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    37 Practical Things That'll Help Make Apartment Living Much Easier

    White noise machines, garment racks, and more useful things that'll help you enjoy your small living space.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A white noise machine because footsteps, sirens, and your roommate's late-night convos shouldn't get in the way of a good night's sleep. This compact device comes with 24 soothing sounds that'll help you catch up on ZZZs.

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    This gadget has 24 different sounds: seven fan sounds, seven white noise sounds, and 10 classical sounds. You can relax in bed listening to anything from ocean waves to a clock ticking, even if your apartment faces another building or a busy street.

    There is also a sleep timer you can set to 30, 60, or 90 minutes if you want to take short naps or get ready for bed a little earlier. Plug it in, set the timer, and you can *finally* tune out annoying noise. The sound machine also remembers your last timer, sound, and volume settings when you turn it on again.

    Promising review: "This little white noise machine has been perfect! I live in an apartment, above a family with a newborn, and it blocks out all sound. Great for blocking out street noise too! I use the 'ocean wave' sound to help me fall asleep, just because of how peaceful it is. The settings are super simple and easy to use." —Katherine Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $33.95.

    2. A powder rust stain remover that'll tackle the toughest orange stains ruining your sink, drain, and shower walls. If your apartment bathroom looks like something out of a junkyard and you're done scrubbing it for hours on end, this cleaner can be a big help for iron buildup.

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    Promising review: "Moved to a new apartment, and had these stains on my toilet that were impossible to remove. I tried everything. Was so embarrassed to let people use my toilet because they looked awful. Finally found this great product. I sprinkled it around the stained areas and left it there for a couple of minutes. Then began scrubbing and they magically disappeared. What a relief! My toilet sparkles now! —Pam

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48+ (available in four sizes).

    3. A macrame fruit hammock for the pile of lemons, apples, and bananas taking over your kitchen counter. Hang it below a cabinet and you'll be amazed at how much room you'll have for your cooking appliances and utensils again.

    white macrame fruit hammock with oranges and apples above a small kitchen counter

    Infinityknotss is a small California-based Etsy shop that creates pretty macrame accessories and home decor. You'll find table runners, reusable grocery bags, earrings, and more handmade goods.

    Get it from Infinityknotss on Etsy for $27 (available in seven hammock colors and three hook colors).

    4. A set of ultra-narrow velvet hangers so you can hang up everything from bodysuits to flannels and keep them organized in your barely-there closet. There also won't be any more clothes falling, thanks to notched shoulders on each hanger. 🙌

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    Promising review: "Bought these as I moved into an apartment and needed to make the most out of my much smaller closet space. They are very sturdy and took up much less room than the bulky plastic hangers I have used for years. I also love that my silky work blouses and dresses do not slide off of them." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.09+ (available in five colors and in sets of 30, 50, and 100 hangers).

    5. A smart plug Wi-Fi outlet that'll help you manage your apartment appliances like a pro. It's compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for voice commands *and* you can control the power button from your smartphone, thanks to the Smart Life app. Plus, it won't get in the way of other electronic plugs.


    What's cool about this outlet is that you can put your devices on a schedule, so they'll turn on and off at the right times. It works great for coffee makers, fans, lamps, and other smart home gadgets that you use everyday.

    Promising review: "I burnt out a prior smart plug after a power overload, this smart plug handles the large air conditioner unit in my living room without a problem. Also found Teckin 15A very responsive with the Google Nest. It's great to turn the AC units off with one command when I run out of the apartment or on occasions when I forgot or decided I won't come back home soon, to be able to control the appliances through the Google Home app, and to use the app to schedule the apartment to be cooled down before I arrive home from work." —Iggie

    Get a 4-pack from Amazon for $26.99.

    6. Crochet hanging baskets for all the little things cluttering your tiny bedroom. These bright beauties will hold tiny succulents, skincare products, chargers, and other essentials that don't have a storage spot.


    You can also get creative with these crochet baskets: Hang them on a door knob *or* place them on your nightstand!

    StitchedByNay is a small Brooklyn-based business that sells beautiful crochet goods, including coasters, wine tote bags, and hanging baskets.

    Get a set of two from StitchedByNay on Etsy for $32 (available in multiple color combinations).

