6 Space-Saving Household Items

These handy tools will free up some square footage and have you wondering how you ever survived without them.


Wally Broom


With a squeegee to tackle wet messes and bristles for dry ones, you’ll never have cry over spilled milk (or cereal) again.

To buy: $30, wallybroom.com.

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This kitchen tool is a jack of all trades—the flat squeegee tip and flexible sides can withstand temperatures up to 500°F, it has teaspoon and tablespoon measurements, and is designed so the head won’t sit flat on your surface.

To buy: $12, dreamfarm.com.

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Storage Ottoman


Storage hidden in plain sight. Kick back and put your feet up on this tufted linen piece and store off season blankets, pillows, and even toys within the hidden compartment below.

To buy: $80, target.com.

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Dry Erase Boards


This super chic dry-erase board is also magnetic; you can leave personalized messages for loved ones and also hang up invitations, schedules, and emergency contacts all in the same place.

To buy: from $35, threebythree.com.

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Bruno Vacuum Trash Can


Sweep dust and debris up to the garbage can and never deal with it again thanks to the vacuum at the base of this smart can. You can even set up push notifications to remind you to take out the garbage on trash day and alert you when you’re low on liners.

To buy: From $129, brunosmartcan.com.

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Whisk & Spatula


Don’t soil more utensils than you have to. This compact kitchen tool can whisk your eggs or batter and then ensure that you get every last drop into the pan with the help of the spatula side.

To buy: $6, amazon.com.

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