12 Hacks That’ll Save Space in Your Small College Dorm

Published on July 23, 2019
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There’s no way around it, doesn’t matter if your dorm room is fit for a king, it’s seriously tiny. Which only means, you have to be more creative than Martha Stewart herself and make the most with what you’ve been given. If you’re thinking you’ll have to give up some of your favorite things in the entire world, think again. Just follow these 12 space saving hacks and it’ll make your tiny dorm room feel like a mansion (as much as humanly possible).

Shower organizer

We all know that a shower organizer comes in handy for your bathroom needs but did you know they’re actually multi-purpose handy too? Add some color to the bland old wire, whether with nail polish, paint, fabric, doesn’t matter – that little touch will brighten up the plain shower organizer. And you have a chic way to showcase some of your favorite things.

Shower Organizer

Shower Organizer

Make up board

No need to hide your mineral makeup when you can display it like a freaking pro. You can create your own magnetic board and show off all your cosmetics.

Make Up Board

Make Up Board

Proper Folding of Your Clothes

You know how your mom taught you to fold clothes and you rolled your eyes every time, huffing and puffing, like whatever mom. Well listen up, kiddo! We get it, we know that folding clothes is a huge pain, but if you do it properly – it will be so crazy beneficial for you in the long run. Just take a look at the image below and follow suit.

Proper Folding Of Your Clothes

Proper Folding Of Your Clothes

Soda Pop Tabs

How your dorm room closet can even be considered a closet is one of life’s biggest mysteries, seriously, it’s super tiny! You can forget about a custom wardrobe, there’s no space for that, or is there? It looks like you can’t fit that many hangers but if you offset them with soda pop tabs, you’ll get double the storage without having taken up too much space.

Soda Pop Tabs

Soda Pop Tabs

Get some shower hooks

If you’re anything of a fashionista, then you probably have scarves upon scarves. Floral ones, print ones, dark colored, light colored, thick ones, skinny ones, whatever, the list is endless. You can use shower hooks to hold a bunch of those adorable scarves on just one hanger. Pretty nifty, eh?

Get Some Shower Hooks

Get Some Shower Hooks

Get some more shower hooks

Oh yeah, you can use those shower hooks in the bathroom too! Organize your shower products like a pro.

Get Some More Shower Hooks

Get Some More Shower Hooks

Binder clips

You probably have lots of cords handing around for all your electronics and no amount of bails is going to help, you need binder clips. Not only are they cheap to buy but they are a great way to separate and organize all your excess cords.

Binder Clips

Binder Clips

DIY bucket hack

For whatever else the makeup board can’t sustain, go ahead and create this super adorable bucket “hanger” for what’s left. Brushes, hair straighteners, what have you. Not only will it look stylish but it’s a great space saver plus you can easily find your beauty products when in a rush.

Diy Bucket Hack

Diy Bucket Hack

File holders

File holders might come in handy to organize all your papers, but they’re also a great way to organize other things in your dorm room. Plus, they have some cute designs on the outside so your room will always look well put together.

File Holders

File Holders

Shoe holder

All right, so this one is a given. You can have a few shoe holders, one to actually use for your shoes and the others for well, ya know. Snacks. No dorm room is complete without snacks.

Shoe Holder

Shoe Holder

Cabinet door

A cabinet door can be more than just a door. You can get some inexpensive tools to save space and it’s a great and fun way to organize your makeup and other beauty products.

Cabinet Door

Cabinet Door

Command hooks

Use command hooks for anything else lying around, doesn’t just have to be a blow dryer or straightener. You can also use command hooks to hang up your cute hand bags or small purses.

Command Hooks

Command Hooks

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