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Renters, whether on a long-term or short-term tenancy, have to think more carefully about their storage than homeowners.
When weighing up practical storage ideas as someone renting, remember to bear in mind that it’s perfectly plausible you won’t be living in this place in a few years’ time, and it may not be your forever home.
Here at Now Storage, we believe there’s always a way around your storage dilemmas. Here are some handy storage hacks for renters.
Food tins, plastic shampoo bottles, and cardboard boxes can make excellent containers for things like stationary, toothbrushes, and even plant pots! Repurposing and reusing is a clever tip for storing away small everyday items. It’s a cheap solution, and it helps the planet too since you’ll be wasting fewer materials.
Does your rental property lack wardrobe space? Perhaps you’re a shopaholic always buying new clothes? Ask your landlord if they give you permission to put up freestanding wardrobes that can be dismantled and removed when your tenancy is up. The worst that can happen is they say no.
Got difficulty having somewhere to store your coats and jackets? Get yourself solid adhesive removable hooks that you can take off when you leave the property and go onto pastures new. They are pretty reliable and shouldn’t let you down!
Vacuum-sealed clothes bags aren’t just helpful for when you go travelling. You can also use them to store your spare clothes when renting a place. This is a space-saving clothes storage solution. You can be savvy with it and get into a routine of rotating the items of clothing you put in the vacuum-sealed bags.
Don’t be scared of monsters under the bed. In fact, we suggest using this space as storage! Whether you have in-built under-bed drawers, or just a gap beneath the bed where plastic containers could fit nicely, make the most of using your under-bed space as storage while renting.
On a budget? With a little DIY inspiration and a few YouTube tutorials, you can make sturdy makeshift bookshelves with some pieces of plywood and a drill. No need to nail anything into the walls of your rental property and you can take it along with you when you’re tenancy’s up!
Are you big into cycling or have any other types of sports equipment that will take up a lot of space at home? Perhaps you’ve just bought your dream bike but your rental property is too small to store it safely. Our last of our storage hacks for renters is hiring a secure self storage unit space could really help you out.
At Now Storage, we have self storage units in a variety of different sizes ideal for renters. Thanks to our state-of-the-art security monitoring system in place at Now Storage, you can relax in the knowledge that your belongings will be safe and sound with us.
Interested in renting a self storage unit here at Now Storage? Find out more information on our website and get in touch today by telephoning our head office on 0333 251 4925 or sending us a message.