Looking for the best dorm organization ideas? Here are a couple of ideas to maximize your small dorm room.
Moving day is just around the corner, and it can be an exciting yet stressful time. There's nothing more exciting than getting to pick out all of the details for your dream dorm room haha - kind of kidding.
When I was shopping for my dorm room, the last thing on my mind was keeping my room organized. But to keep your Pinterest-worthy look, you have to organize your dorm and maximize the small space with these dorm organization hacks. There are many ideas that you may not have even thought of when coming to your dorm, but that's what I'm here for!
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Genius Dorm Organization Ideas
1. Utilize under the bed storage
Recreate this dorm room organization idea:
A dorm room can be so small and you have to utilize as much space as possible. My number one tip is getting under-bed storage for some extra space.
If your bed needs an extra lift, I recommend these bed risers. These dorm room storage drawers are the perfect size to store clothes, undergarments, or extra dorm supplies.
2. Small bins
I love having small bins because you can never have too many.
These bins will help keep your room neat, because everything has a designated space. Just imagine the amount of space you could have.
3. Drawer organizers
Drawers can get messy. Especially if you hate doing laundry and you like to stuff your clothes in the drawers. Trust me, I get it. There are a bunch of different drawer organizers that can help keep your underwear, socks, and even shirts organized for you.
4. Desk organizer
Suppose if you are anything like me, I hate having papers, books, and pens everywhere. This desk organizer will help you keep everything organized and out of the way for those long study nights. I think it's also a fun way to add small dorm decor if you have the space for it.
A bonus dorm organization hack: don't bring too many knickknacks. I had a bunch of random decors that honestly cluttered up my dorm room and sent most of it home.
5. Shoe closet storage
Need some dorm shoe storage ideas? Unfortunately, in college, you won't have much closet space realistically. Hate to shatter your dreams that is not a walk-in closet; however, there are so many ways that you can maximize your wardrobe.
These shoe organizers are helpful to keep all your shoes off the floor and in a section in your closet. You could also get a floor shoe organizer to store it under your bed.
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6. Makeup organizer
I know you see these trendy acrylic makeup organizers all over dorm rooms on Pinterest.
Whether you're a makeup guru or an amateur, this makeup organizer is for you. It's easy to see where everything is, and it's faster to get your makeup done in the morning. It has a compartment for every product, and it looks so organized and cute.
7. Closet hangers
I never added something to my Amazon cart so fast as I told you. These space-saving hangers will make dorm room closet organization so much easier. They allow so many clothes in your closet without cluttering them up.
8. Over the door shoe organizer
A little dorm organization hack that I learned was to use a shoe organizer or an over-a-door organizer and just put your food, snacks, and extra things in your dorm, which saved my roommate and me so much room.
9. Mirror storage
If you are looking for a way to store your jewelry, makeup, or toiletries to have you want out of the way, this is perfect. Most students get an over-the-door mirror, so why not get one with extra storage.
10. Rolling cart
Recreate this dorm room organization idea:
I love my rolling cart. The best part is that it's affordable and allows you to store so many things. You can use a rolling cart as your nightstand or use it in your bathroom for makeup or toiletries.
11. Over the fridge storage
A fridge organizer is a great way to put seasonings or utensils in one accessible area next to your fridge.
12. Bed skirt
Having a bed skirt is awesome to hide your extra dorm room storage. If you don't want everyone to see what's under your bed, I suggest investing in a bed skirt.
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13. Desk drawer organizer
If you are lucky enough to have a desk with drawers, definitely utilize them. I hate having pencils, pens, and stuff in a drawer and not organized. Desk drawer organizers will ensure that everything has a place to go and clear up your desk's area.
14. Wire wall grid
With all the white space in your room, why not use this dorm room storage idea to maximize your space?
15. Magazine holder
I love getting magazine holders to hold books and notebooks to keep everything organized. It's something so small yet convenient to have on my desk for easy accessibility.
What I mean by compartmentalizing, utilize your oversized items and place more minor things in there. If you have a basket, why not put something in there?
17. Storage ottoman
I didn't have this, but my roommate did, and she swears by this.
An ottoman is one of the cutest dorm organization storage ideas you could have that can be used as decor and extra storage. It also provides additional seating if you have friends over.
18. Rolling clothes
One hack that I learned from a friend is to roll up your clothes in your drawers. If you're not interested in drawer organizers, this is the option that you could utilize.
19. Jewelry wall organizer
I love this mirror jewelry organizer. Once you're on the go, you can place your keys there, put your accessories there, and check your appearance before you leave.
20. Wall hooks
Wall hooks are affordable and easy to put on your walls. If you are anything like me and lose your keys way too many times, you may need this. But wall hooks are also convenient for holding bags, belts, or jewelry.
21. Minimize the throw pillows
If you leave this blog post with anything, you do not need multiple pillows. So when you are looking for dorm room ideas to decorate, pick three of your favorite throw pillows and call it a day. You don't need it, and it's a waste of space, although it makes your dorm room pretty.
22. Minimize t-shirts
While in college, you will receive so many t-shirts most of the time for free, so you do not need to bring your prom t-shirt from junior year.
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