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13 Amazon Products Tiny Home Owners Can’t Live Without

Maximizing space is something owners of tiny homes know a thing or two about. They're revealing their best kept space-saving secrets—and you're going to want to steal them all.

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Multi-taskers are your friend

Owners of tiny homes have to get super-creative because their space is at a super-high premium. Unitaskers are their worst enemy, they’re used infrequently and when not in use, they take up a lot of valuable space. To have room for everything they need, these homeowners opt for multi-function and multi-purpose pieces. They also choose the foldable, collapsible, or nesting versions of everyday items. Here are 13 ingenious, tiny home-friendly products these owners can’t live without. Find out the hidden costs of owning a small home.

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Originalidad Collapsible Cutting Board


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“We use a ton of collapsible items especially for the kitchen, like our strainer for veggies,” says Tim Davidson, who along with Sam Cosner blogs about living in their tiny home named Tiffany. This durable yet flexible board opens out flat to provide a knife-friendly cutting surface and folds to form a handy strainer at one end to corral food for rinsing—it even has a hole so it can be hung out of the way when not in use. Don’t miss these 18 organizing tools with practically perfect reviews on Amazon.

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Fazmov Silicone Collapsible Storage Set


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When you need to make use of literally every inch of space, these collapsible bowls are a necessity. Davidson and Cosner explain that the nice part is that they all stack on top of each other and take up virtually no space, compared to keeping containers that don’t fold. They can be used for storing leftovers, carrying your lunch, and much more.

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Kitch N Gadgetz Measuring Cups and Spoons


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Perfect for the home baker who is short on space this set of six stackable measuring cups is something any tiny homeowner would choose. They nest, so they take up very little space, plus, they snap together, so they stay together when stored in a drawer or hung from a hook. You’ll also want to know these 14 storage tricks from people who live in tiny homes.

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NestariaHome Foldable laundry basket


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This foldable laundry basket is another unexpected collapsible product. It’s surprisingly sturdy with heavy-duty helper handles and a large capacity for all those dirty clothes. Plus, when it’s not in use, it can fold down to be stored under your bed, above the washer or dryer, or in the back of your closet. Once you identify these 12 biggest organizing mistakes you’re probably making, you can declutter your closet.

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SAMMART collapsible bucket


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While this takes up very little space when collapsed, this folding bucket, another favorite of Davidson and Cosner, can hold up to 5 liters when it’s popped out. A sturdy bucket is key to quick and easy spring cleaning.

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Auoon Clip-On Strainer


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Seriously why store a full-size strainer? Skip the space-hogging strainer and go with a simple clip-on style. Just a quarter of the size of a traditional strainer this silicone one clips directly onto most pots, pans, and bowls. Just tilt and strain. You’ll want to know these 41 kitchen organizing tips.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer


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Not many of us have the kitchen cabinet space to store countertop appliances like an ice cream maker, juicer, and a pasta maker. Melanie Gnau, who lives in and writes about small spaces at A Small Life solves that problem with her KitchenAid stand mixer. She admits, “it’s an investment, but there is an attachment for the KitchenAid mixer for everything from spiraling vegetables to pasta making to food processing.” The stand mixer and attachments (sold separately) take up a fraction of the space you’d need to store countless individual countertop appliances. These are the 8 KitchenAid mixer mistakes everyone has made.

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BUTEFO 8 in 1 Kitchen Tool Set


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This eight-in-one tool takes the place of a drawerful of kitchen utensils. It replaces a funnel, a citrus juicer, a spice grater, an egg separator, an egg masher, a cheese grater, a jar opener, and a measuring cup! Instead of having to find a place to store all those, this single tool stacks into what looks like an artistic wine bottle. You’ll want to avoid these 18 subtle kitchen organizing mistakes that make your home look messy.

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Tovolo Better Batter Tool


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Jenna Spesard of Tiny House Giant Journey seeks out multi-purpose devices like this Better Batter Tool. Its thick blades feature tapered silicone fins eliminating the need for a separate spatula. It’s ideal for stirring sauces, mixing batter, or gravy, and even breaking up ground meat, and because it is heat-resistant to 600 degrees Fahrenheit (315.56 °C) you can use it on the stovetop. Is it possible you’ve been using this common kitchen utensil wrong the whole time?

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QKK Portable projector


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A simple LED projector with a screen means you can have a big TV without taking up a big space. “This allows us to have a nice big TV while we lay in bed but also gives us the ability to fold it down if we want to have a much more open loft feeling in our home,” share Davidson and Cosner. These home entertainment projectors work for television shows, movies, and video games. Check out the coolest tiny home in every state.

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Tangkula Wall Mounted Table


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“I always try to find furniture that can serve multiple purposes,” says Spesard, like her folding dining table with a chalkboard on the underside. A true space saver, the table folds out when needed but can be easily tucked away when not in use. And it is the ultimate in double-duty, because “when it’s collapsed on the wall it serves as a chalkboard for my to-do lists” says Spesard. These decluttering tips from the owner of a tiny home are useful for everyone.

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Easy Eco Life Bedside Shelf Accessories Organizer


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Making use of vertical wall space makes a lot of sense, especially when space is at a premium. Consider skipping the bedside table altogether and going with a wall-mounted organizer. With a spot to stash all your necessities, eyeglasses, tissues, earbuds, television remote, and more, you won’t miss the clunky table one bit. Before you downsize, find out what it’s really like to live in a tiny home.

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iLemon Sofa Armrest Caddy


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Skip the clutter covered side table and instead drape this petite table over the chair or sofa armrest. Truly the tiniest of tables with pockets, this armchair accessory is all the tablespace you need for your snack, television remote, magazines, and eyeglasses. If you still have cluttered tabletops, then check out these 7 genius ideas to declutter flat surfaces (and keep them that way.)

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Jamie Novak
Jamie is a cleaning and organizing expert with more than 20 years of experience. When she's not on deadline, you can find her searching for the mango slicer that mysteriously disappeared from her kitchen utensil drawer. The author of Keep This Toss That: the practical guide to tidying up she covers cleaning and organizing for