Creative Storage Ideas for Your Student Housing Room
27 January, 2022
4 mins read
Tips and Advice
Casita offers a variety of student accommodation in the UK and finding the perfect place for you has never been easier. Most of our accommodation options are fully furnished and well-equipped with storage space to store your belongings. However, every individual has different needs, and you might require an extra storage area for your things. Consider these creative storage hacks in order to save more space and create your home away from home at our Casita accommodation.
1. Maximize Wardrobe Use
The first thing that burdens students while moving is clothes. In order to get started with organizing them, you need to consider what to fold and what to hang. You should hang dresses, blouses, trousers and dress pants, jackets, blazers, coats, skirts, and scarves. You should fold t-shirts, knitwear, and jeans. Sportswear is to be folded as well. Consider also having a hanging organizer to store your beddings and towels. You can buy boxes to put in the closet and store your foldable clothes separately. Label your boxes to find your stuff easily.
Extra Tip: Store your purses/backpacks in the hanging organizer inside your wardrobe.
2. Take Advantage of Your Bedroom Space
Bedrooms hold most of your belongings, and if you did not organize them creatively, you will suffer from late mornings because you won’t find the things that you need quickly. Extra rolling drawers will make your life much easier; shelves, notebook holders, pouffes with storage will also be great assets. You can create more space wherever you want to store your belongings easily and find them quickly. Most of Casita student accommodation options come with smart storage space, putting students’ needs first while designing the rooms, so make sure to pick those. You can check our Secrets of Choosing Your Perfect Student Room blog to help you with your room choice.
3. Declutter Your Workspace
You do not need to worry about this area at all since all of our accommodation options come with generous study areas with enough space to meet your needs and store all of your books and notes. However, if you have a lot of papers, consider using binder clips with a sticker to label clusters of papers and find them easily. A shoebox could serve as a charging station, to get rid of all the messy wires. In order to prevent storing extra stuff that you will only use once, consider using sticky notes and pinboards instead of using notebooks. Make sure your workspace is only used for your studying and avoid cluttering with personal belongings so that you can focus better. Read our How to Stay Focused for a Long Time blog to help you in that area
Extra Tip: Empty jam or sauce jars could be used as pen holders. You can decorate and colour them too.
4. Organize Your Bathroom
Let’s be honest, no one likes a messy bathroom! . We recommend putting a shelf above the bathroom door and storing some of your things. You can also buy a plastic storage cabinet for your personal products. Pocket organizers could be hung at the back of your bathroom door, holding your personal products. Keep an extra empty basket nearby to put your laundry.
5. Don’t Neglect the Kitchen
The kitchen area is another area that is forgotten by most students when it comes to storage. Make sure to use the storage available at the kitchen and use old jarsto store spices, tea, coffee, sugar, etc. Remember to label the jars right away in order not to forget what is inside. Again, a plastic rolling drawer will be beneficial when used for storing canned food, etc.
Extra Tip: If you want your beverage to get cold quickly, wrap it in a wet tissue before putting it in the freezer.
Extra Storage Hacks For Your Student Room
Use Bedside Storage Caddies
If your bedside table is taking too much space or you don’t have one, replace it with a bedside caddy for your essentials. They come in many different shapes and sizes, there’s a linen one that goes under the bed with the pockets being within reach. There are also some that can go over the side of your bed frame.
If you have a small room, installing hooks in the back of your door to hang clothes, bags, and other items might be a great way to save space.. They can also come in handy when installed behind the bathroom door to hang your towels, robe, or shower caddy.
Make the Most of the Room’s Walls
Your walls are a goldmine for storage and have more space than the floor or your desk. That’s why it’s wise to find creative ways to make the most out of them when it comes to storage. There are plenty of wall-hacks out there for you to use, from wall-mounted pegboards to good-old shelving. You can add a stick-on wall bedside shelf or for your workspace, you can add a metal wall storage for your books, cork strips, and whiteboard.
Shoe Storage Box or Over-The-Door Shoe Rack
Shoes can take a lot of space in the room if not stored properly, that’s why it’s better to get creative with putting them away. There are multi-functional shoe storage box sets that are see-through so you can easily find them each day. You can also use a cloth hanging shelf and hang it right beside your door for easier and faster access before you leave for classes. Metal over-the-door shoe racks are also a great way to keep your shoes within reach and well-organized.
Maximize Under-bed Storage
If your student room does not already include under-bed storage, you can easily make your own. You can get carton boxes and label them storing them under the bed. You can also purchase special under-bed cotton bags to store things like out-of-season clothes, blankets, or spare sheets.
Finally, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creative solutions for storage space. All you have to do is think outside the box, pun intended, and try to go for DIY solutions instead of buying things in order to save money. Also, do your best to always declutter your room and get rid of things that you longer need to clear out space and enjoy the room.