There are few things I love more than being organized and staying organized! Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just cleaning up. It takes some planning to know where you want your things, but once you have a method, it sticks! I’ve teamed up with my favorite local Texas grocery store, H-E-B, in a three-part dorm series to showcase some of their fresh products from dorm organization to college food. To kick things off, I’m sharing seven simple dorm organization ideas. Keep scrolling!
Dorm Organization Ideas Tip #1: Color Code Your Items
The key to an organized closet is knowing what you have by making sure everything stays visible. Is anyone guilty of finding unworn clothes in the back of your closet?
Though I love my clothing rods, I keep most of the clothes I don’t mind getting wrinkled in drawers. I’m a huge fan of rolling clothes. It conserves space and helps you display your clothes by color. For shirts, I fold ’em into thirds then roll ’em up. For pants, I fold ’em in half and roll.
And underwear? No college student has time to fold underwear. I absolute love these $16 drawer organizers. They changed my life – seriously. Once I finish laundry, I just stuff each underwear into its own compartment and voila! Clean, organized, fast, visually appealing, and visible to me. I also use these drawer liners to protect my drawers.
Dorm Organization Ideas Tip #2: Use the Same Color Hangers
Using the same color hangers streamlines everything! I love these non-slip hangers, because I know my clothes won’t fall off.
Dorm Organization Ideas Tip #3: Use Shoe Hangers and Boxes
Dorm Organization Ideas Tip #4: Use Clear Organizers
Clear acrylic organizers are durable and easy to clean. Plus, you can see everything inside for easy access. I use this large acrylic makeup organizer for my beauty products and the clarity stacking acrylic drawers for more beauty supplies.
Tip #5: Use Baskets for Laundry + Extra Linens
Storage crates are perfect for my extra towels, washcloths, sheets, and laundry supplies. Consolidate clean things into one place, so you can easily reach for them when you need them.
Tip #6: Label Everything
Invest in a label maker. Saving your money? Washi tape is your new BFF. Not only is it great for decorating, it’s also a great way to temporarily label your things. Write on it, stick it on, and remove it whenever you need. So easy!
Tip #7: Find a Laundry Basket that Suits Your Needs
This 2-in-1 option is great for multipurpose use of a hamper and laundry basket. I also love this 3-compartment pop-up hamper to separate whites, lights, and darks. And of course, we can’t forget laundry bags to protect your bras. We definitely don’t need them to be eaten up by the washing machine! (It’s happened before.) As always, you can find dorm favorites under The Bella Insider Shop. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day! Photography by Joyce Tong
Thank you to HEB for sponsoring this post and making The Bella Insider possible. All thoughts and opinions are my own.