How to: Organizing a Dorm Room

As an incoming college freshman you’re stressed about being away from home, getting lost on campus or making new friends. It’s not until you get there, step into your dorm room and see you and your roommate’s stuff all over the place and think “Where the hell is this all gonna go?” Here are my top product picks to help you keep your cool and stay organized when move-in day rolls around!

Shop Sheet Sets

Photo Cred: Residence Hall Linens

Picture this: You’ve moved everything into your dorm room and you grab your sheets to make your bed. You put the sheets on one of the corners of the your mattress and stretch your sheets down to the other end when… BAM: your sheets aren’t long enough. In a panic, you sprint over to your school store and pay an incredible price for extra long sheets.  This entire dilemma can be avoided with extra long sheets from Residence Hall Linens. These sheets come in a set with one bed sheet, one fitted sheet and a pillow case for only $19.99! Think they don’t carry sheets to fit in with your color scheme? WRONG! They have every color, pattern and print you could need! I highly recommend buying this set even if you’re bringing your own pillow case and you find yourself thinking, “I don’t need another pillow case.” So much bacteria and germs collect on pillow cases and are safe havens for breakout-causing bacteria to grow on. I recommend bringing multiple pillow cases and switching them out once a week to keep your skin looking fresh!

Ten Shelf Hanging Shoe Organizer

Photo Cred: RHL

I love shoes organizers and have two at home that are constantly used. Not only are these useful for holding the obvious, shoes, but square ones like this from Residence Hall Linens are great for organizing and storing knitted or bulky sweaters. By organizing sweaters and other bulky items of clothing vertically in one of these shoes organizers, you save so much closet space. Since the closets at most universities are tiny and most of us girls want to bring all of our clothes, this is valuable space.

Laundry Hamper

Photo Cred: RHL

Right off the bat: Hard plastic hampers are a no-no. Mesh hampers are not only flexible and can easily fit in most spaces in small college dorms, but they are a lot easier to carry up and down flights of stairs to get to the laundry room. If you’re doing a light load of laundry, you can carry the hamper by the handles. If you’re doing a week and a half’s worth of laundry you can carry it by the bottom comfortably. The hamper pictured above from RHL can hold up to 60 lbs of your dirty laundry and for $16.99 it’s a steal!

Check out Residence Hall Linens’ website for more products that can help make a college kid’s life a lot easier!

If you have any questions let me know!

***This post is being sponsored by Residence Hall Linens. This is no way effects my opinions on the products or the website.

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