When you live in a small home or apartment, it might seem like there’s never enough space for everything you need (and want). Usually, whenever you’re shopping for something new, you have to carefully consider where you’ll put it or what you’ll get rid of to make room for it. But there are actually many furniture and storage items that maximize space and have more than one use, so you don’t even have to think twice about whether they’ll work in your small home.
One place that has tons of these multifunctional, space-saving finds is Walmart. You might normally have to do some digging, but we rounded up all of the best items we could find for small homes right here. From a coffee table that has a hidden storage area to an over-the-sink drying rack that takes up zero counter space, these affordable finds from Walmart will make living in your small space so much easier.
This multifunctional coffee table might be the easiest way to hide all of the clutter that normally piles up on the surface. The tabletop lifts up to the perfect height for eating and working, and it reveals storage space to stash things like magazines and remotes.
A corner shelf can transform typically unused space into a display-worthy area to showcase picture frames, books, and plants. It’ll fit into nearly any nook in your home so you can take advantage of the vertical storage space. Bonus: No tools are required to assemble it.
If you’re short on cabinets, try adding an under-shelf basket to nearly double your storage space. It can hold bread, snacks, and other pantry items in your kitchen, but some shoppers also use it to store extra supplies (like soap, toothbrushes, and cotton balls) in their linen closet.
At under $50, this best-selling storage ottoman is a super affordable way to maximize space in your living room. Besides functioning as a footrest while you’re watching TV, the faux-leather piece has plenty of space inside to hold extra throw blankets, books, and board games.
You can turn any room into a home office with this portable laptop desk. You can easily adjust the height depending on where you’re sitting—lower if you’re on the couch or higher when you’re on the bed, for example. Customers say the cart is super sturdy and that it moves around easily thanks to its four wheels.
Kitchen counters can be virtually nonexistent in small apartments and studios, but you can instantly change that with this genius rolling cart that looks like a stylish island. The flat surface will come in handy while meal prepping, and the added storage space (it has a real drawer, towel bar, spice rack, and two cabinets) makes it the perfect bar cart or portable pantry.
This clever dish-drying rack hangs directly over the sink so that it doesn’t take up valuable counter space. When you’re done washing dishes, place it over the sink where it can fit up to nine plates and a handful of utensils. It has extendable arms so it can securely fit onto most sinks, and it’s made of rust-proof aluminum.
Another way to take advantage of vertical space is with floating shelves. They require zero floor space, but they’re functional and chic. You can display keepsake items on them or use them as extra storage—one shopper said they’re perfect for holding extra beauty products near their vanity.
If you’re missing a closet in your bedroom, this rustic wardrobe rack might make it a bit less inconvenient. It has two stacked rods to hang clothes and four wooden shelves for shoes, bags, and other accessories.