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Take a Load Off

Here is an idea to increase seating in your dorm room or small apartment and also add to your storage. Books, shoes, sweaters, extra sheets or blankets can be placed inside the crates for storage, while a cushioned top compliments your decor and adds to your seating.

Milk crates come in many colors, but they can also be spray painted to a color of your choice.


 

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Hidden Under the Bed

The area under your bed can be a valuable place for additional storage. Bed risers can be purchased for under $10 at Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Bed, Bath & Beyond. They will make space available to place drawers, where you can keep extra belongings.

Tip: If you have a twin-sized bed, purchase a full or queen-sized comforter and it will conceal the storage area.


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Closet-Minded

If you do not have doors on your closet, you will want to add curtains to make the room look nicer. Tension rods can be purchased for under $10 at Walmart and Target. Ready-made curtains will make the transition easier, but a custom look can be achieved by making curtains from table covers or bedsheets. Using iron-on adhesive tape to complete a rod pocket will make custom curtains a snap!

When it comes to storage, accessorize your closet with hanging shoe-holders and organizational compartments. If you have a shelf in your closet, use bins to separate your items.


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Image of my sophomore year dorm room.
Image of my sophomore year dorm room.
Image of my junior year apartment bedroom.
Image of my junior year apartment bedroom.

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