Heading off to college freshman year is super exciting but it does come with some drawbacks if you're living in the dorms. Being confined to a tiny double, (or triple!) with a roommate you're trying to get along with is a tough gig.
Back home, you may have tons of storage space if you have your own room. But at college, you're gonna have to get used to sharing. You’ll have to learn how to be good at living in a more compact space. Wondering how? Take it from someone who’s been there (and still vividly remembers the horror at seeing just how tiny the dorms actually were), storage is gonna become your BFF.
Trust me, the key to having an organized dorm and a happy roommate is investing in some dorm room space-saving storage solutions. To help you get started, I’ve rounded up a selection of picks that I personally couldn’t have lived without in college.
Best dorm room space savers
Was $14.99, now $11.99
Say it with me: You need to utilize every single inch of closet space. This is where this triple-tiered hanging closet organizer comes in. Pop one of these in your closet and, I promise, you won't look back.
Was $18.99, now $15.98
Instead of leaving your jewelry in a tangled mess on your side table, turn it into a stylish piece of wall art with this macramé hanging jewelry organizer. Plus, you can keep an eye on all your fave pieces so you'll know if anything goes mysteriously missing.
Was $26.99, now $21.88
Don't waste valuable drawer space with makeup. Instead, treat yo'self to one of these space-saving makeup caddies that utilize horizontal space to give you plenty of room to store all your essentials. Your skincare routine is about to go next-level.
Nightstands get overcrowded super quick. So, why not save valuable space and add an over-bed storage caddy (or several) to the edge of your bed? Whether you're storing your tablet, phone, or headphones, these li'l pockets are srsly handy so you don't have to get out of bed. Lazy-girl approved.
Was $19.99, now $17.99
Don't leave your go-to hair tools in a tangled mess on the floor. Instead, pop them in this handy over-door storage basket. I have one of these at home and honestly, it's changed the game. Plus, they're a great spot to space them while they're hot and need to cool down.
For keeping all of those li'l bits and bobs neat and tidy, an over-door vanity organizer can be a total godsend. Stick one of these over your closet door and take advantage of the extra storage space. You can store makeup, socks, hair ties, or whatever else ya need. Handy!