Knowing what you need for your apartment can be tricky. Sometimes we purchase things that take up too much space or that we end up not using. When it comes to getting the right things that you’re definitely going to use, these unique products are sure to deliver. Here are 5 life-saving things you never knew you needed for your apartment.

Text by Nicole Anderson

Door Security Bar

A door security bar is a must have for apartment living. This is an easy tool for anybody. A majority of apartments don’t have any sort of alarm system, so this is the perfect purchase. Most door security bars work on both sliding and hinged doors. After purchasing this helpful invention, just install it to fit your door to add an extra level of protection against potential home invaders. 

Couch Arm Wrap

Since some apartments can be cramped, it is important to save space where you can. This couch arm wrap will eliminate the need for side tables in your living room. Put this invention on the arm of your couch to set your drink or book on. You can purchase one to fit the style of your apartment. Even better, you can move your arm wrap to wherever you want to sit or remove it completely whenever you want. 

Small cabinet-top spice rack.
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Spice Rack

Spices can take up a lot of cabinet space. To eliminate this issue, invest in a spice rack. These can be placed on a countertop or inside the cabinet itself. By doing this, you can save space while also organizing. There are different styles of racks you can buy. Rotating spice racks are perfect for display. If you’re looking to keep them hidden, invest in a multi-level rack to place in your cabinet.

Shoe Ottoman

Shoes can become a hassle to organize, especially when there is not much room to do so. A shoe ottoman is the best of both worlds. It gives you a place to put your shoes, while also giving you a stylish place to rest your feet when the day is over. Ottomans come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The best part about this one is that you don’t have to find a place to store it because you can just set it in the floor space or at the foot of your bed.

Man sits in chair with feet propped up up on ottoman.
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Collapsible Laundry Basket

Whether your apartment has a laundry room or not, this is something everyone can use. This collapsible laundry basket works like a regular basket, but when you’re done it folds to fit into a smaller space. This necessity is better suited for apartment living than a regular laundry basket. It saves space in the easiest way possible while also giving you a way to transport your laundry.