The 5 Best Small Dehumidifiers

So, you're looking to get rid of the damp, musty air in your home, but you're not interested in dedicating absolutely all your counter space to the cause. No worries — the best small dehumidifiers can soak up a shocking amount of moisture without monopolizing the whole room. They can also fit in areas where space is tight like bathrooms, closets, attics, and crawlspaces.

Specifically when you live in a basement apartment, like I do, the best dehumidifiers for basements are lifesavers — and a hair-savers — during the humid summer months. It also keeps the bathroom walls mold-free and prevents my freshly-washed laundry from smelling like a musty basement. But efficient moisture-absorption isn't the only feature you should be looking for.

Once you know how to choose the best dehumidifier size for your space, you ask yourself, "How do I find one that suits my lifestyle and my other needs?" For example, if you're a light sleeper and wake up when a pin drops, you'll need one of the quietest dehumidifiers. And if you're prone to allergies, it's a good idea to find a dehumidifier that also purifies the air.

There are small, portable dehumidifiers that do all of the aforementioned and more, and six of the best can be found right here.