Space-Saving Tips for Dorm Rooms

Like most university students, I have to live in a dorm room during the week. I’m lucky enough to have my own room and only have to share the kitchen and the bathroom with 5 other students, but the room is still very tiny compared to my bedroom back home. I had a bit of a trouble with organizing everything at the beginning of the move, but after a year, I’ve learned quite a lot of space-savings tricks that might also be helpful to some of you.

UNDER THE BED STORAGE

This can save you a lot of space! I recommend you to buy under the bed drawers or just some plastic boxes and put in all your extra sheets, towels, pillows, blankets and other random stuff you don’t need  on a daily basis. Under the bed is also a great storage place for your suitcase, which you can empty and then use it for your dirty laudry.

DOORS

Doors might not be the first thing that comes up your mind when you think about storage, but if you go get some hooks and door organizers, they can save you a whole lot of closet space. 





SHELVES ABOVE THE BED

I have similar shelves above my dorm bed to store my books, school notes, folders, an extra pack of paper for my printer and some candles. 🙂

CLOSET ORGANIZERS

The left organizer is useful especially for storing things such as shoes and belts, and the right one is great if you have a tall closet but only one hanger thingy. By putting in the double hang closet organizer, you can double the closet space!

STORAGE OTTOMANS

Aren’t these great? Not only you can use them for storage but it is also great to have them if your friends come over. 

DESK PLACE

To save some desk space, I bought a few folder holders, a pen holder and some decorative storage boxes, which I stacked on top of one another. They don’t only hold my dictionaries, magazines, accessories and make-up, but they also look really cute! You can also storage things under your desk. I recommend you to buy a drawer unit or stacking drawers, just make sure they will fit under your desk.

21 Comments

  1. Diva Naomi Addy
    October 13, 2011 / 8:53 pm

    Awesome post!!! Thank you so much!!

  2. Orange Autumn
    October 13, 2011 / 10:57 pm

    These are some helpful ideas! I've had small closets in the past and the door organizer for shoes def. came in handy!

  3. Jade Van Der Lohe
    October 13, 2011 / 11:05 pm

    Bonne idée de rangement 😀

  4. Damar Rivillo
    October 13, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    ohhh love it I want the STORAGE OTTOMANS… super cute

  5. Tea Leigh
    October 14, 2011 / 12:02 am

    Great post! I have been needing to make more space in my apartment (cause I hate clutter) and some of your tips I am going to use! Tea.xowww.tea-leigh.blogspot.com

  6. Adriana
    October 14, 2011 / 12:30 am

    These are some amazing ideas =D thanks for sharing!!

  7. MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College
    October 14, 2011 / 2:08 am

    These are fantastic suggestions! I wish I had seen this post when I lived in a what they called a "dorm room" but was most certainly an old closet!Thank you for your comment, I have really enjoyed browsing your blog. I'll be back for more!

  8. alp
    October 14, 2011 / 6:32 am

    Muy buenas las ideas..me gustan las cajas debajo de la cama…un beso desde Murcia…

  9. lapetiteblonde
    October 14, 2011 / 12:30 pm

    great tips!!kisses and have a nice day=)

  10. Rachhh.
    October 14, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    Those tips are great! im going to uni next year + im going to remember these! I love idea of those ottomans!!! xo

  11. Denise Pacurar
    October 15, 2011 / 2:43 am

    I don't live in a dorm but these are still great ideas for my own home!!Thanks for the tips!!xoxo Denisehttp://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

  12. Raya
    October 15, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    great post! nice tips:)

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    October 15, 2011 / 6:00 pm

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    October 15, 2011 / 7:17 pm

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  15. Sandra
    October 16, 2011 / 11:31 am

    Thank you for the comments! I'm so glad you found this post helpful. 🙂

  16. Madeline
    October 17, 2011 / 5:33 am

    These are some great ideas. I've already put some in practice in my dorm room and I definitely have more storage space. 🙂

  17. M*
    October 17, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    love the boxes to put things under the bed and the thing to save things behind the door!!!!!i need a walk to ikea…:):)see you!!!thanks for visit my blog!!!see you around!

  18. Jayme and Mendi
    October 18, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    Great post! I have a small house so I use these types of space saving things too! And in my bathroom since it's so tiny i use one of those over the door soft shoe holders to put extra stuff in like my flat iron and dryer and extra cosmetics.Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  19. Emmanuella
    October 19, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    Aww thank you for sharing these trips, you're so sweet! I'm glad to see this post because I'm a huge fan of storage and cleanliness haha

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