    7. A rapid egg cooker to whip up an ~egg-stravagant~ breakfast in minutes without using your tiny, two-burner stove. Poached eggs, soft boiled eggs, hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelets are easy to make with this gadget, which uses steam and water to get cookin'.

    light green Dash Rapid Egg Cooker next to plate of deviled eggs

    It comes with a poaching tray, omelet tray, six-egg holder tray, measuring cup, recipe book, and recipe database access!

    Promising review: "While researching how to more easily boil a perfect egg, I came across this awesome little egg cooker. You put in the water (measuring cup provided), add the eggs (holds up to six), pierce the egg ends with the pin provided, turn it on, and wait for the buzzer. You can walk away and not worry about watching boiling water. So easy. Both soft-boiled and hard-boiled eggs come out perfect. Everything stores away inside the cooker, so it takes up little counter space (a premium in my small apartment)." —CAW

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    8. A compact, foldable treadmill so you don't have to cancel your workout on rainy days. Run with the riser up or switch it down if you want to walk. It also doesn't make a lot of noise, so your neighbors won't hear every step you take.

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    Promising review: "We received this treadmill very quickly and set it up in 30 minutes. It has a nice holder to put your phone, great Bluetooth speaker, a remote and fairly quiet. It's set up in our one-bedroom apartment and my boyfriend and I walk for about 30 minutes a day on it. It's foldable and able to fit under our sofa. Our gym is closed right now due to Coronavirus so we walk on this to stay active. The speaker sounds great, there's calorie, distance and time of workout listed at your feet. Get the treadmill if you have a small place. you'll love it!" —D. Soto

    Get it from Amazon for $449.99+ (available in seven colors).

    9. A silverware sorter that'll take up minimal space in a kitchen drawer, but still holds up to 24 pieces of cutlery. Your forks, knives, and spoons will be organized and accessible when you need them for meals, *and* you just might free up extra drawer space.

    A hand putting a fork into the rectangular organizer; it has four slots at diagonal angles, one stacked on top of the next, with wide-mouth openings

    Promising review: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. I will say I have to flip my forks over face down in order to be able to shut and open my drawer, but then the drawer itself is kind of shallow. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —mialro

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes, and also available for knives).

    10. Toilet cleaning gel stamps because your bathroom throne should be free from gross residue and rings. Stick one of these babies inside your bowl and enjoy a clean toilet for up to *12 days.* You're welcome.

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    Promising review: "We had a smelly toilet in our rented apartment, no matter how much I sanitized it still smelled! This gel stamp has worked perfect. I like the smell, it’s a little strong but honestly that is what we needed. It lasts a lot longer than I was anticipating too, so the price is a really good value. It’s very easy to use too." —Taylor

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.34.

    11. Removable wall paper so you can cover up your bare apartment walls and add a pop of color to your bedroom, living room, or WFH area. It's self-adhesive and easily peels off when you're ready to take it down.

    blue, green, and pink banana leaf-print adhesive wallpaper next to bed

    SweetPeaWallDesign is a small home decor Etsy shop based in Virginia. They're known for their vibrant removable wallpaper that comes in fun nature prints and watercolor patterns.

    Promising review: "I used this for an accent wall behind my bed and I'm so happy with the way it turned out. Really beautiful :)" —Etsy Customer

    Get it from SweetPeaWallDesign on Etsy for $3+ (available in five sizes).

    12. A plug-in wall sconce to place on the side of your bed. It takes up half the space of a typical table lamp, doesn't require a rewiring job around your compact room, and provides plenty of light when you want to curl under a blanket and read a book.,

    Promising review: "These are perfect. They look great, work exactly like I need them to, and in our apartment, enable us to have reading lamps without a rewiring job since they just plug in. They also came with cute Edison-looking bulbs that fit in the sconce perfectly and match the look of the light very nicely. We're super pleased." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.27 (available in three finishes).

    13. An "invisible" shelf for your favorite reads and tiny knickknacks. It makes a great replacement for a bulky bookcase and will brighten up that awkward corner between your living room and entryway.

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    Promising review: "We wanted to display all our books, but have limited space. These shelves are the perfect width and work great as a substitute to an expensive built-in unit." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. Iridescent privacy film that'll give your bathroom window a gorgeous, stained glass effect. Your neighbors *don't* need to catch a view of you sitting on the toilet or singing in the shower.

