This post has become one of the most popular posts of the summer! With college move in day around the corner for so many, I want to share the checklist for dorm room and closet organization with The Container Store again. We are just two weeks away from taking our middle daughter to college and I’m very focused on getting her organized for a successful first year.
When our oldest daughter went to college three years ago, because she was my first to head to college and the fact that she was heading cross-country, my hope was to be uber-organized so I will not be making “runs to Target”. (Plus the Target is 30 minutes away!) Not to mention, my friends have told me how picked-over stores like this become at move-in and how it’s often hard to find what you need if you wait until that point!
The Container Store has a fabulous checklist of all the things college students need on move-in day. From under-bed storage drawers and hangers for the closet to desk supplies and shower caddies, The Container Store really has you covered. They have a great offer to help with getting organized! Parents and college students can sign up online to get 15% off all purchases starting 7/14 through 8/14. You can also text CLASS to 22922 for 25% off $200 or more.
After we selected bedding, we went directly to The Container Store. The girls liked these rolling stackable drawers for under their beds. They only have a small dresser with three drawers, so extra storage for clothing is key. They have 32″ of clearance under their bed so we’ll use 3 of the 8″ tall drawers topped with one 6″ drawer in two stacks for plenty of extra storage. I’ll do something similar for my middle daughter also.
My daughter stacked jeans, sweatshirts, and sweaters on one of the closet shelves and selected these shelf dividers to keep everything organized and tidy.
One thing I have heard is popular for the girls is using their desks to double as dressing tables. She loves these lucite makeup organizers to keep all of her makeup nice and organized. This simplehuman 5x Touch Control Sensor Mirror is also a fabulous addition to any dressing table.
We did a little bit of YouTube snooping to get a tour of their suite-style dorm bathrooms. I discovered that they will need soap dispensers and paper towel holders. Pro Tip: Go to YouTube for video tours of your student’s future dorm. They were such a great help!
For desk organization, she chose the Stockholm collection which is available in so many colors and can easily coordinate with your room.
Don’t forget you can sign up online to get 15% off purchases now through 8/14. Since they ship anywhere in the United States, we send these straight to our school so it would all be there on move-in day. More great move-in tips are coming next week!
I would love to hear any tips you have for sending your first off to college, especially any move-in day hacks! Comment below because I would love to share your tips and tricks with others!
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Photos by Mary Hafner
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