No matter how organized you are, living in a small space poses its challenges. For starters, there isn’t as much room for arranging your things. You’re forced to give up the conveniences of appliances (like your dishwasher or coffee machine) and live a minimalist lifestyle.
Fortunately, times have changed. Smaller appliances are now available thanks to advances in modern technology and the growing popularity of tiny houses. But if you’re unsure what to get to make your limited living space still functional, check out these cool gadgets that will perfectly fit in your humble abode.
1. Handheld Cordless Vacuum
The one perk of living in a tiny house? There is a smaller area for you to clean. But this isn’t to say that cleaning supplies don’t deserve a spot in your home. After all, you still need to deal with dirt, especially when guests come over.
That said, it’s practical to have cleaning tools that don’t take up too much space in your living room, such as a compact handheld cordless vacuum. These mini vacuums can’t thoroughly clean your home like full-size ones, but they are pretty effective for quickly removing crumbs from countertops and pet hair from your couch.
The best handheld vacuums feature powerful batteries that can pick up more debris and operate longer. Other innovations across models include washable filters, various attachments, easy-to-empty dirt bins, and wall-mounted designs for flexible storage.
When you’re working in a compact kitchen, it makes more sense to have fewer kitchen appliances to save countertop space. That’s why having a multicooker is a must.
With a multicooker, you can simmer, roast, pressure cook, and boil all within the same device. Newer models even come with additional functionality, from air frying to yogurt making. This makes it easier for you to prepare a slew of healthy meals, such as steamed veggies, oatmeal, dumplings, and yogurt.
The best part is that you don’t have to worry about burning your meal. All you have to do is add the ingredients to the multicooker, press the relevant button, and sit back while the device takes care of the rest.
3. Portable Coffee Maker
Don’t want to use your valuable counter space for a full-sized coffee machine but can’t function right without a kick of caffeine? Get yourself a portable coffee maker instead.
This ingenious product can get your cup of joe ready with just a touch of a button. It doesn’t take up a lot of room and can easily be tucked away in a drawer. You can even carry it with you to bed, your home office, or pretty much everywhere. Just pop it in your bag and make yourself a fancy cup of coffee even on the road.
4. Handheld Steamer
A handheld steamer is an ideal solution for people who often attend business meetings but don’t have the space to set up a full-sized ironing station. It is designed to quickly straighten clothes on the hanger without the need for that bulky ironing board, making it a great way to keep your clothes fresh and wrinkle-free.
When it comes to garments made of delicate fabrics like suit jackets and silk blouses, a handheld steamer is a definite perk. And since it’s so portable and light, you can easily use it around the house to freshen pillow shams, draperies, and more.
5. Smart Display
It’s nice to have a good cookbook lying around the kitchen, especially since it isn’t practical to watch YouTube tutorials while cooking (you don’t want to repeatedly touch your phone with your messy hands). However, cookbooks tend to take up precious counter space that could’ve been used for other important kitchen appliances.
This is where a smart display becomes handy. In addition to answering basically anything you ask, this nifty device can walk you through a recipe hands-free. All you need to do is say some voice commands, and it will tell you exactly what you need to do to prepare your favorite baked salmon dish.
Smart displays also serve as a great alternative to traditional picture frames as they can display photos for you as well. You won’t have to crowd your space with 20 frames just to fit your entire family.
6. Portable Blender
Breakfast smoothies don’t have to be a thing of the past just because you have a small kitchen. In cases like this, a portable blender is a lifesaver. This compact device will not only save you cupboard space, but it will also save you time as it is designed for grab-and-go blending.
It is also easier and faster to use, thanks to its single speed and one-button operation. And while a portable blender may not be as powerful as a full-sized one, it can still whip up a cup of protein shake that is just as tasty.
For many book fans, nothing can replace the scent of fresh ink on paper. But it’s no secret that books can take up a lot of space in your tiny home, especially if you’re one of those who love to collect them. With portable e-readers, you will never have to worry about running out of room for your new books again.
Like having a digital library of all your favorite reads, this clever gadget lets you carry and access millions of books in one place. Best of all, it takes up less space than a paperback.
If you don’t enjoy reading from a screen, you’ll be happy to know that some e-reader models come with a glare-free display that looks like paper. You’ll get the same experience as if you were reading a physical book, even under direct sunlight.
8. Portable Projector
So you want to watch movies and TV shows on something bigger than your phone but don’t have enough room to house a big TV? What you need is a portable projector.
This device comes in compact form factors that be readily converted into large-scale entertainment. It works well with massive screens that be folded or rolled out of the way after use, versus TVs that occupy precious space in your little studio even when turned off.
The best part is that you can find portable projectors with surround-sound speakers and headphone jacks. This makes them perfect for solo binge-watchers and movie fans who want to arrange movie nights with friends or family.
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As far as electronic purchases go, it’s true that the best things come in small packages. After all, you have space constraints to consider, especially in tiny houses where every square foot counts.
Just remember to choose wisely when buying the appliances for your limited living space. You don’t always need to buy every sort of gadget to get by.
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About The Author
Marinel Sigue (26 Articles Published)
Marinel is an Electronics Engineer whose first love is writing. She has been freelance writing since 2018 and has worked closely with GineersNow, an online magazine for the engineering community. She is obsessed with anything pink and wastes her free time finding new home tech to buy or meditating with her crystals.