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    33 Things That Will Magically Give Your Home More Space

    You'll have so much more room for activities.

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    1. A tea bag organizer so you can finally get rid of those bulky boxes.

    an organizer with six clear buckets for tea bags

    It fits up to 100 standard-sized tea bags!

    Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" —Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    2. A thin rolling shelf to slip in that weird space between your fridge and cabinets. Or between your laundry machine and the wall. Or in the garage next to your car. Wherever you have a tiny sliver of unused space.

    a thin shelf with four shelves

    Promising review: "Our new house was short on storage space and this really helps. It goes right between the refrigerator and the counter where the stovetop is located. I keep canned goods and other food items that will need the stovetop. It holds plenty of cans and with smaller cans, I can stack them two high. It pulls out easily." —Kathy G. Guevara

    Get it from Amazon for $29.92+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A cutting board and strainer hybrid that will take up so much less space than your colander.

    chopping board with strainer built in placed over sink

    Promising review: "I have very limited counter space, and if there's any dirty dishes in the sink or on the counter, cooking is a struggle. BUT, this cutting board goes over the sink, so I can wash my veggies and fruits, cut them up, and toss them into the strainer. The only rub is that the strainer isn't well-attached to the cutting board so when you try to push down to open up the strainer, it detaches from the board. Other than that I love it, and will be replacing any and everything I can into collapsible versions. Genius idea!" —Julie Lorenzo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. Packing cubes to keep your clothes compact and flat, so you can stuff even *more* clothes in your suitcase without getting everything wrinkly.


    Promising review: "These are a time-saver and space-saver! It is so convenient to just grab your bag and put it in the dresser at the hotel, rather than all of your clothes, and they beat repacking your suitcase every time you move locations, or even just when you're leaving to go home." —Loni

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    5. An expanding file folder you can fill with up to 200 pieces of paper and free up soo much desk space.

    purple accordion folder with smiley face being pulled from bookshelf

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).

    6. An over-the-toilet storage unit so you can finally have enough space to fit all those half-full bottles of shampoo.

    over the toilet shelf

    Get it from Wayfair for $30.99.

    7. A tufted ottoman with pockets for your shoes that's about to be your feet's best friend.

    ottoman open to show shoe pockets inside

    Get it from Hayneedle for $88.59.

    8. An stackable shelf to help you utilize more space in your cabinets.

    two small table-like shelves with one slightly shorter so they can interlock

    You can also use it in your bathroom, bedroom closet, or office.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87 (available in two colors).

    9. A car seat storage bag so everything you need is in one place instead of rolling around under the seats. Your passengers will finally have leg room AND a cold drink, because this thing has an insulated cooler pocket.

    organizer with thermal inside, plus three outer pockets and two drink holders and a tissue box

    It has a cooler, two side pockets, a front pocket, and a place for tissues.

    Promising review: "This is a great space-saver. I had a full-size floor version of this but when I had my second child I just didn't have the room for it. This is the next best thing — it adjusts to fit any seat, has a wipe holder, holds several bottles of water (or milk) — and keeps them cool in the summer. Holds snacks, gloves, baby books, or any number of small items in the other compartments." —Robert Weinberg

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A kitchen baggy organizer so you can ditch the bulky boxes and keep all your various plastic bags mounted on the wall.

    wood box with slots for bags in sizes gallon, snack, quart, and sandwich

    Get it from PersonalLaserGiftsUS on Etsy for $22+ (available assembled or unassembled).

    11. A pack of super-strong magnets to secure to the top of your fridge so all your beers can be cold ones.,

    Promising review: "These work so well. I bought the big pack and daringly put them under a shelf on the door because it was nice free space. I didn't know if the force from opening and closing the refrigerator door would make the fall, but so far it has worked perfect and the bottles are held tightly." —mollyk0005

    Get a set of two strips (six magnets) from Amazon for $29.99.

    12. An end table with a secret compartment sure to free up some much needed coffee table space for your impressive Instagram dog book collection.

    Hammacher Schlemmer

    Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $119.95.

    13. A genius T-shirt roll holder that'll keep all your shirts tidy, easily accessible, and out of your drawers (meaning more space for other stuff).

    My closet door closed with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The Roll Keeper is based in Kelso, Washington and run by Traci, who has been crafting for over 40 years.

    Promising review: "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased an Etsy product from! " —Mallory Mower, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $15.99.

    14. A hanging set of rainbow folders to give you some filing cabinet space and give your cubicle a pop of color.

    organizer hanging on wall

    Promising review: "This hanging folder set is EXACTLY what I've been needing. I ripped the calendar off the wall and put it right up the moment I got it. It immediately went to good use and cleared up my cluttered desk full of various paperwork. Love the color-coded folders. Although I was worried about how flimsy it might be, it seems sturdy and well made." —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

    15. A shower shelf for the corner of your bathroom or shower, because every nook and cranny needs to be utilized in small spaces.

    four tier shelf in corner of shower

    Promising review: "This is great for my stand-up shower. There is no space for my things and the shower racks that hang over the shower head were not enough. This fit perfectly in the corner and got everything I needed. Would definitely recommend." —Destinie Arguello

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes).

    16. An adjustable hanging rod that hangs onto the one in your closet so you can double your closet space.,

    Promising review: "This is the best closet organizer. I originally bought a similar item that doesn't adjust, but this is 100 times better! Not only does it adjust vertically to fit whatever length of clothes, but it also adjusts its width, making it extremely functional no matter which closet you may want to use it in within your house. This makes it possible to switch and organize basically any closet!" —Ohgr8one

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    17. USB bed lifts to give you some extra under-bed storage plus extra outlets so you don't have to clutter your space with extension cords.

    bed riser with outlet
    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Get a set of four from Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99.

