One Minute Tip: Fay's Tip to Renters

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Do you rent? Are you waiting to make changes to your home until you feel you're in a more permanent situation? Today's tip from Fay is simple, but a good reminder for all of us that owning your "home" is about much more than a name on a mortgage.

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Do you rent? Are you waiting to make changes to your home until you feel you're in a more permanent situation? Today's tip from Fay is simple, but a good reminder for all of us that owning your "home" is about much more than a name on a mortgage.

Best Ways to Upgrade Your Rental:

1. Painting: Go for Low VOC or No VOC paints, and steer clear of the ones with primer built-in. A few trips to the paint store is usually best. You're allowed to take your time, but do follow through. First, get some paint chips. Then return to get all-important samples of your narrowed-down choices. Feel like a kid again by painting large sample areas on the wall. Don't skimp on quality of supplies: get the good tape, the good brushes, and the good paint! Remember: this is your HOME.

2. Art: Try http://society6.com/ for affordably framed pieces from artists all over the world.

3. Furniture: Browse the good ol' AT listings for swell pieces in your neighborhood: http://classifieds.apartmenttherapy.com/.

- Fay

The Star: Fay Wolf is a singer-songwriter, actor and professional organizer. She's acted on shows like 2 Broke Girls and Bones, and her songs have been heard on shows like Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. Fay's Los Angeles-based company New Order has been organizing lives since 2006, helping creative people deal with both inner and outer clutter. She coaches in-person, by phone, and in group workshops. Learn more via FayWolf.com and follow her on Twitter @faywolf!

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All photos in video from Apartment Therapy renters - see posts above for more inspiration!

(Image credits: Rebecca Blumhagen)

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