Student | September 16, 2016
Universities and colleges in the Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Maryland areas are heading back to school and moving into their dorm rooms for the upcoming semester. One of the biggest challenges for college students living in a dorm is adjusting to a very small space with one or more roommates. Dorm rooms can be a very confined area, some averaging only 300 square feet, so storage space needs to be optimized as much as possible. We recommend storing any items you may need later in life—like when you graduate and move into your first home—in a self-storage unit while you are at school. But for the essential items you need this semester, included below are dorm room organization and dorm room storage tips to help maximize space and put yourself in a position for success in the classroom!
ezStorage created the “Ultimate College Back-to-School Packing Guide” to provide a college back to school checklist for first year students and parents. The college dorm supplies list does include under the bed storage bins, which are great out-of-the-way storage options. But, as students accumulate more items throughout the semester, they can run out of storage space in their dorm room sooner rather than later. In order to declutter the dorm room and create more livable space to study, eat and relax after class, we’ve highlighted four of the best dorm storage ideas and tips for dorm room organization.
ezStorage offers month-to-month self-storage unit leasing options, which are perfect for college student storage while school is out for the summer. After keeping your dorm room as organized as possible, the most efficient way to keep your furniture and school items safe and out of the way over the summer when you move back home is by placing them in a self-storage unit. ezStorage has college student storage unit sizes ranging from 5’x5’ to 10’x30’ to cover any student’s storage needs. We also offer climate controlled storage units, which can protect student art projects and artwork, musical instruments or sporting equipment that will not fit in a small dorm room—even if it is expertly organized.