Organizing your dorm room to make the most of the space you have:
Going off to college for the first time is the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll be on your own for the first time, and making your own decisions. When you lay eyes on your dorm room for the first time, you may very well be surprised by how small it is, and how bare and bland it looks before you move your stuff in. You’re probably wondering how you are going to fit all the things you brought from home into this tiny space. Here are some ideas to help you plan how to make the best use of this space, remembering too, that you have to leave half of the space for your roommate!
If you can, plan ahead, and make sure you bring only what you really need and what will fit in your share of the room. Find out what furniture pieces are supplied. Also, communicate with your roommate so you don’t bring doubles of anything that you can share.
The desks in dorm rooms are typically small, so you may require some extra storage for school supplies. Maybe a storage bin, a file folder system or a small file cabinet will fit in. It’s a good idea to wait until you’ve actually moved into the room to buy your storage and organization items. That way you can really understand what it is you need and what will fit.
Consider using wire shelves or file organizers on your desk. Add cubby systems in your closet or on the wall to create a more organized space. You can purchase bed risers to create more space under your bed for storage. Dorm rooms don’t have to be boring, crowded or cluttered. Use a little creativity to make the most of your space and collaborate with your roommate to make this room a functional and comfortable place.
For the stuff that just won’t fit in, and for your summer storage needs, remember the convenience of Eagle Self Storage near TCU.