Heading off to college involves navigation of life away from the luxuries of your home. Moving into a dorm room can be a difficult task for some students as it will be the first time that they will be living away from home and therefore you will have to arrange everything on your own in a completely different ambience. But, this is not completely dependent on your decisions, even your roommate has to contribute. Thus, creating a comfortable dorm room with your roommate in a limited space is quite a challenge.
Here are a few tips which will help you in organizing your dorm room. The basic aim is to organize your room in a way that will provide optimal functioning and practicality. Dorm rooms usually consist of a twin bed, a dresser, a desk and a bookshelf. So, the desk is the only place to set the things and thus fill it up in an organized manner. If you plan to visit your home every few months, then bring limited number of clothes, the clothes that you will wear.
For keeping the shoes, you can use a collapsible metal shoe rack that can sit on the floor and under the hanging clothes to stack your shoes. If you have many shoes then you can make use of hanging shoe rack. In either case, a double closet space will be available for you. You can also make use of several removable hooks that can carry your articles to keep your room organized. There are heavy-duty hooks available that are great for jackets, bathrobes, your night clothes or almost anything that would be otherwise lying on the floor. Lightweight hooks can work in case of calendars, posters etc.
Remember one thing; don’t pretend that you have more space than you actually have it. Thus, if you have a space for storing five jeans, only store five jeans in your dorm room. If you have no more storage space, then opt for under bed storage bins. Use them for storing the things which you use no more like out-of-season clothing, shoes and school supplies.
Here are some additional equipments that can help you. Install mesh shelves in some corner that will hold your frames, some books or almost anything that fits in it. Buy some double hanging racks that will optimize the available space in the best way and also serve you I the best way. Dairy crates can be used for storing and stacking the books or whatever you can think of. Bed pockets can fit in at the end of your bed and thus you can make the most of that empty space.
Thus, try and pack minimum baggage when you move into your dorm room. If you need something you can tell your parents to bring it when they visit you. Remember, the less you have the better it is.