Top 11 Dorm Room Storage & Organization Ideas
Sending kids off to college for the first time or sending them back to college can be challenging.
For first timers the entire summer is pretty much spent thinking about what they might need and how to get it all and not forget anything.
I remember when we sent our first son off to college for the first time. A group of church friends threw him a party and supplied him with most everything he’d need!
We were thrilled, it was pretty awesome. So many of the things I would not have thought of, but, they definitely came in handy for him.
The second year – he pretty much had it all and we were able to add a few things to make things even easier for him, since it was pretty much “been there, done that” and he knew what he’d need and what he didn’t.
When we sent the second son off he took much of what the first didn’t need anymore, so that made it easier, too.
Have you ever tried to organize a small space? A dorm room or your part of a dorm room, is definitely a small space.
This post will help give you ideas for organizing a dorm room or small space. Storage for dorm rooms can be difficult, too.
Dorm storage doesn’t have to difficult or expensive with theses ideas. From dorm storage bins to a dorm organizer or two – we have you covered.
We also shared Top College Bound Dorm Student Study Necessities, too, you may want to check it out, as well.
The Metro Collection 4-Tier Shelf adds valuable storage space. Specifically designed for the bathroom, this racks create extra storage space in your bathroom for decorative items, grooming necessities, towels and so much more.
The frame is made of durable chrome tubing that withstands years of daily use. The simple, clean look allows this shelving unit to blend seamlessly with nearly any decor.
- Modern look
- Shelves for extra storage
Create your own organizational structure with these interlocking bins. Mix and match for any drawer size and storage need with a unique over molded material to produce a stylish look.
- Madesmart Granite 8 Piece Interlocking Bin Pack (2 – 9.3″ X 6.3″ X 1.9″/ 3 – 9.3″ X 3.1″ X 1.9″/ 3 – 3.0″ X 3.1″ X 1.9″)
- Modular design.
- Mix and match for any drawer size and storage need.
AmazonBasics hangers feature a non-slip velvet material that holds clothes in place without falling or sagging. The contoured shoulders keep clothes shapes while the additional notches help to keep accessories in place.
The hanger’s slim and sleek design allows you to maximize space in your closet while keeping your clothes secure while being stored. The durable and sturdy design is able to hold clothes up to 10 pounds. AmazonBasics hangers are available in packs of 30, 50, or 100.
Gray velvet surface and notched shoulders to prevent slipping
- Ultra slim profile to maximize space in your closet
- Sturdy design can hold up to 10 pounds
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
If you need a storage solution for those extra shoes, then this easy to assemble Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer from Whitmor’s Fashion Color Organizer Collection is the answer. It has 24 pockets in the stylish and popular Java brown color. Store and protect up to twelve pairs of shoes and instantly de-clutter your closet or bedroom while also saving your shoes from unwanted damage. This shoe organizer is a snap to assemble using the provided hooks and hangs conveniently over any standard sized doors.
Space saving over the door hanging shoe storage, 24 roomy pockets. Hangs on standard inside doors. Hooks are present within the shoe pockets.
Made to last, with strong yet breathable fabric and reinforced seams.
- Over the door hooks included means no assembly is required. Hangs on standard door or closet rod.
- 24 oversized pockets easily organize shoes, toys, accessories, cleaning supplies, and more
- Neatly stores and organizes 12 pairs of shoes without taking up any additional floor
- Perfect for organizing bedrooms, closets, laundry room, play room, college dorms.
- Dimensions: 19″X64″
Cork Tiles–All natural cork material is both durable and tackable. Secure items to these customizable frameless and modular cork tiles using push pins. Each tile is 1/4″ thick, measures 12″ x 12″ and can be used alone or with others for a variety of needs. Adhesive self-stick tape included for mounting.
Cork Bulletin Board–Standard 3′ x 2′ cork bulletin board features an aluminum finish frame. Ideal for light to moderate display use, the tackable cork holds pinned documents securely in place. The natural, self-healing feature of the cork extends the surface life of the board. Mounting hardware is included.
