Campus Living: Small Spaces with Big OpportunitiesJuly 20, 2016, 08:17 AM
It's no secret that campus living can feel confined and cramped at times. You've packed up everything you hold dear, shoved it into a car, and made a place for it in your new pad. Although you may have thought you didn't really have much to take with you, confined spaces will tell you otherwise. When you're living on or around a college campus, even the smallest amount of stuff can require a huge amount of space if you don't know how to allocate your items.
This is where our guide comes in handy!
Go Vertical. You don't have a lot of space when you're in a dorm or living in campus housing, so it's important to pay attention to any available square footage. When you're working with limited space, don't forget about your floor-to-ceiling opportunities. Coat racks can double for bookbag storage. Shelves can hang from the back of your bedroom door. Ladders can serve as interesting conversation pieces that also serve as bookshelves when they're put in the right place.
Stack Your Chances. Books, clothes, and random stuff can become cumbersome in small spaces. Look for storage cubes that stack on top of each other to help you eliminate clutter from your closet and floor. This will help you with your Go Vertical campaign without putting holes in the walls that you would have to pay for later.
Donate Your Extras. Getting rid of the stuff you love sucks, but it's much easier to do when you put meaning to it. Invite a few friends over for a Donate Party. With some delicious bites and funny memories, your place will be clear of clutter in no time, and someone who truly needs your clothes will be thankful that you were willing to take the time to clear out your space.
Get Creative. Browse the pages of Pinterest, and explore storage options for small spaces. Your small space is one of the best ways you can showcase your creativity. How many things can you store in a shoe rack? What can you do with a few milk cartons?
Get competitive, and show your spirit on Pinterest and Instagram. Others are sure to be inspired by the work you do in your small space!
Before you get frustrated with your limited square footage, step back, and analyze the opportunities. What can you do with the unused space in your place? There are plenty of creative options just waiting for you to notice them! Let your scholarly light shine through on some new and interesting to-do projects!