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    35 Space Saving Products For Anyone Running Low On Surfaces

    A fold down desk, tiny outlet shelves, stackable cooling racks and other helpful things to add more surfaces to your space.

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    1. A roll-up drying rack that'll free up soooo much precious counter space that used to be occupied by piles of damp pots and pans.

    You can also use it to wash and dry produce!

    Promising review: "This product is a game-changer for small kitchens. Forego the large drying rack and get this sleek, stylish space-saver. I don’t like leaving dishes in the sink, nor do I have a dishwasher, and this is just perfect for keeping the sink clean and leaving the counter space open. It's also amazing for washing produce." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in five sizes).

    2. A tiny outlet shelf ideal for storing an electric toothbrush, your glasses, or any other small objects that don't really fit anywhere else.

    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.

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical about this one, I had it in my cart for a while and just couldn’t get myself to order it. Once I did and I received it, I was so happy I did. I will be ordering more now. It adds an extra storing space. My laundry room is very limited so any added storing is key! I use it for my dryer sheets. I’ll be ordering another to store a small trash bin for lint from the dryer. I’m thinking about also adding these around the house for other things. So easy to install, takes literally less than two minutes." —Hazel Vera

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88+ (available in three colors). And check out a larger outlet shelf.

    3. A cube organizer that's easy to put together and is perfect for both storage and decor. Plus, it comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and layouts so you can find the perfect match for your space.


    Promising review: "I kept delaying the assembly of this cube organizer because I usually find these type of assembly projects to be very frustrating. Now I have procrastinator's remorse. This was VERY easy to assemble and probably took me 20 min or less. It's pretty sturdy and I bought the ClosetMaid 3880 Cubeical fabric drawers which fit perfectly." —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $26.82+ (available in eight sizes and seven colors).

    4. Some super strong magnetic strips to help you squeeze some brews into your fridge that's already stuffed to the gills.


    Promising review: "Of all the things I have bought that I didn't need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well, this solution is more fun. They float and technically it does make a tiny bit of extra space under the beer for small thinks like cheese or something." —AbbyValentine

    Get two magnet strips (holds a six pack) from Amazon for $29.99.

    5. A wall-mounted, fold-down desk perfect for tiny workspaces. It's got a bunch of little cubbyholes to hold your essentials, a corkboard you can pin reminders and to-do lists to, and best of all — it takes up ZERO floor space. Simply fold up the desk when you aren't using it, and it becomes a cute little cabinet!

    The desk, open

    Promising review: “This cute little desk is sturdy and well-made for the price. It installed easily and is incredibly space-saving. We love its functionality and how nice it looks in the wall!” –Ginger

    Get it from Walmart for $134.99 (originally $159.99).

    6. A two-tier, no-drill corner shower caddy for anyone whose tiny shower is no match for all of your roommates' tubes and bottles.

    Reviewer photo of the shelf holding toiletries and a loofah

    Promising review: "I have a lot — and I mean a lot — of body washes. The thing that annoys me is that I have nowhere to set my shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles. I didn't have any ledge in my shower so I decided to purchase a shower shelf. I must say, this shelf is everything to me. I like how easy it is to set up and how sturdy it is. I was very nervous setting anything on a shelf that is attached on suction cups but these suction cups are very powerful, even with the humidity of the shower. I have taken a shower every day since I installed this shelf on my wall and still holds up. I was able to put about five body washes, my shampoo, and conditioner bottles as well as my facial cleaners. It definitely holds up well. Because it's made with a durable aluminum, you don't have to worry about rust, which was something I worry when being around water. —Adam Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $18.60.

    7. A set of three-tier stackable cooling racks to make cooling your cookies and other baked goods a ~piece of cake,~ especially if you're limited on counter space.

    stackable cooling racks

    Promising review: "I have narrow counters, so being able to free up counter space by stacking is amazing! Can't beat the quality and features for the price." —Olivia

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    8. Some Command hooks that are strong enough to hold a wide variety of items and require *no tools* to install. They're great for reducing clutter. Plus, you can move or remove them whenever you want without leaving behind any damage or annoying sticky residue.,

    Promising review: "I recently set up a little Command hook mask corner by my apartment door, and it has been SO HELPFUL — instead of rooting through my masks to find the one that matches best (I'm a vain critter at heart) I can see all the clean ones I have available right in front of me, and don't forget to put it on when I'm in a rush. I also use it to hang my sports masks after I sanitize them and am waiting for them to dry! As for how the Command hooks work — these have an adhesive on the back for easy application to the wall, which you can pull down on once you're ready to uninstall it without doing any damage to the wallpaper or paint." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors and various sizes).

