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5 Things Every First-Time Renter Should Have

Arm yourself with essentials that can help you make the most of your space


How can you turn a temporary haven into an inviting space without spending thousands and working on a major renovation? Investing in the right essentials can help you live comfortably. Learn ideas and make the right choices with these picks:

Main photos from: Dust Jacket  and Crate and Barrel.

Many of us use it to hold food and drinks during parties but this versatile item can also be used in different ways. If you lack storage space in the bathroom, you can place it in one corner as a storage center for extra toilet paper and bottles of shampoo.

Got a small kitchen? No problem! The bar cart can hold ingredients and utensils too.

Bar Cart, price available upon request, Crate and Barrel

Whether you need to hide unsightly cords and wires or you're planning to create a gallery wall, these all-around hooks are your best friends. You can also install it behind doors and inside cabinets to create extra storage space.

 S-Hooks, P80 per pack, True Value

Provide extra seating while getting yourself more room for your stuff with multipurpose pieces. Aside from this storage ottoman, you can also choose tables with hidden compartments and bed frames with extra drawers.

Leather storage ottoman, price available upon request, Crate and Barrel 

If you love inviting friends over, you don't ever have to worry about where they can stay. Choose a sofa with a pull-out bed. You can also purchase a sofa with hidden drawers.

Dark Blue Sofa Bed, P21,000, Mandaue Foam 

Need an extra prep space in the kitchen? Hit two birds with one stone by choosing a similar kitchen cart. It allows you to prep ingredients on top, while the tiers can be used to store dry ingredients, utensils, and small pans.

5-Tier Kitchen Cart, P2300, Madaue Foam 



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