Create the NEATest dorm on Campus
We are right in the middle of college move-in season which of course was the NEAT girls' favorite time of year when they were in college. Color coded lists to our favorite stores (Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Container Store) and creating a totally funcitonal room for two with minimal space is a dream come true! Whether you've already moved in or about to, we wanted to share some products that will make your space functional AND the best looking room in the dorm.
#1 Ready to have some roommate bonding time? Take on this fairly simple DIY project by, A Bubbly Life. It is the perfect place to keep all notes, reminders, etc. and can easily be shared!
#2 These bins from Target are an amazing addition to any dorm room. Let's start with the price ($6.99) – perfect for a space that your college student may only live in for a year! These bins can hold shoes, scarves and hats for colder months, toiletries that need to be tucked away, the list goes on and on!
#3 Laundry is a key factor when planning the perfect dorm room. It is essential to have a basket that is solid that won't break down as it gets lugged up and down from the laundry room. It also needs to have simple handles making it easy to carry as well as the ability to squeeze in a tight space. This laundry hamper is the perfect purchase from The Organizing Store. It is aesthetically pleasing but also can be scrunched down into practically nothing when there isn't any laundry to be completed.
#4 A community bathroom is likely a new thing for your college student. This means bath products now need to be stored within the room and carried down each day. We love this 2-in-1 interlocking shower caddy from Bed Bath & Beyond. Again, the price is right and it is simple enough so it only takes up a small amount of space within the room!
#5 Last but not least. Let's address the imminent cord disaster. Between computers, cell phones, ipads desk lamps, etc. The dorm room will be cluttered with cords. This simple and effective solution from the Container Store will make the ugliest cord messes that much prettier and more managable in a small space.
If you are a new college student we wish you the BEST college experience – enjoy every minute of it!
the NEAT girls