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    26 Surprising Uses For The Small Spaces In Your Home

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    1. Slide this bathroom cabinet into that space between your toilet and wall (where you always end up dropping rolls of toilet paper) to gather all the stuff you need but can't leave out in the open 24/7.


    It has a large slide-out drawer with a tall cubby that holds up to 12 rolls of toilet paper, a small drawer for other items, and a nook on top that's perfect for holding medication. BTW, it measures 22.83" H x 19.69" L x 6.45" W, so you're set even if you don't have the SPRAWLING space the bathroom in the pic ^ has.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95.

    2. Squeeze in some extra storage between appliances and cabinets with a 5-inch rolling cart that'll bring your go-tos within reach when you need 'em.


    It measures 5" W x 17.75" D x 31.75" H, which will give you lots of storage flexibility!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    3. Attach a coffee mug rack to fill that blank space at the bottom of a shelf to free up some precious space inside your cabinets.


    This rack easily slides onto shelves 0.8" tall or less, so your landlord won't be mad at you! But better yet, you can take it with you when you moooove.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes).

    4. Place a corner linen cabinet in a spot that looks like it'd be zero storage help. It'll give your digs a historic vibe thanks to its built-in look that just screams CHARM.

    The Home Depot

    Get it from The Home Depot for $199.20 (also available in white or Sequoia finishes).

    Also check a super skinny not-corner cabinet from the same collection for $149.25 and a shorter corner cabinet for $91.74.

    5. Change the space of an empty corner into plush animals HQ with some toy hammocks. Put 'em low enough and your kid can put 'em away on their own. Score.


    Just don't put them above taller furniture of your kid may be tempted to climb on something to get that go-to giraffe.

    Get two from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. Stick on small storage bins on the side of cabinets or on a patch of blank wall to keep smaller kitchen essentials within arm's reach.

    The Container Store

    Get them from The Container Store for $7.49+ each.

    7. Or slap on some magnetic makeup storage containers on the inside of your medicine cabinet or on the side of your fridge. (Hey, you are starved for space, right?!)

    The Container Store

    Get the three containers from The Container Store for $9.99. And check out the adhesive version.

    8. Or turn the expanse of an exposed fridge side to a flavorful display with spice magnet containers that'll spare a kitchen cabinet shelf for less-used items.

    Shelly Glennon / Amazon / Via, Amazon

    Includes 12 magnetic spice tins with two types of labels.

    Get them from Amazon for $22.50.

    9. Free up a bit of counter space by moving your roll farther away from spills and placing it on a mounted paper towel holder.


    I'm guessing you weren't using the underside of that kitchen cabinet anyway, huh?

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    10. Fill the space above your kitchen cabinets by throwing miscellaneous overflow into neutral storage baskets — they'll totally disguise the clutter.

    Manuel Rodriguez for One Kings Lane / Via

    Seriously I need to do this in my own kitchen. Do what you write, Elizabeth! Check out the full apartment tour on One Kings Lane for all sorts of inspo!

    And get a set of four some similar baskets from Amazon for $44.95.

    11. Swap your over-the-door mirror with a mirrored *LED* storage cabinet if you can spare the extra four inches added to the door. (I think you can manage.)


    Just think of all the drawer space you'll spare thanks to this beaut. Oh wait, that's just your GAWgeous reflection!

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (also available in brown).

    12. Replace your OG shower caddy (or just free up your tub corners) with a shower curtain liner that has mesh pockets sturdy enough to hold your expensive-ass conditioning treatments *and* quickly drain shower water.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This is my shower and after one year I'm on my second one of these liners. (I know, I'm brave for showing you this.) Seriously, I'm never going back to a regular shower caddy again. This liner takes up hardly any space and puts my toiletries right where I can need them before I put in my contacts post-shower. Also, the weight of the toiletries keeps the liner steady, AKA not weirdly attracted to your wet body like regular pesky liners.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.84.

    13. Clear off your bedside table once and for all with a bedside caddy made to fit underneath your mattress and hold all your bedtime necessities.


    Look at all that now-used vertical space! Pssst, this would be wonderful on a lofted dorm room bed. (Seriously, where was this when I was a college Freshman.)

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. Occupy that narrow amount of space under your bed where your carry-on suitcase won't fit with this slim storage container bag.


    OK OK, putting your out-of-season stuff under the bed isn't a surprising thing. But this can help use the last bit of space after you've packed up most of your sweaters in your luggage tucked away underneath your bed while you're sadly not on vacation.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    15. Use the back of a craft room or closet door as the most genius storage solution with this simple gift wrap organizer you could alternatively use for kid's toys or outerwear accessories.


