Skip to main content

On the Coast Magazine

Sponsored Content

Savvy Storage Advice for Renters

06/15/2015 03:51AM ● Published by Family Features

Just because you don't own your home or have a permanent abode, does not mean you can't be neat and organized in the place you currently hang your hat.

"Even if you are not able to drill holes in the walls, even if you are always on the move and prefer not to invest in costly storage solutions, there are still plenty of portable and attractive options for you," said professional organizer Lorie Marrero. "Find those that work best for your needs and can be as portable as you are."

Creative closet space

Some of the most frustrating things about renting can be the lack of storage space and the inability to install permanent fixtures in closets. Typically equipped with one rod and a top shelf, rental closets don't provide the best configurations for maximizing the available area.

You can make the most of those limited resources with a system such as ClosetMaid's brand-new Closet Maximizer. This tool-free system securely clips to an existing wire or wood hang rod, but easily detaches if the need arises. The functional modern design features laminate shelves with a double-hang rod, and storage accessories like fabric bins and hanging organizers. The system is affordable and available in three finishes (white, dark cherry and chocolate), and the adjustable, double-hang rod can be positioned on either side to customize the space.

Hidden in plain view

Attractive, colorful storage pieces can enhance existing decor and brighten up the lackluster neutral walls found in most rentals. Anyone living in an apartment or smaller quarters knows that storage needs to not only look good, but also be completely functional. 

Add style to spruce up your living space while containing clutter with Decorative Storage products from ClosetMaid. Available in three, six and nine cube designs, they are available in three finishes to blend with any interior and help take organization to the next level. Coordinating fabric bins in various shades ensure pops of color will complement any existing palate.

Ready access for everyday items

Create a system to keep your place tidy. A drop zone, whether in your entryway, kitchen or living area, is a good designated place to keep your mail, keys, shoes, bags or whatever you always need, readily available.  

A small bench by the door for a briefcase or a colorful coat tree for hanging outerwear are good options to keep belongings off the floor. Once you've gotten your system down, be vigilant about sticking to the plan.

With the right products and a little creative thinking, adding moveable, functional, attractive and affordable storage can be quite simple for any renter. Take charge of your space and get organized so you can feel better about where you call home.

For more renter-friendly tips for getting organized, visit ClosetMaid.com, StorganizationBlog.com or call 1-800-874-0008.

Sponsored by ClosetMaid

Subscribe to On the Coast Magazine's Free Newsletter for regular updates!
Family Features
  • Receipts & Rewards

    09/23/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Get rewarded for shopping! Spend $350 or more at the following stores and receive a complimentary...


  • Receipts & Rewards

    09/24/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Get rewarded for shopping! Spend $350 or more at the following stores and receive a complimentary...


  • Jamah Terry

    09/24/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    Sunday nights means the soothing tones of Jamah Terry's Soul music will come drifting from the sp...


  • Al's Beach Club Industry Night

    09/24/2017
    10:00PM — 11:55PM

    Sunday late night means Al's Beach Club & Burger Bar opens its doors wide for Industry Night with...


  • Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida has a HUGE need for gift cards AND Food For Thought Outreach Inc...


  • Receipts & Rewards

    09/26/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Get rewarded for shopping! Spend $350 or more at the following stores and receive a complimentary...


  • Blake Brock

    09/26/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    A true variety musician, Blake Brock plays everything from blues and rock to Americana, folk, and...


  • Al's Beach Club Game Night

    09/26/2017
    10:00PM — 11:55PM

    Every Tuesday is Game Night at Al's Beach Club & Burger Bar featuring giant beer pong, limbo, hul...


  • Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida has a HUGE need for gift cards AND Food For Thought Outreach Inc...


  • Receipts & Rewards

    09/27/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Get rewarded for shopping! Spend $350 or more at the following stores and receive a complimentary...


  • Three Bean Soup

    09/27/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    Father-daughter group Three Bean Soup puts on a kid-friendly interactive show each Wednesday even...


  • $1 Skate!

    09/27/2017
    05:30PM — 08:30PM

    Every Wednesday at Fort Sk8 Family Fun Center is $1 night! Come roll with your friends for only $...


Facebook
This Month's Issue:

 


 


Want more? Like us on FaceBook to keep updated with local events, activities, stories and more! On the Coast Magazine