Trying to move everything you own into a tiny dorm room won't be easy. If you're prone to overpacking, just get crafty and remember: every empty space counts.
Closet: To keep your shoes organized and out of the way, try a hanging shoe compartment like this one from Bed Bath & Beyond. It's not the sturdiest option, but it takes up minimal space and holds at least 10 pairs.
Under the bed: If you have space beneath your bed, garment bags can be filled with out of season clothing or in case of emergency items and easily stowed away.
Extra drawers: If your room doesn't come with enough drawer space, invest in a drawer cart with a sturdy, flat surface on top so it can double as a stand for your TV, microwave or lamp.
Shelves: Shelves are a great way to add storage space without taking up extra room. Just find a convenient spot on your wall and install your own, whether its in the corner or right beside your bed for easy access.
Laundry: It's time to face the truth-- you will have to start doing your own laundry. Instead of a laundry basket, try a backpack that holds your detergent and will be easy to transfer to the laundry room.
Shower: Save yourself another drawer and store your beauty supplies in a compact shower caddy. Dorm showers are no fun, but at least the familiar scents of your old favorite shampoos and lotions will ease the anxiety.
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