My oldest “baby” is headed back to college this month. She asked for my help with getting her smaller-than-last-year college dorm room. We chatted a bit about her challenges and needs for organizing her dorm room this year and came up with this easy college organizing tip and it only cost $2.
My “baby” will have one other roommate in a teeny tiny dorm room this year (like most college students). Isn’t it crazy that we pay a lot of money to house our “babies” in substandard housing when we send them away to college? My daughter’s room is going to be so small that every square inch of clear space will be valuable. She asked me what she and her roommate could do to handle when the other one leaves their belongings laying around. She didn’t really want to just throw it on each other’s beds to get the items out of the way. She figured if they did that, the items would end up back on the floor and it would become and endless circle of moving the items around.
After talking with my “baby” about different organizing solutions, we came up with this easy college organizing idea. A quick trip to our local dollar store to purchase these two plastic bins and some letter stickers or vinyl and in minutes we solved the college dorm room organizing issue and it only cost $2!
I used my Cricut to cut vinyl letters out for each of the girls’ intials. We used colors that complimented each girls’ bedding.
I placed a letter on opposite corners of the bin so that you can see who the bin belongs to no matter which way the bin is turned.
My “baby” and her roommate can simply toss items left out into each other’s bin. That way they can keep the room straightened up and each girl can put her own belongings away from her own bin.
As my “baby” packing for college to head back this month, we’re also able to use these bins to pack her things in for the trip. Once she moves into her dorm room, she can take advantage of this easy college organizing tip. What tips do you have to keep a dorm room straightened up?
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.