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5 Tips to organize a dorm room

By August 21, 2013

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Elfa Closet with Adjustable DrawersI recently received a question from a Twitter follower:

Do you have any tips on organized and efficient dorm rooms?

The biggest challenge in a dorm room is storage space. You're just not going to have as much as you did in your room at home, since you had extra rooms for your belongings to pill into, like a kitchen, living room, laundry room, etc. here are my 5 best ideas for maximizing this small space:

5 Dorm Room Organizing Ideas


June 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm
(1) Kristin at Straighten Up says:

As a professional organizer, I recently conducted a workshop on how to organize your dorm room and I totally agree on going vertical. There are great products out there from bins to crates that stack and store everything and are great for utilizing the space above your desk, dresser and closet! I am also a big fan of vertical hangers. Go 3 hangers long and you will be amazed by what you can fit into your closet and how great it will look. Also, storing shoes in a bin under your bed is a fantastic way to keep the clutter off your floor!
And make sure you buy the command three hooks in a variety of weight limits to organize everything from your keys to bags to towels!

June 29, 2012 at 8:41 am
(2) Elizabeth says:

Hi Kristin, What do you recommend for the space above your desk? I’d think shelving would be a good option here. Anything else? Elizabeth

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