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    Promising review: "I love this product! I live in an apartment complex and my bedroom window happens to be along one of the main walkways for the whole complex. This product looks so cute and it gives me me the privacy I needed. It was pretty easy to install and it can easily be removed if I need to relocate." —Melina

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in nine sizes).

    15. A portable speaker so you can bring the ~paaarty~ to your bedroom, kitchen, and living room without investing in a home audio system. This small device plays your favorite beats and easily fits on counters and shelves.

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    This speaker works with Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets. Going to be rocking out for a while? No worries, because it provides up to 10 hours of playtime!

    Promising review: "This has great sound and gets good and loud for me to hear from the other end of my apartment. I like how it packs a punch, but is so tiny and attractive. Absolutely recommend it." —klb

    Get it from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in seven colors).

    16. A hand-held vacuum cleaner with strong suction and a crevice tool for super tight spaces around your apartment or studio. It not only picks up debris from hard-to-reach areas, but it's also cordless. You can finally ~pull the plug~ on that clunky vacuum you dread using for cleaning.

    model holds white and gray handheld vacuum to clean up colorful cereal on floor

    If you're always tidying up after a pet or making a mess in the kitchen, this small vacuum has a wide mouth design for large debris and strong suction for litter, fur, cereal, and dust. A crevice tool makes clearing up nooks and crannies around your apartment a breeze, while an upholstery brush gets to work on dirty carpets.

    Promising review: "This vacuum may be my favorite home item. We moved into a small apartment with hardwood floors (from a large apartment with carpet), and the cat was spreading litter all over the bathroom. This handheld vacuum makes it so easy to clean up daily and keep the floors litter-free! I would buy this a hundred times over." —Erin Gleeson

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    17. And a robot vacuum cleaner to suck up pet hair, food crumbs, dirt, and bigger messes you don't want to deal with. Let this high-tech gem clean your dirty floors, so you can avoid sweeping your small living space for hours.

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    This set comes with the RoboVac 11S robot vacuum, a remote control (2 AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of filters, four side brushes, five cable ties, a welcome guide, and a one-year warranty.

    Promising review: "When I ordered Eufy all those weeks ago, I thought I was getting a vacuum robot. Little did I know that this adorable electronic isopod would snuffle his way across the floor and right into our hearts. Twice a day, we set him loose and he diligently munches up all the dust and cat hair our tiny city apartment can produce (and it can produce a sickening amount). He beeps happily and gets right to it." —L.Komar

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A set of coasters so you can keep your tiny coffee table in pristine condition and avoid gross drink stains. If you're done wiping off wine rings, it might be time to stock up on these gorgeous circles for your next virtual Happy Hour.

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    Effortless Composition

    Effortless Composition is a Black woman-owned home decor brand based in California. From stoneware planters to patterned pillows, you'll find eclectic home and kitchen goods that'll help elevate your living space.

    Promising review: "These coasters are beautiful, they look just as 'expensive' as I'd hoped! I have a lot of gold and vintage pieces in my living room, and they complement the style really well while adding a modern twist. They're large enough for every glass in my cabinet, even the beer steins, and the cork on the bottom keeps them from sliding or being noisy on my glass coffee table." —Effortless Composition Customer

    Get 4-pack from Effortless Composition for $25.

    19. A pack of Space Bags that'll double the space of your closet and under-bed storage zone. They'll compress comforters, seasonal clothes, and linens down to a smaller size and make it easy to stash them away.

    Before: A reviewer's bedding set with two king-size pillows, three accent pillows, a comforter, and two throws condensed into a small stack of four vacuum-shrunk bags
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    These Space Bags work with basically any type of vacuum, so shrinking them will only take a few minutes. Look at you saving time (and space) in your small living space.

    Promising review: "I was desperate to get more closet room and decided to give this product a chance. What a success! The bags are made of thick, quality plastic. It is very easy to seal and to vacuum. Plus it stays sealed and I actually needed only some of the bags, as they are truly big. I placed a dryer sheet in each sealed bag to keep the clothes smelling fresh. My closet looks so well organized, I have much more room and my winter clothes are stored safely and beautifully. For the supreme quality product you get, it is, in my view, very reasonably priced." —A.A.

