5 Ways to Organise Your University Room
While you’re at university, it’s important to keep your room organised. A tidy workspace is essential when studying, and you’ll need space for when friends come to visit! Here are 5 ways to organise your university room:
Interesting storage solutions
Keep an eye out for quirky containers that could be used for storage in your university room. Charity shops are fantastic places to find things like this. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- A retro tea tin could be used for pens or spare change, or you could fill it tea bags and bring it back to its original purpose!
- Use a biscuit tin to keep all your important paperwork in one place.
- An old suitcase may be a bit impractical to take on holiday now that we all use wheelie cases, but it makes a great alternative to a laundry basket.
Invest in throws
Throws can be used for a variety of purposes, from keeping you warm at night to hiding that pile of laundry you’ve not sorted out yet. Buy a couple in your favourite colours, and bring some personality into your room. No one needs to know what’s hiding underneath a throw, so you can give the illusion of organisation when your parents visit.
Use your walls
One of the best ways to keep your uni room organised is to take advantage of wall space. Here are just a few ways to use your walls:
- Put up a pin board to attach leaflets, notes, invites and other important scraps of paper that can so easily make a room feel disorganised if left lying around.
- A chalkboard or whiteboard is a great way to make notes.
- Attach some hooks to the walls for coats, backpacks, laundry bags…anything that can be hung up!
- A photo collage on your wall is a great talking point for friends, but it’s also a space-saver. Rather than bringing photo frames that will clutter your desk, put them all the wall instead.
Make the most of space
Your university room might be small, but if you search hard enough you are sure to find some space to hide things. For example, the gap under your bed could be used for shoes or the area on top of your wardrobe could store suitcases when they are not in use. Try to pack away items you do not use very often so that they are not using too much space.
Bring only what you need
The key to an organised room is keeping clutter to an absolute minimum, which is not an easy task if you’re living in a small dorm room at university! Rather than packing your whole life away, we recommend bringing only what you need for the term and swapping items throughout the year. You won’t need your shorts and sandals in the winter, and during the summer months, a winter coat is only going to take up valuable space. If your parents have turned your old bedroom into a guest room, and there’s no space for your stuff, why not keep it in a local storage unit?
Were these tips useful? If you need any more help organising your university room, feel free to get in touch with us here at Beehive Self Storage.