Dorm rooms might as well be a synonym for cramped spaces but it is the price you pay when you decide to live on campus. Instead of stressing about the lack of space, try and make your space work for you. Using storage is the simplest if not most effective way to make the most out of what you have.
Classy co-eds love their shoes but it is impossible to bring them all to school if you have nowhere to put them. Bed, Bath and Beyond’s Crystal Clear Over-the-Door Shoe Bag allows you to store 26 pairs of shoes while hanging them on the inside of your door for $19.99.
If only every piece of jewelry matched with every outfit. Unfortunately it does not. Use the jewelry separator to keep your jewelry organized. The Neatnix 6 Compartment Jewelry Organizer sold at Sears for $19.99 has compartments for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings to help keep you organized and give you the ability to have all of your jewelry in plain sight. You can also store your DIY jewelry and jewelry making accessories.
Clutter also occurs in the bathroom, especially when co-eds are straightening, curling and blow-drying their hair in the same vicinity. Luckily Bed, Bath and Beyond has the Polder Style Station Hair Care Storage for $19.99. This allows you to hold the all the electrical hair products in one spot without having any cords left around. The Polder Style Station can hang on your towel rack as well as on a shelf.
These bins can be used for nearly everything. You can store clothes, food and even toilet paper in them. Storage bins come in multiple sizes with different amounts of drawers. Depending on the space you have, you can decide which size is best for you. Many reasonably priced stores sell these storage bins and they also come in different colors. The Sterilite 3-Drawer Wide Cart is only $18.97 at Walmart.
Taking a small space and keeping it classy can be a challenge but using these items can help. These storage items allow you to have more room for other essentials you may need to live a fabulous life.
Leslie Alston is a junior majoring in Communication Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Pace University. Follow her at @more_or_LESSlie. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter)