Finding solutions for creative college dorm storage ideas is one of the biggest challenges of trying to cram all of your belongings – and your roommate’s – all in one small space. You may have a tiny closet with a single rod or minimal space for items like clothes and shoes let alone your prized possessions. Having a neat and organized and college dorm is very important – not only will you feel like the space is more relaxing, but you’ll be able to find things easily as well.
Below are some of our best college dorm storage ideas and solutions:
Raise the Bed: You might be stuck with school issued furniture, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the best of what you have. Most college dorm beds can be raised safely by using 4 cinder blocks under each corner, giving you plenty of room for under the bed storage containers. Whether you choose to store extra blankets, shoes, coats, or sweaters, this is one of the easiest ways to add additional storage space to your room.
Closet Organizers: There are many options when it comes to closet organizers which can all greatly help with making the most of tiny closet space. There are many different options available for closet organizers, some which are hanging, others which you may need to install.
Bedside Organizer: A bedside organizer can be another excellent way to store extra items, such as books, remotes, glasses, cell phones and the other things you like to keep near your bed. This will greatly reduce clutter and the bedside organizer may even completely eliminate the need for a bedside table.
Wall Space: It is likely you’ll have a lot of empty wall space that you may or may not know what to do with. A tall and skinny bookshelf may help with taking advantage of vertical space. You can also opt for the easily removable wall hooks for hanging things such as towels, clothes, or other items from your walls. It is important that they are removable since you’ll likely not be allowed to put holes in your dorm room walls.
Shelving: Shelving can be a huge help in having a more organized dorm room. You can purchase shelves to place on your desk and elevate them, or you can go for something such as a loft bed that can provide additional space.
Dual Purpose Items: There are many things that can have multiple functions and provide extra storage space. For example, a college trunk or bench could supply extra room for storing blankets, sweaters, or games – and double as a table or seating area.
With a little planning and creativity, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to find college dorm storage and organization ideas to make your small space great.
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