Having an organized college apartment is a MUST if you want to stay sane all semester long. I mean let’s face it, you’re going to have more important things to worry about than finding your favorite pair of jeans or hair ties.
In the post, I am going to be taking you room by room and going through some of the best college apartment organization ideas and organization essentials that you will want to have so you don’t go crazy this year.
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Apartment Living Room Organization Ideas
1. Storage bins
Placing storage bins in your TV stand or on a bookshelf in your living room is a great way to keep your living room organized with seriously no effort at all!
I love storage bins because they are essentially “catch-all” baskets where you can just throw everything in and not have to worry about it (in an organized fashion, of course).
These decorative storage baskets are so cute for storing your blankets and throw pillows when you aren’t using them!
3. Rolling Cart
If your living room is on the smaller side and you want to add more organization space without taking up too much space, a rolling cart is the way to go. A rolling cart is a perfect place to store books, gadgets, etc so that they have a home and are easy to find.
I love bookshelves because you can style to match any living room decor style and aesthetic! Be sure to add storage bins to make your shelves even more functional and to keep your living room essentials hidden.
If you NEVER want to lose your TV remotes ever again…get this remote organizer. Trust me, your future self will thank you for it.
Apartment Bedroom Organization Ideas
How cool is this wall shelf?! It’s adhesive so it doesn’t damage your walls, and it’s perfect for holding your phone, tablets, remotes, and more so things don’t get lost in the abyss of the covers on your bed.
Dresser drawers are one of the first things to get messy and unorganized because you are in them every day. This drawer organizer set is perfect to keep smaller things like socks and underwear to keep them from ending up everywhere in your drawers.
If you haven’t been able to tell, I am a huge stan for storage bins. They are seriously great for everything and for every room in your apartment! This cubicle organizer is perfect for a college apartment bedroom for extra storage and organization space.
I can never seem to keep up with my jewelry no matter how hard I try. Having a jewelry organizer is a must so that you are able to keep track of everything and actually know what you have. I love that this one is clear so that you can see what you have without digging through your box!
10. Desk Organizer
An unorganized desk is bound to result in an unproductive work-sesh. An organized desk = a better workflow. This desk organizer is perfect for keeping your papers, notebooks, and writing tools nice and tidy.
11. Makeup Organizer
If you plan on keeping your makeup on your desk or vanity, having a makeup organizer to hold your makeup will help make everything easier to find when you are getting ready in the morning.
Apartment Bathroom Organization Ideas
This hair tool organizer is perfect for organizing your hairdryer, straightener, and curling irons. You can hang it on a wall next to your bathroom sink, or mount it inside of your bathroom cabinets doors.
13. Drawer organizer
If I had to recommend just one organizer for your apartment bathroom, it would be these drawer organizers! With a set of these organizers, you’ll be able to organize pretty much every single product you have; dental, skincare, makeup, and more!
Because the area under your bathroom sink is out of sight and out of mind, it’s an area that can get messy really fast. Having an organization system in place will help keep everything where it belongs for an easy grab and go when you need it!
If you are looking for an easy way to organize your shower, check out these shower organizers. If you have lots of products you use in the shower, the first tower organizer is going to be your best bet. It’s sleek and simple and won’t take up too much space in your shower. The second organizer is perfect if you only have a few shower staples that you want to keep organized.
College apartment bathrooms are known for having a lack of storage space. This shelving system is small yet extremely functional and is perfect for organizing towels, bins, and other bathroom essentials.
17. Bathroom counter organizers
A cluttered bathroom counter is a no-go. These bathroom counter organizers will help keep your counters in tip-top shape!
Apartment Kitchen Organization Ideas
If you plan on organizing your apartment kitchen, here are some of the basics that you will need to get started. Having an organized kitchen will make your life so much easier….especially if you have roommates.
With different people doing different things in the kitchen day in and day out, it’s easy for things to get misplaced. Having an organization plan from the start will set you up for success in the future so things are less likely to get lost!
18. Drawer Utensil Organizer
If you plan on keeping your cooking utensils in your drawers, you can either use a “preset” drawer organizer. The width of the organizer can be stretched or condensed to fit your drawer, but the individual compartments cannot be changed.
The second drawer organizer option you can use is drawer dividers. You can place the dividers exactly the way you want them to fit your specific items.
19. Counter utensil organizer
If you are short on drawer space in your apartment kitchen, these counter utensils organizers would look amazing on your kitchen counter!
20. Spices organizer
You have two options for organizing spices: 1. Spices can be organized in your pantry or cabinet on a tiered rack or 2. You can organize them in your drawers.
21. Under the kitchen sink organizers
Under the kitchen sink is usually a good place to keep your cleaning supplies. This rack and turn table are perfect for storing disinfectant sprays, sponges, dishwasher pods, and cleaning towels!
22. Mop and broom holder
This mop and broom holder will fit right on your broom closet or laundry room door to prevent your mops and brooms from toppling over.
23. Eating utensil organizer
This eating utensil organizer is great for keeping your silverware organized. This organizer is amazing because it has grips on the bottom to keep your silverware from sliding around!
Apartment Pantry Organization Ideas
I’ve heard of (and seen) too many roommate friendships hit the fan over food. It’s awful. But there’s a way around it: organization. Yup, pantry organization isn’t just for moms with lots of kids. It’s just as important when you are in college living with roommates.
Below are a few pantry organization essentials you may need, but first let’s go over a pantry organization tips before you get started:
- Designate each person a certain area of the pantry
- Label storage bins and containers by roommate name
- Have an area of communal foods (condiments, oils, baking essentials, etc)
24. Food storage bins
Food storage bins are a great (and effortless) way to organize snacks and dinners in your pantry!
25. Lazy susan
Lazy susans are perfect for organizing condiments, oils, vinegars, and nut butters.
Airtight containers are typically used for foods such as flour, sugar, pasta, grains, etc. So that you are able to use less packaging in your pantry.
27. Packet organizer
Use this packet organizer to keep seasoning packets and snack packets organized.
28. Can Organizer
I love this store-style can organizer because you can easily see what you have and don’t have in your pantry.
You can keep your small snacks organized and are easy to grab and go when you are running out the door.
To make the most out of your vertical space in your pantry, adding a stackable shelf will make such a difference with the amount of food you’ll be able to store in your pantry!
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