9 03 2010
College Bound: The Organized Dorm
I can still remember my shopping list for my first dorm room. Years ago we kept it simple — the must have storage staple was the old dairy crate and that was pretty much it. Those dairy crates organized everything from sweaters and sweatshirts to books. Today the storage choices are almost unlimited (although the budget may not be…), so outfitting a dorm room or first apartment can be a bit overwhelming. I have asked our summer intern (a college student) to share some organizing challenges she has experienced first hand. We have divided the typical college living space into 5 areas:
– Common area
– Kitchen and bath area Desk
– Bedroom or sleeping area
– The always too small and functionally challenged closet.
– Common Area