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    34 Products That’ll Make Your Small Apartment A Million Times More Functional

    Because your small space has big potential.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An ultra-slim slide-out pantry that'll turn the gap between your counter and fridge into valuable storage space. You can also use it in your laundry room to tuck away your stash of cleaning liquids and dryer sheets.

    A pull-out storage unit in the gap between a counter and fridge
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $50.59+. Available in three sizes.

    2. A comfy window hammock for your four-legged friend, if you don't have room for a full cat condo. Reviewers love that it's sturdy enough to support growing kittens and felines who have a little more to love (it can hold up to 50 pounds of weight!).

    Two kittens on the cat hammock
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99. Also available in yellow.

    3. A hanging compression bag that'll magically shrink your clothes and help keep your closet clutter-free. Congratulations! You can finally pack away all your winter coats and ski jackets until you're ready to use them again (it's fall not winter, people).

    A before and after showing jackets in and out of the compression bag
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.97. Available in five non-hanging styles, too.

    4. A hidden toilet brush holder that'll hook behind your toilet tank, keeping it out of sight and clearing up space on your bathroom floor. Reviewers love that it isn't an eyesore (like most toilet brushes), but still super accessible.

    The toilet brush hidden behind a toilet tank
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.89.

    5. A pair of grooved stacking mats that'll help you organize your cans and bottles without any extra packaging. Reviewers say they're especially great for keeping their fridges organized and love that they keep their beverages from tumbling out every time they want to grab a drink.

    Fifteen cans stacked in a pyramid on the stacking mat
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    They have silicone bases that won't stick or slip.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99. Also available in pink.

    6. A tabletop ironing board that you can easily tuck away when you're done pressing unwanted pleats out of your clean laundry. It has a metal iron rest on the back, so you don't need to stress about marking up your furniture.

    The ironing board on a countertop with a spray bottle on top of it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.79.

    7. A set of four fold-out tables, so that you can comfortably eat your dinner while sitting on your couch and not have to worry about crumbs going everywhere. These are especially great if you don't have room in your apartment for a full dining set up.

    A fold-out table with food on it in a living room
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    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $95.08+. Also available in black.

    8. A surge-protecting outlet bank that'll keep your electronics charged and your hydro bill low. This one has four rotatable outlets and two USB ports, so you can plug in your computers, TV, lights, and whatever else without twisting your cords to death. That lone two-socket outlet in your living room just got a whole lot more functional!

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    It's a safer alternative than having extension cords running everywhere and will protect yourself and your electronics from voltage surges.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99. Also available in a style with four outlets and two USB ports.

    9. A portable felt bedside caddy so that you'll no longer have to share your bed with a pile of gadgets, glasses, and books (me IRL). No bedside table, no problem!

    A person sliding a laptop into the bedside caddy
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    It's made of super-soft polyester and tucks right into the side of your bed frame.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Available in four sizes and three colours.

    10. An over-the-door drying rack that can hold up to 20 pounds of clothes and will keep your itty-bitty laundry room free of clutter. Reviewers say it's great for dorm rooms and smaller apartments that don't have a ton of floor space.

    Bras, nighties, and yoga pants hanging from the over-the-door drying rack
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.94.

    11. An Instant Pot that'll keep you from buying a bunch of single-function appliances and make your meal prepping adventures a breeze. If you like making no fuss, no muss-style dishes, this will be your new favourite gadget.

    An Instant Pot with macaroni inside
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    One BuzzFeed writer loves how versatile this gadget is. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer, so everything else in your kitchen will probably start gathering dust. Check out their full review of the Instant Pot.

    Get a six-quart Instant Pot on Amazon Canada for $129.95+. Available in three sizes and five bundle options.

    12. A foldable Squatty Potty that'll put your body in the perfect squat position and basically make you a pro at pooping. Reviewers say the way it corrects your toilet posture keeps everything flowing the way Mother Nature intended.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the original Squatty Potty here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.90.

    13. A set of rustic-chic end tables that can be nested together when they're not in use, saving you valuable living room real estate. Reviewers love how easy they are to assemble and say that they're lightweight, but sturdy.

    Two nesting end tables in the centre of a living room
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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $76.99.

    14. An adhesive knife storage station and set that won't take up space on your counter like a traditional bulky block. The knives have tool rests built right into their handles, so they won't scratch up your work surface when they're not being used.

    A person sliding a knife into the knife holder on the back of a cupboard
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    The set comes with a pairing knife, a serrated knife, a Santoku knife, and a chef's knife.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $56.51.

    15. A petite dish-drying rack, if you're seriously lacking space on your kitchen counters. It can fit right inside your sink without taking up the entire basin, so you can easily do your dishes on one side and dry on the other.

    The dish-drying station with two plates, a mug, and a spoon on it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.

    16. A rolling utility cart with three shelves that you can fill with trinkets and treasures that have no home. It's also awesome for storing cleaning supplies, because you can push it around your apartment with you while scrubbing from floor to ceiling.

