For most people, moving into a college dorm is the first time in their life where they will be living alone or at least without their parents. Now that you have your own space with no one to tell you how and where to put things, you can really design things according to your style. It’s important to patiently come up with a layout or idea and then you can make your dorm your own. Here are a few tips that might help you get along:
With limited space available and generally a limited income, making the most of your space is important. A great example of this is a futon. A futon is a couch that can be folded into a bed, generally a full size bed. Watch TV on it during the day, sleep on it at night. This can be relatively inexpensive and could come in handy for a cramped dorm.
Use a bulletin board
You can purchase a cork board or Emory board from an arts an crafts store and turn it into an area to organize important dates and information. This is inexpensive and it will not take any floor space. This can be hung over your desk, near the bed or any high traffic area. It is a great spot for a calender as well.
Using stackable crates or plastic bins is an efficient way to pack clothes, especially underwear and socks, only using a small amount of square footage. Most plastic bins are made for stacking but check before you buy. The amount of storage ideas are endless here, clothes is the example because of how common it’s used. These will last a long time so it’s a good return on your investment.