Feeling cramped in student housing isn’t helpful for college students who need a clutter-free area to study in. Neither is sharing a small off-campus apartment with a bunch of roommates. Researchers at Princeton found that physical clutter has a negative impact on a person’s ability to focus and process information. That makes it more important than ever for college students to keep their living space organized.
But how do you make the most of such small spaces? For smaller storage options, try some of our foldaway storage solutions for your cramped quarters. Students across the nation can find relief from the crazy clutter by seeking affordable storage solutions from Central Self Storage. Continue reading to learn more about under the bed storage, hanging storage, furniture storage, and desk storage.
Under The Bed Storage
Most dorm rooms come equipped with bunk beds, which already helps create extra space in the room for a desk, futon, or additional storage solutions. For those rooms that don’t have bunk beds, under the bed storage boxes come in handy. Whether you need to store clothing or extra school supplies, specialized boxes fit perfectly under the bed. Bed risers can also help create even more space under your bed so you have room for larger items. Now you can take the clutter off your desk and put it under the bed.
Utilizing the vertical spaces in your room is a great way to organize and declutter. Use a double hang closet rod to use all the space in your closet or over-the-door hooks to hang a variety of items. You can also use the plastic pocket shoe racks to store items other than shoes such as school supplies, craft items, or even dorm snacks. You can also try hiding a jewelry holder behind a painting for a more organized look.
Lots of furniture items have secret storage spaces such as ottomans that double as containers or mirrors that open to provide additional storage space. Using these dual-purpose pieces can help you keep things hidden in plain sight. Another great furniture item is foldaway beds. These work best for off-campus housing since dorms already come equipped with beds. With this solution, you can clear up some space in your bedroom for other furniture items such as a desk, small couch, or dresser.
Small item storage like desk organizers can clean up a crowded desk in no time. Besides just pen holders or paper sorters, consider getting a desk addition that you can use for shelving. You may also consider purchasing a desk that has drawers to store textbooks, notebooks, and other office supplies. You can even use your desk as a place to get ready in the morning if your bathroom space is limited in your shared apartment.
Organize Your Dorm Space With Central Self Storage
There are a number of creative ways to get your dorm room organized. For extra help, storage units from Central Self-Storage are here when you need them. We offer affordable pricing for a variety of storage unit sizes. Figure out what storage unit size you need and keep your study clutter-free with the help of self storage at a Central Self Storage location near you!