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    Apr 21, 2019

    38 Things That Will Magically Give Your Home More Space

    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.

    amazon.com

    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 $22.05.

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I kept various bottles on my dryer, which were always in the way. Then I discovered this which rolls right in between the dryer and the wall, and then rolls right out when I need it. I keep frequently used things on the top, and the lower shelves are for everything else. Easy assembly and works perfectly. Picture me patting myself on the back for this one!!" —Betty Custer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.90.

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

    amazon.com

    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.

    amazon.com

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been using this folder for nearly three months. I'm a college student with a lot of papers to carry so I was looking for something cute, and easy to carry that fits manila folders. This DID IT. I can't express how much I love this." —Alexa Viz

    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 your jumbo pack of toilet paper from Costco.

    Walmart, amazon.com

    Get the metal frame from Walmart for $19.84 or the white shelf from Amazon for $59.99.

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

    Hayneedle

    Get it from Hayneedle for $107.59.

    8. Cord organizers you can stick to your wall because it's 2019 and it's time for your floor to go wireless.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this after seeing the perfect use on a Pinterest post: attaching this to the back of my KitchenAid stand mixer! It keeps the cord perfectly wrapped, clean, and out of the way until it's needed." —Riley

    Get two from Amazon for $4.19 or four for $15.64.

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

    amazon.com

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

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

    10. A hanging bed caddy that tucks into your bed frame and takes up way less space than a nightstand.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get the single pocket for $22.50 or the 10-pocket for $12.99 from Amazon.

    11. 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.

    amazon.com

    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 $8.99.

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

    amazon.com, kickstarter.com

    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.

    13. A mop and broom holder that keeps your cleaning tools on the wall so you can stop tripping over them in your hallway.

    amazon.com

    It has six hooks and can hold up to 11 tools.

    Promising review: "I have a small apartment and the broom closet was always a mess with the brooms hitting me in the face whenever I took the trash out. This saved me so much stress! The slots have little rollers and they move to fit just about any size mop or broom. There are also little hooks that can drop down if you want to hold towels or the dust pan, which is what I use it for. This is a must-have organizational tool!" —Jacqui Nibbelin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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

    amazon.com

    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. 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 $159.95.

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

    amazon.com

    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).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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.

    18. 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 Bath & Beyond

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

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

    amazon.com

    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).

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

    amazon.com

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

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

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

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $8.87.

    22. A set of rainbow drawers you can wheel out of the room whenever you need more space.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This cart has been a lifesaver for me. It's helped so much keeping all of my baking/cookie decorating things organized. I've had it for about a year & it still holds up great. I like that I'm able to roll it away into my garage whenever I need more space in my small kitchen for entertaining." —CraftyAndy

    Get it from Amazon for $38.80 (also available in seven other styles).

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

    Overstock

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

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

    amazon.com

    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.

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $28.55+ (available in two colors and three styles).

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

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

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

    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.

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

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

    29. A bed frame that flips up Murphy bed-style to reveal some secret storage space. It's a tidy alternative to just shoving everything under your bed.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I also bought the assembly through Amazon. There were no problems with assembly, all parts were there. It took him around an hour. You do have to use a little muscle to open and close it but it's worth it for all the storage space you get." —sloro

    Get it from Amazon for $336.79+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    30. 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.

    amazon.com

    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).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    32. A cabinet bed that folds neatly and saves a ton of space when you don't have guests over.

    amazon.com

    It also has drawers where you can store guest toiletries and other items.

    Promising review: "This Murphy bed was exactly what I have been looking for. It doesn't need to attach to a wall. It was easy to assemble. I am 75 years old and I was able to assemble it myself. The mattress is nice and thick too. It is great for overnight guests." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $1,499.83+ (available in two sizes, two styles, and three colors).

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

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are a steal! Ok, well, let's be real...these knives are not $500 German-made culinary masterpieces, but I used one for the first time after receiving them last night and was pretty impressed. It feels good in your hand, it's balanced, very sharp, attractive, and I love that the base stands upright because it takes up very little space. They are contemporary, stylish and functional. I never wash my knives in a dishwasher, so they should hold up nicely, but we'll see." —The Renovation Guru

    Get six knives and a block from Amazon for $16.99.

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

    amazon.com

    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.

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

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! I was skeptical if they would work with my booties and sneakers, but omg I’m ordering more!!" —Excessive shopper

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two colors).

    36. 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.

    Wayfair

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

    37. 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.

    amazon.com

    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 it's 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 $19.99.

    38. A combination end table and lamp, because we don't have room for TWO things when we can just have one.

    Jet

    Get it from Jet for $24.94.

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

    Columbia Pictures

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