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3 Space-Saving Ideas for a College Student's Apartment

It's all about finding secret storage spots!


If you've been renting for a while, you would know that almost all college apartments don't have enough room—the bed, desk, and closet are all within arm's reach. 

A common dilemma new renters face is how they will be able to fit all their essentials into such small space. As much as you can, you want to keep it organized and comfortable as you'll be staying here for a while. Whether you're still looking for an apartment or you want to give yours an upgrade, here are some ideas you can try: 

Main photo from: Room Decoration Ideas.  

Transform the bed

Turn your bed into an instant storage station. Maximize the space underneath by using rolling storage carts for your shoes, big bags, and magazines to name a few.

Still not enough? Add bed skirt organizers for your other essentials and knickknacks.

Photo from Amazon.

Work with DIY pieces

Doors can be great for vertical storage. You can use ordinary plastic shoe storage to hold granola bars and other snacks or a shower caddy for small school supplies like notepads, scissors, and pens. Personalize your piece by decorating it with ribbons or even spraypainting it!

Photo from Personal Mini Storage.                                                                     

Keep the closet organized

To make the most out of your closet space, consider getting hangers that you can use to hang multiple pieces of clothing. If you prefer a easier solution, try organizing your clothes the KonMari way—roll them up or store everything vertically to free up some space for other things. 

READ: WATCH: How To Fold Your Clothes—The KonMari Way

Photo from Bella Organizing.

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