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12 ways to maximize space in a college dorm room
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Living in a dorm is a rite of passage for most college students.
All the excitement of starting college makes it easy to forget they'll be living in some really tight quarters though. Most rooms max out at a couple hundred square feet. That's just enough space for a twin XL bed, a dresser, and a desk. If they have a roommate or two, students will be even more pressed for personal space.
For that reason, it's important to find space-saving pieces that will make four years in a cramped dorm as comfortable as possible.
To help, we put together a list of 12 simple ways to maximize space in a dorm room.
A multi-purpose lounger
Under-bed shoe storage
This shoe organizer will be a game-changer for anyone who's constantly wondering, "Where's my other shoe?" It has ample room from boots, dress shoes, and sneakers, plus it'll fit underneath a Twin XL bed.
Most universities prohibit students from hammering anything into the walls — and will fine anyone who disobeys. Play it safe with Command's adhesive hooks. They're strong enough to hold a backpack or wet bath towel and won't destroy the walls.
A double closet rod
If they're bringing T-shirts, shorts, and winter coats at the same time, this rod will instantly double their closet space.
A storage ottoman
When picking out furniture for your dorm, look for pieces that do double duty. For example, this ottoman is great when friends come over but can also hold sweaters and textbooks.
College students are bound to accumulate a lot ofstuffover the semesters, so it's important to optimize every nook and cranny — including under the bed. While some dorm beds are adjustable, these risers provide an additional 5" lift off the ground. The storage possibilities here are endless.
Foldable storage boxes
Not only are these foldable storage cubes perfect for snacks, spare toiletries, and school supplies, they're compact enough to slip inside a closet when idle.
A mattress caddy
This mattress caddy is a great alternative to a nightstand. It holds books, pens, and a smartphone without bulking up a dorm's already limited space.
An over-door organizer
Never underestimate the value of a door. Since it'll be closed most of the time, it's a great spot to hang or additional storage.
A hanging jewelry organizer
An adhesive pin board
College students should keep the space they do have as organized as possible. These modular organizers fit in any size drawer and make it easy to spot loose change, pens, or makeup.
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