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A fun fact about me is that I just moved in with my boyfriend and, while our budget certainly expanded when combining our two incomes, it by no means amounted to enough for the massive apartment of my dreams. So I’ve been scouring the internet for every single space-saving hack out there—and that search invariably led me to Amazon and their very good deals for Amazon Prime Day. Meet: The best small apartment essentials on Amazon, all of which are majorly discounted right now.
This list includes every single thing you need to make your small space feel like home: Chic, machine-washable rugs! Vacuums that take up as little space as humanly possible in your only closet! Smart (small) speakers that will make you feel like you’re living in the future! With lightning-fast shipping and can’t-be-beaten prices, Amazon’s annual Prime Day Sale—happening July 11 and 12—is the place to go to buy all of the name-brand items you’ve been secretly saving on Pinterest and Instagram ever since you moved in.
Keep scrolling to see and shop all of the deals. I’ve broken them down by price so you can skip around to find pieces that fit within your budget. Prepare to fall in love with your space all over again—I guarantee it.
When Does Prime Day End?
- Amazon Prime Days will end on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:59 PM PDT.
This chic set of three storage bins makes easy work of exposed storage. They match your quiet luxury home aesthetic while hiding any and all of your essentials—for just $33.
Customer Review: "Great for storing a variety of things. I have these on a bookshelf and they fit perfectly. The handles make them easy to move around, like when picking up dog toys. I’m going to get another set for my closet shelves." — Amazon
What’s there to be said about this Dyson air purifier that hasn’t already been said? It makes cleaner air a breeze (excuse the pun) thanks to the fact that it automatically senses when the air needs to be cleaned and does it for you. It both cleans and cools the air, making it great for summer days. Oh—and it’s on sale for way less right now, which hardly ever happens.
Let's get personal for a second, shall we? This bidet is one of the best self-care-y things you can buy on Amazon this year during the Prime Day sale. It has nearly 1,000 five-star reviews because it gives you the cleanest-ever feeling without having to invest in a separate bidet. It has a temperature-controlled flow and is made from 100 percent bamboo.
Customer Review: "Fairly easy to install even connecting the hot water. Controls are smooth and functional, seems well made and assembled." — Amazon
"This is the product that made me fall in love with Yamazaki Home. It's slim (just 5.1 inches wide!) making it great for fitting into small bathrooms, kitchens, or living rooms. It's also on wheels, making it great for those of us who move either around a lot or are constantly re-arranging our spaces. I have never used a more functional piece of home decor, bar none—just click the "Apply 15% Off Coupon" button to get the discount." — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor
Customer Review: "This little cart fit perfectly between the gap in my fridge and the surround. It's a sturdy metal so it won't buckle or bow under the weight of your pantry items. I used it to store all of my spices and it works perfectly, and fit everything I needed it to fit.
Came pre-assembled, all you needed to do is pop on the wheels, and it comes with the tool you need to do that. You just need to make sure you have all of the wheels parallel to each other or your cart won't roll in and out of your gaps smoothly.
Although this cart is a bit priceyer than similar ones available, it has all metal construction, and a nice crisp look with a sturdy handle. Highly recommended for tight space storage." — Amazon
Chic laundry hampers are hard to come by. This gray basket holds 29 gallons of clothing and is collapsable for when you're in-between loads. The liner is also removable so you don't have to lug an entire basket down to your laundry room and back again.
Customer Review: "I bought 2 of these and wasn’t disappointed. Looks beautiful and holds a good amount of clothes. It is super easy to assemble." — Amazon
If you’re a book collector (hoarder) like me, finding a cute way to display them is a challenge in a smaller space. This bookshelf turns your books into an art piece. It’s available in a few colors, but the white option is great because it’ll blend in with the rest of your apartment—your books will look like they’re literally floating.
Customer Review: “A bit of work to build however absolutely worth every minute. Beautiful, unique and sturdy. I’ve gotten compliments from everyone who has seen it. And I haven’t pointed it out. People just really like it. Happy with this piece.” – Amazon
I think I speak for all of us when I say that vacuuming is my least-favorite household chore. Luckily, this vacuum-and-mop combo from Dreametech has *literally* changed my mind about all of that. It's equipped with a fully-automated cleaning service that includes dusting, moping (and drying!). Plus, it mixes its own solution so you don't have to. The dust bag holds up to 2 months of storage, so say goodbye to worrying about changing it after every use. It has 3D navigation that stops it from bumping into everything in your house, too.
