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8 Space-Saving Ideas For Your Dorm Room

8 Space-Saving Ideas For Your Dorm Room Expand options

The average dorm room is small, to say the least. This is especially true if you have to share the space with another person. When you start to unpack, the limited space may start to seem a lot more like a closet than a studio. Luckily, there are some great and creative ways in which you can maximize the small space, so it feels less cluttered and limiting. 

Here are 8 simple space-saving ideas that will help to turn your new dorm room into a cozy and functional space.

Shoe Storage

The wardrobes in dorms are notoriously small. Not only do you have a whole host of outfits to pack into a very small space, but you also need space to store shoes and accessories. Instead of using valuable drawer space, try using an over-the-door organizer. The pockets can be used to store shoes, as well as belts and scarves.

A Colorful Organizing Cart

There are plenty of small, everyday items that you will need to store. 

“Invest in a colorful organizing cart,” says Erica Cozart, a student at Boomessays and UKWritings. “Not only does it let you neatly store lots of items in one place, while making the most of the limited space, but it can also be easily moved around. You can always use it as a utility cart and store it next to the microwave as a type of makeshift pantry.”

Make The Most Of Your Wall Space


Utilize the wall space, either using a wall hanging or an adjustable pegboard. This will help you maximize your space without making the room seem too crowded.

Ottoman For Extra Storage

Ottomans are a fantastic way to create extra storage space, while also providing you with extra seating. You can stack them in a corner or store them under a desk to help you save even more floor space.

Closet Organizers

clothes hanging in a closet


One of the best ways to maximize your wardrobe space is to hang a closet rod. This will allow you to double the number of items you can hang. You can also use slim hangers and wardrobe organizers to help you to make the most of your wardrobe.

Maximize Under Bed Storage Space

The bed takes up a large amount of your dorm space. “Use the storage space under the bed with underbed storage boxes or zippered canvas storage cases. It’s a great way to store bulky items.” says Charlene Bishop, a blogger at Revieweal and BigAssignments. “If your bed is too low, you can always use bed risers to create that extra space. There are even some that provide additional outlets and USB chargers.”

Bed-Side Table With Drawers

a nightstand with an apple on top of it

If you are going to invest in one piece of furniture, then a bedside table with drawers is an ideal piece to consider. Not only will it provide you with additional storage, but it can also double up as a place to eat.

Foldable Laundry Bags

When you have limited floor space, a large laundry bag is the last thing you want. Instead, try using a laundry bag which can be folded up when it is not in use. Alternatively, you can choose one which can be stacked on top of other items. 

Invest in some clever storage solutions to help you make the most of your dorm room space. Not only will it help your dorm feel more spacious, but you’ll be able to take everything that you need, and want, with you. 



Beatrix Potter is a professional writer at Assignment Writing Service and Elite Assignment Help writing services. A mother to three children, she also tutors at OXessays website. Beatrix enjoys traveling, running and reading a wide range of genres.

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