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22 Genius Things Everyone With A Small Apartment Needs To Own

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1. A pet feeder that catches all your clumsy-ass animal's food and water spills.

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Because even small messes are enormous in an apartment.

Get this one from Amazon for $24.99.

2. Kitchen products like this apple-shaped bamboo fruit basket or this pop-up silicone colander that occupy only two dimensions when not in use.

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Smoosh 'em down flat and tuck 'em away.

Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (basket) and $10.49 (colander).

3. This hidden cabinet-door trashcan, because your garbage is a rank eyesore taking up valuable square footage.

Hide waste under the sink with all of your demons. Get it on Amazon for $29.99.
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Hide waste under the sink with all of your demons.

Get it on Amazon for $29.99.

4. A wooden bar cart that transforms into a table and chairs that's the equivalent of a kitchen furniture Matryoshka doll on wheels.

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Get three-piece unit from Hayneedle.com for $121.67.

5. A wall-mounted blowdryer and hair accessories holder, because tools and wires everywhere is not a cute look.

Pedestal-sink owners, rejoice! (Pro tip: Remove the cup to hang your straightener, too.) Get it from Amazon for $12.48.
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Pedestal-sink owners, rejoice! (Pro tip: Remove the cup to hang your straightener, too.)

Get it from Amazon for $12.48.

6. Armrest tables for laying down your coffee, homework, dinner, laptop, phone, remote control(s), glasses, nail polish, books, contacts, playing cards, makeup mirror, needlepoint, bra, ship in a bottle, etc.

Different size and stain options available. Get the one above from Michael Martineau on Etsy for $63.71 (or, make your own!).
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Different size and stain options available.

Get the one above from Michael Martineau on Etsy for $63.71 (or, make your own!).

7. This magazine rack–and–TP holder combo, because nothing in a small apartment can have only one job.

Put your phone down and read something from your toilet library. Or just use this to hold your phone while you wash your hands, whatever. Doody Decimal System jokes. Get it from Kmart for $39.68.
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Put your phone down and read something from your toilet library. Or just use this to hold your phone while you wash your hands, whatever. Doody Decimal System jokes.

Get it from Kmart for $39.68.

8. Industrial-chic sconces that take up zero space and require as much electrical wiring know-how.

No floor room for floor lamps? SCONCES! No tables for table lamps? SCONCES! Do you have nails and a wall? SCONCES! Get this one from Urban Industrial Craft on Etsy for $31.20.
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No floor room for floor lamps? SCONCES! No tables for table lamps? SCONCES! Do you have nails and a wall? SCONCES!

Get this one from Urban Industrial Craft on Etsy for $31.20.

9. A vertical wall-mounted rack for holding towels or wine. Or both, if that's the life you live.

Get it on sale at Wayfair for $37.99.
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Get it on sale at Wayfair for $37.99.

10. This 5-inch-wide peekaboo roll-out pantry that makes the most out of your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room crevices.

HAHAHA, like we all have laundry rooms.Get them from Amazon for $21.42 (three tiers) and $49.99 (five tiers).
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HAHAHA, like we all have laundry rooms.

Get them from Amazon for $21.42 (three tiers) and $49.99 (five tiers).

11. This Ikea couch that's a sectional, storage unit, AND double bed, for the minimalist squirrelperson who on occasion has guests.

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Available in black and in red.

Get it from Ikea for $499.

12. A sleek, noiseless compact carpet-sweeper that serves as a great vacuum alternative. Hang it up with your mop, broom, and Swiffer on...

Get it from The Container Store for $20.99.
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Get it from The Container Store for $20.99.

13. ...this wall-mounted mop, broom, and Swiffer holder.

Kinda gonna miss those fun surprise broom closet injuries.Get it on Amazon for $12.87.
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Kinda gonna miss those fun surprise broom closet injuries.

Get it on Amazon for $12.87.

14. Keep apartment air fresh and oxygenated with the tiniest, lowest-maintenance houseplants there ever were.

Succulents are not only nonstop oxygen releasers, they're also relatively hard to kill. Nine assorted succulents available on Amazon for $22.91 plus shipping, or at your local florist/gardening depot. Très chic pots and planters available at Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Target, Terrain, Viva Terra, Consort Design, Etsy, and more.
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Succulents are not only nonstop oxygen releasers, they're also relatively hard to kill.

Nine assorted succulents available on Amazon for $22.91 plus shipping, or at your local florist/gardening depot. Très chic pots and planters available at Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Target, Terrain, Viva Terra, Consort Design, Etsy, and more.

15. This insane magnetic knife-and-serving-utensil holder that frees up both kitchen drawer AND countertop real estate.

Get it from Amazon for $21.95.
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Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

16. Sink cabinet organizers like this pipe-accommodating shelf and these door storage trays, because right now your sink cabinet is a garbage explosion of cleaning products and reusable bags.

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Get them from Amazon for $24.87 (shelf) and $23.64 (door trays).

17. An end table with a built-in canvas storage basket.

Spray-paint it to add a fun pop of color to any room! Get it from Amazon for $29.99.
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Spray-paint it to add a fun pop of color to any room!

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

18. Shelving accessories, like this suspended basket, this mug rack, or this stackable cabinet organizer that turn one shelf into like, 1 billion shelves.

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Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (basket), $14.99 (mug rack), and $15.87 (shelf organizers).

19. This ingenious little smartphone holder that organizes USB cords and cradles your precious device like a newborn baby bunny.

Get it at The Container Store for $7.99.
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Get it at The Container Store for $7.99.

20. Risers that create storage space while simultaneously powering your Netflix and chill, no matter where you're forced to put your bed.

Get decked-out risers at The Container Store for $29.99. Get Target's under-bed storage bins, which you now have room for, for $17.99.
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Get decked-out risers at The Container Store for $29.99. Get Target's under-bed storage bins, which you now have room for, for $17.99.

21. These minimalist AF acrylic organizers that clean up the product/makeup landfill that is your vanity.

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For anyone with major Tamira Jarrel desk envy.

Get them at Wayfair ($31.99) or Amazon ($34.99).

22. And finally, literally whole rooms you can tuck into the fucking wall, like this office and this pressing station.

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THIS, PEOPLE, IS 2016.

Get them from Amazon for $119.99 (fold-out desk) and Amazon for $199.99 (ironing-board cupboard).

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