Renting takes guts. There aren’t many people brave enough to do it (or to do it and like it, for that matter). If you’re a renter, we’re proud of you. If you’re thinking about renting, we’re even prouder. Taking that first step is the hardest part.
We know renting can be a challenge. Often you find yourself compromising because you have no choice. It’s hard to come to grips with the fact that the house you’re living in isn’t your’s so you can’t splash paint around. Plus, you may have to get used to kitchen stoves and refrigerators that aren’t in tip-top shape. Whatever your exact rental situation, we hope these five tips will give you the inspiration and motivation to keep going. Or if you’re just stepping into the world of renting, we hope they’ll help you know that there’s always a solution – you just have to be creative.
#1 Your layout may not be ideal
But there are ways you can make it better. Renting means you can’t remodel the whole house or tweak things as much as you want. You need to find creative solutions, and we know that sometimes those solutions are elusive. For instance, have you ever thought to combine the laundry room and the office? Or create a cozy living room and library all in one? Check out this article for more tips on how to think outside the box when it comes to mobile home layouts.
#2 You can create a welcoming atmosphere
Renting can be hard. Sometimes, especially if renting is “only for a few months”, it can feel like you’re just waiting to get out and into a “forever home.” The best thing to do is wait it out and avoid inviting your friends and family over, right? Well, not necessarily.
Remember, some people have to rent because of their job or budget situation. And you might be one of those people. But no matter what your rental setup, there are ways to make it work. And one of the biggest ways is to have a good attitude and realize that there are things to enjoy about the rental experience. Your family deserves a certain quality of life and you’re the one that can make that happen. Read this for more tips and encouragement.
#3 You can conserve space with style
No need to settle for less than classy! Renting is just one stop on the road of life, but that doesn’t mean you need to compromise your sense of style. Feeling happy and care-free in a rented mobile home has a lot to do with what you see when you walk into the room. Do you see temporary storage, an ugly bunkbed you hate, and piles of stuff you don’t have anywhere to store? Check out these tips on stylish ways to save space without sacrificing your standards.
#4 You don’t need to sacrifice your deposit
Your landlord has a bit of authority over you. After all, it’s his property, and he wants it back in good shape. So he holds onto some of your money. But as long as you take good care of the home and also have a reasonable landlord, there’s no reason you should get that deposit back when you move out. Just be sure that you keep things in good shape and you get permission for any changes you make to the space. If you need a refresher on the do’s and don’ts of renting a mobile home and infusing your style into it at the same time, read this. We rounded up a bunch of tips, including some deposit-friendly decor options.
#5 You can still decorate
Being a savvy mobile home renter means being a savvy decorator. As if decorating a small mobile home wasn’t challenging enough…now you have to decorate in a way that doesn’t alter the original home. But no worries, this article expands on our last tip and gives you tons of ideas on how to personalize a rented mobile home. With tips including customized lighting, renter-friendly techniques to hang wall-decor, and utilizing houseplants, it’s a massive guide to sprucing up your space.
Be a savvy mobile home renter
Renting is a journey that you can embrace with open arms and a positive outlook. We hope this has inspired you to live a fulfilling life in your rental, dive into creative solutions, and keep your rental looking beautiful.
Having a house of your own can seem like a faraway dream. But remember that home is wherever you’re living right now. You don’t have to own the home for it to be the perfect place to make memories and laugh around the dinner table. Considering investing in your forever mobile home? Then this article is for you!