Finding space in small living spaces
With graduation only one week behind us, the conversation in our house has quickly shifted to college life. Our daughter will be living in a college dorm room next year so I’ve been having many conversations with expert moms to help us plan our shopping list. Dorm rooms are often small so creating organized storage space is important. These 5 must-have dorm room items will help you make the most of your space.
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1. Rolling Utility Cart
A utility cart is the first of our 5 must-have dorm room items. The wheels are great because they allow it to easily move around in the room as needed. Several options from Amazon are shown below. Click the images for the product details.
2. Wall Storage
The second of our 5 must-have dorm room items is wall storage. You need to find more storage space on your walls. Using peg boards is a great way to find space near your bathroom vanity, dorm room bed, and dorm room desk. There are many accessories that fit into the pegboards, including shelves, bins, and hooks. See some of the options below for finding additional storage on your walls. Click the image to see the product details.
The pegboard below is also available in white. They are 11″ x 11″ and can be stacked next to or top of each other as space permits.
3. Shower Caddy
The third of the 5 must-have dorm room items is a shower caddy. Whether your dorm has a shared hallway bathroom or a bathroom within your room/suite, you’ll want to keep all your shower items in a shower caddy. See several shower caddy options below. Click the caddy to see item details.
4. Stackable Storage
There is always a place for stackable storage. Whether it is under a bed, in a closet, or nook, stackable storage helps you get the most of any space.
5. In-drawer Storage
Most dorm rooms have a dresser and desk that can easily become cluttered. Consider in-drawer storage organizers so that everything has a place and it is easy to find everything.
You will find space in any small room with the 5 must-have dorm room items! Good luck planning your dorm room!