2 Quick and Easy Storage Tips For Those On The Top Bunk
Freshman year is not far away, and soon your dorm will be where you call home. Chances are, over the summer following your high school graduation, you’ll be talking to your soon-to-be dorm roommate. You’ll decide many things together; such as sharing a dorm fridge and microwave, dorm rugs, and your college furniture ideas. One thing you may not know until move-in day is your dorm room layout, which includes whether or not you’ll have a dorm bunk bed. This may seem to be a minor detail, but if you are on the top bunk you have a few extra things to consider when it comes to making enough space for all your dorm stuff.
1: Dorm Underbed Storage.
One thing that’s easily forgotten is the dorm storage space under your Twin XL bed! If you opt for the top bunk, make sure you discuss under-bed dorm storage. There is nothing wrong with the top bunk, but if your roommate thinks all the underbed storage is theirs, you’ll want to discuss that sooner rather than later. The reason this is important is that dorm storage space is so limited, if you cannot take advantage of any underbed storage, it will make a big difference on what dorm supplies you can fit in your college dorm room. Of course you want to bring as much stuff as possible to college, so the key with any potential roommate situation is to work out these dorm roommate negotiations in advance. Keep the communication open and you’ll be fine… just take half of your roommate's underbed stuff, pull it out and throw it on the floor and you’ll have a problem. Regardless, if half the underbed space should be yours, the best thing to do is talk it out. You'll find most college roommates, even if you aren't best friends, will be reasonable about splitting up your underbed storage. Plus, with useful underbed organizers like those from TUSK® dorm storage, it is easy to evenly divide this highly important dorm organization space.
2: Bedside Storage Solutions.
If you're on your dorm top bunk, it goes without saying that you may not be able to have a dorm nightstand. Unless you and your roommate consider using our Extra Height Mini Shelf Supreme as a shared dorm bedside table, our dorm experts recommend looking into some popular bunk bed storage devices that make life a lot easier for those on the top bunk. This includes our Bed Post Shelf, which can fit on your college bunk bed post and provide a solid surface for important dorm items like an alarm clock, glasses, drinks, and anything else you need to keep close at hand in bed. Alternatively, a bedside caddy can also be a great solution to keep even more dorm bed essentials in a convenient location accessible from the top bunk. In fact, we even created Bedside Pocket Sheets with built-in storage pockets, so you can have a safe place for your phone, glasses, TV remotes, or anything you want to be 100% sure will not crash to the ground all the way from your top bunk. No matter if you go for a super tall tiered nightstand for bunk beds, a bed post shelf or bedside caddy, or storage pocket sheets, DormCo has the dorm organization supplies you need to make dorm life easier!