35 Things That Will Magically Give Your Home More Space

35 Things That Will Magically Give Your Home More Space

So much more room for activities.

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1.

A tea bag organizer so you can finally get rid of those bulky boxes.


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It fits up to 100 standard-sized tea bags!

Promising review: “Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That’s what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!” —Sarah C.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

2.

A thin rolling shelf to slip in that weird space between your fridge and cabinets. Or between your laundry machine and the wall. Or in the garage next to your car. Wherever you have a tiny sliver of unused space.


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Promising review: “Our new house was short on storage space and this really helps. It goes right between the refrigerator and the counter where the stovetop is located. I keep canned goods and other food items that will need the stovetop. It holds plenty of cans and with smaller cans, I can stack them two high. It pulls out easily.” —Kathy G. Guevara

Get it from Amazon for $29.92+ (available in two sizes).

3.

A cutting board and strainer hybrid that will take up so much less space than your colander.


Amazon

Promising review: “I have very limited counter space, and if there’s any dirty dishes in the sink or on the counter, cooking is a struggle. BUT, this cutting board goes over the sink, so I can wash my veggies and fruits, cut them up, and toss them into the strainer. The only rub is that the strainer isn’t well-attached to the cutting board so when you try to push down to open up the strainer, it detaches from the board. Other than that I love it, and will be replacing any and everything I can into collapsible versions. Genius idea!” —Julie Lorenzo

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

4.

Packing cubes to keep your clothes compact and flat, so you can stuff even *more* clothes in your suitcase without getting everything wrinkly.


Amazon

Promising review: “These are a time-saver and space-saver! It is so convenient to just grab your bag and put it in the dresser at the hotel, rather than all of your clothes, and they beat repacking your suitcase every time you move locations, or even just when you’re leaving to go home.” —Loni

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

5.

An expanding file folder you can fill with up to 200 pieces of paper and free up soo much desk space.


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Promising review: “I’ve been using this folder for nearly three months. I’m a college student with a lot of papers to carry so I was looking for something cute, and easy to carry that fits manila folders. This DID IT. I can’t express how much I love this.” —Alexa Viz

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).

7.

A tufted ottoman with pockets for your shoes that’s about to be your feet’s best friend.


Hayneedle

Get it from Hayneedle for $107.59.

8.

Cord organizers you can stick to your wall because it’s 2020 and it’s time for your floor to go wireless.


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought this after seeing the perfect use on a Pinterest post: attaching this to the back of my KitchenAid stand mixer! It keeps the cord perfectly wrapped, clean, and out of the way until it’s needed.” —Riley

Get two from Amazon for $4.19 or four for $15.64.

9.

An stackable shelf to help you utilize more space in your cabinets.


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You can also use it in your bathroom, bedroom closet, or office.

Get it from Amazon for $16.87 (available in two colors).

10.

A hanging bed caddy that tucks into your bed frame and takes up way less space than a nightstand.


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $22.50.

11.

A car seat storage bag so everything you need is in one place instead of rolling around under the seats. Your passengers will finally have leg room AND a cold drink, because this thing has an insulated cooler pocket.


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It has a cooler, two side pockets, a front pocket, and a place for tissues.

Promising review: “This is a great space-saver. I had a full-size floor version of this but when I had my second child I just didn’t have the room for it. This is the next best thing — it adjusts to fit any seat, has a wipe holder, holds several bottles of water (or milk) — and keeps them cool in the summer. Holds snacks, gloves, baby books, or any number of small items in the other compartments.” —Robert Weinberg

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


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Promising review: “These work so well. I bought the big pack and daringly put them under a shelf on the door because it was nice free space. I didn’t know if the force from opening and closing the refrigerator door would make the fall, but so far it has worked perfect and the bottles are held tightly.” —mollyk0005

Get a set of two strips (six magnets) from Amazon for $29.99.

13.

An end table with a secret compartment sure to free up some much needed coffee table space for your impressive Instagram dog book collection.


Hammacher Schlemmer

Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $159.95.

14.

A hanging set of rainbow folders to give you some filing cabinet space and give your cubicle a pop of color.


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Promising review: “This hanging folder set is EXACTLY what I’ve been needing. I ripped the calendar off the wall and put it right up the moment I got it. It immediately went to good use and cleared up my cluttered desk full of various paperwork. Love the color-coded folders. Although I was worried about how flimsy it might be, it seems sturdy and well made.” —Karen

Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

15.

A shower shelf for the corner of your bathroom or shower, because every nook and cranny needs to be utilized in small spaces.


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Promising review: “This is great for my stand-up shower. There is no space for my things and the shower racks that hang over the shower head were not enough. This fit perfectly in the corner and got everything I needed. Would definitely recommend.” —Destinie Arguello

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes).


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Promising review: “This is the best closet organizer. I originally bought a similar item that doesn’t adjust, but this is 100 times better! Not only does it adjust vertically to fit whatever length of clothes, but it also adjusts its width, making it extremely functional no matter which closet you may want to use it in within your house. This makes it possible to switch and organize basically any closet!” —Ohgr8one

Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

17.

USB bed lifts to give you some extra under-bed storage plus extra outlets so you don’t have to clutter your space with extension cords.


Bed Bath & Beyond

Get a set of four from Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99.


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The lids snap together so everything is contained and organized.

