Dorm Items Your College Dorm Room Lacks and How to Make up For It

Your college dorm room is going to lack certain things, which you know. You also know that your college dorm room is going to be quite small. However, your college dorm room is also going to lack designated areas for keeping certain dorm essentials. See below for a list of dorm essentials, many of which are compact and will help you have designated dorm room storage areas for your college supplies.

1 - Over the Door Organization - Do not forget about the dorm room storage space that is available right on your dorm room door. This space is quite valuable, and there are different ways you can take advantage of it. You can add a few dorm storage hooks to hold your coat and backpack so you can grab them as you leave your college dorm room, or you can use that space on your dorm room door for dorm storage of things like shoes, sweatshirts, or even cosmetics or other personal items. And if you have a closet with a door in your dorm room, you can take advantage of both your dorm room front door and your closet door to really maximize your dorm over the door storage!

2 - Dorm Room Desk Shelving - Your college dorm room desk may not be as elaborate as you've thought about in your head. In fact, you may only have a table for a dorm room desk. That creates quite a problem for your dorm essentials. Where are you going to store your college textbooks and other college supplies? Just stacking them on your dorm room desk won't do. You need that space for your dorm laptop and working on homework. The key with dorm storage solutions is to think up, not out. Invest in vertical dorm room storage solutions like our Dorm Desk Bookshelf that sits on top of your dorm room desk and allows you to store your college textbooks and other dorm necessities in an area you wouldn't otherwise use.

3 - Dorm Bed Headboard - Your bed at home most likely has a headboard, so it may come as a surprise when your college bed frame does not! Dorm beds typically do not include headboards–thankfully, it is easy to add a fashionable and functional dorm headboard to your Twin XL bed frame. Many college headboards are designed to be easy to install without damaging your dorm wall or dorm bed frame. Our Rainha Pillow Style Headboard can even be hung on your dorm wall with dorm-safe wall hooks for an easy, instant upgrade to your dorm room. Along with adding to your dorm decor, a Twin XL headboard for dorms also turns your dorm bed into a comfy place to sit. Instead of leaning against the hard, cold wall, you can rest and relax against the cushy comfort of a must-have college headboard!

4 - Over the Fridge Storage - Just like you can store extra dorm items over your door, you can also use your dorm mini fridge for extra college room storage! Keep your food items and extra college supplies organized right in this handy dorm essentials item. Whether you go for a simple over the fridge caddy like our Cookin' Caddy line, or a full over- or under-fridge shelving unit from Suprima, or even a combination of both, you can easily create a mini dorm kitchen setup with these cool dorm accessories.
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