At some point in our lives, we all live in a really tiny, small, cramped, ridiculously inconvenient apartment. For me, that was back in college, when the bathroom was just big enough to pee in and literally nothing else. Once the tiny home trend caught on, people were like, "Okay, let's make this work." Now, many of us are living in small spaces... by choice. Regardless of your situation, if you're working with a tiny house or apartment, these 18 products for people who live in small spaces will not only make it easier to neatly store all your stuff, but they'll optimize what little space you have to work with, so it feels less like you're living in a can of sardines.
It's hard not to feel claustrophobic in a small home. There's stuff everywhere. You can't scratch your butt without knocking something over. You have to sacrifice things you normally wouldn't. ("Well, I guess I don't really need a single chair to sit on.") No more.
These days, you can find all sorts of tiny home products that are functional, efficient, and even pretty to look out. Get creative, make smart use of your space, and check out these 18 items.
4Over-The-Door Clothes Hamper
Laundry Nook Door-Hanging Laundry Hamper with Stainless Steel Hooks (Blue)
If your home has left you with so little space that you don't even know where to put your dirty clothes hamper, this over-the-door hamper will solve all your problems. It's one less thing taking up room on your floor.
5Cabinet Door Hanger
Spectrum Diversified Grid Tall Hair Styling Station, Over the Cabinet Door, Satin Nickel
Are you noticing a pattern here? Hanging stuff over the door is a creative and efficient way to utilize space if you live in a small home. While this hanging rack is shown in a bathroom setting, it'd also be put to good use under the kitchen sink.
6Shower Curtain With Pockets
MAYTEX Quick Dry Mesh Pockets PEVA Shower Curtain or Liner, Bath/Shower Organizer, Clear
You know what really hurts my feelings? Showers that don't have enough space to line up all your bottles and soaps along the edge. However, if you live someplace tiny, this is often space that has been sacrificed. Worry not, because this shower curtain comes with pockets.
7Magnetic Spice Rack
8Over-The-Door Ironing Board
Honey-Can-Do Door Hanging Ironing Board
Not having enough room for an ironing board stinks, but having wrinkly clothes is worse. Neither one is a problem with this ironing board that fits over the door. When you need to smooth out some wrinkles, just expand the board down and get to work. Easy.
9A Tiny Humidifier
10Multipurpose Breakfast Appliance
Elite Cuisine EBK-200B Maxi-Matic 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Center, Black
Have you ever wanted toast, eggs, and coffee in the morning but can't because you don't have the space for all the stuff to cook it? You're going to love this three-in-one appliance that includes a frying griddle, toaster oven, and coffee maker.
11Under-The-Shelf Storage Rack
2 Pack - SimpleHouseware Under Shelf Basket, White
Over the door, inside the cabinet, on the side of the fridge — what other random places can you use to store stuff? How about under a shelf? When you get a little creative, you find all sorts of ways to make use of the limited space in a small home. These racks can be used for just about anything — kitchen supplies, paperwork, hand towels, and beyond.
Bamboo Bunk Bed Shelf
Bed Bath & Beyond
Night tables are awesome... except when you don't have the space for one. This bed shelf is meant for top bunk beds, but it attaches to the frame or end rails, so you can use it on just about any bed. It holds up to 25 pounds and takes up just a wee bit of space.
14Ottoman With Extra Storage
HappierChef Stainless Steel Grater Zester - Two-Fold Collapsible Rust Resistant Sharp Blade Shredder
Let's be honest: at least once in our lives, we've all uttered the words, "Gosh, I wish I had more room for a cheese grater in here." Now, you do! This one collapses so it's flat, making for easy storage. You're going to whip up so much cheesy goodness in your kitchen.