17 Dorm Storage and Organization Solutions That'll Make Small-Space Living Easier
Whether you're a college student preparing for dorm life or moving into your first apartment, you have to get crafty while living in a smaller space. Stocking up on storage and organizational must haves will help you make the most of your space. Target has a ton of options to choose from, all at affordable prices. From closet and shoe organizers to drawer systems and multifunctional storage finds, the retailer has everything you need to get organized. We rounded up the best and most useful storage and organization options it has to offer, so you can be prepared to live on your own.
For Portability: Three-Tier Metal Utility Cart
The Three-Tier Metal Utility Cart ($35) features three shelves with mesh metal bottoms to allow your items to breathe. It's perfect for storing your makeup, skin care, bath and body products, school supplies, cleaning supplies, and anything else that requires you to move these items around your space. You can even create the ultimate food and coffee station in your dorm room.
For Under-the-Bed Storage: Room Essentials 60qt Latching Underbed Tote
Utilize the space under your bed to store items with the Room Essentials 60qt Latching Underbed Tote ($17). It's great for storing clothes that are not currently in season, shoes, or even extra snacks.
For Shoes: Made by Design Over the Door 26 Shelf Mesh Shoe Organizer
This Made by Design Over the Door 26 Shelf Mesh Shoe Organizer ($22) holds so many pairs. Its functionality doesn't stop there; it's got a space-saving design with over-the-door storage.
For Drawers: Interlocking Drawer Organizer Set
You can use this Interlocking Drawer Organizer Set ($8) so many ways. It's perfect for dorm desk drawers, storage drawers, and keeping your side tables organized. Also, it's a great way to organize makeup and skin care.
For Extra Shelving: Room Essentials Tall Shoe Rack
Make use of vertical space, and use the Room Essentials Tall Shoe Rack ($30) to not only store shoes but also any other items. You can store your most-used skin care and makeup, jewelry and other accessories, and even snacks!
For Closets: Room Essentials Hanging Closet Set Gray
Keep your folded clothes in the Room Essentials Hanging Closet Set Gray ($10). The coolest part about this system is that it comes with a detachable laundry bag so you can keep everything off the floor.
For Extra Seating and Storage: Room Essentials Cube Bookshelf With Bench
The Room Essentials Cube Bookshelf With Bench ($60) is perfect for both extra seating and storage. You can store your shoes, textbooks, extra clothes and accessories, snacks, and more in the four storage compartments while letting guests and friends chill on the bench.
For Optimal Corner Storage: Room Essentials Corner Cube Bookshelf
Make use of those awkward corners with the Room Essentials Corner Cube Bookshelf ($60). It has nine compartments perfect for storing shoes, school necessities, snacks, and so much more. You can even use this as a side table.
A Cute Storage Find: Room Essentials 4 Drawer Medium Weave Tower Storage Cart
The Room Essentials 4 Drawer Medium Weave Tower Storage Cart ($19) can double as your bedside table or even a vanity. Keep your hair tools and cosmetics or your underwear and bras in these drawers.
For Stackable Storage: Room Essentials Stackable Single Shoe Rack
Whether your dorm comes with built-in shelves or not, the Room Essentials Stackable Single Shoe Rack ($7) is so useful. You can stack multiple so you can make the most out of your vertical space. It's not just for shoes, either; it's a great way to store your school necessities, snacks and food, and so much more.
For Under-the-Bed Storage: Room Essentials Under Bed Mesh Shoe Rack
Make use of the space underneath your bed with the Room Essentials Under Bed Mesh Shoe Rack ($10). You can keep your shoes and other outdoor necessities neatly organized and in a dedicated spot.
For Linens and More: Room Essentials Decorative Baskets Steel Square
Keep your extra bedding, towels, or not-in-season clothes in this sturdy Room Essentials Decorative Baskets Steel Square ($8). You can even use this to house extra snacks or store your accessories.
For Extra Closet Space: Room Essentials Freestanding Closet Black/Silver
Dorm rooms are notorious for having the worst closet space. But don't worry, the Room Essentials Freestanding Closet Black/Silver ($50) is all you need to curate outfits and keep your clothes and accessories organized.
For All Your Storage Needs: Room Essentials Fabric Cube Storage Bin 11"
You can't go wrong with a few of the Room Essentials Fabric Cube Storage Bin 11" ($4). It keeps items in their dedicated spot without making the mess seen. It also comes in a variety of colors!
For Seating and Storage: Room Essentials Storage Ottoman
The Room Essentials Storage Ottoman ($17) is a must for every dorm room. Not only does it provide extra seating, but it also has plenty of room to store necessities like snacks, extra bedding, and more. If you have more space, get the Room Essentials Double Storage Ottoman ($30).
For Over-the-Door Hooks: Room Essentials Dolen Over the Door Decorative Hook Rack
You can't go wrong with the Room Essentials Dolen Over the Door Decorative Hook Rack ($16). It's perfect for towels, handbags, backpacks, and more!