    A utility cart with books, snacks, and decor accessories on it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $65.99. Available in four colours.

    17. An under-bed shoe organizer with a transparent top that'll keep your ever-growing footwear collection out of sight and clear up space in your entryway, too. The removable dividers can be easily adjusted to fit different-sized pairs of shoes and boots.

    Six pairs of shoes inside the shoe organizer
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    It can fit up to 12 pairs of shoes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99. Also available in black.

    18. A handy double-decker turntable that'll save you from digging through your fridge or cabinet to find the right sauce or seasoning. It's called a lazy Susan for a reason, y'all.

    The lazy susan with various spices on it
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    It's also a great option for storing beauty and cleaning products.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    19. A laundry hamper that'll attach right to your door, giving you more space to move around in your tiny bedroom. It has a zipper across the bottom that makes unloading it an absolute breeze.

    The laundry hamper attached to the door of a laundry room
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.98.

    20. A slim Keurig machine that'll make you the perfect cup of coffee in under a minute, because using a French press takes far too long when you're working on a deadline. It also doesn't take up very much counter space, so you won't have to forego having a toaster (or other essential appliances).

    A Keurig machine dripping coffee into a cup
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $77.98. Also available in blue.

    21. A pair of corner shelves for your bathroom, if you're tired of dancing around bottles of lotions and potions while scrubbing yourself clean. They attach to your walls with strong adhesive pads, so you won't need to make any renovations to install them.

    A pair of shower shelves filled with bath products
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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    22. A set of heat-resistant cooking utensils that'll be a serious upgrade from your current mismatched collection. Because they snap together on the magnetic base, you'll have a lot more room in your kitchen drawers for gadgets and gizmos.

    The magnetic utensil set on a kitchen counter
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    The set includes a perforated turner, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, cooking spoon, ladle, and stand.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.04+. Available in three colour options.

    23. A 20-piece set of airtight storage containers that you can use to hold your pantry goods. They take up a lot less space than the boxes and bags they're packaged in and will make your cupboards look like Pinterest goals.

    Several airtight storage containers filled with pantry staples
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    Get a set of 20 on Amazon Canada for $70.10. Also available in six-piece and eight-piece sets.

    24. A transparent shower curtain with pockets, because let's face it, everything's better with pockets. It'll give you easy access to all your products while you're going through your shower routine, so you don't have to make a sprint for your cupboard mid-shampoo.

    A pocketed shower curtain filled with washcloths, loofahs, and bath products
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.

    25. A trio of bestselling wall mount hooks that'll give your cleaning tools a home, so they don't eat up all of your cupboard space. They have a strong adhesive backing, so you don't even have to bust out a drill to install them.

    Two wall hooks holding two different broom handles
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    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    26. A handy sofa tray, if you don't have room for a coffee table in your living room. Now you'll be able enjoy your dinner without having to perform a balancing act. Reviewers say that it doesn't move or shift easily, so you won't face an accidental avalanche of food.

    Fries, chicken nuggets, and a drink on top of the arm rest tray
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    27. A chic entryway bin that will keep your essentials right by your door. It has five key rings and enough space in the top to hold your mail, cellphone, wallet, and more.

    The entryway bin with a plant and mail inside the bin, and a scarf and keys on the hooks
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    It's made of a durable metal mesh material and comes with all the hardware needed to hang it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.

    28. A silicone toiletry station that'll hold all your smaller shower tools and even has space for a backup razor blade. It grips to shiny surfaces like tiles and mirrors, but doesn't use any adhesive (basically, it's magic).

    A silicone toiletry station stuck to a shower wall
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.95+. Also available in four colours.

    29. A bakeware rack that you can use to store tins, trays, and cutting boards. It comes seven dividers that you can adjust to fit your supplies perfectly.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    30. A pack of hanger-connector hooks that'll save you a ton of space in your closet by letting you hang several shirts from each hanger. They're made of lightweight plastic, so they won't make your hangers heavier than they need to be.

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    Get a set of 60 for $19.99.

    31. A divided cutlery holder that'll stack your forks, knives, and spoons on top of each other. It only takes up a fraction of a drawer, which is great if you need more room for other knickknacks.

    The utensil holder with spoons, forks, and knives inside
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    32. A hanging closet organizer, if your bedroom is too tiny to accommodate a chest of drawers, but you desperately need more storage space. Reviewers say it's super sturdy and great for storing accessories and extra linens.

    The closet organizer hanging in a closet with shoes, towels, and handbags on its shelves
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.87. Available in seven colours.

    33. A pair of space-saving collapsible colanders that'll be a true blessing if your kitchen cabinets are already stuffed with pots, pans, and cooking gadgets. They have rubberized handles, making them easy to carry when they're filled with pasta or veggies.

    Two collapsible colanders filled with veggies
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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    34. And finally, a set of geometric book ends that'll make your little home library look like a million bucks. They're made of metal so they can hold even your heaviest textbooks without budging.

    Books sandwiched between te bookends
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in white.

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