Skip To Content
    Updated on 15 May 2020. Posted on 15 May 2020

    If The Walls Are Closing In, Use These 17 Products To Give You More Space

    Make your space work for you.

    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. This magic double-sided tape, which you can use to free up counter space and can be washed and reused, time and time again.

    Amazon

    Thanks to some special kind of wizardry, this durable, double-sided, clear tape can be used to stick almost anything to any surface. Five metres long, it can be cut to suit your needs and then — without leaving a mark — be removed, washed and used again from now until eternity.

    Read all about its wondrousness here.

    Buy for $13.50 from Amazon Australia.

    2. This cutting board and strainer hybrid, which will remove the need for that massive steel colander currently taking up all your drawer space.

    Tomatoes sitting in cutting board and strainer hybrid product.
    Amazon

    This acacia wood cutting board is designed to sit over sinks, so that veggies can sit in the encased colander, water flowing freely below when rinsed. Quite brilliantly, the dish-washable colander can be removed, so storage of the two parts is a cinch.

    Buy for $48 from Amazon Australia.

    3. These car hooks, because car floor space is minimal as is, without a bag crowding your feet.

    Amazon

    Easily snapped onto headrest poles, these sturdy, rotating hooks will clear up floor and seat space of bags or umbrellas. Lined with silicone rubber, they won't damage your car and will remain snugly in place. When not in use, you can simply rotate them for effective space saving.

    Buy a pack of four for $15.99 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This shoe rack and bench, because why take up hallway space with both a stool and shoe rack when this hybrid exists?

    A shoe rack bench storing shoes in a hallway
    Amazon

    Love me a twofer. This shoe rack and bench will neatly store your most frequently worn shoes by the door for easy access — while also giving you a place to put your tush to tie your laces (that one-foot wobble thing isn't really efficient). It's also a lot more attractive than the metal alternatives you've contemplated in the past.

    Buy for $88.88 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This small push close container, which is a lot more space efficient than the cluster of half-opened bags sitting in your pantry right now.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This one touch close container is so easy to use — no fidgety clamps or hard-to-open screw lids. It has a silicone lining on the inside of the lid, making it ideal for keeping snacks fresh for longer — and fresher snacks mean less stale food destined for the bin.

    Promising review: "There's this whole corner of Pinterest that is just organised pantries. I swear, it's the most soothing thing to behold and I was determined to make my pantry over the same way. The key to getting yours to look like the ones on Pinterest is using uniform, stackable containers. I love these ones from Kmart — rather than a bunch of half-eaten bags of snacks everywhere, I can stack them all neatly in a row. They also come in several larger sizes, so I can use the same design for my pasta, cereal and larger snacks."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy a small container for $6 from Kmart.

    6. This felt bed caddy, which is a brilliant alternative to a bulky bedside table overflowing with your essentials.

    A bedside caddy storing a water bottle, remote and other miscellaneous items.
    Amazon

    Constructed from sturdy, thick felt, this bed caddy will store and protect your bedtime accessories — water bottle, charger, books and TV remote — making for a tidy and neat bedroom. Should it suit your aesthetic more, it also comes in a pale grey.

    Buy for $21.99 from Amazon Australia.

    7. This kitchen cabinet paper roll dispenser, which will free up space in the cabinet under your sink.

    Amazon

    This durable and rust-resistant roll holder will hook to shelves and cabinet doors, freeing up cabinet space that can go to other household essentials.

    Buy for $10.99 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This hair dryer holder, which is so much better than that "stuff into the drawer until it fits" thing you've currently got going on.

    Hairdryer stored in cabinet, in an over-the-door holster.
    Amazon

    No kidding — my hairdryer is currently hanging from what should be my hand towel rack. It just takes up way too much space in drawers and this here looks like the perfect solution. Constructed from durable steel, it is the sturdy, convenient way to store bulky hair appliances. It'll be good to have something to dry my hands with again.

