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With school coming to an end, all I can think about is all the young adults going off to college, and thinking about how they are going to organize their dorm room, or even small room in a house. I love school ending and then school begining because all the stores are filled with amazing storage saving space items for a dorm! While I have never had the chance to experience living in a dorm, since I went from living with my parents to getting an apartment with my fiance while we were in college, and now we have a 3 bedroom, so we don’t really worry about space!

So here are some ways I came up with to organize a small space!

  • First and for most, in a dorm you are going to have small closet, so many ways to organize a closet is hanging shelfs for things like jeans and t-shirts that way you can make more room to hang up more important blouses that you don’t want to get wrinkled. Always add drawers on the floor of your closet, or if you have a top shelf!
  • Since dorm rooms can be really tiny, your walls don’t have much space, so if you do have a lot of things you want to crame in your room, think of more than posters, using hook racks, and corner shelfs can give you extra room to put your knick knacks.
  • A standard desk does not give you much to work with as far as storage, so think of getting a cute small filling cart on the side for some extra room for notebooks and school supplies.
  • Since there is no laundry room in dorms you are probably going to be lugging laundry up or down the staris, so get a laundry bag that is very portable and easy to lug around.
  • If you have your own bathroom in college well your one lucky dude, but most of the time you are sharing a common bathroom with others on your floor, so getting a bathroom caddy that can fit everything you need while you are in the bathroom is a great idea!
  • THINK STORAGE while your in your dorm room, look under the bed, over the door, on the walls, on the floor, just try not to make it look to cluttered!

Since I never had a dorm room, many of my tips came well from me of course, but also from friends you have experienced living in a dorm, so hopefully some of you found this helpful, if you have any more tips please feel free to leave them below!

Thanks, Ashley

 

As you can see, I have a really small closet me and my fiance’ actullay share a closet, so I like to keep my side as organized as possible. I have a lot of clothes and accessories, so I love coming up with new ways to organize and makes things more accessible and easy to find!

When my closet starts looking messy like it was in my before image, I know it’s time to clean and get organized. I have a few steps I like to take to achieve what you see in my after picture! I will list those steps below along with pictures!

The first step I like to do, is to completly clear everything out of your closet, you will be able to see what you have to work with, and like I did I moved some things in different stops to make it look more neat! Clearing everything out will also allow you to see everything you have, things you may have forgotton you have, things maybe you know you wont where anymore and so on. I like to set everything aside and while im orgazining it gives you a change to go through everything you have.

 

Now that you have everything moved out, it can just look like a big mess (which it is), this is what is going to help you see what you have and to better make since of everything, and how you want to organize it!

Personally I like to organize by season, and then color, so we are coming into summer, so I like to put my dresses, tanks and so on in front, and put longer sleeves and jackets either away or towards the back of the closet, and then from there I like to organize those sections by color! If you just wear whatever, organize maybe by what you where most often!

I personally would like to hang up all my jeans, unfornantly my closet is just not big enough, so I bought a white sterlite 3 drawer to put my graphic or plain shirts, in the top drawer, and jeans, capris, and shorts in the other drawers to still keep them organized!

I love resuing my shopping bags, and cute baskets. I had an empty space on top of my 3 drawer that hold my shirts, and jeans, So I decided to take a cute basket that wasn’t really being used and I put all my camis, and undershirts in there, and it added a super cute touch. I have 2 large shelves above where my clothes hang, so I took my bigger shopping bags, and used those to store my scaves, and other smaller items!

I recently bought a cute heart hanger, to hang multiple things on, such as my belts, and purses, these come in handy since they are kind of hard to store without looking messy, so I thought this was really cute to put right in front! My shoes were not to hard, I just had a white show holder, so I put most of them in there, and at the very back of my closet I have a white cloth hangy 6 drawer, where I keep other flats, and some of my smaller boots, and also the first 2 sections I have all my nicer tank tops.

   

Well I had fun cleaning my closet and going through everything, I hope this helped some of you, I loved the way it turned out! I hope this post was not to long and boring, but I hoped helped or gave you some ideas for storage!

 

-Ashley