    9. A slim shelving unit you can roll into those little crevices where nothing else fits.

    The White 4 Tier Kitchen Cart 40" Shelving Unit between a fridge and a counter

    Promising review: "This was a great touch for a previously wasted space between my washer and dryer in my laundry room. It works best if it can roll straight out, but my husband secured the joints. It also allowed me space for the iron and ironing products rather than filling up my utility closet." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $27.99 (originally $79.99).

    10. A remote organizer to keep your various clickers from taking over your coffee table.

    a reviewer's photo of the remote organizer filled with remotes

    Promising review: "This remote control holder is the best I’ve ever owned. Not only is it elegant and attractive, it is nice and lightweight and has room for at least five remote controls, however depending on the thinness of the controllers, you could probably fit more in there. Since it basically just sits on a side table, I believe it’s made of quality material, and will last a very long time. It matched my decor perfectly, and looks exactly as pictured." —Nicole Cook

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

    11. A super cool floating bedside table that takes up less space than a regular night stand, and easily attaches to your bed frame so you can keep your essentials within reach at all times.

    BedShelfie / Etsy

    BedShelfie is a POC-owned small business that focuses on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four sizes) or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $35.99 (more sizes available here).

    12. A set of under-bed storage bags to hold all of the things that are usually piled on your bed or draped over your chair...because they have nowhere else to go.

    The grey storage bag being slipped under a bed

    The bags have handles on three sides so they're easy to fish out. They also have clear zippered tops which allow you to see what's inside at a glance.

    Promising review: "Wow! These storage bags are even nicer than I expected. They seem sturdy and well made for storage of items that aren’t extremely heavy. Our winter home in Florida is tiny and being able to store extra bedding for guests under our bed is a must. These are perfect for the task. See-through tops enable quick identification of contents and double zippers work smoothly. Would definitely recommend." —KyFan

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two colors).

    13. And some bed risers in case you need to make a little more room down there to truly fit EVERYTHING. These are a great way to unlock more much-needed floor space.

    The bed risers

    They come with four small risers, and four large risers — you can use just the small risers to elevate your bed 3 inches, just the large risers to elevate your bed 5 inches, or combine the two to elevate your bed 8 inches.

    Another promising review: "I really like the storage space this creates. Great for those looking for tidier organization. They are also very sturdy. The bed does not wobble or anything, even on top of both lifts. I do like that you can choose to use one or the other or both risers. Lots of customization options." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $18.99.

    14. A laundry hamper you can hang on the door to help keep your floor free of dirty towels, clothes, and space-hogging laundry baskets.

    The hamper hung over a door

    Promising review: "Very convenient. I'd been looking for new laundry baskets to keep in my bathroom so my family didn't just throw clothes into a pile on the floor. There isn't a lot of floor space in there, so I was looking for a tall narrow basket and found these. They are great. I put one on the back of the door and one hanging from a towel rack and labeled one for light colors and, without even asking, my family has been putting their clothes in the correct bin, and I just need to unzip and let the clothes fall into the laundry basket and they are ready to go into the wash. I really like them." —D. Jelte

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96+ (available in three colors).

    15. An amazing coffee table with a bunch of hidden storage and a top that lifts up to become a makeshift desk or table! Now you'll have extra space to work, eat, and store everything that's usually scattered around your living room.

    the light wood coffee table with the top lifted to show the storage inside

    Promising review: "Great coffee table for the price. Assembly was relatively easy and the only part that requires a second person is the very end when attaching the top of the table to the base. When doing this, I highly recommend using a drill to screw these screws in to save time and effort. The rest of the table can be assembled with screwdrivers. The raising feature is also more useful than I thought. It’s great if you want to eat a meal on the couch or if you are working from home and want your laptop raised up to a better height. Even when raised, the surface is quite sturdy. If you are looking for a great looking coffee table for an awesome price, this is the table for you." —Evan

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in three colors).

    16. A modern, modular shelving system that comes in a variety of sizes so you can expand at any time and customize it to perfectly fit your space.

    a model sitting in their living room with the modern shelving in white and tan behind them

    Promising review: "Considered ordering these shelves for SO LONG and got tired of staring at a blank wall during quarantine. Great communication from Floyd and separate logistics company for shipping. Assembly definitely requires two people but the quality of the products is evident. I will say there are some tips that could be added if you're like me and order one full unit with two add-ons, but overall process wasn't bad. We are thrilled with the final product!" —Lynsey L.

    Get them from Floyd for $425+ (available in tall, short, special, and combo sizing, 12 styles, and 6 colors).

    17. A color-coordinated desk set that includes a desk tray and pen cup to keep your supplies from cluttering up your work space. It also comes with a stapler, tape dispenser, and three pens to get you started!

    The desk tray filled with office supplies, pen cup filled with pen, stapler, and tape dispenser
    Talking Out of Turn

    Talking Out of Turn is a woman-owned small business that creates most of its stationery and lifestyle goods in-house right outside of Dallas, Texas.