    Gone are the days of fishing out crumpled wrapping paper rolls from out from underneath your guest bedroom bed. And there's also a wrapping organizer for actual under-bed storage on this product listing too!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    16. And hang a good ol' clear shoe organizer on the back of pantry door — or really any door — to bring some stuff up into the light and present it in a way you'll actually use it.

    Zsuzsa C. Lovasy / Amazon / Via, Pam / Amazon / Via

    But really though, these organizers take up very little depth so most any closet or pantry door will benefit from one. And if you find your door is too narrow for this, you can fold one column of pockets behind the others like the Amazon customer did in the pic on the left.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    17. Move your measuring cups out of your cramped drawers and within reach of your stovetop with some clear Command hooks that'll work perfectly with any measuring cups that have holes in the handles.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This is my kitchen where I only have one drawer I can fully pull out thanks to an awkwardly placed stove. So instead of storing these unsightly (but perfectly useful!) measuring cups on my counter, I installed a set of small hooks. These wire versions of trusty Command hooks are narrow enough to hook onto the holes of my existing measuring cups.

    Get 10 hooks from Amazon for $9.29.

    18. Transform the extra couple of feet above your washer into a laundry multitasking zone with this utility rack made for that specific purpose.


    It also works over dryers and toilets. *And* it has telescoping features to adjust the width to fit your teeny, tiny space perfectly.

    Get it from Amazon for $62.99.

    19. And park this magnetic ironing mat on top of your dryer to replace a cumbersome ironing board and finally put an odd space to use.


    The magnets help the mat stay put and some reviewers note that it's handy to have around for quilting jobs!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    20. Save your crumpled ties by filing them in a super-slim tie hanger that'll nestle right into your closet in that free space that won't quite fit a coat or jacket.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    21. Put this "dress" jewelry organizer in a spot in your closet where a two-sizes-too-small dress has been occupying space.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    22. Lean a decorative ladder against the wall in the corner where a side table or accent chair won't quite fit. It's the perfect place to store your gorgeous throws!


    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (also available in matte black).

    23. Borrow a little air space above your go-to outlet with an outlet shelf *just* large enough for your electric toothbrush.

    Amanda / Amazon / Via, Amazon Customer / Amazon / Via

    FYI, it installs like a regular outlet cover. Of course except with the wonderful shelf. Can also be installed so the shelf is below the outlet.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.40. And check out a larger outlet shelf.

    24. Make the clearance space around your garage doors work for its house and home with fishing rod racks that'll also keep your precious casters safe.


    Who knew these existed? 100+ Amazon reviewers, that's who. The set includes hardware for easy, no tool installation on standard garage doors. If the door is a hard insulated or wood door, self tapping screws are not included but can be shipped at no cost. Can also be installed on walls and ceilings.

    Promising review: "I love these racks. They work just like they say. I have two sets with all of my best poles. It works with my surf rods and with my casting rods wonderfully. I did have to move my hurricane braces down a couple of inches from the top edge of the panels. That was my door installer's fault for trying to save on screws. I have no problems with mine falling out and I use my garage like a front door." —amo

    Get them from Amazon for $35 (available in two sizes).

    25. And while we're in the vicinity, you can hang heavy-duty ceiling racks in the space your garage doors don't reach for rarely used stuff like tubs full o' holiday decorations. (Yes, that space isn't really "small" but you're not using it at the moment, are you?!)


    Promising review: "Very nice and sturdy. Not difficult to install, but it is time consuming. Someone wrote they installed it in 40 minutes. That's just not true (unless you have 4 people). It takes at least 2–3 hours as there are about 60 sets of bolts and nuts, plus the time it takes to measure, mark, find studs, and drive the anchors (all above your head on a ladder). Yet, the work pays off. The instructions are fairly easy to follow and well-illustrated, and the final product is sturdy and looks sharp. The shipping was incredibly fast and arrived in perfect shape. I put approximately 400 lbs. of weight on it and it seems to be holding very well with no sagging. It says it can hold up to 600 lbs., which seems about right. I would highly recommend this product." —ChadL

    Get it from Amazon for $179 (available in white or black).

    26. Hide some vertical storage in the four inches of depth behind an oddly placed door with a special cabinet you can install without damaging said door.


    AND the lil' bars in front of the shelves keep items from falling off as you move the cabinet and/or door.

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    Your belongings neatly tucked out of sight:

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