to my monitors, and now I can see everything I need at a glance! It has made my work flow so much more efficient and it also added some color to my wall! I’ve recommended it to everyone in my office." —Lauren_Schuby

    Get it from Amazon for $12.23.

    9. 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.

    the five-foot ladder holding a white blanket

    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 $107.50.

    10. 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.

    the magnetic kitchen rack holding a roll of paper towels and various cooking utensils

    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 $33.24.

    11. 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!

    the slide out storage cart holding various cleaning and laundry supplies

    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 $19.91+ (available in three tier or five tier).

    12. 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 $19.99.

    13. 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.

    a spice cabinet and vitamin cabinet with the u-shaped shelves inserted

    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 $23.66+ (available in two colors).

    14. And these storage bin decals that'll make grabbing food from your fridge just as convenient.

    food inside a refrigerator organized in clear bins labeled with the decals
    FairyDustDecals / Etsy

    Each pack has labels for fruits, vegetables, eggs, butter, yogurt, sauces, condiments, and cheese. If you have specific words you want, you can also message the seller for custom decals, too!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love them. These are so stinking cute and super easy to put on. Thank you!" —Sarah Sanchez

    Get the pack of eight words from Fairy Dust Decals on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in 5 sizes and 25 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.

    a stock image of the mail and key organizer holding various items

    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 $27.99+ (available in two colors and two styles).

    16. A simple yet effective Command hook that can be used to hang pretty much anything. Hats, coats, keys, scarfs — lions, tigers, bears, oh my.


    (No, you should not actually try to hang a lion or a tiger or a bear from this command hook.)

    Get it from Command at Target for $7.99.

    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.

    a stock image of the white tiered jewelry stand

    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 $24.

    18. A colorful pack of leather cord organizers that'll create more space in your desk drawer or nightstand if it's currently an abyss of jumbled wires.

    the leather cord organizers arranged in a color coordinated circle around a black organizer holding a white cord

    Promising review: "These are great. They're exactly as pictured and does exactly what I need them to do — keep my cords together and keep everything neat! I was surprised to find that the seller even threw a couple in for free! I really appreciate it because I wound up being able to use the extras. Would highly recommend this to everyone!"—Shawna

    Get it from DarrellStanding on Etsy for $3.90.

    19. 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.

    the structural hanging in the shape of a person with their arms folded
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    20. 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!

    the shower curtain with its pockets filled with various bathroom items

    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 $17.50+ (available in eight sizes).

    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 $13.99.

    22. A Golden Girls dishwasher magnet to keep your rotation on point. If you don't have tons of storage space in your cabinets for an endless amount of dishware, keeping the few dishes you do have clean when you need them is an invaluable life hack.


    Promising review: "It's a great-looking magnet and it made my boyfriend smile when he saw it. It's also just super helpful to have because now the kids don't load dirty dishes when the dishwasher is full of clean dishes. I'm really happy with it!"—Nicole

    Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95.

    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.

    a stock image of the black bed frame

    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 $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 $15.97 (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.

    the fully stocked hanging cocktail bar
    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 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 $11.99+ (also available as a set of two).

    27. 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!

    a photo set displaying a person's closet before and after using the shelf dividers

    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 $28.99.

    28. Vacuum-sealed bags that, in addition to saving you some space in your closet, will become an essential part of your moving routine if you're someone who frequently bounces from tiny apartment to tiny apartment.

    Here's what BuzzFeed writer Jasmin Suknanan has to say about how the bags have helped her organize:

    "Sooo, my closet is a mess. I admit it. And since I promised myself I'd do better, I decided to get these storage bags to see if they'll really give me a neat place to keep off-season clothes without taking up too much space in my room. I folded my clothes and stuffed them in the bag, careful not to fill the bag past the 'STOP' line since the instructions say you could risk re-inflating the bag if you do. I zipped up the bag and used the included vacuum pump to pump out the air, although you can also use a normal vacuum to do this. It took a few minutes, but I watched the bag deflate before my eyes. The flatter the bag becomes, the harder it should be to pump the air out. I stopped once it became really difficult to pull the handle on the pump and marveled at my work. I was pretty dang impressed, TBH. I didn't have any issues with the bag re-inflating and it's been two months so far. Yay for a cleaner closet!!!"

    Get them from Amazon for $25.49+ (available as individuals in sizes M-L or in five- or six-packs of sizes S-L).

    29. A hanging bag organizer that'll make all of your purses and totes super accessible, which will in turn make switching your essentials from one bag to another a way quicker process.

    a collection of purses hanging on the bag organizer attached to the back of a closet door

    Promising review: "This has been a lifesaver for me! My purses are no longer all over the floor in my closet. They all fit nicely on here. I have about 10 purses on it right now, and it's really nice and strong. It fits on my door perfectly but you do have to push on the door a bit in order for it to fully close and open. However, that is not a problem for me at all. It's very easy for me to see all my purses now, and my closet is no longer a mess." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    30. A tabletop fireplace for anyone who lives in an apartment but always dreamed of living in a house fancy enough to have a fireplace. The glass panels can even be removed for s'more-roasting!

    1 Man 1 Garage / Etsy

    Promising review: "Bought this as an anniversary present for my boyfriend and he (we) absolutely love it! The care and detail that went into this is amazing! The wood and glass are high-quality and well-packaged and they even included s’mores forks in the kit! So great! Will definitely be purchasing more for gifts in the future!! Keep up the great work!" —April Rojas

    Get it from 1 Man 1 Garage on Etsy for $18 (available in two styles).

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