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    25 Genius Things You Need If You Live In An Actual Shoebox

    If your apartment is the opposite of a palatial mansion.

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    1. A teeny-tiny bike storage rack that'll tuck your summertime ride away, as well as free up some floor space. With one clip per bike, installation is wildly minimal — just mount it onto a wall and pop the front wheel in.

    A bike stored vertically with a clip that attaches to the front wheel
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33. Also available in a slimmer size for road bikes.

    2. A pair of hanging hampers that'll keep dirty laundry from piling up on your floor. Because it comes with two, you can keep one in your bedroom for clothes and the other in your kitchen for dish cloths.

    A hanging hamper in a bathroom
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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $38.99.

    3. A docking station that'll save your bedside table from clutter. It has little slots to stick your charging cables through, so you won't risk damaging your precious charging cords.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $55.87.

    4. A trio of floating shelves that'll turn any wall space into precious storage. Reviewers say they're super sturdy, so you can use them to display your heavier treasures (like that collosal photo album your grandma gave you last year).

    Three floating shelves with various items on them, like books, a clock, and artwork
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    They come with all the mounting hardware you'll need to install them.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $38.99. Available in three colours.

    5. Or this fancy superhero book shelf to spice up your library and exclaim to the world how powerful and awesome books really are.

    A superhero holding up a pile of books above a desk with decor and plants on it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.90.

    6. A handheld vacuum cleaner that'll come in handy when you're looking for a quick clean up. It won't take up much storage space and is particularly helpful if you have furry pets that like to shed on everything.

    A handheld vacuum hanging on a wall in its charging unit
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    7. A padded laptop table that'll let you work from home comfortably, even if you don't have room for a desk. It's got a flat wooden shelf on top to keep your stuff from sliding around, and little pockets on the sides for earphones and cords.

    A laptop on the padded laptop table next to a blanket
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Get it at Simons for $70. Also available in blue and yellow.

    8. A collapsible colander that won't take up an entire cupboard. The handles expand too, so you can adjust it to fit your sink.

    A colander with broccoli in it over a sink
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99+. Available in three colours.

    9. A 30-piece kitchen block that'll give you every cooking utensil you'll ever need, in one spot. It'll save you from rummaging through your over-crowded drawers every time you need a spatula.

    The utensil block on a table with pasta ingredients around it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes with a basting spoon, slotted spoon, turner, can opener, peeler, sharpening tool, all-purpose shears, two spatulas, five measuring spoons, four measuring cups, and eleven knives, all packed neatly into a rotating caddy.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $75.25.

    10. A bathroom wall organizer that'll be a godsend if you don't have a counter around your sink. You can put it in your shower, too, and use the towel rack to hang your washcloths and exfoliating gloves.

    A wall mounted shelf with bathroom products, toothbrushes, and a towel hanging off it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.38. Available in two colours.

    11. Wall-mounted corner shelves, so you can finally put that annoyingly stagnant space to use. It's perfect for all of your trinkets and memorabilia that don't have a home yet.

    A corner shelf with a clock, plant, and picture frame on it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.99+. Available in five colours.

    12. A roll-up drying rack, that'll unfurl right over your sink whenever you need it. It's heat resistant, so it can double as a trivet when you're working with hot pots and pans.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.62.

    13. Or this collapsible dish rack that you can tuck away after your dishes dry. It'll save you from cluttering up your counter, which is essential for anyone working with minimal prep space.

    A drying rack with two shelves for plates and mugs on a counter next to some pantry jars and cooking utensils
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    14. A handy-dandy cupboard door caddy that'll give your cutting boards somewhere besides your countertop to live. You can also use it in your bathroom to stash hot hair tools or cleaning supplies.

    The cupboard caddy holding a baking sheet and three cutting boards
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.87.

    15. A stylish utility cart you can roll around from room to room. You can use it as a bar cart, a book shelf, or a place to stash your art supplies. So! Many! Options!

    The utility cart beside a shoe bench and a shelf
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $51.99. Also available in white.

    16. A mop storage rack that'll keep your broom from knocking over every five seconds. It's equipped with hooks and clasps, so you can hang all the things!

    A towel, broom, brush, mop, and sponge hanging off the rack next to a washing machine
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.99. Available in three sizes.

    17. A towel storage shelf that'll keep your bathroom looking so neat, your friends will actually believe you have your shit together. You can use it to display wine bottles too, y'know, if you've got more booze than towels to store these days.

    The towel rack holding four large towels and two hand towels
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.71.

    18. A super-slim roll-out shelf that'll transform the weird gap between your stove and counter into sweet, sweet storage space. You can also use it between your washer and dryer to stow laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.

    The roll-out shelf with oils, spices, and food on it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $47.99.

    19. A pot rack with a shelf and hooks that'll save you from cramming your cookware into your cupboards. You can use a few of the hooks to hang your go-to coffee mugs, giving you easy access when it's early in the morning and you can't really function yet.

    The pots and pans rack over a counter
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $51.99. Also available in a larger size.

    20. A hanging shelf that'll give you space for pantry items, right on the side of your fridge. It comes with three removable S hooks you can use for oven mitts, measuring cups, or whatever else you like to have handy.

    The shelf filled with pantry items along the side of a fridge in a kitchen
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    21. A felt bedside caddy that'll save you from swiping a slew of bits and bobs off your bed every night before you go to sleep (and give you somewhere to put your phone). A bedside table? Who needs it!

    Someone slipping their mac book into the bedside caddy
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in four colours and three sizes.

    22. A Kindle Paperwhite that'll give you the library of your dreams, without taking up the space. It's designed to be glare free (and not feel like you're staring at a screen), so you can use it without straining your eyes.

    A Kindle next to a cute dog
    @amazonkindle / Via instagram.com

    It's also waterproof, so you can bring it camping (or fearlessly read in the tub).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for 139.99+.

    23. A magnetic knife bar that'll keep your cutlery drawer from overflowing with sharp objects (no thanks). It'll also keep your counter free of a knife block, for those of you who seriously need the extra counter space.

    Four knives on the magnetic stip against a tiled wall
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You can also use it for wrenches and screwdrivers, if you don't have a toolbox.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.55. Also available in a larger size.

    24. A door hanger that'll keep your bags, sweaters, and day-to-day accessories organized and in reach. You can use it in your bathroom for hanging towels, too.

    The door hanger on a door with a scarf, purse, and jacket hanging off of it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.62.

    25. A shower curtain with mesh pockets (!!!) to keep your tub free of shampoo bottles and loofahs. You can hang it so the pockets face in or out of your tub, depending on where you need the storage more.

    A bath tub with the pocketed shower curtain on it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.

    Now you'll feel a little better than this guy:

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