Cork Roll–Great for craft projects at home, work or school. Natural cork roll measures 24″W x 38″L but can be easily cut to the size and shape you desire. The 3/8″ thick cork is ideal for absorbing sound, lining drawers and more. Self-healing ability allows for long lasting use. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
- 1/4 inch thick cork tiles are modular to create a customized bulletin board that holds push pins tight; for light use in low traffic work environments
- Each frameless tile is 12 x 12 inches; natural cork is self-healing for longer lasting use; adhesive tape included for fast and easy hanging in any space
Create more space in cluttered cabinets with this very functional organizer
- Each shelf is 2 3/4-inch deep, perfect for organizing spices, soup or vegetable cans, sauces and more
- Use outside the kitchen to organize cosmetics, perfume, skincare products, figurines, and office supplies; the possibilities are endless
- Made from durable, long-lasting plastic with non-slip shelf lining
- Measures 3 1/2-Inch high by 8-3/4-inch deep by 15-inch wide; wipe with a damp cloth when needed
InterDesign’s Axis Over Door Quad Hook has a classic style that is great for hall entries, bathrooms, bedrooms, and mudrooms. Made of durable steel, it easily hangs over standard interior doors.
- Fits over interior doors up to 1.5″ thick
- Ideal for bedroom and bedroom closets for purses, scarves, clothes, jackets, towels and more
- Made of durable steel
- 5.5″ x 4.75″ x 7.25″
The AmazonBasics CD/DVD binder provides protection and storage for large collections of DVDs, CDs, and other discs. With a tough exterior that zips to enclose your discs, the binder is perfect to take your movies music with you wherever you go.
Lose the Cases
By storing your discs in the AmazonBasics CD/DVD binder, there is no need to take up space with bulky CD jewel cases or DVD/Blu-Ray cases. With individual disc sleeves, the binder lets you organize your collection however you choose.
Instantly organize your clothing, shoes, and hats with this garment rack with top and bottom shelves from AmazonBasics.
The heavy-duty steel chrome shelving is adjustable so you can customize for your needs. Place your shoes, bags, and hats on one of the shelves for neatly organized and easily accessible items.
It can hold heavy winter coats and features smooth rolling wheels for convenient portability. Great when you need temporary storage or something heavy-duty for year round use.
- Chrome garment rack with 2 locking wheels Easy assembly (less than 15 minutes)
- no tools required
- Garment rack dimensions: 35×17.3×70.5 inches (LxWxH)
- Covered under the AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
Dry erase boards from The Board Dudes provide an easy-to-use, low-maintenance writing surface for drawing, writing, and more. Dry erase boards are available in a wide range of surface materials to complement your workspace, including Chalk, Glass, Magnetic, and Melamine. Choose Glass for the longest-lasting, most durable surface for heavy-use spaces such as conference rooms, training centers, and executive offices. Painted Steel and Chalk are ideal choices for moderate-usage areas such as meeting rooms, common areas, classrooms, kitchens, and small offices. Choose Melamine for general purpose, light usage, such as in a home office or low traffic areas.
Combo boards allow you to combine different features, such as magnetic dry erase and cork, on one board for multi-purpose use. Other combo board options include CorX cork frames, Dual Effex inlaid frames, modular formats to customize your board to your needs, and even sliding 3-in-1 boards for the most versatility and productivity possible.
Perfect for drawing/writing at home or interactivity in a classroom setting. Large, easy-to-use and maintain writing surface. Plastic frame.
Get shoes, bags, and accessories off the floor!
Never again find yourself wondering where to store your shirts, sweaters, or accessories. Now you can organize them with these Hanging Accessory Shelves from Whitmor’s Fashion Color Organizer Collection. Available in the popular and stylish Java brown color, the shelves and are designed with five roomy shelves for storage. Keep clothing and accessories organized, clean, and wrinkle free. A sturdy metal frame with included hooks allow you to easily hang this organizer on your closet rod, making this great addition to any closet in your home or office.
- Dimensions: 11.5in L x 12in W x 42in H
- Space-saving hanging accessory shelves
- 5 easy-access spacious shelves
- Mesh side pockets for extra storage
- Sturdy metal frame
- Dual built-in hooks hang from closet rod
Did we miss anything? Please share any tips or tricks you have about organizing a dorm room or a small space in the comments below.