    Get a box of five bags on Amazon for $28.99+ (available in four sizes).

    20. A space-saving shower curtain with plenty of pockets for shampoo, conditioners, and soap. The days of using the side of your tub or window ledge for "storage" are over, thanks to this bathroom essential that also doubles up as decor.

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    Promising review: "We are apartment living, so storage is always an issue, and the bathroom is no exception. No one in the household could take a shower without crash/boom as you're knocking something down sitting on a shelf or the bathtub rim. This is a game-changer. There are so many pockets with so much room in each, I actually have space left over. My husband's back scrubber, my shampoo and hair care, my daughters bubble baths, bath floofies, all fit with room to spare. And the pockets are all a nice height so I'm not crouching to find anything. The curtain is clear so I didn't have to change the "pretty" one for decorative purposes, and it doesn't affect light that way either." —goodnite.graci

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

    21. Rubbermaid's Reveal Power Scrubber to get your grout looking like a million bucks again sans effort. Thanks to pulsations, this tiny tool will scrub away all that mold, mildew, and debris hanging out in your apartment shower.

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    My colleague Natalie Brown swears by this cleaning gadget and said: "This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all." Read more of her Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber review.

    Promising review: "Last night I was reborn. What is the cause of this renewed zest for life, you might ask? It was the use of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber on my shower grout. It elevated a simple baking soda-and-water solution to alchemical proportions. My pink-tiled shower, the one that came with my scummy apartment, the one that never looks clean no matter how many hours of backbreaking labor I put in, now looks bright, clean, and full of promise. An otherwise disgusting and dated purely utilitarian part of my home is now art. TL;DR: This is absolutely incredible." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    22. A lap desk you'll want to use if your WFH office *is* the couch and you don't feel like pulling up a table for your laptop. Even though you don't have a home office, you can still stay comfy while you Slack coworkers and type emails.

    Model uses gray lap desk to work on laptop while sitting on a gray couch

    Promising review: "So, I don't have space, or equipment for a real home office. This lap desk is perfect for my ergonomic keyboard, and while the felt rectangle area for the mouse is too small for my large ergonomic mouse, I manage OK. Most importantly, it places my hands and arms in an ergonomically neutral position, versus trying to type at the wrong height on the dinning room table, and prevents the muscle spasms I would get otherwise. The bean bag cushions keep the lap desk from pressing uncomfortably and I can work the long hours I need to with no issues." —M.Ellington

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six colors).

    23. A compact garment rack that'll help you arrange your clothes, shoes, and accessories in an Insta-worthy display. You can easily access your wardrobe essentials *and* creatively show off your style at the same time if you don't have a big closet.

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    Promising review: "I’m a college student living in a room with a small closet and a lot of clothes. This rack provides a convenient storage option for smaller spaces. The rack gives me plenty of space for my clothes and the wood shelving is a nice touch to store things or decorate! The quality is great for the price! I enjoy how it makes my simple, minimal room look very stylish. In short, I do recommend this item for those on a budget that need a nice organizing piece or enjoy the minimalistic style." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $37.48+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    24. A Catch:3 Wireless Charger so you can get your cluttered desk organized with a chic charging-meets-storage spot. Juice up your smartphone and have a safe place for jewelry, pens, keys, and other daily essentials. You won't be looking around your apartment to find your AirPod case again.

    brown Catch3 Wireless Charger with a smartphone and a carrying tray for keys and an AirPod case

    Get it from 2Modern for $175+ (available in four colors and four optional accessories).

    25. Command Picture Hanging Strips to help you create a gallery wall in your apartment. Four of these damage-free strips can hold frames up to 4 pounds (max. frame sizes is 8 inches x 10 inches) and they won't leave holes, marks, or a sticky residue behind. Yes to decorating *and* getting your full security deposit back when it's time to move out. 👏

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    No tools are required for these strips: Just prep the wall with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, click a pair together to lock them in place, stick them on the frame, press the frame on the wall, and that's it. When it's time for removal, just gently slide the frame down and the strips will easily come off!

    Note: Even though these strips are great for hanging up picture frames, wall art, and mirrors, they're not recommended for mounting shadow boxes, shelves, or tapestry.

