It seems no matter how big your home is, you are always looking for new ways to save on space. Whether it means renovating a good portion of your basement for a storage facility or investing in professionally installed ceiling garage storage, you are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest space-saving products and gadgets.
According to a new report by Lifehack, when you purchase items for your new home, you won’t always think about where you will put them. You often end up storing your new stuff in the back of a junk drawer, under the basement stairs, or in the garage. Out of sight, out of mind.
On top of this, you might forget where you stored something ages ago and end up buying a new one which takes up even more space. The next thing you know, you’re planning a garage sale, after which you will spend your earnings on a whole bunch of new stuff.
But these days, some products are being engineered in a manner that will help you save on space.Here are just a few new space-saving products for your home.
Strainer Cutting Board
This no-brainer of an invention is something you might never be able to do without. It allows you to chop your veggies, lettuce, fruits, and more without damaging your expensive countertop. Then it turns into a strainer. You rinse your chopped veggies, allow the water to strain, and place them in a bowl. Its flat design is said to make storage easy peasy.
This mod-looking lightbulb is said to double as a speaker. You can save precious space in any room in your house while getting great sound from the speaker. Say the experts; the lightbulb speaker makes for a unique holiday gift.
All-in-One Kitchen Appliance
Imagine a single kitchen appliance that performs all the functions of an egg masher, a lid opener, a spice grater, an egg yolk separator, plus a funnel, and that’s shaped like a wine bottle. The “quirky design” includes up to eight must-have kitchen tools in one easily stored, space-saving product.
Ironing Board that Mounts to the Wall
This ironing board doubles as a wall-mounted cupboard for apartment living with limited room in both the bedroom and the bath. The space-saving, multi-function item is also said to blend well with its mirror façade.
Magnetic Ironing Mat
Said to save on both space and time, you can place this magnetic mat on top of your dryer or washing machine inside your laundry room and simply iron your clothes as soon as they are ready. With the magnetic ironing mat, you have no need for an ironing board. The mat is far smaller and stores easily.
This mat is as effective as your standard ironing boardbut much smaller and easy to move and store!
Dish Drying Rack that Rolls Up
This space-saving kitchen product also expands. Since it’s flexible, you canextend your drying space with the rack. Once you’re done, you simply roll it up and put it away. The roll-up mat allows you to store it just about anywhere you want, and you only take it out only when you need to dry the dishes.
Space-Saving Clothing Hangers
If you’re a clothes person, you know how much space your ever-expanding wardrobe can take up in your closets. But these space-saving hangars will allow you to triple and even quadruple the amount of clothing you can store in a single closet. You won’t ever need to double up your clothing on a single hanger again or find yourself packing up a wardrobe that’s so overfilled you can’t find what you want.
Undersized Measuring Cup
Sometimes you just don’t need a large measuring cup when you’re cooking your favorite meals or mixing special cocktails. The undersized measuring cup is said to be very useful for those who struggle with measuring tablespoons and teaspoons. It not only will save you time in the kitchen, but it takes up about as much room as a toothbrush glass.
The Vertical Shoe Rack
The newly designed shoe rack is said to be a perfect space saver for your bedroom or mudroom. Its unique vertical design means it takes up far less space than simply dropping your shoes onto the closet floor. Plus, the vertical shoe rack design is impressive looking in its own right.