10 College Dorm Room Closet Organization Hacks To Make the Most of Your Limited Space

Dorm rooms, college apartments and young professional’s studios are all known for being tight spaces, so it’s of utmost importance to use the space available efficiently. And, while some people may think throwing everything into a pile in the corner of the room may be the most practical answer, planning your closet organization with shelves, boxes and other space-saving items will help you use your space while keeping it organized at the same time. There are a lot of simple dorm room organization hacks that can help you make the most of your very limited space.

Choosing the right dorm room closet organizers for your room depends on a number of factors. If you’re really tight for space, it’s often a good idea to make use of every last gap, with lesser-used items up high where they can be reached when required. For those with an excess of space available, you can balance practicality with attractiveness and ensure you room doesn’t lose any appeal thanks to your newly installed closet organizer.

Each of these handy dorm room closet organizers can help you make the most of the space available to you. There are options for those looking to hide a few extra pairs of shoes, hang all your shirts and ties together or completely review the way you organize your wardrobe.


1. Over the Door Shoe Organizer


Utilizing your over-the-door space, this organizer has 24 pockets to store your shoes. Because it’s transparent, you’ll be able to find the individual pair of shoes you’re looking for at all time. This organizer also protects shoes from dust and damage.

closet shoe organizer


Buy: Simplehouseware Shoe Organizer $9.87


2. Five-Section Closet Organizer


Make the most of your hanging space with this organizer. It extends vertically, which is ideal for storing accessories like bags, shoes or scarves. Plus, it fits on any standard hanging rod, and provides five additional shelves in your closet.

closet organizers whitmor hanging

Buy: Whitmor Five-Section Closet Organizer $7.79


3. Stainless Steel Pants Hanger


Made of durable and rust-resistant stainless steel, this S-type hanger helps you conserve closet space. Fold pants in half and easily slip them over, avoiding hazardous creases. This type of hanger would also work for tie, belt or scarf storage.

hanging pants theater

Buy: DOIOWN Steel Pants Hanger $10.99


4. Dr. Organizer Closet Hanger


This hanger packs the utility of eight hangers in the space of one. Crafted from rust-resistant, black power-coated steel, it could be used to drip dry your laundry. In addition to holding strap-filled clothes, this hanger can also function for holding smaller items or children’s clothes.

Buy: Good Cushion Dr. Organizer Hanger $13.99


5. Underwear Storage Box


Rather than haphazardly throwing your delicates in a drawer or on your closet shelf, these lidded boxes by LEEFE are made to organize your socks and underwear. They sit comfortably on shelves or fit snugly in dresser drawers. Plus, the boxes are made from a dust-proof and waterproof material to keep mold and mildew at bay.

closet organizers leefe underwear

Buy: LEEFE Underwear Storage Box $15.99


6. Classic 3-Tier Stackable Shoe Rack


Storing shoes can quickly become a disorganized mess. Getting a 3-tier shoe rack like this one makes it super easy to keep all the pairs in order and creates extra storage underneath it. It’s built for an easy assembly and adjustable tier height so you can accommodate larger shoes if need be. The rack is made of a thick metal tube with a powder-coated finish that’s sturdy and durable and has corrosion resistance as well.

stackable 3-tier shoe rack

Buy: Simple Trending 3-Tier Stackable Shoe Rack $21.97


7. YITAHOME 10 Drawer Dresser Unit


Some things like t-shirts, underwear and socks are better stored in drawers, and this freestanding unit is easy to put together in any closet for an additional 10 drawers. It’s got a reliable metal frame and 10 foldable drawers with easy pull wooden handles that make opening and closing convenient. The dresser top is waterproof and the breathable, high-quality fabric is easy to care for and won’t stifle your clothing. This unit can easily clip into a closet or room, looks neat and tidy and is easy to put together.

10 drawer dresser unit, closet organizers

Buy: YITAHOME 10 Drawer Dresser Unit $139.99


8. ClosetMaid Cubeicals Organizer


With 12 available cube openings, this organizer eliminates clutter, and it can work both vertically and horizontally. It’s easy to assemble, and additional color can be added when you also buy the matching fabric drawers, which are available in a variety of materials. Plus, this unit is stackable, so if you have a lot of space in your closet, consider ordering two for the ultimate organization weapon.

Buy: ClosetMaid Cubeicals Organizer $107.92


9. Tribesigns Double Rod Closet Organizer


This extra large closet organizer comes with a double bar and 3-tiers of shelves for all your must-hang items and accessories as well. It’s a heavy-duty metal frame with a thick particle board that makes it very stable and able to hold a lot of weight. It’s got a compact design despite the large storage capacity so you can easily fit it into a walk-in closet or small bedroom, and it’s designed to be easy to put together.

tribesigns closet organizer

Buy: Tribesigns Double Rod Closet Organizer $182.99


10. Deluxe Closet Organizer System Kit


The Rubbermaid Configurations Deluxe Closet Organizer System Kit is a comprehensive, wall-mounted answer to organizing your closet. It’s also highly customizable and comes in white and titanium finishes as well as two different sizes and two different styles, depending on your storage needs. Each design includes plenty of hanging space alongside numerous shelves for shoes, t-shirts and more. The top shelf also forms a handy place to store lesser-used items, so they are safely out of the way.

closet organizers rubbermaid

Buy: Rubbermaid Deluxe Closet Organizer System Kit $159.99


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