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Must-have items for your small space

These products will help you make the most of your shoebox-size apartment.

 (Photograph: Katrina Domin)
Photograph: Katrina Domin

NORDEN Gateleg table, $179 at IKEA (two area locations)
Both of this table�s leaves drop down, and the drawers could hold silverware, napkins�anything! Plus, birch is easy to paint over.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of stacksandstacks.com)
Photograph: Courtesy of stacksandstacks.com

Rolling pantry, $100 at stacksandstacks.com
Make up for a lack of kitchen cabinets with this rolling pantry that features six roomy shelves that can hold all your dry and packaged goods.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of CB2)
Photograph: Courtesy of CB2

Flex orange sleeper sofa, $999 at CB2(800 W North Ave, 312-787-8329)
If your studio apartment doesn�t offer enough room for a bed and a sofa, get this convertible couch. It�s chic and, more important, actually comfortable.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of CB2)
Photograph: Courtesy of CB2

White file file, $25 at CB2(800 W North Ave, 312-787-8329)
Take the clutter off your coffee table and store magazines in these hanging file holders. They�re great for holding mail, too.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Materious)
Photograph: Courtesy of Materious

Cubby, $22, available soon at materious.com
Local design company materious successfully turned to Kickstarter to get these coat hook/storage units made.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of CB2)
Photograph: Courtesy of CB2

Peekaboo clear nesting tables, $199 for a set of three at CB2(800 W North Ave, 312-787-8329)
Here�s a decorating tip: Clear pieces give the illusion of taking up less space.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters)
Photograph: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Over-the-door vanity station, $89 at urbanoutfitters.com
You don�t need a big area to primp for the day. Hang this station over the bedroom or bathroom door and it�ll instantly become part of your beauty routine.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Allmodern.com)
Photograph: Courtesy of Allmodern.com

Vitra Uten.Silo II small wall organizer, $385 at allmodern.com
No storage in the bathroom? No problem. High-end Swiss manufacturer Vitra turns your toiletries into a sleek art collage with this hanging organizer. It could also work for office supplies or kitchen utensils.

 (Photograph: Magnus Olsson)
Photograph: Magnus Olsson

ALVE laptop table, $70 at IKEA (two area locations)
This small table features a storage space for your laptop that can be unfolded for a little extra work room.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of the Container Store)
Photograph: Courtesy of the Container Store

Driftwood and platinum elfa office in a closet, $232 DIY, $412 with installation (sale prices $174, $354 through October 14) at Container Store(908 W North Ave, 312-654-8450)
Transform a closet into a cool little work station complete with ample writing surface and storage.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of the Container Store)
Photograph: Courtesy of the Container Store

Shoe space saver, $6 at Container Store(908 W North Ave, 312-654-8450)
Sold in a package of two, these shoe storage items holds a pair of kicks in the same space that holds a single shoe.