As small as they usually are, college dorm rooms are meant for many activities– sleeping, studying, eating, and hanging out with friends. That’s why you need hacks to manage your space. From under the bed to vertical storage and organized drawers, there are ways to organize a dorm so you can fit in college living essentials. We bring you five effective ways to make the best of your dorm space.
Make use of your doors and counters
Over-the-door organizers come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll find ones to organize everything from shoes and towels to coats and accessories. You could also fix a hook near your room door to keep your keys from disappearing.
Aside from over-the-door organizers, using modular makeup organizers and drawers is a must, as they make your countertop more organized. Simply stack them up on any available counter. Adhesive hooks are also great for hanging your jackets.
Organize your study area
An organized study area is critical to successful retention. If you study in bed, consider a bed caddy with pockets to hold all your stuff. But if you prefer studying at your desk, you’ll want to consider cord control.
A desktop organizer with built-in cord management openings helps you control clutter and serves as a charging station. To keep your charger cords in place, you could use desk organizers. By the way, a multi-port charger reduces the number of cords you need.
Expand your closet by using every inch
In case you’re still unsure, we can assure you that there’s no way all your clothes are going to fit in your college closet. So we recommend bringing only what you’ll need for the first part of the school year, then you could switch clothes when you go on break.
Make the most of your space by adding a closet rod doubler to double your hanging space instantly. Also, use drawers and hanging organizers to leverage every inch of your closet. Use them for shoes, tops, workout gear, sweaters, and accessories.
Under the bed? Don’t waste that space
One of the most effective ways to create more space in your dorm room is to use the under-bed space. Extra shoes, bulky sweaters, and even snacks or cleaning supplies can fit under the bed.
You could lift your bed on bed risers to give yourself even more precious space. Look for low-profile under-bed bins, boxes, drawers, and bags that slide easily(or even have wheels) to make accessing what you have stored easy.
Organizing toiletries and laundry
While you may not have a full bath in your room, you will probably have a sink area. No matter what your setup is like, you’ll need a way to organize all your shower stuff and hair styling tools and accessories. Here’s the solution.
We absolutely recommend a bath caddy to avoid taking up all the bathroom space; it is a great way to keep your shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and shaving stick in one place. For your laundry, you could use a good-sized hamper or laundry bag.