If you live in a small loft, condo or apartment, you know that every bit of square footage counts. When space is an issue, it’s a daily struggle to keep your living quarters neat and organized.
From cube organizers to hidden tables, there are a lot of creative ways to make the most of the space in your tiny home. Here’s a round-up of 30 products that can help you maximize space in your small apartment.
Utility CartDESIGNA 3-Tier Mesh Utility Cart
The 3-Tier Mesh Utility Cart from DESIGNA is going to be your new best friend. With shelves to store bathroom products, cooking utensils or knick-knacks, you can use the cart in almost any room in your house. They even make great additions to bathrooms, eliminating the problem of fitting everything under the sink.
Storage OttomanConvenience Concepts Accent Storage Ottoman
This Ottoman from Convenience Concepts doubles as a storage solution and an accent piece, making it a genius way to tuck things out of the way in your living space. You can use the ottoman’s storage feature to house extra blankets or bedding, board games, coasters, remotes and more. It also doubles as an extra seat for guests when you need it.
Coffee Mug RackMetal Coffee Mug Rack
Coffee mugs take up a lot of space in your kitchen cabinets. When space is tight, move your mugs to a Metal Hanging Rack like this one from Claimed Corner. Mugs are used every day, so it’s nice to have them within reach yet out of the way. The display also adds a cute touch of character to your kitchen wall, especially if you have colorful mugs.
Wall-Mounted ShelvesRustic Wood Wall Storage Shelves
Rustic Wood Wall-Mounted Shelves are a great way to free up space on your counters or dressers. You can store pictures, artwork, books or decorative items that otherwise would have taken up precious surface space. Use them in your bathroom, kitchen, entryway or bedroom to save room elsewhere.
Window FilmMikomer Privacy Window Film with Flower Design
Drapes and curtains can take up a lot of space in your tiny home. Instead, try using a Decorative Window Film with a cute design. These films still allow light to filter in, but they give you some privacy when your neighbors are literally right outside your window.
Kitchen CartAmazonBasics Kitchen Rolling Microwave Cart on Wheels
This Rolling Kitchen Cart offers a great way to add an island to your tiny kitchen. The wood top provides a nice cutting board surface and will save your counter space, while a rack, towel bar and storage shelves give you some additional ways to maximize your space. The shelves on the cart are great for storing big, bulky items that would otherwise take up counter space.
Small Rolling CartMobile Shelving Unit Organizer with Storage Baskets
The Rolling Storage Organizer by Everyday Home is like having a little ninja helping you save space. This little gem can slide perfectly between a washer and dryer or between kitchen cabinets and the fridge, taking advantage of those lost inches for storage. With shelves and convenient wheels, the cart slides in and out easily and holds a good supply of household essentials.
Toaster OvenMueller Austria Toaster Oven
The Mueller Austria Toaster Oven is like a toaster and an oven all in one, saving you a lot of time when you just want to reheat something in a hurry without ruining it with microwaves. Instead of heating up your oven — and your entire apartment along with it — just crank up your toaster oven.
Magnetic Wall SystemMagnetic Refrigerator Spice Rack Organizer
This Magnetic Storage Rack Organizer is an easy way to get clutter off your countertops and surfaces. This handy system requires a magnetic surface or wall mounting and some light assembly. You can use the shelves in your office space to hold pens, notepads, sticky notes and important reminders. In an entryway, the shelves are great for storing invitations, house keys and sunglasses.
Lazy SusanSagler Two-Tier Lazy Susan
This Two-Tiered Lazy Susan from Sagler offers a solution for freeing up some counter or cabinet space. With two levels, you can double the amount of storage you have with zero effort. In the kitchen, this unit can fit on the counter to house the pantry items or spices you use every day.
Cube OrganizerTomCare 6-Cube Storage Organizer
The TomCare 6-Cube Storage Organizer is something every home could use. In a tiny space, the cubes are invaluable. Cube organizers are great places to store all your extra stuff. You can use it in a living room to store extra blankets, board games or books. In a bedroom, the cubes can serve as a dresser for storing pants, sweaters and T-shirts.
Wall-Mounted TableTangkula Wall-Mounted Table
This Wall-Mounted Table from Tangkula is a great way to add some table space to your home without worrying about adding a bulky dining table. The table affixes to the wall, and you can fold it down when it’s not in use. When you need the table, you just pop it up for an instant serving or dining area.
Cabinet RisersSimple Houseware Expandable Stackable Shelf Organizer
Simple Houseware’s Cabinet Risers are a great way to add an extra layer of storage to your kitchen cabinets. It’s like adding another shelf to your cabinets, essentially doubling your storage space. They are great for holding plates, bowls and cups in multiple layers on top of each other.
High Rise Bed FrameZinus Shalini Upholstered Diamond Stitched Platform Bed
The [productid asin="B01M7M9NXX"]Zinus Shalini Upholstered Platform Bed[productid] leaves space underneath it for storage, making it a great place to stash items you don't use every day. A high rise bed frame can house any number of items, from extra bedding to storage bins of shoes. You may be surprised how much can fit under this bed.
