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 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. 🙂
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!
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.
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.