    Promising reviews: "Hung an entire gallery wall with these and the medium sized ones. Easy to remove and reposition with the Velcro and they're also easy to completely remove with no marks left on walls." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $7.33+ (available in three styles and also in packs of 18 and 36).

    26. A Takeya cold brew maker that'll give you amazing iced coffee without using a bulky coffee machine. It's so easy to use and will save you money (spending $5 on a cold brew every morning can seriously hurt your wallet) and precious counter space. All you need is coarse or French Press-ground beans and water to make your caffeine dreams come true. ☕

    BuzzFeed Editor Maitland Quitmeyer shows her Takeya cold brew maker next to a glass of iced coffee in her kitchen
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    You'll get a Takeya cold brew pitcher, ultra-mesh fine filter, and instructions to help you brew delicious iced coffee.

    Just pour French Press-ground beans into the fine mesh filter, screw the filter into the lid of the pitcher, pour water into the pitcher, drop the filter into the pitcher, and place the pitcher in the fridge to brew up to 36 hours. Once it's ready, you'll have fresh cold brew coffee to drink whenever you need a pick-me-up.

    BuzzFeed Editor Maitland Quitmeyer swears by this coffee gadget and said: "It's so delish, it makes mornings far more bearable. It’s also great for keeping in the office when that 3 p.m. slump hits, but you don’t feel like going to a coffee shop (or spending $5 on cold brew)." Read more of her Takeya cold brew maker review.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (also available in a two-quart size and three colors).

    27. A Furbo dog camera so you can monitor your fur babies when you're not home. It syncs with an app that lets you livestream footage, receive barking notifications, speak to your doggo, and toss delicious treats. This pup-sized security device will put your mind at ease if you're running errands or traveling.

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    Promising review: "Every time we go out with friends or go to work, we constantly worry what our pup Obie is doing. We are worried about if he's getting into stuff, or just going rogue in our apartment. This completely eliminates this and when we do see him getting into stuff, we can big brother voice call our dog to stop. It has been so helpful and amazing. Also, my husband and I just get a kick out of throwing the treats to our dog while we are gone." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $168.98.

    28. A rechargeable lighter for all the candles on your window sill, dresser, and bathroom ledge. It's easy to use, can be stored in a drawer, and comes with a safety lock switch. No more clouds of smoke from matches or lighters in your apartment.

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    BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga swears by this helpful gadget and said: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! I'll never have to buy another lighter again." Read more of her rechargeable lighter review.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    29. A rotating makeup organizer to get your brushes, sponges, cleaners, and other beauty goods in order. You'll find this counter storage solution incredibly useful, especially if you share your small bathroom.

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    This makeup organizer has seven layers of adjustable trays that'll fit at least 20 skincare bottles, 30 makeup brushes, and other beauty products like lip balm, nail polish, and eyeliner pencils.

    Promising review: "I got this to help save space on my bathroom counter. My boyfriend and I live together and, unfortunately, in our rental we only have one sink to share. I have a pretty extensive skincare routine and have recently gotten him into his own little regimen, so he too, has his own little collection. This helped clear up a ton of space on our small counter and even he appreciates it!" —Katreina

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors).

    30. A digital alarm clock because you can't keep relying on your smartphone (or noisy street) to wake you up every day. It'll look great on your nightstand and comes with cool features, including a temperature and humidity sensor and three light levels.

    black digital alarm clock on a nightstand with a magazine and picture frame

    The features on this digital alarm clock are incredibly helpful for mornings: there are three alarm settings you can set for specific times and days, you can adjust the brightness based on your wake-up routine, and it has a temperature and humidity sensor for your bedroom.

    Promising review: "I needed a way to see the time in the dark without moving, without fussing with the phone, without it taking up space on my small nightstand, and without being fully awake. Several tries later, after trying old-fashioned windup clocks and clocks that cast a light on the ceiling, I found this perfect little gem. It's small enough to be tucked into the bookcase at a perfect height, and the light of the numbers is adjustable at three levels."Nelle D'Arlen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    31. Minimal hooks for your entryway wall, so you can have a chic spot for coats, keys, and hanging succulents that's *not* the floor or your desk chair.