    Buy for $12.16 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This over-the-door shoe organiser, which will solve the problem of where to put the excessive number of shoes you own.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This one comes with 24 mesh pockets — thinner shoes, like ballet flats and sandals, can fit in the one pocket, while bigger pairs can be spread over two. If your door is more narrow, you can purchase a 12 pocket organiser.

    Promising review: "I've always lined my shoes neatly in a row on my closet floor — but with my addiction, they were starting to take up more space than my husband was willing to give. Enter this shoe organiser. I have to admit, it's kinda brilliant. I can still display my fancy heels in my closet, but the shoes that get regular use go here at the end of the day, right next to our keys."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $14 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This over-the-door ironing board holder, because the behind-the-door method isn't working out too well for you or your floor space.

    Ironing board hung on over-the-door hook.
    Amazon

    Made from powder-coated metal, this over-the-door hook will clear space for you to actually open your laundry door the entire way.

    Buy for $8 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This sliding shelf, which is perfect for the gap beside your fridge.

    Snacks stored in slim shelving unit on wheels.
    Amazon

    This slim shelf is fitted with wheels, so you can keep it tucked out of sight and bring it out when needed. It has four shelves perfect for storing spices, oils and canned food (and in my case, wine).

    Buy it for $31.95 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This tea bag organiser, which is much better than having twelve half-filled boxes cluttering your cupboards at once.

    A small storage container holding several different teabags.
    Amazon

    This teabag organiser has one large slot — which could be used for loose leaf tea or coffee — and three small slots for your favourite brews. It's perfect for organising your cupboards or even to put on your table top for easy access.

    Buy for $42.17 from Amazon Australia.

    13. This kitchen drawer organiser, so you can keep your forks with your forks and your spoons with your spoons.

    A utensil organiser holding different stainless steel utensils.
    Amazon

    You won't believe how neat your drawers will look with an organiser like this. This cutlery tray is space-saving and makes all your utensils easily accessible. It features five compartments — one for spoons, forks, knives, teaspoons and another for tiny forks.

    Buy for $17.46 from Amazon Australia.

    14. These vacuum bags, which will suck the air out of spare sheets, towels and pillows, so you can fit more in.

    Amazon

    This eight-pack of reusable storage bags is all you need to store your favourite fabric goods away without taking up space you can't afford to spare. It works perfectly for blankets, seasonal clothing (if you're one to switch out your wardrobe) and anything else you want to protect from mould and moths.

    Buy four large and four medium bags for $31.95 from Amazon Australia.

    15. This under-bed organiser, which is perfect for storing spare sheets or towels if you don't want them clogging up your space.

    Linen neatly stored in bags under bed.
    Amazon

    These storage bags will not only keep your spare sheets and clothes out of the way, but they'll also keep them safe from dust and moisture, making them last longer.

    Buy a pack of three for $36.99 from Amazon Australia.

    16. This mesh hammock, which will keep toys off the floor and give you back some of your precious floor space.

    Amazon

    My kids' toys are currently spilling out of buckets in their playroom, taking up a fair bit more space than I bargained for. Should your kids likewise claim every stuffed toy given to them is irreplaceable, get them out of your footpath with this handy corner hammock. Still have toys to spare? It comes with a complimentary toy chain, so you can string up a few, up and out of the way.

    Buy the hammock, three metal hooks/anchors and toy chain for $24.95 from Amazon Australia.

    17. And lastly, this sun visor-attached sunnies holder, because glasses cases are bulky and take up room and who needs them?

    Amazon

    Where have these been all my life? Honestly, whenever I open a glasses case — whether it be at home, in the car or elsewhere — my sunnies are never anywhere to be found. This sunnies holder not only holds up to two pairs of glasses, but can also be used to hold cards you always want within reaching grasp in the car — like parking tickets or your debit card for Macca's runs.

    Buy a pack of two for $12.99 from Amazon Australia.

    You, after adding all of these to cart.

    Columbia Pictures

    Free and fast delivery on millions of products, access to Amazon Originals, thousands of free e-books — start your 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime here.