Any space saving ideas for a college co-ed?
Question:I will be a freshman in college this fall and I am worried about not having enough space in my dorm room. I am an artist and am used to working in a spacious studio/bedroom. Now I will have to share a room half the size with another person.
Any ideas for how to save space when it comes to storing things?
(My bed in the dorm is lofted with a desk/study area underneath)
Most freshmen bring WAY too much stuff to college with them. I know I did and all the freshmen in my dorm do ever year. Sit down with your pile of stuff you plan to take and do one more sort. Take out the stuff you can live without and (i know this is hard but) go through your clothes again. I found I only ever wore half of the stuff I brought to school with me.
Once you reevaluate what you really need, go to a store like the Container store or a store with a good organization section and get lots of items that could have dual purposes. A bench with a storage compartment, a night stand with casters and drawers, etc. As an art student make sure you have a nice stiff portfolio you can store your drawings safely in and put behind a dresser or door. If you cant put holes in the wall or your dorm has cinder block like mine does, get some of those hooks that have the sick backs, their great for hanging your keys on next to the door or to hang jewelry on and they come off cleanly.
Good luck and best wishes! Hope I helped a little.
LOTs of shelves
Try having a bed with multi-function.
Nowadays, lots of manufacturer design beds with a built-in study table and cabinets.
Have your things as much as possible near you.
Don't stack up a lot of things you don't usually use.
Have things in order and have in mind you're going to be there for only few days.
With that in mind, you'll have more focus on what you really need.
Have a blessed day.
Very Truly Yours,
Poison Ivy @ 724_3_jhoenm
I think the bed with the desk/study area underneath is going to be PERFECT for you! You are already off to a good start with using your space!
Since you are an artist, you may want to buy one of those plastic drawer/cabinets they have at places like WalMart and Target. They have drawers that are see-thru and you can store your art supplies in there. Try to get one with the wheels so you can move this off to the side when you aren't using this.
Depending on what you paint, an easel can be easily stored away when not in use. You can create a "gallery" on one of the sides of your study area. Using a wire attached to the sides of the bed, you can hang clips from it (or "S" hooks) and hang your art there.
But I'd definitely go for the rolling storage! They will be a lifesaver and aren't too costly!
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