Easy Dorm Room Storage Solutions from Walmart

It's no secret that dorm rooms are small and bare bones. Most rooms only come with a bed, a desk, and a closet. So you've got to get creative with where you, and your roommate, are going to store all of your stuff. To help out, the Groupon Coupons team worked with Walmart to find simple and inexpensive solutions for all of your storage needs.

Under Bed Storage

There is a treasure trove of space under your bed, if you could just get to it. Luckily there are lots of options when it comes to a dorm room. Lots of colleges allow you to loft the beds, some high enough to put a couch or your desk underneath. But you might have to settle for bed risers instead. An extra few inches of space still frees up lots of room for extra shoes and items that you want to have, but don't need easy access to every day. Here are our favorite options for Under Bed Storage from Walmart:

Dorm Bed Risers

Bed Risers — $20.84

Under Bed Storage

Under-Bed Drawers — $25.99

Under Bed Shoe Organizer

Shoe Organizer — $19.95

Under Bed Storage Bag

Storage Bag with Handles — $13.77

Over the Door Storage

When you're working with a small space, it's important to utilize all the vertical space you can, including the back of all the doors. Your dorm will definitely have at least one door, perfect for an over-the-door shoe rack. If you're lucky enough to have a dorm suite, there might also be a bathroom door for extra storage. And don't forget about your closet doors. There could be space for a few extra hooks there too.

Over the Door Shoe Rack

Shoe Rack— $29.97

Pocket Hanging Racks

Pocket Hanging Rack— $12.97

Mounted Hooks

Hanging Hooks — $20.47

Over the Door Hooks

Display Hooks — $43.95

Closet & Clothes Storage

Did you know that many dorms don't even have a dedicated closet space?! Some have a small armoire to hang clothes in, but it's likely won't be enough space to house most wardrobes. Maximize your closet space with some of these suggestions:

Slim Velvet Hangers

Slim Velvet Hangers — $42.98

Closet Hanging Shelf Organizer

Hanging Shelves — $36.37

Shelf Dividers

Shelf Dividers — $22.72

Plastic Drawers

3-Drawer Tower (Set of 2) — $37.77

Bathroom Storage

Traditional dorm rooms mean communal bathrooms down the hall. If that's how your dorm is set up, you'll need a great shower caddy to easily transport your shower stuff to and fro. If you're rally lucky though, your dorm won't be a room, but a suite. Generally dorm suites are two rooms connected by a bathroom. If that's the case, you and your roommates will get to shower more privately, but you'll also be 100% responsible for the state of your bathroom. Here are some ways to help keep it organized:

Shower Shelves

Shower Shelves — $25.64

Shower Caddy

Shower Caddy — $12.50+

Bathroom Shelves

6-Tier Shelf — $30.99

Shower Stick-On Caddy

Stick-On Shower Caddy — $12.39

Other Storage Ideas

Because your dorm room is a bedroom, a living room, a home office, and even a kitchen, keeping it organized is tough. But having an organized work space is a greatest study tip. It won't necessarily make you study more, but it just might help you stay focused. And it will definitely help you keep track of important papers and assignments. Here are some other small-space storage ideas to consider for your new space:

Storage Ottoman

Storage Ottoman — $23.48+

Large Storage Baskets

Large Baskets — $42.43+

Memo Board

Memo Board — $16.26

Small Baskets

Small Baskets (set of 3) — $25

This post was sponsored by Walmart.

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