Promising review: “I love this: I needed this for two reasons. 1. I wanted to conserve space in my kitchen cabinets and 2. I was tired of buying grocery store containers that were cheap in design and execution. This set does both things well. It is also made in the USA which I liked. I won’t have to buy another set of storage containers for a long while.” —Travis Partington

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $27.96 (also available in four other styles).

21.

A set of rainbow drawers you can wheel out of the room whenever you need more space.


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Promising review: “This cart has been a lifesaver for me. It’s helped so much keeping all of my baking/cookie decorating things organized. I’ve had it for about a year and it still holds up great. I like that I’m able to roll it away into my garage whenever I need more space in my small kitchen for entertaining.” —CraftyAndy

Get it from Amazon for $38.80 (also available in seven other styles).

22.

A futon with drawers on the bottom so you can basically have another end table without losing any floor space.


Overstock

Get it from Overstock for $568.34 (available in three colors).

23.

An over-the-cabinet-door holder so you can fit even more cooking sheets, cutting boards, and other flat kitchen items in your kitchen.


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Promising review: “I am so happy to have found this major space saver! I always struggle to find a place to store my cutting boards – I worry about how clean they are when I leave them on the counter. I love the fact that they are now tucked away and won’t get dirty!” —madeline audrey

Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

24.

A rotating beauty organizer that neatly organizes all your skincare products, makeup, brushes, and knickknacks so you can finally see the top of your dresser again.


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Promising review: “Definitely five stars for this makeup organizer. First, this is good quality for the price, it’s easy to put together, it has adjustable shelves, and it spins. It comes with the rubber rings to hold the tray and partitions together. I love my makeup organizer — it’s pretty stable and strong. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a makeup/cosmetics organizer.” —Jessi Kimble

Get it from Amazon for $28.55+ (available in two colors and three styles).

25.

An over-the-door holder for your iron and ironing board, because where the heck else are you gonna keep those bulky things?


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $10.

26.

A hanging lamp that won’t take up any floor space, plus they just look really fancy.


West Elm

West Elm lets you build your own! Grab a pendant hardwired canopy or a plug-in canopy, then pick out shade that comes in five colors, two shapes, and three sizes.

Get it from West Elm for $27.99–$109.

28.

A metal shelf with a built-in drawer for stacking your items without losing them forever to the black hole in the back of your cabinet.


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Promising review: “Pros: Fits under bathroom sink; all items fit well in the basket and on top; drawers make finding items in second self easy. Cons: the holes in the mesh drawer allow things to fall through; if items fall through, it prevents the drawer from moving freely, (line it with something, or only store large items).” —MeaganEmily

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

29.

A hanging closet-organizer to neatly stow items like purses, scarves, ties, and other odds and ends that might be cluttering your bedroom.


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Promising review: “This product is exactly what I’m looking for. My closet feels more organized, and I can layer the purses based on most used. I love how sturdy it feels.” —Li Luong

Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in five shapes).

30.

A cabinet bed that folds neatly and saves a ton of space when you don’t have guests over.


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It also has drawers where you can store guest toiletries and other items.

Promising review: “This Murphy bed was exactly what I have been looking for. It doesn’t need to attach to a wall. It was easy to assemble. I am 75 years old and I was able to assemble it myself. The mattress is nice and thick too. It is great for overnight guests.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $1,499.83+ (available in two sizes, two styles, and three colors).

31.

A thin magnetic knife block so you can feel like a fancy adult even if you don’t have the fancy adult-sized counter space.


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Promising review: “I really like the compact size of this knife block, but it’s still big enough to hide a few daily kitchen items behind the board. The knives have been up for a week and have not fallen down. Even the shears (which won’t lay totally flat because of the connector piece in the middle) feel very secure. I have no trouble getting the knives off the block as long as I pull up on the handles instead of pulling straight towards myself. The chef knife is a little sticky, but it has a lot more metal in contact with the board.” —jacwo2

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

32.

Or ditch the knife block entirely and get a magnetic strip for the wall.


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Promising review: “After years of using a knife block, we decided to free up some counter space and install this magnetic strip for our knives. It was easy to install. The magnet is very strong. And we have extra space on our kitchen counter. Win, win, win.” —A. Tran

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

33.

A pack of mini shelves made for stacking shoes without crushing them. It’ll halve how much shoe rack space you need!


Amazon

Promising review: “These shoe organizers really helped me spruce up my shoe rack! Before my shoe rack could only fit in six pairs of shoes, but now can fit 10 pairs! My area looks way more neat! Besides that, it’s easy to assemble!” —Chelsea

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four colors).

34.

A sectional couch with a secret storage space so you can hide all your junk at a moment’s notice when your guests are early and there’s no time to clean.


Wayfair

Get it from Wayfair for $819.99 (available in three colors).

35.

A water table that clips onto the bathtub so your little one can have extra room to play with their toys without expanding their bath to the whole room.


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The cloud-shaped table flips open to reveal an additional table for playtime.

Promising review: “My daughter was constantly lining up her toys on the side of the tub and pouring water into them. This resulted in a ton of water making its way to the floor. When I saw this product, I had to give it a try. I can’t say it’s completely solved the problem, but the clean-up is about 50% less than what it used to be!” —That Girl

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

It’s making my head spin how many activities you could do.


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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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