Brilliant College Dorm Room Storage Ideas

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This post is all about brilliant college dorm room storage ideas.

Find the best dorm storage ideas for your college dorm room.

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The space available in dorm rooms is limited.

However, you can still make the most out of the limited space while creating a stylish, welcoming, and clutter-free living space you will absolutely love.

Here are some brilliant college dorm room storage ideas to help you do just that!


College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #1: Storage Ottomans

I strongly believe if space is an issue, a storage ottoman is a great option.

Thus, for small college dorm rooms, storage ottomans are useful and practical dorm room decor essentials.

In fact, they can be used as extra seats when friends come over, and for storing comforters, duvet covers, throw blankets, throws pillows, bed sets, bath towels, and the list goes on.

College Dorm Room Storage Ideas | Small Storage Ottomans
Small Storage Ottoman
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Large Storage Ottomans

College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #2: Storage Boxes

Foldable Storage Boxes
Storage Boxes

College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #3: Storage Bags

Storage Bags
Storage Bags

College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #4: Under Bed Storage

Under Bed Storage

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College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #5: Adjustable Bed Risers

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Adjustable bed risers are a game-changer if you intend to make the most out of the space under your dorm room bed.

Therefore, if your dorm room bed is similar to the bed in the picture (source) you should consider using bed risers.

In general, bed risers increase the height under the bed, which allows you to store taller storage bins under the bed easily.

Unfortunately, without bed risers, taller storage bins probably will not fit.

However, if you don’t intend to use under your bed for storage skip the bed risers but otherwise, bed risers are a must-have to increase the space under dorm room beds.

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Adjustable Bed Risers


College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #6: Storage Bins

I swear, all my college friends had storage bins! Yes! We all had these! It was the must-have college item. They are perfect for storage and moving.

Imagine, some of the bins I owned in college lasted a few years after graduating from undergrad.

In fact, I even used a few in graduate school!

Therefore, these are a must-have – you won’t regret owning a few.

Plus now with the availability of the Weave Collection these bins a now stylish, so you don’t even have to hide them.

 

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Weave Collection

 

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Weave Storage Tub

 

 

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Wheels-on Storage Tub

 


College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #7: Drawer Carts

These drawers carts were another storage item that was very popular.

It wasn’t uncommon for a dorm room to have a few storage bins and a set of drawers carts.

While they cost a little more than the bins, they allow for better organization because each drawer can be used to store different items.

Furthermore, stacking them together and placing them against the wall created the perfect solution for creating extra storage using the wall space.

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2-Drawer Cart

 

 

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Mint 3-Drawer Cart

 

 

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Espresso 3-Drawer Cart

 

 

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White 3-Drawer Cart

 

 

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Gray 3-Drawer Cart

 

 

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Hot Pink 3-Drawer Cart

 

 

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Teal 3-Drawer Cart

 

 

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Navy Blue 3-Drawer Cart

 

 

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Clear Drawer Cart

 


College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #8: Over-the-Door Hanging Shoe Organizer

This 15-Pocket Over-the-Door Hanging Shoe Organizer hangs easily over any door.

In addition, it is minimalistic, does not require maintenance,  stores and organizes shoes as well as accessories.

So easily store up to 8 pairs of shoes plus your accessories.

However, chances are you already own one of these over-the-door hanging shoe organizers.

Therefore, you don’t need this one specifically, instead pack yours to save money.

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Over The Door Shoe Organizer

College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #9: Storage Utility Cart

This movable storage utility cart is a perfect smart storage solution for your dorm room.

The wheels have a lock-in mechanism that keeps the cart in place, so you don’t have to worry about spills or random items falling over.

In addition, since it’s a movable cart, you can easily shift it around your dorm by pushing or pulling the utility cart using the two curved handles at the top.

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Storage Utility Cart

College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #10: Stackable Storage Crates

These stackable storage crates are a great dorm room storage solution designed to match a variety of dorm room decor styles.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with these – they are durable (I still have one from college), they add a pop of color in a dull room, they are stackable, so they save space, and they are great for moving around.

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Stackable Storage Crates

 


College Dorm Room Storage Ideas #11: Microwave Cart with Cabinets

How cool is this microwave cart! I wish I had one of these for college.

It’s movable, there’s cabinet space to store small appliances, plates, and cups plus a drawer for storing kitchen utensils.

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Microwave Cart with Cabinets

 


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Summary List: Brilliant College Dorm Room Ideas

  1. Storage Ottoman
  2. Storage Box
  3. Storage Bag
  4. Under The Bed Storage
  5. Adjustable Bed Riser
  6. Storage Bin
  7. Drawer Cart
  8. Hanging Shoe Organizers
  9. Storage Utility Carts
  10. Stackable Storage Crate
  11. Microwave Cart with Cabinet