Scene from The Social

Sharing Space Saving products with Traci Melchor and Melissa Grelo


In my recent segment on CTV’s The Social, I had fun sharing several new and innovative products that save you space.  From small condo’s to storage sparse older homes, a lot of us are struggling to create homes for things.  Here are four things to keep in mind when shopping for new items:

1. Compact

Look for items that compress, fold down or squish (thanks to silicone!) into a flatter shape. This has long applied to laundry drying racks and chairs, but now you can find these features in kitchen tools such as colanders, graters and whisks.


2. Stack

Taking advantage of vertical space is one of the best ways to maximize storage space. Look for items that nest inside each other or are designed to stack on top of each other.


3. Multi-task

Pieces that perform more than one task are becoming more and more popular. Coffee tables that lift and expand into dining tables. Beds that fold away to reveal a desk, and as show in the segment, an ottoman that explodes into seating for 5.


4. Inspire

As William Morris, the famous British textile designer and poet said,

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

If you can find beauty in every day items, you can confidently leave them on display as sculptural, colourful, inspirational elements.

What space-saving products do you swear by?  Love to hear!

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