With still life, your subject or camera isn't exactly moving. IMHO, I prefer regular hot lights for this. Strobes are a bit of work to deal with so I only really bother when I need an effect only strobes can do. In a limited space hot lights can be even better. Set them, set a slow shutter, use cable release. But try to get a compact high power strobe. It will be very expensive, but will take little space and have a high output for its size.