    Get it from Talking Out of Turn for $30 (available in eight colors).

    18. A mounted stemware holder that'll defy gravity to essentially turn one shelf into two!

    A reviewer's photo of a gold stemware organizer holding eight wine glasses

    This rack holds 9 to 12 glasses depending on their size!

    Promising review: "I really like this wine rack! I needed a nice, space-saving solution for wineglasses that are too tall to go in my glass cabinet, and this rack fit the bill. It was simple to install and looks great. Good buy!" —Cycle Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $21.93+ (available in rows of three or four, packs of one or two, and four finishes).

    19. A durable, three-pocket folding car trunk organizer to hold all of the things chaotically spread all over your car.

    A black trunk organizer filled with bags, bottles, and car supplies

    Promising review: "It was just what I needed for my messy and unorganized truck! I wanted something not too bulky, but just the right size to help me reorganize my trunk. This product did that for me. I was also concerned that it’ll move when I drove but luckily there is Velcro on the bottom that secures it in place while you drive, and sure enough it did just that! This product does not take up a lot of space and gives you the right amount of measure to place other things like groceries and a suitcase. I am completely satisfied and content with this product! I wish I had it all along!" —Sheneese

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    20. A three-chamber soap dispenser to clear the edge of your tub of all of those half-empty, upside down tubes of body wash and shampoo just waiting for you to knock them over.

     A reviewer's photo of the soap dispenser with labels for shampoo, conditioner, and soap

    The dispenser can be mounted in the corner of your shower or flat on one of the walls. Waterproof silicone adhesive and two-way tape comes included.

    Promising review: "I’ve purposefully waited several months to review this product because of some of the other reviews about longevity. These dispensers are one of those 'golden products' you find on Amazon! I keep saying to myself, 'Why didn’t I do something like this a decade ago!' These pumps are easy to install, easy to clean, easy to setup, and attractive. We’ve run all sorts of types of liquid through them, and it hasn’t skipped a beat. MAKE SURE you prime the pumps before using, otherwise you’ll probably think they’re non-functional or broken. Instructions to prime are inside the lid of each pump. It’s very easy. My last comment is that I decided to not use any of the adhesive or mounting tools that were included. I’ve used waterproof Command Strips the two times I’ve moved them. I used four on each pump and have had ZERO issues. These are truly amazing!" —Droubs

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in packs of one and two).

    21. Or a shower curtain liner with pockets if your bathroom storage needs are a little more...extensive.

    The clear shower liner with items in most pockets

    FYI the curtain has nine mesh pockets, which are able to hold items up to 1 pound each, so just don't go throwing a mega-size conditioner in there, okay?

    Promising review: "This is the perfect solution for my tub/shower situation. We have no shelving, and shower head racks tend to get rusty/caked with soap and have even fallen off. We've had this in the shower for three months now and it's great. It holds all our bottles, razors, and bars of soap." —Rachel B

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

    Read our full review of the shower curtain liner with pockets (#2).

    22. A rustic, wall-mounted coat rack that also offers some shelf space to hold extra items that might not fit anywhere else.

    the Key and Coat Rack mounted on a wall wit a jacket, umbrella, and keys hanging from several hooks
    Distressed Me Not/Etsy

    Distressed Me Not is a family-owned small business based in North Carolina that creates handmade rustic and beachy pieces that'll make your home feel warm and toasty.

    Promising review: "We live in the mountains and have lots of coats, scarves, hats all over the place. This rack is twice as big as what we had before, with the added attraction of having a shelf on top. I went to a little antique shop and got a few things to put on top, and my husband and I really like the look! The shelf is well-made and of a quality that it is built to last." —Bev Linder

    Get it from Distressed Me Not on Etsy for $29+ (available in 10 sizes and with or without a top shelf).

    23. An overhead garage storage rack so you can keep way more stuff in your garage and still be able to fit your car in there.

    the rack mounted to a garage ceiling with containers

    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 four people). It takes at least two to three 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 $174.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A very cool magnetic key holder so you can stop tossing your keys onto the nearest surface and adding to the clutter. Wouldn't you rather let your new cloud friend hang onto them for you?

    Two sets of keys attached to the key holder

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love. One of the best purchases I've made." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    25. A gorgeous wood and metal shoe rack customized to fit your entryway so you can remember what your floors looked like before they were covered with your household's shoe collection.

    a custom four tier shoe rack in an entryway
    Brandon Built/Etsy

    Brandon Built is a small business based in Nebraska that creates custom industrial and rustic furniture that'll add some charm to your home.

    Promising review: "I love it! It's well-made and was easy to put together. Plus, it cleaned up our shoe-laden mudroom and looks great!" —Joni Corn

    Get it from Brandon Built on Etsy for $169+ (available in four sizes, three widths, and eight stains).

