Keeping Your Dorm Room Organized

Keeping your college dorm organized

Organization skills are vital once you get to college, and can be used in all parts of life. Being organized helps prevent over-scheduling in life in general, but it’s also important to have good organization skills in your dorm room.

Especially since dorm rooms are typically small, good storage is important. So I’ve rounded up some efficient ways to keep your dorm organized, and what’s worked well for me so far.


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Jewelry holder. I just got this, and I already love it so much. It hangs up in the closet or over a door, and the zippered pockets allows for easy transportation from home to your dorm room. A 10/10 for me.

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Storage bins. Storage bins are great, and you’ll probably end up with more than you need. But hey, you can never have enough bins to put stuff in. Storage bins help keep your stuff hidden away, keeping your room looking clean and organized, even if the inside of your bins are bursting with chaos.

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Closet storage. I’ve had this all throughout college, and it’s come in handy every year. It’s perfect for folded sweaters and other shirts. It allows for a little extra room in your closet, which you’ll probably need.

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Drawer storage. I like to keep things in my drawers nice and separated, and I use a combination of differently sized plastic bins in my desk and dresser drawers to keep my things easy to find.

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Storage cart. These are fairly small and easy to put in tight spaces, and provide easy access to things like books, pens or anything else you use frequently.

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Desk lamp with built in storage. There are just so many opportunities to keep your things orderly. Loose paperclips, beware.

I hope this list helps you with any last minute college things you need!

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