Most dorm rooms are teeny tiny. And sure, you probably don't need a lot of stuff when you go off to college, but you still need some stuff. How are you gonna fit it all in? And how are you going to fit it all in in a way that doesn't make your dorm room look like a complete disaster? We've got a few ideas.
Above: Jessica Slaughter lofted her bed (the beds in her dorm allow for this option, so she didn't have to build anything) and put her dresser and a bookcase underneath. A rolling IKEA cart holds kitchen supplies, and also keeps them easy to access.
Here's a great idea from I Heart Organizing: stack a shelf above your desk for additional storage space. (If the shelves are shallow enough, you can still use the desk for a laptop.)
Command hooks are a great way to provide a spot for oft-used things like headphones, keys and laundry bags (seen here in an image from I Heart Organizing).
Elizabeth from The Fashion Keye used risers to raise her bed for extra storage underneath. She also had the bright idea to cover her room's closets with curtains hanging from a tension rod, which doesn't add any extra storage but definitely makes the room seem less cluttered.
Use Command hooks to hang styling tools (or whatever you need in the bathroom) from the inside of a cabinet door. Image from Rachael Hairstylist on Instagram.
From Dream Green DIY: Use removable adhesive hooks to hang a file organizer to the side of your vanity (or to the wall) and use it as a catchall for hairstyling supplies.
Drawers and stacking baskets can help you make the most of the space under your sink, as seen on Real Simple.
If you have the space, add a bookcase behind your headboard, as seen on The Lovely Side.
You can also get shelves that are specifically designed to fit around the head of a twin-sized bed, as seen here on Her Campus. (You could also purchase a typical freestanding bookshelf and hack it by removing some of the shelves — but make sure that thing is sturdy before you put it above your bed!)
Re-edited from a post originally published 8.16.2016 - AH