Right before college begins, students everywhere are faced
with the dilemma of how to fit a lot of stuff into a small college dorm room or apartment. Here are
three ways to save space and organize your new place, and still have money left
over for other college student essentials (like pizza).
- Visible clutter can make an already small room look tiny. Keep things
organized and out of sight in stacking storage bins (available at discount or
home stores). Curtain off larger storage areas, such as under your bed (or your
closet if it doesn't have a door) with a patterned shower curtain hung on a
- Loft (raise the height of) your bed. The space underneath it can hold a desk,
a futon, or anything else you might otherwise have trouble fitting into your
dorm room. Not all colleges allow lofting, however, so check with the college's
housing office to find out your options.
- Be creative and think of how ordinary things can serve multiple uses. For
instance, a simple bathroom shower caddy can be used as a closet organizer to
hold belts and other small items, a desk organizer for pens and pencils, or even
a small drying rack for dishes. Thinking "outside the box" will not only save
you money, but also make your new place as unique as you are.
Just because you are a college student doesn't mean you can't have a good looking and organized dorm room or apartment. For even more great decorating tips for your dorm room or apartment, visit a home improvement store today, and let the creativity and organization begin!
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