Hi! I’m Jamie, I blog over at C.R.A.F.T. and I’ve lived in numerous rentals, most recently this south Florida apartment, we called Sunny. I’m here to tell you, you can make your rental cute and organized, and get this… you can do it on a budget. True story! I’m doing a 3 part series for ForRent.com to share my super simple solutions to make your rental apartment/ house an organized, oh so pretty space for you to call home.
Today, we’re tackling the bathroom by sprucing up your counter clutter, finding a pretty place for those q-tips, and organizing the jewels! In a rental, the trick is to do things that you can take with you and use again, even after you leave.
Tip 1. Glass vases: I’m sure you have a few of these lingering in back of one of your kitchen cabinets. Grab 3, preferably of varying sizes, and add cotton balls, q-tips, and hair brushes. Set the vases on your counter or on a shelf above your toilet. Voila. Instant cuteness.
Tip 2. Perfume on a tray: In my 28 years I’ve learned a few things, and one of them is: If it’s not in front of my face, I forget about it and don’t use/ do it. This takes me to tip numero dos, don’t hide your perfume or jewelry for that matter. Perfume is expensive and those bottles are pretty. Take a little trip to the thrift store or raid you mama’s china cabinet and
steal borrow a silver tray. Collect your perfume bottles from under the sink and set them all out on your tray. I like to stick my deodorant on that tray too. Place your tray on your dresser and admire. You can thank me later, ha!
Tip 3. Medicine cabinet: Obviously everyone does not have a medicine cabinet in their rental, but if you do, please utilize that sucker! Now, I was very lucky and in Florida discovered an amazing trick. Be prepared to be amazed….best of all, you just need magnets for this tip. Once you place the magnets inside, take your tiny scissors, tweezers, and nail cutters and hang them up. With small spaces it’s important to use all available wall space, even inside your medicine cabinet, for storage solutions!
Tip 4. Necklace organizer: This goes back to Tip 2 and keeping pretty things out of the cabinet for you to use on a daily basis. Over on C.R.A.F.T. there is a step-by-step tutorial on how to build this necklace organization solution, but the real secret is in how you hang this tip. Command stripsare a renters best friend! You can use them as hooks to hang your handbags, hats, scarves, necklaces, belts, etc. And if you look to move, you can remove with no damage to the wall (if applied correctly).
Tip 5. Towels: Put them in a basket and stick the basket in a corner in your bedroom, hallway, or bathroom. Done. Don’t use valuable under the sink space for towels when you can roll them up and display like a luxurious spa would. If you don’t want to use your limited floor space, hang a basket on your bathroom wall and place the rolled towels inside. Looks pretty and easy to access!