13 Space Saving Idea & Products That Will Help You Live Large in Small Spaces

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Space saving ideas to maximize every inch of your home!

space saving silicone roll up drying rack over top of sink

Dwelling on the small side?

Need space saving ideas for your small apartment or tiny home? We’re sharing 13 of the best space saving products and tips for small spaces! 🙌🏻


1. You’ll never go back to stacking your plates after you grab Chelsey’s cabinet organizers.

hand holding rack with plates on it

Not only will these space saving products look good in your cabinet but they could even double as a drying rack too! Even better, they’re available in 3 finishes and multiple sizes too.

“I think I originally chose this brand over so many others on Amazon because it came in a 2-pack (score!) and I paid even less than what they are now! They’re not too bulky and look aesthetically pleasing to the eye.” – Chelsey E., Hip Sidekick


2. Make your own entertainment center with floating wall shelves.

space saving white wall shelves on wall with books and decor

Floating wall shelves are a perfect solution if you’re looking to display books, movies, picture frames, or other home decor in the living room, but don’t have room for a full-size entertainment center. You can even hang these shelves above the TV as Collin did.

*Note that Collins shelves were originally from IKEA but are no longer available.


3. Have a place to set things (and people!) with this versatile stacking stool.

living area with white stool and plant sitting on top

IKEA MARIUS Stool $8.99

This affordable stacking stool is a genius space saving solution if you’re looking for a versatile yet affordable side table, plant holder, or seating option when guests come over. Plus, they can be easily stacked so you can keep several on hand and storage is easy breezy!

Don’t have an IKEA nearby? Make sure to grab a set on Amazon so you can have them shipped right to your door!


4. Turn your couch arm into an instant coffee table with this space saving bendable wood tray.

white bendable tray on chair with glass cup

If you’re short on space and don’t have room for a side table or coffee table, here’s another great option! This flexible tray fits over the arm of your sofa or chair, making an instant coaster or tray to place your coffee, drinks, and snacks without worrying about them spilling.

space saving bamboo wood tray on leather couch with wine glass and phone

This one we found on Amazon even comes in 7 different colors to match your aesthetic and has options with a remote holder or a convenient slit for your mobile phone! 🤯


5. Add space saving shelves and extra storage to your home without the need for tools or holes. 

adjustable shelf in closet with two canvas baskets

Hershii Expandable Shelf$28.04 (regularly $32.99)

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Adding shelves to your home can be a tedious task or impossible if you’re renting and don’t have the ability to make holes. Easily add this expandable shelf anywhere you have two bare walls and give yourself the extra storage you’ve been needing.

“This exact shelf has been in place for almost 2 years and hasn’t budged! We’re smart not to overdo it of course, but I keep 2 pretty large baskets with my kiddos stuffed animals in them (and they have a TON) and these tension rod shelves have never slipped or fallen.” – Chelsey, Hip Sidekick


6. Hang coffee mugs and so much more with this space saving metal rack.

Coffee Mug Wall Rack From Amazon Collins Pick - Claimed Counter Kitchen Decor

Short on cabinet space? This metal coffee mug rack provides plenty of space saving storage! Don’t use mugs? You can also hang this rack in the bathroom or closet to organize jewelry, scarves, belts, accessories, and so much more!


7. Keep your spices nearby with this magnetic spice rack.

close up of magnetic spice tins sticking on black viking range hood

Having your spices handy while cooking is a major bonus, but having them free of your cabinets and drawers is even better! Put them on your fridge, a metal board, or hang a metal strip above your stovetop. Any way you stick them, you’ll have a functional way to spice up your kitchen at home and save space while you’re at it!

Hip Tip: Check out how I made these simple spice labels in just a few minutes!


