Dorm Space Saving Ideas

August 23, 2013 (CHICAGO)

It's back to school season and for students who are college bound, they will most likely be moving into cramped living quarters inside a residence hall. With very limited space, students will need to maximize what space they do have. Heather Lloyd from Woodfield Mall has some space saving ideas.

Item 1: JCPenney: Michael Graves Design over-the-door basket Organizer - $30

Keep your dorm room floors and drawers spic and span with this handy over-the-door basket organizer

Item 2: JCPenney: Umba Accessory Organizer - $22

Don't clutter dorm room desks and nightstands with bracelets and necklaces. Keep your fashionable jewelry and small accessories corralled in one cute, well-defined place with this little black t-shirt closet organizer

Item 3: JCPenney: Sophisticate 6-Shelf Hanging Closet Shoe Rack - $90

Closets don't have to be just for hanging clothes. From text books to running shoes, keep everything organized on this six shelf rack

Item 4: JCPenney: Michael Graves Design Pop-Up Portable Hamper - $22

Unfold it, fill it, take it and store it. This sleek hamper can stand alone, be carried as a laundry bag and folded flat for easy storage

Item 5: JCPenney: Modern LED Lamp

A perfect choice for any small dorm desk or nightstand, this lamp gives off a bright, vibrant, long-lasting glow

Item 6: Brookstone: Slim Personal Desk Fan - $29.99

Breaking a mental sweat while writing papers? This compact fan's ultra-powerful wind chamber and specially engineered blades offer superior cooling while keeping quiet to let you write that research paper in peace

Item 7: Sears: Compact Power Station - $25

With so many electronic devices, college students need twice the outlets to charge them. Turn one outlet into two, while also gaining two extra USB ports for devices that don't have power cords

Item 8: Sears: Desktop Cord Keeper

Nothing is more frustrating than searching for a power cord in a messy cramped space. Don't waste time searching, keep up to three cords at your fingertips with this easy to use device

Item 9: Microsoft: Surface RT Tablet w/ touch cover

A Microsoft Surface RT tablet with an attachable touch cover allows students to have access to all of the programs they will need for school and entertainment while eliminating bulky desktops.

Item 10: Brookstone: Pocket Projector Slim - $229.99

T.V.s and stands take up much needed space. Project images up to 60" on any flat surface with this slim portable projector

Item 11: FYE: iHome Stereo FM Clock Radio w/ Lightning Dock - $70

Wake up for class on time to your favorite song and your phone or MP3 player fully charged with this combination phone charger, radio, MP3 player speaker, and alarm clock.
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