“Having minimal kitchen storage means that you have to be smart when shopping for appliances. This immersion blender from KitchenAid saved me when I lived in a studio apartment that had a kitchen with only six inches of counter space—it’s lightweight, has a super-long cable in case your outlets are in less-than-ideal locations, and is easy to clean and store. It does the work of a traditional blender when it comes to finishing soups and sauces. I would buy it over and over again.” — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor
Customer Review: “Powerful and it does the job. Makes getting the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables easy - just toss them in a smoothie! And cleanup is so much faster and easier than breaking down a regular blender and cleaning it. You could do milkshakes with this. And some fun cocktails too! Can't wait to try it on things like homemade mayonnaise and tomato soup. Mine doesn't seem to have the variable speeds but that's OK - one speed does it all.” — Amazon
If you're looking for a great hands-free vacuum that cost less than $500 before Amazon's massive sale, this one is for you. It's compatible with Alexa, so it's the ultimate hands-free and affordable cleaning experience. It also auto-empties to give you 45 days of home cleaning, so it's like your own personal cleaning service. LiDAR laser navigation also guarantees that it won't bump into your bed or get stuck under your dresser.
Small spaces mean that every bit of storage matters. This storage bench is great for hiding the shoes you wear most commonly and hiding clutter in your entryway. With nearly 6,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, it’s beloved for its small size and ease to build.
Customer Review: “I love this unit ! So easy to setup, about 3 minutes. It is well made and very sturdy too ! I'm using to store various items for space and it holds quite alot ! It is well constructed and looks good too ! Highly recommend this for anyone that needs a place for storage of literally anything!!”
"I have this shoe rack in black, but this white one is better for my current space. It's super thin, which makes it a great option if you live in a space with a slim entryway—or if you have a lot of shoes. I've found that I can fit upwards of 15 pairs on this rack, so it really is small but mighty." — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor
Customer Review: "After months of looking for shoe storage options for my entryway, I decided to splurge on this Yamazaki shoe rack. I love other Yamasaki products and Japanese design is great for small spaces. This shoe rack was incredibly easy to assemble. I used an electric screwdriver, which greatly sped up the assembly process. The screws are nice and tight, and my rack is fairly sturdy. I would not describe as "wobbly" as other reviewers have mentioned. A smaller screwdriver to attach the top wooden shelf is recommended (I had to angle my screwdriver from above).
The width spacing of the bars are good for my women's size 7 shoes, but also fit my boyfriends's larger shoes. On each level, I can comfortably display 3 pairs of sneakers, or squeeze 4 pairs of sandals. I like the wooden top shelf for decor or additional storage. The wooden top makes it easy to dress the space up and add a piece of art above it." — Amazon
Small spacing hacks are all about finding products and appliances that do more than one thing. This coffee maker from Hamilton Beach does seven. It can make hot or iced beverages in a snap while taking up minimal space on your counter or in your cabinets, and it's on sale for $46.
Small apartments make for small (or no) cabinets in the kitchen. Make sure that your cookware is small—and cute enough—to have on display in a pinch. This set from Caraway comes in six cute colors and is designed with smaller spaces in mind. They’re lightweight with smaller handles but are still free of all the bad stuff that you don’t want ending up in your food, like PTFE. Plus, they can go in your oven up to 550 degrees!
Customer Review: “These are now my go-to pot and pan. The small pan is great for eggs, with or without butter. I actually like the eggs better with just a bit of butter. Another reviewer mentioned the handle rivets are not non-stick. True, but tilt the pan a bit and let that small bit of butter or oil coat them and it is not an issue. If you are not using butter or oil a bit of care and some soaking takes care of it. Another reviewer complained the outer bottom of the pan scratching if dragged across the stove top grate- I have been careful and not had an issue.” — Amazon
I prefer to keep my apartment as hands-free as possible, so this new smart speaker is a must-buy. It’s on sale for nearly half-off right now (for just $23!) and has all the features you know and love from previous Echo iterations plus a few more new ones. It shoes you the time at a glance, has better sound quality, and has the power to control the rest of your smart home devices around your apartment.