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    Promising review: "I am chronically cold and have a bunch of very nice knit cardigans. I usually end up leaving them laying over chair backs or recliners and cluttering things up, so I bought these to have a good place to hang them. The thick wood prevents stretching damage from the weight of the sweaters, and not using a hook prevents damage and holes in the knit. Definitely worth the upgrade." —Lynn M.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.49+ (also available in wood beech).

    32. A selfie ring light because your apartment is way too dark when you're trying to make TikToks and appear on video calls. This little device will make it so dang easy to set up a home studio, even if the lighting isn't great to begin with.

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    This selfie light has three different light settings (white, warm white, and warm yellow) and each has 10 brightness settings for your photography and video needs. It also comes with an adjustable tripod stand, in case you need to sit or stand!

    Promising review: "I love how portable this light is! As a freelance makeup artist, I carry a lot. This light definitely lightens my load *and* helps in dark spaces. I was pleasantly surprised with the option to have either warm light or cool light. I also love the iPhone holder so I can even capture video as I work! Just a heads-up, you need to 'twist' each section to make the stand stay put and you need to bring a plug that a USB wire can plug into. So worth the money!" —Veronica N.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    33. A convertible futon to create a cozy reading nook *and* sleeping space in your non-existent living room. This sofa easily folds into a sleeper and also looks gorgeous angled against a wall or window.

    green convertible velvet futon in front of patterned carpet

    Promising review: "More than happy with this couch. It is so perfect and looks better than I expected. The material is a nice quality. I obviously didn’t expect this to be a cushiony soft couch but it’s the perfect level of firm. Comfortable to sit on and decent for naps. I can’t stress enough how glad I am that I purchased it." —Rebecca

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $295.21+ (available in three colors).

    34. An aromatherapy diffuser that'll add soothing scents to your apartment and help you relax. With seven ambient light settings and a quiet mist, you'll be unwinding even if your roommate is blasting music or there are loud car horns outside.

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    This diffuser also comes with 10 essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, orange, tea tree, lemongrass, peppermint, nutmeg, jasmine, clove, and spearmint oils), that'll leave your home smelling heavenly.

    Promising review: "This item is definitely worth its price. On the fist couple of uses, I followed the recommended 10 drops of oil for the water but have found that when I put a bit more, the smell really comes through. It leaves a beautiful aroma throughout my entire apartment, and the scents are soothing. Would highly recommend. Only draw back is that you can hear the water dripping but it sort of just comes with the product. Nothing too annoying and relaxing for me to hear, personally." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    35. A cheeky doormat to subtly remind yourself to wipe down dirty shoes. You won't leave a trail of mud or dirt when you walk inside your apartment, which means less cleaning for you.

    Red and black mat with a Lucy artwork and flames that says "hello hot stuff"

    Valfré was founded by Mexican-born artist Ilse Valfré. The Los Angeles-based brand is known for handbags, T-shirts, and home decor goods with beautiful designs.

    Get it from Valfré for $30.

    36. An expandable rack so your skillets, pans, and glass lids will be organized and easily accessible when you need 'em. Gone are the days of rummaging through your cramped kitchen cabinets to find your favorite pot.

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    Promising review: "Awesome product! I always disliked my Jenga pantry storage for skillets and griddles that I have been living with for over 20 years in our small kitchen and I stumbled across this organizer and it is fabulous! I can pull out a pan with one hand and not have to unstick and move pans all over to get to the one I need which is usually on the bottom. The other bonus is that this is sturdy, yet no drilling is required so you can move it around and take it with you to your next home." —KSwan

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    37. And a temperature-regulating comforter to help you get a good night's sleep and prevent you from overheating or feeling chilly in your small bedroom. No more waking up in a sweat puddle or layering on blankets when you're trying to catch up on ZZZs.

    A plush white comforter in a sunny bedroom
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    This comforter is cool-to-the-touch and is made with 100% eucalyptus, so you'll be comfortable *and* cozy during sleep time.

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with the breeze comforter. It's a perfect weight but doesn't hold in heat. My partner and I are hot sleepers and this has been life changing." —Buffy Customer

    Get it from Buffy for $179+ (available in twin/twin XL, full/queen, and king/Cal king sizing).

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