How Our Editors Make the Most of Their Small Space

From bookshelves to shower caddies, these tried-and-true hacks have majorly helped our editors organize and maximize their homes.

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We all want our homes to function like a well-oiled machine. Meaning, we try our hardest to keep things organized and make sure we’re utilizing every inch of available space. This sentiment especially rings true when you’re living in a small apartment. So, we turned to our editors for their tried-and-true space-saving hacks. Read through the picks ahead and get inspired to have your home in tip top shape.

6-Compartment Natural Canvas Hanging Sweater Organizer

, The Container Store, $19.99 “My favorite space-saving item that really gets to shine this time of year is a hanging sweater organizer. I spent too many seasons cramming my sweaters into my dresser.” –Lahaina Alcantara, Digital Photo Editor


Elias Bookshelf

by Kure, $1295 “One of my favorite ways to display books! It attaches to the wall, and is a dark mahogany color that gives an elegant touch to my living room.” –Nihkita Mahtani, Digital Editor


Flistat Knob Rack

, Ikea, $4.99 “I use this as a coat rack. It’s more colorful than your average coat rack (actually not even sure it was supposed to be used as a coat rack…), but it’s not the usual Herman Miller. It keeps our coats flat in a

narrow hallway

.” –Alex Redgrave, Executive Editor

Gruntdal Rail,

Ikea, $7.99;

Gruntdal S Hook

, Ikea, $3.99 “I don’t have a lot of cabinet space in my kitchen, but I do have a deep hallway closet that doubles as a pantry and general storage space. To maximize the wall space, I have one of these stainless steel bars. I use S hooks to hang pots and pans, while lids are slotted into the top.” –Jessica Dailey, Editorial Director


Minimal Rose Gold Shower Caddy

, Urban Outfitters, $29 “I don’t know about you, but my shower is small. So, a shower caddy that doesn’t take up any floor space is ideal. While an over-the-showerhead caddy is great idea in theory, they’re usually fairly ugly in practice. This rose gold option will actually add to your decor, not detract from it all the while saving you space.”-Rachel Besser, Market Editor