There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who love organization and spend hours scrolling through #HomeTok looking for the next best organizational product, and then there are those people (like me) who simply pile their clothes on their “chair of doom” and just hope that a magical cleaning fairy will place them back into their closet.
Of course, she never arrives… and the pile just gets bigger and bigger.
I guess the problem is that I don’t have a lot of space to work with. Every room in my home is TINY, which means that there’s stuff everywhere. From packs of food in kitchen cabinets to overflowing bathroom counters to messy drawers full of unfolded clothes, my house is messier than the last season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
So, if you’re like me and have a small space, your rental is probably crying out for some organization help. I’ve also stumbled across some small space organization products that will make life SO much easier in the long run. And it’s not just me who is obsessed with them. The nine small space organization products below are some of the Real Homes team’s faves and are all highly rated by customers just like me and you. They’re also perfect for everyone on a budget. Yep, there’s nothing over $30 on this list because YOU KNOW I’ve got your back, girl.
These are the best small space organizers for your tiny home
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Small kitchen organizers
If you only have two cabinets and one drawer in your small kitchen, it may seem as though you don’t have enough space for any of your food or cooking utensils. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, the right product can show you that you actually have twice the amount of space you thought you had. Yep, extra shelves and racks can work wonders! These small kitchen organizers work a treat (no pun intended). Just remember to avoid these small kitchen mistakes.
Size (in.): H5.5 x W16 x D10.125
Made from: Vinyl-coated wire
You know you’re an adult when you open a cabinet and celebrate the fact that there's a shelf inside of it. After all, extra space is always a bonus, right?! But do you wanna know something else? You could make even more of your organizational dreams come true by turning your single shelf into a double shelf! Yep, this undershelf basket will slide perfectly onto any existing shelf (as long as it’s 1-inch thick), allowing you to utilize space that’s almost always forgotten. It’ll be great for cans, spices, or other small kitchen items that need a little extra attention.
For pots and pans
Size (in.): H1 x W30 x D1.2
Made from: Metal
Until recently, my pots and pans clattered to the floor every time I opened the too-small cupboard I shoved them in (out of sight, out of mind, right?) But it turns out that it’s super easy to organize your pots, even if you have a small kitchen! This wall-mounted pot rack can be installed on any wall in your kitchen and comes with 15 hooks for everything from your non-stick pan to your cheese grater. And with its 25-pound capacity, you could even use this in your bathroom as a towel rail, or in your bedroom as a jewelry organizer!
For your coffee pods
Size (in.): H13.5 x W13.3 x L12.87
Made from: Plastic
At Real Homes, we LOVE a pod coffee maker, and I’ve made sure that mine has its own special place on my tiny kitchen counter. But if you need to use your drawers for actual kitchen accessories and utensils (rather than your coffee pods), why not buy a coffee pod holder? This super cheap and cheerful holder will actually sit neatly underneath your coffee machine, meaning it’s not taking up any extra space. All in all, it’ll store 36 pods in three different drawers. So, you can separate your PSL, your matcha, and your caramel macchiato pods!
Small bedroom organizers
I’m all about making my bedroom a sanctuary. A cozy little snuggle zone, if you will! Everyone should keep their bedroom tidy, and that can be difficult if you have a small space. It’s even harder if you only have a small closet to work with, which is where these bedroom organizers can lend a helping hand. Organizing your stuff will be no drama, llama.
Size (in.): H27.5 x W24 x D11
Made from: Fabric, Chrome
I’m going to shout it loud so the people at the back can hear it… closet organizers are lifesavers! And sure, there are SO many out there, but this one will always be my fave. That’s because it offers both hanging and shelf space, without taking up any of the existing room in your closet. All you have to do is hang it from your closet rail, and fill it up! Of course, the extra rail is the perfect space to hang your yoga pants and your dresses, but the shelves offer a world of possibilities. You could fold up your jeans or T-shirts, use the shelves for shoes, or stack your purses.
