Dorm Room Storage Solutions
Let’s face it…dorm rooms tend to be small and often times cramped, so you want to use that space wisely, and keep it as clutter-free as possible. These dorm room storage ideas will help!
Here you will find storage solutions for under the bed, in the closet, over the doors, and more. When you think about it, with the right tools, you can turn any corner, nook and cranny into some very handy storage areas.
If you are able to find what you need quickly, it makes your life less stressful and more enjoyable.
Keep all of your items organized and together in easy-to-reach storage containers.
Image: Erin’s Dorm Room by rickpilot_2000 on Flickr, Commons 2.0
Under Bed Storage Dorm Room Storage Ideas
These underbed storage ideas for dorms will hold shoes, clothing, and other personal belongings, while keeping things out of the walkway, and off of the bed or chair (after all you need these for other things…not to store your stuff).
Underbed Zippered Storage Bags – Set Of 24-Pack Under Bed Plastic Storage BoxesUnderbed Durable Canvas Storage Bags for Clothes,Comforters and Blanket StorageSpectrum Diversified Stowaway Basket, Under Bed Storage, Large, Industrial Gray
There’s even some under bed safes that lock. What a great idea, right? Perfect for your student’s dorm room!
Store electronics, jewelry, money, and more when not in use. This one even comes with a locking cable for securing the safe to the bed. Just put your stuff in the container, lock the lid and roll it under any standard bed frame
Get creative in organizing your stuff, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about!
Mattress Storage Caddies Are Super Handy
Richards Homewares Grey Gearbox 6 Pocket Bedside Storage Mattress Book Remote
While sitting, laying or sleeping in your dorm bed the last thing you’ll want to do is jump out of bed for a tissue, the remote or any other small item.
This Bedside Storage Caddy (Black) does it right! I gave my husband one of these for his side of the bed and he keeps his Kindle, the remotes, tissues and more in there. He loves it!
This bedside organizer hangs from your bed (under the mattress) and holds just about everything you need within arm’s reach.
Here are a couple of other storage solutions you can use on your bed. Keep remote controls, facial tissues, books, pens, and other small items at hand and easy to find.
College Dorm Storage Ideas
Need something a little bigger? Storage ottomans do double duty for storing towels, sheets, etc. and a comfy place to put up your feet. Foot lockers are a popular traditional storage solutions, too.
48″ x 19″ x 18″ high Tufted Padded Hinged Storage Ottoman Bench, Microfiber SuedeBelleze 48″ Rectangular Gray Storage Fabric Ottoman Bench Tufted Footrest Lift TopCottage & Cabin Storage Trunk – 14 Themed Footlockers – 32 x 18 x 13.5 InchesCollege Dorm Room Lockable Trunk with Wheels
Dorm Room Life Hacks: Space-Saving & Organization Tips!
Where would we be without life hacks? Make college life easier with some organization tips from a fellow college student.
Hanging Shoe Racks Are Very Versatile
Hanging Shoe Racks aren’t just a great way to keep all of your shoes off the floor. They’re ideal for storing & organizing school supplies, bathroom supplies, snacks and more!
More Dorm Room Storage Ideas
Here are some more creative storage solutions for your dorm room. There are bath and body product organizers, makeup and jewelry organizers, and more featured below. You will be the most organized student in the dormitory! And you’ll be glad that you are, too!
CANVAS Hanging Jewelry Organizer | Double SidedInterDesign 3-Drawer Multipurpose Storage Container with Knobs, ClearNifty Cosmetic Organizing Carousel, CreamBathroom Shower CaddyQuick Dry Shower ToteRolodex Mesh Pencil Cup OrganizerDecoBros Desk Supplies Organizer Caddy, BlackSTORi Premium Quality Clear Plastic Craft and Desktop OrganizerDecoBros Mesh Desk Organizer with Double Tray and 5 Upright Sections
Wheeled Storage Carts
Some terrific dorm storage solutions include wheeled carts. With or without drawers, these wheeled carts will hold your items efficiently, keeping them organized and out of the way.
Closet Storage Ideas for Dorms
Your closet is a great place to store items other than clothing. Consider keeping your shoes and jewelry in there, too. Here are some great closet storage solutions for your dorm.
Closet Shelves and DrawersHanging Accessory Shelves8 Shelf Hanging OrganizerHanging Jewelry OrganizerHanging Jewelry OrganizerShoe Large Shelf OrganizerDoor Shoe Bag Hanging OrganizerHanging Shoe OrganizerCloset Rod Garment OrganizerExpandable Closet Organizer
Storage Cubes and Shelves
Storage cubes and shelves are great for organizing small items such as bath and body products, makeup, electronics, and so much more!
ClosetMaid Cubeicals Organizer6 Foldable Storage Cube BasketsClosetMaid Cubeicals OrganizerClosetMaid Stackable 3-Shelf OrganizerWinsome Capri Foldable Fabric Baskets, Set of 4, BlackStackable Storage Cube and Cubby OrganizerClosetMaid Cubeicals Mini 6-Cube OrganizerClosetMaid Cubeicals Mini-Cube OrganizerModular Door Cube Storage System