Organizational Hacks Every Dorm Resident Should Know

laptop_cartMoving into a tiny dorm room can be quite the eye opener for incoming students. These small living spaces often have limited open areas and as a result, organization is critical to keep things comfortable and less confusing. Here are some clever organizational hacks you can use to get the absolute most out of the minimal space you have.

Utilize Common Products

There are many common products on the market that have more than one use. Here are some examples of everyday items that can be reused in a different, and equally as effective manner.

  • Ice Cube Tray – An ice cube tray is an excellent resource to use when separating and organizing small jewelry, such as earrings. It can also be used to separate small crafting supplies.
  • PVC Pipe – A piece of PVC pipe, carefully mounted to a wall is one way to store your hair supplies, such as blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons.
  • Sandwich Baggie Ties – Have you ever considered using sandwich baggie ties to section off specific cords in your tangled pile? You may choose to color code or simply write on each tie, which cord belongs to what.

Bathroom Magnet Strip

Have you ever found yourself frazzled trying to separate bobby pins for a last minute hair fix up, or trying desperately to find your toe nail clippers in your messy toiletry bag? Fortunately, you can avoid ever experiencing this mishap again when you take a small magnet strip and attach it to your bathroom wall. Once secured, it can be used to hold and organize bobby pins, nail clippers, tweezers, etc.

Plastic Bag Dispenser

Now that you are responsible for your shopping, you get to deal with the plethora of grocery bags each week. Rather than discard them, roll them up and put them in an empty disinfectant wipe bottle for instantaneous access via the top dispenser. You may even decide to decorate the outside to make it a bit more pretty.

These simple organizational hacks can be used to clean up your dorm and give you a bit more space and comfort.

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