8. Save counter space, wash veggies, and so much more with this convenient roll-up dish drying rack.

space saving roll-up kitchen drying rack

Roll Up Dish Drying Rack $14.19 (regularly $14.99+) 

This versatile roll-up dish drying rack is a must-have kitchen tool and it happens to be a Hip2Save team favorite too. Perfect for those who don’t have a dishwasher or need a drying rack that won’t take up a lot of counter space! Plus, it fits nicely over the sink and rolls up when you’re finished!

Hip Tip: Check out these other kitchen gadgets we don’t think you can live without!


9. Transform your wall outlet into a handy and durable ledge for devices.

white outlet shelf with alexa on top

ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf $16.82 (regularly $16.99) 

This outlet wall shelf is a space maker and can easily store your Amazon Alexa to electric toothbrushes and even small oil diffusers! It transforms your wall outlets into a convenient ledge, freeing up that valuable counter space and making your bathroom look much more organized! 🙌🏻

I’ve had mine for 4+ years and can’t imagine life without it!


10. Hide seasonal shoes or all your shoes under your bed with these storage containers.

shoe organizer on patterned bed

Woffit Under Bed Shoe Storage Organizer, Set of 2 – $26.28 (regularly $49.99)

You can fit up to 12 pairs of shoes in each of these storage bags and they’re slim enough to slip right under your bed. Talk about maximizing your space! 👏🏻 If you’re looking to declutter your closet soon, these space saving ideas are sure to free up a ton of space and be the space saving solution you need!


11. Lina’s laundry basket is slim enough to use the space between your laundry appliances.

girl getting clothes out of front load dryer

Caroeas 22″ Rolling Slim Laundry Basket$15.28 (regularly $17.98)

This collapsible laundry basket is slim enough to fit between your appliances and can be easily toted all over your house. Best of all, it comes in numerous styles and even has a mesh drawstring lid – perfect space saving ideas for dorms!

Hip Tip: These clever products are perfect for getting your laundry room more organized than ever and they’re all super affordable!


12. Keep floor space clean with this over-the-door laundry hamper.

stacked dark gray laundry appliances in laundry room with hanging hamper

Consider using this highly-rated over-the-door hamper instead of keeping a bulky laundry hamper in your bedroom or bathroom! You can even hang it from your appliances themselves!

It easily hangs behind the door and even has a zipper in the back so you can easily unzip and drop the clothing into the washing machine when needed.


13. Free up floor space in your garage and make organizing a breeze with this storage system.

space saving idea of storage organizer on garage wall with yard tools hanging from hooks

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Storage System$54.98 (regularly $59.99)

Buy this system to totally change up where you place everything in your garage! Once you have all your yard tools hung, you won’t know how you lived without these space saving ideas on Amazon! You can even add additional hooks if you’re needing more!

garage organization system on wall with tools and bikes

“We just installed this space saving system a few weeks ago and it made our garage look so much nicer and organized. Not only does it get everything off the ground, but it saves so much space too!” – Chelsey L., Hip2Save Sidekick


Here’s what our Hip2Save team bought this month on Amazon!


About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 14

  1. renae

    I need those under bed storage boxes!!! They’re only available in store… any options online that someone has tried?

  2. Clare

    OMG! The magnetic spice rack!!! Genius! Thank you!

  3. Christine

    The outlet shelf……Omg! Ordering now!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Hope you love it!

  4. oreostevens

    Thanks for taking the time to post these ideas. They are so creative and practical.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome! Glad you enjoyed this list!

  5. alh071

    Just ordered the over the door hamper. Love it.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome! SO glad you could grab it!

  6. Twila

    I have the roll-up dish drain. I love it, keeps things draining without taking up space on the counter for a drainer and drain board.

    • Alyssa

      We also have the roll-up dish drying rack and love it! So glad Hip2Save recommended it a while back – and now too!

      • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

        YAY! So happy to hear that you love it, Alyssa! It sure is a handy kitchen item! 🤗

  7. Adam Rich

    Very nice, love the ideas.

  8. Couponanimal

    So many of these work well or an RV or camper too!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! Great suggestion! Thanks for sharing that! 🤗

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