Most college dorm rooms are smaller than students would like them to be. This can often leave students messy and unorganized, especially if they are not fully utilizing their space. However, with a few additions the space can be optimized to fit a lot more than one would think.
Hooks that you can mount on your door or wall are great. Hang towels, jackets, or keys on them instead of just throwing these things on your couch or bed. The hooks will help keep your room organized and clean. Standard hooks come with glue on the back so that you can mount them to the wall. If your school will allow you to drill into the wall then you can opt for ones that screw into the wall, which will ensure they don’t fall out.
If you decide that you don’t want to loft your bed then getting bed risers could be a good choice. They are generally black sturdy plastic cubes that go under each leg of the bed. They should raise your bed by 6 inches, enough so that you can store some larger items under there. Make sure that you don’t just toss a bunch of stuff under your bed because you will regret this later.
These plastic carts can help you save a lot of space. If you chose to get the bed risers then you can now fit these things under your bed. You can also choose to put them in your closet, or you can even just leave them out. These are great for storing clothes when you run out of dresser space, and they are good for school supplies as well.
Shelves are often overlooked, but they can be a huge help. You will acquire books for classes in college and you don’t want to damage them because you’ll probably want to sell them back at the end of the semester. Shelves are also nice for putting those random things that you just cant seem to find any place for: toiletries, electronics, papers, etc…
If you have nice shoes then you probably don’t want them getting damaged, which is exactly what will happen if you leave them on the floor all year. Shoe racks can be hung on the back of doors or in the closet. They will really keep your room looking clean and prevent your shoes from getting lost and damaged.
By using these items you can utilize your available space and thus allow yourself the feeling of living in a more spacious environment.