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DormCo Offers Five New Organization Tips to Make the Most of a Small Dorm Room

College dorm rooms can be small and lack the dorm room storage space you need. DormCo presents five organization tips on how to make your dorm room comfortable and maximize on your dorm room storage space.

Buffalo, NY, July 01, 2015 --( College dorm rooms can be quite small and lack designated dorm room storage for certain dorm essentials. It can be hard for the incoming college student to go from having their own large room at home to sharing an already small dorm room with a roommate. It is also hard for the college student to pack up what they need from their room and transfer it to that much smaller room. The college student may feel like they need to leave a good amount of their favorite items at home, but with some simple dorm organization, they can still have their favorite items from home as well as a comfortable dorm room. See below for five organization tips to make the most of a small college dorm room.

1. Take Advantage of Under Bed Storage. One of the areas that college students overlook is the space under the dorm bed. Once you clean up this area, you will have plenty of dorm room storage space. Invest in a few bins to keep extra seasonal clothes and college blankets clean and organized in. This under bed storage space is valuable and you will be able to fit a lot of extra dorm items under your bed.

2. Take Advantage of Door Storage. Another overlooked area that provides plenty of dorm room storage space is your door. You can use this space over the door to store backpacks, coats, extra clothes and more. To take advantage of this space you can invest in over the door shoe organizers or hooks. To make the most of this valuable dorm storage area, use both the main dorm door and the closet doors.

3. Add Extra Organizing Bins to Your Dorm Desk. Dorm desks come in many varieties and some may not have upper shelves. If the desk is just a table surface and does not have upper shelves, you can add bookshelf units that sit on top of the back part of the desk and these will do wonders in providing extra dorm storage space. You can place college textbooks, notebooks, and other desk supplies in these bookshelves and free up a lot of storage space in other areas. If your dorm desk already has upper shelves, there are smaller crates you can stack on the shelves or desk surface to keep desk supplies organized.

4. Take Advantage of Vertical Space. Adding dorm organizers that use a lot of horizontal space on your desk, floor, or closet can make your room feel cramped. Invest in dorm organizers that are taller instead of wider to take advantage of space that isn’t usually used. This goes for any area you’re adding extra organizers to and if you’re stacking dorm organizers, stack them vertically.

5. Add Closet Shelf Organizers. Dorm closets can be pretty small and you may or may not have a dresser. There’s no way those small dorm items will hold all the clothes you need them to hold. One of the most valuable dorm items you can have that will provide so much dorm room storage space is a closet shelf organizer. This follows the rule of taking advantage of vertical space – it will use barely any closet rod space and you will be able to fit a lot of clothes on these shelves. It will be like having another closet in your dorm room.

About The Author is the leading online college dorm supplies superstore. With more than 4,500 dorm products, DormCo carries college necessities such as Twin XL dorm bedding, dorm furniture, college trunks and more. DormCo also offers a range of unique, useful, and fun college supplies that you won’t find in stores. Visit for a one-stop-shop that provides everything needed to make dorm life more comfortable and convenient.
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