College Bound!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017


It’s that time of year- when many of us (present company included) are sending our kids off to college. Small spaces can be difficult to organize and a dorm room is an even greater challenge.

Here’s my Top 10 List that will help keep the clutter under control and help your student make the most of their room:

  1. Get more space out of your closet with slim line hangers and/or Wonder Hangers which allow you to hang up to 5 garments while using up the space of only one hanger (available at Target)
  2. Bed risers are an easy way to get some extra storage space under your bed.
  3. A plastic tote caddy is ideal for carrying all of your toiletries to the shower and keeping them contained in one place. You may want to get another caddy to hold cleaning supplies for your room.
  4. Under bed storage boxes can hold items that don’t fit anywhere else in your room. I suggest clear boxes to make it easy to see what you have stored away.
  5.  A mattress caddy is great if you do not have a night stand next to your bed. And a clip on lamp will make it easy to read in bed.
  6. Bring a file box to hold important papers and memorabilia collected throughout the year.
  7. A clothes hamper on wheels will make laundry transport a snap. Also consider detergent pods rather than traditional liquid or powder variety.
  8. Over-the-door shoe organizers are great for more than just shoes. The pockets are large enough to hold undergarments, toiletries, socks, snacks, winter accessories and more.
  9. 3M Command hooks and sticky tack (available at craft stores) are essential for hanging anything in a dorm room without damaging the walls.
  10. Pack up only what is needed till Thanksgiving.  If your child is coming home for Thanksgiving then have them bring home their summer clothes and send them back with fall/winter wear.

I wish all the high school graduates a blessed year ahead.

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Bed risers

Command hooks and poster putty

Mattress cady