A big part of being organized is respecting the limits of our space. Whether we live in a 12,000sf home or a 600sf apartment, the smart use of space is part of living well. Check out these great products that either do double-duty or use space so efficiently you’ll hardly know they’re there. (Note: we are not compensated in any way for mentioning these products!).Above-Edge-Inc.-Ironing-Board-and-Step-Ladder-Combo-AEIB-6D

This Above Edge Ironing Board and Stepladder serves double-duty whether you are smoothing out the wrinkles or changing a light bulb. It weighs in at 15 pounds and comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

It might sound elaborate to have your own home gift-wrapping station, but what if it folded up into a simple square on the wall? This Gift Wrap Station does just that. It unfolds when you need it, and keeps your wrapping paper and supplies in good shape for when you need them most. If it can save you one mad dash for wrapping paper, scissors, tape, and ribbons as you head out the door to another birthday party, or ease frustration during the holidays, it will be worth it.  An additional bonus: when closed, the front of the box is a chalkboard.

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Finally, while it’s not a new idea, lots of coffee tables (or, if you prefer, “cocktail tables”) do double duty as storage that hides in plain sight. Keep magazines, remotes, DVD’s, Cuban cigars, or anything that suits your needs inside the table that graces your space. This one is from West Elm, but keep your eyes open and you’ll see them elsewhere, too.

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We love any chance to save space without feeling crowded or losing efficiency. What space-saving products make your life easier?