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26 Dorm Room Storage Essentials College Students Need on Their Back-to-School Shopping List

House Beautiful Logo By Medgina Saint-Elien, Brittney Morgan of House Beautiful | Slide 1 of 27: Summer seems to be flying by so there's no better time to think about dorm room storage. Back-to-school shopping and packing can get incredibly hectic, especially when worrying about fitting everything you own into your tiny dorm room. Thankfully, Clever Storage 101 is officially in session! First of all, the key to small-space living is organization. A tiny space often comes with limited storage, so as you're planning things out, you need to find new ways to put away your stuff. This means looking up your walls and down under the bed—make sure to use up every inch of what you have so there's a place for all the items you own.If you're moving into a dorm this fall or you're getting future students ready for their first semester, these are the most clever and design-forward dorm room storage products out there. Between the challenges of cinderblock walls to a roommate (or two) you have to coordinate with, stick to our tips and you'll have a foolproof floor plan in no time!

Summer seems to be flying by so there's no better time to think about dorm room storage. Back-to-school shopping and packing can get incredibly hectic, especially when worrying about fitting everything you own into your tiny dorm room. Thankfully, Clever Storage 101 is officially in session!

First of all, the key to small-space living is organization. A tiny space often comes with limited storage, so as you're planning things out, you need to find new ways to put away your stuff. This means looking up your walls and down under the bed—make sure to use up every inch of what you have so there's a place for all the items you own.

If you're moving into a dorm this fall or you're getting future students ready for their first semester, these are the most clever and design-forward dorm room storage products out there. Between the challenges of cinderblock walls to a roommate (or two) you have to coordinate with, stick to our tips and you'll have a foolproof floor plan in no time!

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