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Just one functional and aesthetic way to style your three-tiered cart in your small space.

So, you have moved into your first dorm room and you are excited to begin unpacking and making it feel like home. The only problem is that dorm rooms tend to be very small, even student living bedrooms run on the smaller side. These are going to be the best four years of your life, and it is important that your dorm room feels like home! That is why it is a great idea to make use of every square foot you can. The size of dorm rooms can be tricky, but once you have incorporated the hacks below, it will be the perfect fit for you!

Pool noodle hack

There is nothing worse than dropping something important beside your bed and having to fish it out. But it is even worse in a dorm room. The beds are small but solid and moving them can be a hassle.This pool noodle trick will save you from this struggle! Just place the pool noodle snug between your bed and your wall, far enough down that it cannot be seen. Now nothing can fall into the depths that is your bedside.

Curtain rod hack

Hanging curtains can be such a hassle but are a necessity in any home. Command strips are often unreliable but otherwise you have to use a drill. This curtain rod hack is genius and will save you so much time and money. Grab a couple of over-the-door hangers, often used for wreaths or signs, and hook them to the end of your blinds. Then just slide your curtains on the rod and you are good to go!

Under bed storage

With dorm rooms being so small it is vital to use up any space you can. There are so many great ways to do this but one of the best is under the bed storage. Grab some decorative bins from Target or Walmart and store your toiletries, hair tools or any other necessities right under your bed. These adorable storage bins are great to fit directly under your dorm bed.

Three-tiered cart

Three-tiered carts have been the ultimate interior design trend for the last year. They are cute, efficient and available in almost any store that carries home goods. Three-tiered carts are a great way to balance storage and efficiency while also remaining trendy and cute. A great way to style a three-tiered cart is by putting picture frames and décor at the top and storage items, like towels or books, on the lower shelves.

Shoe organizer hack

Cooking choices are limited in the dorm life. But some mornings you wake up with no desire to walk to the dining hall for breakfast. Because of that, it is a good idea to have some good microwavable options for breakfast as well as some snack options. But, of course, there is often not much space to store all of your snacks and food. This dorm hack will make your life so much easier! Instead of putting your footwear in this shoe organizer, use it for your non-perishable food!

Binder clip cord hack

There is nothing worse than having a million cords going every which way in your room. Not only is it a safety hazard but it also leaves a  messy and unorganized look, especially in a small dorm room.This cord hack is absolutely genius and will be sure to make your room and desk look neat. Simply place binder clips on the edge of the desk and pull your cords through the metal piece to make easy access to all your cords.

Closet curtain hack

If you are lucky enough, you might end up with an open closet rather than a plain wardrobe. This is a plus but the messy feel of an open closet may not be. The best way to cover up any open closet is by hanging a curtain or tapestry over it. This is a great way to add to your aesthetic while also maintaining a fresh, neat look for your dorm.

Moving to college and living in a dorm should be one of the best times of your life. You should be enjoying it not stressing over if you will be able to fit all your clothes in your closet. If you follow these hacks, they are sure to make your college experience easier and stress free.

 

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