The Top 10: Things You Need to Add Extra Storage to Your Dorm Room

published Aug 17, 2016
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In the typical dorm room, space is pretty tight, and it can be tricky to find places to stash all your stuff. Here are 10 products that are great for squeezing a little extra storage out of a small space — perfect for the dorm or for anywhere you need just a little more storage.

Above: The IKEA Raskog rolling cart ($29.99) makes a great nightstand, or you can just use it for storage anywhere you have a few extra square feet.

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A slim cart like this one is perfect for adding a little extra storage to your bathroom. At only five inches wide, it can tuck into the space next to the toilet in even the smallest rooms. Tower Bathroom Storage Cart, $69, Urban Outfitters.

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Grab a couple of overdoor hooks for the bathroom to provide a few extra spots to hang towels. Overdoor J-hook, $1.99, The Container Store.

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A hook rack for the back of the main door is great for hanging hats and purses. White Overdoor 6-hook Rack, $11.99, The Container Store.

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Seriously, when it comes to storage, hooks are your friends. They can hold pretty much anything — hats, jackets, backpacks, you name it. And Command hooks can stick to the wall and then peel off cleanly at the end of the year. You can get three large Command hooks for $5.77 from Amazon, or shop the entire collection here.

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Raising your bed will give you a little more storage space underneath — but be sure to check first that your bed will accommodate risers. This set will raise your bed by 3, 5, or 8 inches, so there are tons of possibilities. Set of 4 Adjustable Bed Risers, $17.87, Amazon.

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Underbed boxes are an essential (provided the design of your bed allows you to actually store things under it). If you choose to raise the bed, you may be able to get standard-sized storage totes under there, but if not, these 6-inch tall boxes can come in handy. And they have glides on the bottom, which makes them a bit easier to get in and out. Stor-n-Slide Underbed Boxes, starting at $12.99, The Container Store.

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Make space under your mini fridge for food and utensils. Super Cool Fridge Cart, $70, PB Teen.

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IKEA’s LACK shelf can tuck into a corner to provide a little extra storage. LACK Wall Shelf Unit, $49.99, IKEA.

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IKEA TRONES storage boxes ($39.99 for a set of 4) have a plethora of uses, including mounting it on the wall next to your bed to create a nightstand for a little extra storage in a small space. (Image from Decor8.)