For your shoes
Size (in.): H11.61” x W30.87” x D11.54”
Made from: Wood
Hands up if your shoes are currently scattered across the floor? Oh, I’m not judging. I basically have a shoe rug, too! But when I found this shoe rack, I knew it would solve all of my small space shoe problems. That’s because this shelf can be placed on the floor in a closet, in the corner of your room, or even by your front door. And while one single shelf can hold four pairs of shoes, it’s designed for stacking This means that you could layer another one, two, or even three shelves on top of this for even more space! But if this one’s not quite your style, check out these other Target shoe organizers.
For your drawers
Size (in.): H18.25 x W3 x L4
Made from: Plastic
Ugh, underwear drawers… am I right? While most people have a designated drawer for their delicates, it’s basically impossible to keep these small items in check. Socks go missing, bras get tangled, and panties seem to get stuck in the little crevice at the back of the drawer. But this drawer organizer has been designed to stop all that! With 32 cubbies for 32 pairs of socks, underwear, or T-shirts, this organizer can be placed inside any drawer and instantly offer a sense of organization. Plus, the cubbies work on an interlocking system, which means that you can tailor the shape to your specific drawer.
Small bathroom organizers
Bathrooms are normally the smallest rooms in the home, which can pose a problem when you’re already living in a small space. Things then go from bad to worse when you use this room to store your spare towels, cleaning products, and the numerous shampoo bottles you’ve almost finished (there’s always at least another hair wash in them, duh). But I know that drilling holes and screws into your wall to make extra shelving space isn’t always possible, so these small space bathroom organizers could be more up your street.
For cleaning supplies
Size (in.): H12.4 x W13.86 x D7.8
Made from: Steel
Although I fully appreciate people who love cleaning and spend their days learning the best way to clean their microwave, I’m not one of those people. I’m more of a one-wipe-and-I’m-done kinda gal, but I must admit that even I put more effort into cleaning my bathroom! Because of that, I have numerous bathroom cleaning products that don’t fit under my kitchen sink. But they would fit in this sliding cabinet basket. Perfect for a bathroom vanity unit or even just sitting next to your toilet, this small but perfectly formed basket offers two sliding drawers that will neatly fit all of your cleaning products. It comes in silver or bronze, so take your pick!
Size: H24.01 x W13.18-25.58 x D3.03-5.51
Made from: Metal
Sure, bath towels are great. But why do they have to be so big?! And while you could shove them on a shelf or under your bed, these spaces should be reserved for something a bit more exciting and important. Don’t throw them on the floor, though, hang them over the door instead! This over-the-door towel rack (nope, no screws needed!) will be the greatest new addition to your small bathroom, as it offers space for three towels and two smaller bathroom items, like a loofah or shower cap. The next step is to learn how to keep your towels soft!
Size: H22 x W7.8 x D15.4
Made from: Oxford cotton
While it’s totally acceptable to leave the house stinking of last night’s bar crawl, it’s better to just shove your dirty clothes in your laundry hamper instead. But laundry baskets can take up a huge amount of space if you’re not careful, which is why I’m obsessed with this slim design. Not only does this laundry basket roll for extra ease of movement, but its slimline frame means it’s perfect for a smaller space. Plus, it comes in 16 (!!!) different colors. Personally, I like to keep mine in the bathroom, so I can put dirty clothes in the basket before I get in the shower.
How do you organize a lot of stuff in a small space?
Hester Van Hien from Tidylicious (who is also part of The Spark Joy Collective) says to use storage containers for different items (even if they're technically built for another purpose). In her eyes, it’s all about being creative with what you buy. “For example, shoe storage can be used to store lots of different things: bags, cleaning supplies, clothes hangers, toilet paper, just to name a few," she says. "A purse organizer can also be used to store items such as face masks, paper, and notebooks.” So, while the products below are designed for a specific purpose… that doesn’t mean you have to use them for that! Get creative, y’all.
How we chose these small space organizers
These small space organizers have been chosen based on their practicality, prettiness, and impressive customer reviews. We've only featured products that have received glowing reviews from real-life customers.
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