Any student knows being organized is key to success in school (not to mention your sanity). A recent study showed that an organized dorm room leads to more productive students since they won’t waste time trying to find things in a hurry. So, if you’re looking for tips on how to get your new place organized before classes start, read on! Here, UNITS of Central NJ offers organizational ideas!

If You Can, Bring Less

To avoid overpacking, bring only a few clothes that can be mix-and-matched. Be sure to pack bedding, towels, toiletries, and cleaning supplies.

Before the semester starts, lay down some ground rules with your roommate. This will save you both a lot of headaches in the future when it comes to things like studying and cleaning up. Items like irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, TVs, and brooms can be shared.

Generally, if you have the ability to keep anything stored elsewhere while you’re living on campus, do it! And that is where UNITS of Central NJ come in! We offer portable storage containers and climate-controlled facilities to store extra items.

Get Moveable Drawer Carts

The options are limitless, with a rolling cart that has drawers! These versatile storage items can hold anything from toiletries and towels to extra underwear and alarm clocks. You could use it as an end table or even line the drawers with organizers for optimal organization. If you have limited space in your home, this is a perfect solution for maximizing storage while still maintaining a tidy appearance. They can even help organize your portable storage container!

Under the Bed Storage

You can do so many things with the space under your bed, especially if you’re sharing a small dorm room. By adding bed risers, you create more space to work with. You can also fill clear plastic tubs with things like extra sheets and towels or microwavable kitchen dishes and snacks. This way, you’ll always know what’s in each box without having to open it up every time.

Keep Your Closet Clean

Hang as much as possible when it comes to clothes. If you’re lacking space, look for hangers that allow multiple outfits or an adjustable clothing rod. You can also use hanging shelves for folded sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, ball caps, handbags, and scarves.

Hanging Storage

Add hooks to the back of your door. This is a great place to hang your towels or bathrobe and keep them from taking up space on the floor. You could also use an over-the-door shoe organizer, so you can easily see all of your shoes every day without having to search through a pile.

Make Sure Your Desk Is Neat

Consider using a mug to store your pens and pencils. You could also add a desk organizer with compartments to sort notepads, extra pencils, and paper clips. To avoid having cords become tangled, use large binder clips to hold your computer or laptop cords in place.

Start Out With Order

The faster everything is organized, the more quickly you can focus on upcoming events. You’ll also notice if anything was forgotten at home that might be needed or if additional supplies are necessary. Overall staying neat and organized is hard, so if you are a college student, consider getting portable storage with UNITS of Central NJ.

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