6 Dorm Room Must Haves

6 Dorm Room Must Haves

Under Bed Storage

Sure your room comes with a little closet or dresser, but that’s it. It’s challenging to store all of the items you brought from home without suffocating your roommate. Fortunately, under bed storage bins give you the ability to put some of that previously unused space under your bed to good use. There are a variety of shapes and sizes available depending on what you’re interested in storing and how big of a bed you have. If you organize it just right, you might just have room for two under there!

Over-the-Door Organizers

Another place you’ll find unused space is the back of the door. Chances are your dorm room may only have one door, so if you have a roommate you may want to share this space with him/her. Whether you’re a guy looking for additional shelving, or a girl looking for additional shoe storage, there are a variety of over-the-door organizers that can help you make the most of your door. Some with sturdy baskets, others with cloth sleeves – there is truly an opportunity to customize this storage space exactly the way you want it.

Closet Doubler

Now back to that little bit of closet space you have. It may look small, but there’s a way to double the amount of storage space in that closet – and no, it doesn’t involve a genie. The secret lies in a closet doubler, an additional rod that hangs from the pre-existing closet rod and gives you a second layer of hanging space. With minimal set up and a cheap price, this tool can’t be beat. (Hint: Pair this with a few stacked hangers and you’ll have even more room!)

Command™ Hooks & Strips

Regardless of whether you’re hanging posters, picture frames or shelves, the rules for a dorm room are the same – no holes in the walls. Without being able to nail things into the walls (or getting charged at the end of the year if you do), you’re left with tape and putty. Both of them work temporarily, but it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll wake up the following morning to find your stuff on the floor, if the tape or putty could even hold it to begin with. Enter Command™ Hooks & Strips. Choose the right product for what you need to hang and you can get everything from light posters to heavy shelves up on the walls without leaving a single mark.

Wet Dry Vac

Unfortunately, moving into a dorm room comes with the responsibility of keeping it clean. You’re already limited on space, and chances are you’d rather spend money on something other than a high-performance vacuum. But let’s be honest – you do need something to clean up wet and dry messes when one room is your kitchen, dining room and bedroom. Fortunately, Shop-Vac® has an All Around EZ® Wet Dry Vac that’s small on size, big on power and won’t break the bank. Bonus – there are a few different colors to choose from.


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