7 Useful Home Appliances That Are Tailor-Made For Small Spaces

published Sep 22, 2021
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When you live in a small space, there’s a lot you have to give up. Whether it’s the extra piece of furniture that just won’t fit or the kitchen accessory you don’t have the counter space for,
sacrifices have to be made. You have to seriously consider new purchases and whether or not the benefit outweighs the cost of the space they’ll take up. Luckily, there are plenty of miniature versions of the gadgets and home items every apartment needs. From seasonal things like space heaters to everyday kitchen items like coffee makers, there’s always a way to make it work — it’s just a matter of finding the options that fit your budget and square footage. So we rounded up seven small-space-friendly items you didn’t know existed that will help you minimize your storage and maximize your extra space.

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As someone whose apartment temperature can vary greatly from room to room, I’m pretty obsessed with the idea of this plug-in space heater from Amazon. It takes up zero floor space and is actually more effective at heating smaller spaces. Plus, it costs less than $30!

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It might not be worth storing a full-sized humidifier all year round, especially if you only break out yours seasonally. That’s why this tiny, portable humidifier is so genius. It’s super compact and affordable. Plus, all you need to get started is a standard-sized water bottle.

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Let’s be honest: If you live in a small space, a coffee table may not be in the cards for you — at least not one that takes up floor space. But this clip-on tray from Amazon is the perfect alternative. It just goes right over the armrest of your sofa and gives you a spot to set down your coffee or whatever else you need to store.

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Okay, I know what you’re thinking. A real coffee lover will make room for their coffee maker, even if they don’t have any to spare. But with this one-cup coffee maker, you won’t have to. It’s simple, functional, and honestly kind of retro-chic.

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An essential oil diffuser may not seem like a necessity when you’re looking to free up space, but this mini diffuser is the luxury you’ll always have room for. It has a USB charger, which makes it super convenient for a desk. And the diffuser can also light up in seven different colors, giving you a spa-like experience in a small package.

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If you’re running out of cabinet or counter space, look no further than this Amazon spice rack you can hang on your walls. The four-tier wire rack comes in three sizes, and each tier is foldable and stackable. So you can create a four-tier rack for your spice collection, or use some of the shelves to store products in your bathroom.

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Whether you plan to use it every day or not, a blender is certainly a counter space commitment. Luckily, one of our favorite brands, Nutribullet, has a new cordless blender that you can take with you wherever you need to go. Plus it’s a steal at only $34.99!