Don’t fret if your new space doesn’t come equipped with cupboards, here are five alternative ways to store your stuff.
No closets? No problem! Your bedroom doesn’t have to be ruled by a pile of disorderly clothes and accessories. With an RCS Personal Loan and these renovation-free storage solutions, you can create a calm, organised bedroom with loads of style.
STORE IT UNDER THE BED
While Barbie and that long-lost shoe may have lived quite happily under your bed when you were little, there are better, dust-free ways to utilise the space. For example, a lift-up storage bed will give you plenty of extra packing space (Paige storage bed, Decofurn, R2 399). Consider storing out-of-season items here unless you want a good arm workout every day. A storage bed with easy-access drawers is another option (Storage base double two-drawer, beds-on-line.co.za, R3 549), just make sure you have enough space to pull them out!
HANG IT UP
Embrace minimalism by investing in a trendy clothing rail. Add a full length mirror and – voilá – you have the perfect dressing area. A rail will add style and function to your room and best of all, you’ll quickly learn which items you really love and want to have out on display. You can get the look with a Scandi-style clothing rail from Superbalist (R1 499, pictured). We love the extra shelf for arranging shoes.
PUT YOUR JUNK IN A TRUNK
Ideal for items like bags, shoes and jerseys, a trunk pairs well with a clothing rail for a complete storage solution. Plus, it’s a nice place to perch when you’re lacing up your Converse. An upholstered blanket box is a great option for a cosy bedroom (R2 300, Mr Price Home) and the wooden storage shoe rack with seat and drawer (R970, Takealot) will give you that walk-in closet vibe.
FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
If function is key then go with an easy-to-assemble, portable wardrobe. There are a few styles to choose from so you can find the right one for your needs. (Mainstay four-shelf wardrobe, R599, Game, pictured). The Eco 16 Cubby shoe rack is another lightweight storage rack that can be used for shoes, bags and scarves (R705, Takealot).
CLIMB THE WALL
Don’t forget to utilise your vertical space. Get creative with floating shelves; connecting a few double dash shelves will let you show off your collection of fabulous heels (R1 599, Superbalist). Or, make a statement by hanging your new embroidered denim jacket or leather biker jacket on a chic hanging rail that can be placed at any height (R499, Superbalist).
GET BRILLIANT BEDROOM STORAGE WITH AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN
If you’re tripping over shoes and you can’t find a blouse that isn’t wrinkled, then it’s time to apply for an RCS Personal Loan and pick up some of these great storage solutions. It’s a simple paperless process and will give you the cash you need within 24 hours. Plus, it’s totally stress free with flexible repayment options and customer protection insurance. Apply today!
* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.