Customer Review: “I've had all of the previous echo dots and this one is noticeably better. I really love the clock display and it does so much more than that. It displays the artist and song name when listening to music and the temperature when you ask about the weather. Also when listening to an audio book it will display the chapter and how many minutes it has remaining for that chapter. Very nice! Besides that, I also notice it is more responsive to my voice than ever before and the sound quality is great! I have a few smart lamps in my room and Alexa controls them so easily with me just asking what I want them to do. These are great and I really love my new echo dot!”
Upgrade your at-home cooking experience with this COSORI air fryer. It weighs less than five pounds and has a two-quart capacity, making it ideal for single-serving meals. It’s also designed to use less oil and be quieter than other models on the market. This option also has over 1,600 five-star reviews on Amazon, and those don’t lie. Reviewers love it because it’s small and easy to clean.
Customer Review: “This is my first air fryer, and I love it!!! It is well made, doesn't take up counter space, easy to clean, cute, and cooks all my favorites deliciously. I've cooked wingettes, thighs, lamb chops, country ribs, burgers, fries, and veggies. I just love this air fryer. I highly recommend.” — Amazon
If there’s one thing to know about living in a small space, it’s this: you’re going to have to (probably) store your plates on some kind of exposed shelf. So, make sure that they look cute. This dish set from Villeroy & Boch (my mom’s favorite, tried-and-true dishware brand) are chic enough to display. Plus, the black colorway means that it will hide any scratches or staining that pops up over time.
Customer Review: “This is a new addition to my V&B manufacture rock collection and I absolutely love it. Such an unique design looking forwarding to eating my AM scones from it!” — Amazon
Dividers like this one are a great way to break up the space in your apartment into mini rooms. It makes quick work of hiding your bed if you live in a studio, or you can use it to section off the messiest portion of the room if you’re having guests over or to hide the rest of your apartment while you’re on a Zoom call. This one is also neutral-toned, so it will fit with tons of different decor styles.
Customer Review: “Great product and allows very little visibility between the panels. Needed this because I work at home and am on Zoom calls frequently.” — Amazon
Smaller spaces mean that every single design element counts. Rugs are a great way to pack a major punch by buying one piece. Ruggable—the machine-washable rug brand that's gone viral in recent years—is currently offering tons of deals on their best-selling rugs right now for Prime Day. This one is less than $150 right now, for instance.
Customer Review: "Carpet color stayed vibrant! I air-dry the rug, and I have no issues getting it to lay perfectly again after a wash. Love it! Worth the money in my opinion." – Amazon
This expandable rack is made for the kitchen but I have a few that I use all around the house. I've had one for three years and it's held up after my constantly using it to store everything from spices to my marble mortar and pestle.
This rolling cart has almost 6,000 five-star reviews and it's on sale for just $35 right now in the sale. Reviewers love it because it's easy to put together and comes with its own set of tools so you don't need to buy your own. It comes in six colors like this teal and a baby pink, and has a cutting board on top to save you counter space.
Customer Review: "I love this! It has helped me in the bathroom. I add on the top personal items I dont want anyone to see. The second shelf I use for wipes and a towel. The third shelf I use for toilet paper, and sprays. I love that it has wheels and I can easily access all these items in one place. Plus it looks nice too." — Amazon
I love when cult-favorite pieces go on major sale. These packing cubes are now 40 percent off in the sale and have racked up more than 8,000 five-star reviews. Ideal for moving or for keeping your out-of-season pieces out of eyesight, these collapsible storage are the unsung hero of small spaces everywhere. Shop them for just over $20.
Customer Review: "I've been storing clothing in vacuum seal bags under my bed but I noticed that after about a year or so, all of them except one dried up and cracked in several places. Purchased these as an alternative and they're working out so much better! They seem to take up less room under my bed, and they cant dry up and crack. At first, them seemed to flimsy, but once you start to fill them up they hold their shape really well." — Amazon
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Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.
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