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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.

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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