Moving into a dorm? Check out these smart ways to save space

Dorm Room with Storage Bed and Desks

Moving away for school is an exciting time, but storing all of your things in a tiny dorm room can be challenging.

Instead of bulky, single use items, there are now lots of products that are multi-functional and make use of space that would otherwise be wasted.

Take a look at these great space saving products that are sure to help students stay tidy and organized.

Over-The-Door 6 Pocket Organizer

Over-The-Door 6 Pocket Organizer

This colourful organizer is perfect for creating extra storage in the gap right behind a closet door. It can keep all your odds and ends from creating clutter around the room.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $27

Printed Sherpa Butterfly Chair Cover

Printed Sherpa Butterfly Chair Cover

Extra seating space can be a challenge, but this cozy butterfly chair frame can fold away when it’s not in use.

SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $70

Adjustable Furniture Riser

Adjustable Furniture Riser

This heavy-duty unbreakable plastic riser can be used to elevate your bed to create room for storage underneath.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $35

Storage Case

Storage Case

This clever storage bag can be used to store seasonal clothes under the bed to free up space in your closet.

SHOP IT: Ikea, $3

Tiered Jewelry Storage

Tiered Jewelry Storage

Using pieces that are upright saves space by stacking vertically instead of spreading out horizontally on a vanity.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $24

Multipurpose Shoe Hanging Organizer

Multipurpose Shoe Hanging Organizer

If you use an organizer behind your main door, use this shoe organizer behind your closet door to clear up space. Can also be used for personal care and beauty items.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $22

Three Tier Hanging Basket

Three Tier Hanging Basket

Make use of the ceiling to create storage space where there would other wise be wasted air.

SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $40

Bedside Storage Caddy

Bedside Storage Caddy

This caddy attaches easily to the side of the bed frame and keeps your space tidy and save your space. Great for storing phones, chargers, books, tablets, glasses, etc.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $21

Lotus Leaning Storage Rack

Lotus Leaning Storage Rack

Upgrade your dorm room with this modern storage piece that delivers both style and function with its divided tray, two hanging bars, and a removable catchall basket.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $150

Multi-Use Hanger

Hanger

This multi-use hanger is perfect for showing off your collection of shawls or to keep belts and ties organized. It holds up to 18 different accessories without using more space than a regular hanger.

SHOP IT: Ikea, $7

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