Collapsible IslandNathan James Solid Wood Drop Leaf Folding Table
The Solid Wood Drop Leaf Folding Table from Nathan James is perfect for your small kitchen. When you need prep space or an extra countertop, this little table easily folds out for more space. When you're baking or cooking a big meal, it can be tough to fit everything you need on the counters, but this handy table solves the problem.
Over-the-Door HangersDeco Brothers Over-the-Door Organizer Rack
Deco Brothers Over-the-Door Hanging Rack is an essential product for hanging coats, robes or towels in small rooms. When space is limited, you may not have room for a coat rack or extra towels racks. You can place this hanger over your front door, bedroom door or bathroom door for some much-needed extra hanging space.
Over-the-Door Shoe RacksSimple Houseware Over-the-Door Hanging Shoe Organizer
There is never enough closet space, is there? This Simple Houseware Over-the-Door Hanging Shoe Organizer solves that problem beautifully. It will hold 12 pairs of shoes, freeing up tons of floor space and shelf space in your closet.
Over-the-Door Miscellaneous StorageSimple Houseware Over-the-Door Storage Organizer
This Simple Houseware Over-the-Door Storage Organizer is a versatile product with a lot of potential for storing any number of things. You can use it in the bathroom to store toilet paper, towels or toiletries, and it works great in the bedroom for storing shoes, wallets, purses, hats, scarves and other accessories.
Wine RackWall Mounted Wine Rack Bottle & Glass Holder
Wine bottles can take up a lot of room inside a cabinet or pantry or on your countertops. Think vertically when it comes to storage and mount a Wine Rack Bottle and Glass Holder in your kitchen or dining area. You can fit several bottles on this rack, giving you a lot of counter and cabinet room back to use for other things.
Underbed Storage BinUnderbed Storage Bin Organizers
The space under your bed can hold a lot of stuff, but far too often, that "stuff" is disorganized and ends up forgotten. To keep things neat and tidy, try Underbed Storage Bins to solve the problem. These soft fabric bins help you keep everything organized and in place. Instead of just shoving items under your bed, use these neat storage containers to make it easy to use stored items again and again.
Drawer OrganizersMadesmart 8-Piece Interlocking Desk Storage Bins
The Madesmart Drawer Organizer Set can help you keep your drawers nice and neat. Drawers are like black holes sometimes, which can be a real problem when you're looking for something very specific. No one has time to go through an entire drawer to find a single item. Space is precious in a tiny home so the more organized you are, the better.
Shower CaddyAttmu Mesh Shower Caddy
If you live in a dorm or have roommates in an apartment, you may not always want to keep your shower gear in a communal shower. This is where the Attmu Mesh Shower Caddy comes in handy. This shower caddy will house everything you need to shower and get ready in a convenient little tote.
Hall TreeVASAGLE Industrial Coat Rack and Shoe Bench
This Coat Rack and Shoe Bench from VASAGLE is a nice solution if your small apartment doesn’t have a coat closet or mudroom area — and it probably doesn’t. This hall tree gives you a perfect spot to hang your coats, umbrellas, bags and anything else you might need as you walk in and out the front door.
DaybedPrepac Sonoma Platform Storage Bed with 6 Drawers
If your living space is really small, you may want to consider a Daybed with Drawers to conserve space. This model is a great option if you entertain a lot or host overnight guests. During the day when you don't have a guest staying over, this day bed will just look like a couch. If you have a guest at night, you can rearrange the bedding, and your daybed suddenly doubles as a guest bed.
Behind the Couch TableSauder North Avenue Sofa Table
This Sauder North Avenue Console Table makes a great option for adding extra table space to your apartment in a compact form. The space behind the couch is usually never used. Although it can seem narrow and like a waste of space, the zone is perfect for a sofa table that can hold various useful items.
Slim HangersAmazonBasics Velvet Suit Clothes Hangers
Closet space is always precious. These sleek and Slim Velvet Clothes Hangers will almost double your closet space. Old plastic and wood hangers take up a lot of unnecessary space on the rod that you didn’t even know you had. The velvet non-slip finish also keeps your clothes from slipping off and landing on the floor.
Over-the-Toilet StorageOver-the-Toilet Three-Shelf Bathroom Organizer
Bathrooms in small apartments or condos are usually tiny. This Over-the-Toilet Shelf Unit can store a ton of stuff for you. Stack it with extra toilet paper, towels or cleaning supplies that fit right over your toilet, freeing up a lot of space under your sink and in your close — if there even is a bathroom closet. You can almost double your bathroom storage with this simple purchase.
Hanging Fruit BasketCopper Kitchen Hanging Fruit Basket
Fruit and vegetables can take up precious counter space you can’t spare. A nifty Copper Hanging Fruit Basket solves the problem in a stylish way and frees up space in your pantry, refrigerator or counter. There's nothing worse than finding a dead piece of fruit behind other items on your counter. This wire hanger holds a lot of fruits and vegetables, saving you a lot of space.