Let’s face it, if you’re like most college students, your dorm room isn’t exactly an expansive palace. In fact, most dorm rooms are relatively tiny but that doesn’t mean you can’t live like royalty in your small space. Use these dorm organization hacks to help you save valuable space, feel super organized and ready to tackle the semester ahead.
Your brain may feel cluttered, but your dorm room sure won’t be!
If you want extra seating for when your friends visit but don’t want to give up valuable floor space, consider purchasing a few collapsible fabric chairs.
Keep them in your closet or under your bed when they aren’t being used. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond
Keep your desk clutter-free by hanging a peg board on the wall to hold supplies that you need easy access to.
Peg boards are especially great because you can customize them just the way you want using various configurations and accessories. Try this setup from Pinterest
Another one of our dorm organization hacks is bed risers. This small change will instantly provide extra room for storage under your bed.
Consider placing colorful bins and tubs in the extra space, to store seasonal clothes or linens. Buy them from Target
No pantry, no problem! Instead of stuffing your packaged snacks in a drawer, store them in a clear over-the-door pocket organizer. Get this one from Bed Bath & Beyond
If you don’t have space for a bedside table or you want to minimize the clutter, grab a couple hanging couch organizers and slip them in between your mattress and box spring.
They are great for holding things like books, slippers, glasses and TV remotes. Available from Wayfair
A utility cart comes in handy when storing an assortment of items that you don’t have room to put anywhere else. Maybe you need extra space for plates, utensils, paper goods or cleaning supplies.
Most carts have multiple shelves, fit in small spaces and are completely mobile! Buy it from IKEA
Use 3M Command hooks to hang anything and everything! These hooks come in all different sizes and weight capacities, so you can easily hang jewelry, keys, towels and much more.
These hooks are specially designed to be removed without leaving damage or residue where they hang, so you don’t have to worry when you move out! See all available varieties here
Instead of stacking your microwave or coffee maker directly on top of your mini fridge, add vertical storage space with an adjustable metal shelf that will not only hold the smaller appliances but provide plenty of room for dry goods as well. Try this one from DormCo
A bookshelf hutch is a good idea if your desk is small, or if the dorm room does not come with a standalone bookshelf.
Use this space to store textbooks, notebooks, folders and magazines. Buy it from DormCo
No matter how small your living quarters, rest assured these space-saving dorm organization hacks will help you stay sane, organized and ready to conquer the semester ahead.