Dorm Room Hacks

So you’re moving into your new room in your residence hall, and you think to yourself, “What can I do to make this place feel more like home? What can I do to maximize space?” Well, don’t you worry. We’ve got you covered!

If possible, loft your bed.

If you can’t do this, raise your bed as much as you can and utilize that space for storage, or even bunk your beds. Pro tip: your dresser can fit underneath a raised bed, just be careful not to scratch the top of it!

Hang up some wall art.

You can buy these at stores like Target (and sometimes even the dollar store), or you can pain them yourself! There are several Paint And Pour programs throughout the year in the residence halls were you can keep the art you paint.

Command hooks are your friend.

Stick a couple on the back of your door to keep your keys so they don’t get lost. They are also great for hanging other wall decorations such as mirrors and paintings!

Use binder clips to organize your cords.

Just clip them to the side of your desk and there you go! It is an easy and quick way to find your cords when you need them.

Bring pictures from home and tape them up near your desk.

Having some reminders of home makes all the difference. 

Make sure you bring Lysol or Clorox wipes.

When one person gets sick on your floor, it’s a matter of time before you, your roommate, or a suitemate gets sick, too. It’s better to be safe than sorry and wipe everything down just in case.

You don’t have to bring everything with you.

Bed Bath and Beyond will be visiting campus during move-in weekend with a bunch of supplies for sale you might not have thought to bring.

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