    26. A stylish Novogratz metal cart you can roll wherever you need a few extra surfaces to hold drinks, books, decor, and more!

    The cart in the color Mint

    Get it from Walmart for $52.22.

    27. A large over-the-sink rack that's like a dream come true for anyone whose kitchen was designed by someone who clearly doesn't prioritize counter space.

    The black over-the-sink rack placed above a two-basin sink

    The compact but sizable rack can be adjusted based on the width of your sink (it stays in place with the aid of suction cups) and all of the parts can be disassembled and rinsed in the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "This purchase turned out to be one of things I didn't know I needed until I had it. It functions as not only an over-sink drying rack, but also a cutlery holder, kitchen utensil holder, and a utility cleaning holder that can be used for cleaning supplies and brushes etc. The product is sturdy, the legs have suction cups so that it doesn't slide. It seems fairly durable in my nearly week of usage, and its fairly configurable. All of the different sections can be placed in different spots to fit the aesthetic and function of whatever kind of kitchen you've got. It does come disassembled (the main truss) so there are some screws and washers and instructions on how to put it together, a process which took 10 minutes. Surprisingly good purchase, well worth the cost. I have so much free space now." —Darrel Pendergrass

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    28. A set of floating bookshelves that'll make it seem like you pulled extra storage space ~literally~ out of thin air., Amazon

    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

    29. Some stackable corner shelves to keep your various bathroom essentials from crowding your sink area.

    Reviewer image of the shelves stacked on top of each other and holding a variety of bathroom essentials

    Promising review: "These are pretty nice shelves for sure. I like that they stack and are clear. I think they make the bathroom counter look clean and somewhat more organized. They are easy to sanitize so that is a plus. I would definitely recommend if you want something cheap but nice to help the clutter." —RJ2727

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99. Or, check out a stainless steel option.

    30. A mountable electric fireplace for anyone who thought their fireside dreams were squashed by their lack of available floor space. It has three color settings and can even keep the fire display going without the warmth if you're sweating but still like seeing the flames!

    The electric fireplace mounted on a wall

    FYI: Tonssss of Amazon reviewers shared their pretty photos of their new fireplace sitting below their TVs but you actually shouldn't do that. The heat is unsafe for your television so be like the person in the photo here and find a cool, TV-less spot in your pad to prop up this eye-catching fireplace.

    Promising review: "This was the perfect piece for the accent wall I created for my bedroom. It is beautiful, looks expensive, was easy to install, and relaxes me when I need to decompress. I live in Florida so I don’t see me needing the heat function but if I do, I’m glad I have it." —1kingsdaughter

    Get it from Amazon for $196.95.

    31. A set of wall-mounted shelves that are easy to install and will help you de-clutter your other surfaces.


    Promising review: "These were super easy to install. I live in an apartment so I can't make holes in the wall but push-pins worked just as well! it was sturdy enough to support my decorations and honestly, they are cute. I love the little paper instructions and the nails that already came with it for assembly. Honestly worth the price, the look, and the assembly." —Adriana

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in 11 colors).

    32. A sturdy ClosetMaid tiered over-the-door wire rack cleverly designed to give you an impressive amount of extra space to store everything that won't fit on your shelves.

    Storage rack in a pantry

    Promising review: "I love this sturdy rack. It's very well-made and I love the choice of shelves. It's very easy to install and is adjustable for bottles of different heights, etc. It looks very good and I do recommend this product." —Target reviewer

    Get it from Target for $33.99.

    33. A freestanding bike rack so you can reclaim your hallway that's starting to look like a bicycle graveyard.

    two bikes hang from the Angetenar Freestanding Bike Rack

    Promising review: "I just ordered a second one. They're super easy to assemble, and they get the bikes off the floor and organized." —Meghan

    Get it from Wayfair for $58.08 (originally $114.15).

    34. A set of five honeycomb-style hexagon shelves you can hang individually or combine to create a geometric pattern that's all your own! They're great for displaying decor, housing your plants, or offering an extra spot to store clutter.

    the shelves holding flowers and a figurine
    303Woods / Etsy

    303Woods is a couple-owned small business that focuses on custom-built furniture and home decor.

    Promising review: "We received our shelves last night and I LOVE THEM! They are exactly as described and the perfect size for the wall in our hallway. They are also sent with nails for you to hang them. I cannot say enough great things about Joey. I was a little leery about hanging them because people posted so many different ways of arranging them, but I reached out to Joey and he showed me the simplest way! He was so kind and responsive. Super friendly seller! I would absolutely purchase from him again and recommend his work!" —Kristine Tran

    Get it from 303Woods on Etsy for $105.

    35. And some hanging planters that thankfully require no surface whatsoever!

    Four of the hanging planters, three filled with plants, and the others empty
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $62+ (available in five colors and two sizes).

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