    18. Rainbow nesting storage containers that will make a hue-ge difference in your cabinet space. No more free-floating containers and mysterious lids!

    The lids snap together so everything is contained and organized.

    Promising review: "I love this: I needed this for two reasons. 1. I wanted to conserve space in my kitchen cabinets and 2. I was tired of buying grocery store containers that were cheap in design and execution. This set does both things well. It is also made in the USA which I liked. I won't have to buy another set of storage containers for a long while." —Travis Partington

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $27.96 (also available in four other styles).

    19. A towel rack and shelf combo so you can make the most of your bathroom or kitchen wall space.

    white shelf with black metal bar across it and another below it for a hand towel

    The bottom bar can be fixed to the wall or the shelf.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    20. A wire pan holder to bring order to your chaotic cabinet.

    metal rack with room for two pans, a cutting board, and a cupcake pan

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    21. A futon with drawers on the bottom so you can basically have another end table without losing any floor space.

    a futon with two drawers

    Get it from Overstock for $568.34 (available in three colors).

    22. An over-the-cabinet-door holder so you can fit even more cooking sheets, cutting boards, and other flat kitchen items in your kitchen.

    a basket for cutting board hooked onto the inside of a cabinet

    Promising review: "I am so happy to have found this major space saver! I always struggle to find a place to store my cutting boards - I worry about how clean they are when I leave them on the counter. I love the fact that they are now tucked away and won't get dirty!" —madeline audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    23. A rotating beauty organizer that neatly organizes all your skincare products, makeup, brushes, and knickknacks so you can finally see the top of your dresser again.,

    Promising review: "Definitely five stars for this makeup organizer. First, this is good quality for the price, it's easy to put together, it has adjustable shelves, and it spins. It comes with the rubber rings to hold the tray and partitions together. I love my makeup organizer — it's pretty stable and strong. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a makeup/cosmetics organizer." —Jessi Kimble

    Get it from Amazon for $33.55+ (available in two colors and three styles).

    24. An over-the-door holder for your iron and ironing board, because where the heck else are you gonna keep those bulky things?

    hook for iron and board

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    25. A hanging lamp that won't take up any floor space, plus they just look really fancy.

    many glass pendant lights hanging
    West Elm

    West Elm lets you build your own! Grab a pendant hardwired canopy or a plug-in canopy, then pick out shade that comes in five colors, two shapes, and three sizes.

    Get it from West Elm for $27.99–$109.

    26. A hanging shoe organizer so you can get your shoe(s) on the door.,

    Get the pockets for $8.87 or the shelves for $29.33 from Amazon.

    27. A metal shelf with a built-in drawer for stacking your items without losing them forever to the black hole in the back of your cabinet.

    metal table with little basket under sink

    Promising review: "Pros: Fits under bathroom sink; all items fit well in the basket and on top; drawers make finding items in second self easy. Cons: the holes in the mesh drawer allow things to fall through; if items fall through, it prevents the drawer from moving freely, (line it with something, or only store large items)." —MeaganEmily

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    28. A hanging closet-organizer to neatly stow items like purses, scarves, ties, and other odds and ends that might be cluttering your bedroom.,

    Promising review: "This product is exactly what I'm looking for. My closet feels more organized, and I can layer the purses based on most used. I love how sturdy it feels." —Li Luong

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in five shapes).

    29. A thin magnetic knife block so you can feel like a fancy adult even if you don't have the fancy adult-sized counter space.

    review image of thin wooden board with four knives and a pair of scissors stuck to it

    Promising review: "I really like the compact size of this knife block, but it’s still big enough to hide a few daily kitchen items behind the board. The knives have been up for a week and have not fallen down. Even the shears (which won’t lay totally flat because of the connector piece in the middle) feel very secure. I have no trouble getting the knives off the block as long as I pull up on the handles instead of pulling straight towards myself. The chef knife is a little sticky, but it has a lot more metal in contact with the board." —jacwo2

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    30. Or ditch the knife block entirely and get a magnetic strip for the wall.

    thin metal strip with various knives and metal tools stuck to it

    Promising review: "After years of using a knife block, we decided to free up some counter space and install this magnetic strip for our knives. It was easy to install. The magnet is very strong. And we have extra space on our kitchen counter. Win, win, win." —A. Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    31. A pack of mini shelves made for stacking shoes without crushing them. It'll halve how much shoe rack space you need!

    colorful shoe organisers that stack shoes on top of each other so each pair is the width of one pair

    Promising review: "These shoe organizers really helped me spruce up my shoe rack! Before my shoe rack could only fit in six pairs of shoes, but now can fit 10 pairs! My area looks way more neat! Besides that, it’s easy to assemble!" —Chelsea

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four colors).

    32. A sectional couch with a secret storage space so you can hide all your junk at a moment's notice when your guests are early and there's no time to clean.

    sectional L couch with seat lifted up to show storage inside

    Get it from Wayfair for $819.99 (available in three colors).

    33. A water table that clips onto the bathtub so your little one can have extra room to play with their toys without expanding their bath to the whole room.

    The cloud-shaped table flips open to reveal an additional table for playtime.

    Promising review: "My daughter was constantly lining up her toys on the side of the tub and pouring water into them. This resulted in a ton of water making its way to the floor. When I saw this product, I had to give it a try. I can't say it's completely solved the problem, but the clean-up is about 50% less than what it used to be!" —That Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    It's making my head spin how many activities you could do.

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