Learn how to maximize dorm room space with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Moving into a new dorm room can be just as exhausting as it is exciting. Not to mention, making room for all of your belongings can be an extreme challenge. By using these helpful dorm room storage tips, you can maximize your space and lessen the headaches.
Tips to Maximize Dorm Room Space:
1. Focus on the closet
It’s made for storage. Use some hangers with accessory rings and a cross bar. These hangers can hold both a shirt and pair of pants, helping to conserve space and the number of hangers used. An over-the- door adjustable shelf rack is a great place to store socks, underwear or even canned food!
2. Look under the bed
Pick up some storage bins made to utilize that extra space under your bunk. These thin storage bins are perfect for storing seasonal clothing and other personal items you can’t fit in the closet. The clear plastic material helps you to easily identify the contents of each box.
3. Organize school supplies
Every dorm room needs a desk for school work. Keep track of all your office supplies with a desk organizer. Organizers are great for keeping pens, pencils, sticky notes and other items in one controlled spot. If you have a bench style work station with no drawers, consider some small stacking drawers. These easy – to – stack drawers are great for school work and other important documents. If you want more organization inside, pick up a drawer organizer. This will help to keep all of your supplies neatly separated.
A small mesh waste basket is nice to have next to your desk. Its easy – to – clean mesh design helps to prevent odors from filling the room.
4. Minimize laundry space
Consider a pop – up clothes hamper for your laundry. These pop – up hampers are easy to shrink down and store when you’re not using them and can be transported with little effort when you have a lot of dirty laundry.
5. Declutter the nightstand
Rather than cluttering your night stand with an alarm clock and phone charger, save space with the AcuRite Intelli-Time Alarm Clock with USB Charger. It lets you charge your phone and set an alarm, while making room for family photos or other important night stand accessories.
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