'Brilliant' $12 Kmart buy solves common rental gripe

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A woman has wowed social media with her affordable and renter-friendly solution to brightening up a dimly-lit space.

Mary, from NSW, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she wanted to ‘create a nicer space and give more light’ to the built-in mirrored wardrobes in her rental home.

A woman has shared her 'brilliant' hack using a $12 Kmart product. Photo: supplied.
A woman has shared her 'brilliant' hack using a $12 Kmart product. Photo: supplied.

With installing more ceiling lights out of the question, Mary had to consider a lighting solution that would be effective but also allow her to get her bond back when she decides to move out.

She came across a strip of LED lights at Kmart and was inspired to mount the $12 product in various spots in her closet so she could actually see her clothes and accessories.

“I thought it would give the wardrobe a luxurious feel on a budget and it’s appealing as a rental friendly option too,” she says.

She used six sets of the lights in total, positioning them above the wardrobe rail and beneath some of the shelves.

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Mary's LED light hack is also renter-friendly. Photo: supplied.
Mary's LED light hack is also renter-friendly. Photo: supplied.

The LED lights are activated via a sensor, meaning when Mary slides open her wardrobe door the lights turn on and then off again when the door is closed. And, as each strip is battery-powered and comes with a 3M adhesive backing, no electrician was required to get them up and running.

When Mary shared snaps of her newly-illuminated closet on Facebook she was met with a huge amount of praise and compliments for her ‘brilliant’ hack.

“Game changer, I love it,” wrote one user in the comments.

The $12 Kmart LED lights turn on and off via a sensor. Photo: Kmart.
The $12 Kmart LED lights turn on and off via a sensor. Photo: Kmart.
Fans on social media shared their praise for the 'game-changing' idea. Photo: Facebook.
Fans on social media shared their praise for the 'game-changing' idea. Photo: Facebook.

“That’s very cool,” said another.

Others were already deciding where they would use the LED lights around their own home.

“Ooo I’m gonna get these for my daughter’s cubby!” wrote one.

“For your pantry!” another suggested to their friend.

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