Setting up a gorgeous nursery that's also practical is the dream for many, but so often, it feels out of reach —especially for those living in a rental home or an apartment. Rentals can present the challenge of insufficient storage, closet space, or limits on what you can and can't do. Ahead-we'll share game-changing hacks to increase nursery storage in a rental unit.
In a previous post, we shared tips on decorating a nursery in a rental. Those helpful tips can add personality and interest to the space without putting nails on the walls or painting. In this post, we'll focus on the other downside of rentals- often small closets and lack of storage.
When it comes to nursery storage in a rental- creativity is key. You'll always need more storage in the nursery for toys, clothes, and other necessities. And, when there aren't any built-in closets, limited floor space, or a lack of storage space, you'll need to think outside the box to add storage without renovations- an option not available when renting.
Here are nine hacks that prove no nursery storage situation, or lack thereof, can be tackled.
NURSERY SORAGE IDEAS FOR A RENTAL APARTMENT Or HOUSE
1. utilize VERTICAL space
The easiest way to maximize space and add storage is to use vertical wall space. Bring a shelving unit, bookcase, or an etagere to hold the baby's books, toys, and other necessities.
2. FIND A CLOTHES RACK or armoire
In the absence of a built-in nursery closet, consider investing in a clothes rack or armoire to store and organize the baby's clothes.
3. ADD A CUBE ORGANIZER
If you are lucky to have a nursery closet in the rental space, add a cube organizer and baskets to make the most of the space.
For a budget-friendly pick, use hooks. You can store everything from toys to clothes by hanging hooks to create more nursery storage.
5. HANG ON OVER-THE-DOOR ORGANIZER
Create even more nursery storage space in your rental unit with an over-the-door organizer to store diapering essentials, swaddles, and more.
6. GET A ROLLING CART
A rolling cart is a clever way to add more storage to the nursery without taking up much floor space. It will keep all your essentials such as diapering, nursing, and more within easy reach.
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7. INVEST IN DOUBLE DUTY FURNISHINGS
Whether decorating a small space nursery or a rental- we love double-duty nursery furnishings to add storage without taking up additional square footage. An ottoman with storage, a crib with drawers, or a dresser unit that doubles as a diapering station will maximize the prime real estate.
8. INCORPORATE UNDER CRIB STORAGE
Use under crib storage bins for season-specific things, toys, and extra bedding.
9. PLACE BASKETS
Baskets are one of our favorite nursery storage ideas, no matter what. Incorporate as many as you can to store anything and everything!