The typical college dorm room is cramped enough with just one person, but add in a roommate or two, and you've got to get pretty creative with storage and organization if you want to keep all your daily essentials in line. It's hard to know what storage and organization solutions actually work without spending some time in those close quarters, so we asked real college students from across the country to share the items that help them keep their stuff straight while inhabiting a dorm.
The items ahead include specific shelving, storage bins, and organization pieces that made dorm life so much easier for actual students. The students share where they found these most helpful items, how they use them, where they place them inside their dorm rooms, and how much they spent on the pieces. They also reveal details about assembly so future college students can plan ahead on moving day.
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