Dorm rooms can be the ultimate canvas for a student’s creative outlet. However, these small spaces also need to be functional enough to handle everyday student life. The key to mixing style and purpose is utilizing proper organizational skills that will make your space feel like home.
1. Think Vertically
There is not going to be much floor space for you to work with so instead gather items that will allow you ample desk and storage space. Think about a vertical bookshelf for your books and binder. Perhaps even a cork board to hang reminders for the week or to pin pictures instead of using frames. You can also lift your bed to create more space underneath to store more items.
2. Command Hooks Everywhere
Command hooks are so useful in any dorm room. They can be used not only for hanging posters and other decorations in a room but also for organizing jewelry, scarves, headphones and a number of other things that need to be put away during move in. This allows you to save space as well as make the things that are special to you a big part of your decorating. It is both stylish and functional.
3. Files and Bins
If you moved in and brought some storage bins with you, it’s a good idea to keep those. They are great for storing unnecessary items that you don’t need to use immediately. Also if you require multifunctional bins, there are different kinds of collapsible ottomans that you can use to store other items. Also, invest in files and folders for your important papers and documents. This way all of your important items are easy to find and accessible.
4. Caddies and Side Carts
Shower caddies aren’t just for the bathroom. They are very useful when storing smaller personal items and can help sort a cluttered desk as well. A rolling cart can also be handy when handling smaller items that you would like to keep within reach. They are great space savers and are very easy to move throughout your dorm.
5. Calendars and Dry Erase Boards
It is always good to have big visual reminders for both you and your roommates. So a calendar or dry erase board of events in your lives will help you all to coordinate when things need to be done or make it easy to check in with each other throughout the college experience. Teamwork makes the dream work.
As the semester begins, it is so important to start on the right foot and be as organized as you can. Take these tips and use them to rock your school life.