5 Sustainable Storage Solutions for your Rental Apartment

5 Sustainable Storage Solutions for your Rental Apartment

Kathryn Wright
Apr 29, 2010

Living in a rental without storage such as closets or built-in shelving can be a challenge. As a temporary situation it's definitely not worthwhile to build anything or bring anything that is big or heavy, and often you aren't even allowed to mount shelves to the wall or build-in anyway. So what can be done? Look to these five sustainable storage solutions that are easy to assemble/disassemble and won't damage the walls:

Shown above the jump, from left to right:

  1. Key Modular Storage Furniture – made in Denver Colorado with FSC certified woods and finished with a low VOC finish, really a lovely design with nice colour options
  2. Way Basics – an inexpensive, customizable shelving system made with a superstong lightweight particle board made with 99% post-consumer recycled veneered paper.
  3. Cardboard Furniture from Retur Studios – a Swedish Design Studio with a great selection of recyclable cardboard furniture sealed with a salt solution, but not treated with chemicals and wall-mouted with velcro.
  4. Bamboo Bath Ladder from Gaiam – This is designed for the bathroom, but I can see this coming in very handy in the bedroom or kitched for added clothing or linen storage.
  5. Clayton Oxford Reclaimed Mahogany Platform Bed – Ok, so this product actually requires an email enquiry for the price. So it umm, may not be in a typical renters price range, but it is a great example of added sustainable storage in a rental.
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