Organizing a home in general can be a daunting task. If you are a renter, it can complicate things even more. We have been home owners and renters. Therefore, I’ve had to come up with ways to maneuver through challenges that each home brings.
Storage Wars
We have way less storage in our current home than our previous home. So, here are few ways I overcame our storage crisis.
Playroom Storage Dilemma
We all know kid’s spaces are the most difficult areas to keep organized. Toys, books, crayons, and the list goes on.

Our playroom consisted of no storage at all. Of course, if this were our forever home, built-ins would have been installed. However, we had to make our current situation work for us, so I opted for beautiful storage units from Pottery Barn Kids. I chose the Build Your Own Cameron Wall System.
From this system I chose, the cabinet with doors:
And the drawer base:
https://www.potterybarnkids.com/m/products/build-your-own-cameron-wall-system/?pkey=e%7Cstorage%7C95%7Cbest%7C0%7C2%7C24%7C%7C17&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH

Before

After, although I feel like this is still midway because there is still so much I want to do with the space.

This system was a game changer for us. It’s easy for my five year old to open and close and it attaches to the wall for extra safety for smaller kids. Problem solved.

Linen Closet Dilemma
Our current home has no linen closet! Seriously, who created the plan for this house? I need to meet this person. I feel like it was a man. No offense fellas. LOL
Here is how I solved the problem. I started by buying hanging shelves from Target, and I used some old wooden shelves from Closetmaid that we purchased five years ago. Then I identified a closet in our guest bedroom as the linen closet.

Storage Installation

Here are so similar organizational tools:

ClosetMaid 1578 Cubeicals Mini 6-Cube Organizer, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHXL508/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MdMgCbZ0AG430

https://www.target.com/p/3-shelf-hanging-closet-organizer-gray-room-essentials-153/-/A-50387876

Completed Closet

I wanted to take advantage of the vertical space, so I used every inch from top to bottom. I decided to store other things like extra toothpaste and toothbrushes for guest.  Now this space is doing double duty. Problem solved.

Happy Organizing,

Alaea