12 clever space-saving products for each room of your apartment

Bet you haven't thought of these space-saving products

Record player on top of storage unit
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Wait! Before you move into your new place, you're going to need some space-saving products for all your clothes, makeup, and more. Fortunately, we've rounded up functional and clever products for every part of your abode — furniture for small spaces, dual-purpose pieces, and everything in between. (Thank us later!)  

As studio dwellers, apartment renters, and college students know well, space isn't always a guarantee, so you're going to have to find ways to get creative. Making your new home functional yet comfortable can seem like a tall order, but this is why we're here folks, we're ready to assist with recs and hacks!

While you're mixing and matching throw pillows and mentally prepping that gallery wall you'd like over the couch, don't forget to get your hands on these practical items, too. (We know, we know...) 

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The best space-saving products for every room

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Whether you're trying to make room for your culinary gadgets or you're searching for a place to keep all those serums, moisturizers, creams, and whatever else you nabbed from Sephora, we've got you covered. We've divvied up a few of our favorite finds for the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room. We particularly love that these pieces get the job done and look good while doing it.  

And now that you've got the whole space-saving thing on lock, we'd be remiss not to instill good cleaning habits in you. Stay on top of this expertly crafted apartment cleaning checklist

Frequently asked questions

What can I buy to save space?

Simple products like hooks, baskets, and other organizers can be a huge help in a small space. Get clever and utilize space you wouldn't normally use like under the bed or behind a door. 

How can I hide clutter?

Organizers and space-saving products don't have to stand out in your apartment or small space. You can disguise clutter in hidden spaces like closets and under the bed. You can also pick out aesthetically pleasing organizational products like colorful baskets and cute decorative hooks.

How we chose

While it isn't always possible to test individual products, so in this instance we highly-rated items with excellent user feedback.

Where to buy

Looking for even more storage and organization products? See our list of the best retailers.

If you're on a pretty tight budget but still want to pick up some space-saving gadgets, check out our fave organizers under $20 for some real bang for your buck.

Danielle Valente
Content Editor

Pleasure to meet you! I'm Danielle, a content editor at Real Homes who loves scoping out interior trends. I've specialized in lifestyle writing and editing for 10 years with a focus on events, food, and books, among other areas. When I'm not working, I'm usually cooking, reading, or searching for a new project for my apartment.