Running out of space at home? Balqis Lim lists some great space-saving gadgets

USB BED LIFT

Utilise the wasted space underneath your bed with this Studio 3B 4-Piece USB Bed Lift Set. It will easily raise your bed a few centimetres to provide you with some storage space. One lift features twin 110-volt 15-amp grounded power outlets and twin USB 5-volt DC outlets with charging light for convenient charging of handheld devices. Price: RM138.02 at Bedbathandbeyond.com


BREAKFAST STATION

Swap three appliances for one with the Nostalgia 3-in-1 Breakfast Station. This multi-function appliance can prepare all your favourite foods. Cook sausages on the griddle while simultaneously toasting buns in the oven and brewing coffee at the same time. Price: US$63.74

at Amazon.com


SKY PLANTER

Love greens but no space for a garden? Well, plant them in the sky! Defying gravity, the unique upside-down planter encourages abundant greenery at home without sacrificing floor space. The Boskke Sky Planter’s unique reservoir feeds water gradually to the plant’s roots. As there is no excess water to drain away, they can be used indoors. Price: US$19.98 at Amazon.com


SMART LAMP

Most devices need to be charged with a USB cable. Chances are you have used up all the ports in your computer or the multiple outlets to charge your devices. This Jelly Comb desk/bedside lamp takes care of all those problems. The lamp can be controlled by a simple hand touch. There are three levels in brightness and it can charge up to six devices simultaneously. Price: US$23.99 (RM103) at Amazon.com


UNDER-COUNTER COFFEEMAKER

If you have no space for a coffeemaker in the kitchen, then the Black+Decker’s SpaceMaker Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemaker may be just the thing. It mounts under cabinets to free countertops of clutter and generously brews up to 12 cups of coffee. Perfect for apartments and office nooks where space is limited. Price: US$78.30 at Amazon.com


HANDHELD STEAMER

PurSteam makes it easy to get your clothes crisp and wrinkle-free for work, play or special occasions. It also helps to remove stains in upholstery and other household items. The unit’s temperature-controlled steam is powerful enough to tackle tough fabrics like linen, yet safe enough to use on delicate nylon blends. Price: US$21.99 at Amazon.com


CINEMA IN A BOX

Who needs a television if you have a smartphone with Internet access? Sit back and pop the Smartphone Projector 2.0 on to enjoy movie in a cinema-like ambience. Made from cardboard, the projector is light, compact and magnifies your phone’s screen up to eight times. It features adjustable focus and fits plus-sized smartphones too. Price: US$13.99 at Amazon.com


PORTABLE GRILL

Do you like barbecue but do not have the space to set up a griller? The X-Grill is a folding portable charcoal BBQ grill with a slim-line design. Compact and easy to assemble, the X-Grill provides a grilling surface of 1,312 sq cm. Just clean and fold it back after use. Price: US$49.99 at Amazon.com

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