These 10 Compact Household Items Are Must-Haves If You Have a Small Living Space

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Living in a small space can be a challenge, especially when it comes to finding enough storage and making the most of the limited square footage available. However, with the right household items, you can make your small living space feel more organized and functional. In this article, we will explore 10 compact household items that are essential for anyone living in a small space.

1. You don’t need a big ironing board that can’t fit anywhere anymore. With this compact ironing board, the task is less torturous than it already is.

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Its compact folding design allows you to store it anywhere.
  • It has an integrated iron storage compartment.
  • The cover can be easily changed and is 100% cotton with a padded underlay.

Promising review: Really compact and easy to use. Unclipped and in seconds folded out to a sturdy surface. Whilst it’s a little low on the bed top, that’s my problem, and it’s so easy to use and then put away again.
I’m not a huge fan of ironing, and this does the job perfectly for someone who has no desire to have a big, bulky board leaning somewhere. Quality product and is recommended. @DuckPond

2. This ottoman is great for hiding your clutter and pretending you have your life together.

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Its foldable feature makes it space-saving, as it can be easily folded and quickly put away when not required.
  • The measurements of this ottoman are 38 cm x 76 cm x 38 cm.
  • It is easy to assemble.

Promising review: A lovely ottoman that offers loads of storage. I’m using mine for all our bedsheets, and they all fit in easily. Plenty of space for clothes or toys, and it also looks great.
It was really easy to put together and was ready to use in seconds. Fantastic quality and value would highly recommend. @Me... Hello

3. It’s like a game of Tetris, but with your kitchen supplies, this organizer is the ultimate cheat code.

4.4 out of 5 stars

  • The cutting board organizer can be easily mounted to any wall or cabinet door, with hardware screws included for quick installation.
  • With its dimensions and versatile installation options, this organizer can store a variety of kitchen or bathroom supplies.
  • This cutting board organizer provides a durable storage solution that can hold up to 4-5 regular cutting boards.

Promising review: This was the perfect size for my oversized cutting board. It fits all of my cutting boards of various sizes and gives me more space in my cabinet. My cabinet door closes perfectly without any obstruction. I highly recommend it. @A. Little

4. This kitchen organizer is like a superhero for your kitchen, allowing you to hang towels, store spices, and save cabinet space all at once.

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • You can store paper towels, spices, and much more with this organizer.
  • It has strong magnets on the back of the unit, which you can stick to the fridge door or along its side.
  • It also has additional holes in the frame that allow the storage rack to be wall mounted using the provided hardware pack.

Promising review: Brilliant piece of equipment! My kitchen is now so tidy, and I can find everything in one place. It’s so neat and tidy. @Ms. J. M. Cornally

5. With this shower curtain, you can say goodbye to the clutter in the shower. It has many pockets to keep your shampoos, conditioners, and much more.

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • It has 9 pockets for your personal belongings.
  • The measurements are 70 in x 72 in.
  • It is easy to clean. You can clean it with just a damp cloth.

Promising review: Very good. Can hold many items and a lot of weight. A must-buy item for the bathroom! @Jessica Bexfield

6. Forget about buying whole new shelves — just use these dividers to organize your existing shelves, and voila! You’re a minimalist now.

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • These shelf dividers are easy to install. No tools or hardware are required.
  • Each divider has the following measurements: 32.5 cm x 27.4 cm.
  • This set comes with 8 wire units.

Promising review: I highly recommend this closet/shelf organizer. So easy to use (and non-destructive), easy to place anywhere on the shelf, and can be moved to another spot on the shelf without damaging or scratching the shelf. Purchased for my husband, so he can finally get his closet shelf organized, and he loves them (and he is not easily impressed)!
Years ago, I purchased a competitor’s product, and I like those dividers except they are so tight going on the shelf that they are difficult to move or remove without scratching the shelf. These are much better! @bargain shopper

7. If you need a table but don’t want it to take up space in your small house, this foldable table will help you.

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • It’s easy to assemble.
  • Its design makes it easy to clean and maintain after daily use.
  • If you are not using the table, you can just fold down the 2 boards when not needed.

Promising review: I would say this table is very good quality, solid, and strong, and it can be easily lifted up to become a versatile, adjustable table for dining or reading at any time. This is the most fordable table ever because my children have occupied the entire table at home. Very pleased with it; happy family! Many thanks. @Moishya

8. No more waiting for sunny days to dry your clothes. With this foldable rack, you can dry your clothes without taking up much space.

4.2 out of 5 stars

  • This drying rack can hold 15 kg of clothes.
  • There are approximately 8 holes on the backplate that you can screw into the wall.
  • Its size is 1000×138×500 when open; and when closed, it’s 40 mm.

Promising review: I absolutely love these. Well-made. Rods are strong. Highly recommend. @Sinéad

9. Living in a small house is one thing, but accommodating guests in a small house is quite another. With this foldable mattress, you can give your guests a comfy bed, and you don’t need to search for spaces to store it.

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • This foldable mattress measures 190 cm x 90 cm x 15 cm when flat, and when folded, it measures 63 cm x 90 cm x 45 cm.
  • The cover is removable.
  • This foam mattress is made of 4 cm of memory foam and 11 cm of high-density foam, which is great for a good night’s sleep.

Promising review: The most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. It looks thin, but once you lie on it, you won’t be able to complain of any back pain afterward.
I wouldn’t mind a double-sized one for fitting it into my bed, but all in all, it fits the purpose. Very satisfied. I would recommend it. @Koss

10. You did the big part — you folded the laundry and put the clothes where they belong — but you still have a big laundry basket to store. However, no need to look for storage anymore; this foldable laundry basket will fit everywhere and won’t remind you of the laundry every time you see it.

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Its expanded size is 57 cm x 44 cm x 26.6 cm, and its height is just 8.9 cm after it folds.
  • It has a user-friendly design that you can simply pop up to open when using and collapse flat for storing.
  • It is BPA-free and has comfortable grip handles for easy carrying.

Promising review: I wish I had bought this sooner. It saves so much space when not in use, and it’s very easy to pop it up and collapse it again. It’s also very sturdy and can hold a large volume of clothes and probably other items too if not used for laundry. @shiv

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