It’s time to really get back to business. Many people have already begun to leave for college, and this is the last week for me before I go down. So the category for today is……Organize.
Start with organizing the closet and the bed. You have a range of options for both closet and storage space.
This includes anything you might need storage-wise. The list I am about to provide is certainly not anything and everything you might need. Some schools might require more or some might require less. It all depends on the school as well as personal preference.
Tip #1: Shoe Storage (Hint: either on the back of the closet door or as a rack)
Tip #2: Hangers (Hint: make sure they are the thin hangers, not the standard size hangars)
Tip #3: Closet rod for more space for clothes (Hint: make sure it is an extendable closet rod if you don’t know the exact dimensions of your closet)
Tip #4: Rubbermaid storage bins to store off-season shoes or sweaters (Hint: if you don’t have a shelf in your closet for this, then the next item will help)
Tip #5: Closet Organizers (Hint: these can be in cubes with pockets on the sides for ease of storage and can separate for you to mix and match)
Tip #6: Bedside Caddy (Hint: this is helpful if you decide to loft your bed)
Tip #7: Bed Storage such as various Rubbermaid boxes (Hint: if you choose to not loft your bed, you can store shoes and other items below instead of in the closet)
Tip #8: A safe!! This is extremely important for storing important papers, money, a computer, and any other valuables you may have.
Tip #9: A trunk is something that can be used to store the safe, extra bed sheets, and bulky jackets or coats so they don’t take up room in your closet.
Tip #10: Rubbermaid containers are instrumental for storing anything. They come in different sizes and shapes to fit your needs.
There is a tiered one with many drawers that can be used for food storage. Or separate stand-alone drawers that can be used to stack on your dresser if it is on the slightly smaller side.
Tip #11: Jewelry dress organizer. On one side it has Velcro straps to hang necklaces and on the other side has pockets for bracelets and earrings.
I will move on to the couple categories after I show you how to create your own colored mason jars. Further down the road I will be discussing formal recruitment (aka. Rush) tips and tricks.
Thanks for stopping by!