9 Must-Haves for Dorm Living


9 Must-Haves for Dorm Living – Inexpensive Items to Get You Organized

  • 9 essential dorm must haves
  • bed risers
  • under bed storage bag
  • hanging scarf holder
  • 24 pair closet shoe rack - white
  • two drawer makeup storage
  • bamboo charging station
  • buckle backpack leather
  • stainless steel dry erase bulletin board
  • laundry tote bag

College life can be challenging, especially when you are leaving home for the first time. Dorm rooms are often smaller than you’re used to, with limited floor and storage space. Closets tend to be undersized and drawers, scarce. Shared spaces like bathrooms usually mean less storage for you, so you might even want to keep some of your accessories in a carrying case for transporting to and from the bath to your bedroom.

No matter what kind of room you end up with, you’re likely to be looking for ways to expand that limited storage. Here are 9 must-haves for college living that are sure to convenience you during your college stay.

1. Bed Risers

Bed risers add instant height to your bed so you can store clothes, bedding and other items underneath. Genius? For sure! You won’t believe how much you can fit under your bed.

2. Under Bed Storage Containers

Under bed storage containers and bags come in a variety of materials and sizes. Some even have wheels and handles for easy access. Use them for shoes, linens, coats and things you may not need every day.

3. Scarf and Belt Hangers

Scarf and belt hangers consolidate your accessories in one place and hang easily from a hook or closet rod for convenient, compact storage. Lots of styles are available with double and even multiple hooks for the extreme accessory freak.


Over-the-door-shoe-racks make instant shoe storage over standard doors to create tons of storage in unused space. Many models are available including wire, canvas and see-through plastic varieties. You might even want to share one with your roomie.

5. Cosmetic Organizers

Makeup organizers keep all of your beauty supplies in one location – so no more unpleasant black eyeliner surprises in the bottom of your purse. Small acrylic organizers are available for the small-needs student and larger, multi-compartment carousels appease the makeup queens.

6. Charging Stations

If you have a dedicated charging station, you’re less apt to lose your devices and recharging becomes habit. Whether you need a large one for multiple devices or a small-profile one to plug into the wall, Organize-It has you covered.

7. Backpacks

Everyone needs a backpack in college. It’s a purse, a lunch bag, a tablet holder and a desk thrown over your shoulder.

8. Bulletin Boards

Memo boards remember things when you can’t. They’re also good for keeping your roommates current, writing to-do lists, sharing random thoughts and writing poems.

9. Laundry Bags

Laundry bags are a lightweight alternative to bulky laundry baskets when lugging your soiled laundry from dorm to laundromat – or home on the weekends. Some can even be folded and stashed in a drawer when not in use.

Whatever your needs for college, Organize-It is sure to have it. Be sure to check out our Back-to-School category for lots of ideas for organizing and furnishing your dormroom.