Get Smart: 8 Sanity Saving Solutions for Small Spaces

Get Smart: 8 Sanity Saving Solutions for Small Spaces

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Nancy Mitchell
Apr 15, 2016
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This is a post dedicated to little solutions that will make your life in a small space a little bit easier, simple designs that will make you say: "damn, that's clever!" and "why didn't I think of that?". These eight products will make finding your keys or hanging your clothes or storing your stuff just a little bit easier: proof that, with a little ingenuity, living small can still mean living well.

Above: The Key Catch ($7.65 from Cool Material) is a magnetic screw that fits into your light switch plate, so you'll never lose your keys again. Genius.

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If you need a little extra space for your plants or just a spot to put a drink, the Clamp Tray (by Navet) turns any shelf or window still into a little table. It's available from Artilleriet.

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The Unicorn hanger (£19 from Scandinavian Design) is perfect for adding a little extra clothes storage to a small bedroom. It could also be a great choice for an apartment that doesn't have an entryway to speak of, but where you want to have a spot to hang your coats.

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This ingenuous little 'table' wraps the arm of your sofa to provide a spot to put a drink, even if there's no room for an end table. From Blisscraft and Brazen on Etsy, starting at $198.02.

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No room for plants? Hang them on the wall! Wall planter hook, $5.50 from Crate & Barrel.

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The corner hanging bar ($39.95 from CB2) is a simple and elegant supplement to a small closet.

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Magnetic knife racks aren't too hard to come by, but this one from MOC Woodworks ($45) is especially nice. And we love the idea of using one to clip notes, hold keys, and store smaller items in magnetic spice jars.

How genius is this little table? It folds out from the wall when you need it, folds up when you don't. It's $62 from Food 52.

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