Space Saving Tips For Your Dorm Room

Dorm rooms are known for being tiny and cramped; not only are you in a room the size of a hotel bathroom, but you have to share it with another person!

It’s important that you work with the space you’re given, no matter how small.

While the obvious answer is to not take everything you own with you, there are also certain items you can purchase to help you make the most out of the least room possible.

Shoe Rack – If you own more than ten pairs of shoes, an over the door rack is an absolute must. You’d be surprised at how much room shoes take up, and you need all the floor space you can get!

Plus, it’s easier to pick what shoes you want to wear when you don’t have to dig around a dark closet.

Drawer Carts – By putting these plastic drawers inside your closet, you’re saving space in the actual room as well as making the most of your closet.

Just make sure you leave enough space to reach for your clothes, you don’t want to climb on top of the drawers and end up falling on your sleeping roommate.

Boxes – The great thing about boxes is that they hold an amazing amount of stuff but barely take up any room because they can be stacked on top of each other.

You can get things you don’t use very often out of the way by putting them inside labeled boxes, for example: receipts, extra chargers, batteries and cases for your various electronics, cards and pictures.

Hooks – Hooks are another great way to get stuff off your floor/bed/chairs. You can place them in convenient places such as by the door or next to your closet to hang up your towels or your coat at the end of the day.

Personally, I can never bring myself to hang up my clothes right away, so I just pile them on hooks for whenever I’m feeling up to it, or until the hooks collapse, whatever comes first.

Bins – Bins that are short and wide are perfect for storing items under the bed.Use them for things you don’t need all the time but you still want to have with you, such as extra purses, coats, hats or non-school books and other office supplies.
Since they’re right under the bed, they’re still accessible but also out of the way.

Your dorm room will never be like your room back home, but you’re going to be spending a lot of time in there so you may as well make it as comfortable as possible.

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Mercedes Espinoza

Mercedes Espinoza

Mercedes Espinoza is a senior at Florida Atlantic University pursuing a degree in Multimedia Journalism. Although reading is her first love, writing is a close second and she can usually be found with her nose in a book or hunched over a laptop typing away. Outside of school and work, she’s interested in all things fitness as well as continuing to grow an already massive nail polish collection.