Dorm Room Organizers

August 20, 2009

I called this post Dorm Room Organizers, but these ideas could be used in any student’s room or anyone’s office.  I can personally ALWAYS use more organizers.  I’m a little bit of a fanatic about them…ok, a lot fanatic.  One perfect obsessive example is my pantry.

But enough about me.  Back to the organizers.  You say organizer, I say Container Store!  Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you!  I adore Container Store.  And you may know it’s the #1 company to work for, at least in Texas.  Their employees seem so darn happy, don’t they?  I think I would be if I worked in organizer mecca, however, I wouldn’t be happy when payday rolled around because I would owe the company money.

First of all, the Happy Organized Home Sale is running until September 7th.  My favorites:  Those skinny huggable hangers for $6.99 ($3 off) and their slim folding step stool for $19.99 ($10 off).

Back to back-to-school!  You see how easily I’m distracted in this place!  As always, Container Store has some incredibly cool things for your back to school organizing needs.  I love their organizing tips section for back to school.  You can shop by closet, walls & doors, desk, laundry, bath or storage.  Or you can search by your style of dorm: artistic expression, booksmart, a natural fit, high fidelity, big ideas or fashion forward.  Choose natural fit, for example, and you get this:

Container Store Natural Fit

Container Store Natural Fit

Gorgeous, isn’t it?  Below the photo, you get a list of all the products used, along with their prices.  I’m loving the bamboo clothing rack ($129) and the coordinating magnet bamboo boards ($14.99 each).

Container Store Mini Mantel

Container Store Mini Mantel

Also, in the category of things-you-didn’t-know-you-need-but-now-must-have is this little mini mantel ($14.99) that grips onto your bed post.  This would be perfect if your dorm room didn’t have room for a nightstand.

And before we leave Container Store, don’t forget all of the awesome Elfa carts that make organizing simple.

And, one last thing.  There is a really cool web site that you must check out if you’re an organizing junkie like me.  It’s Jeri’s Decluttering and Organizing News.  She’s done posts recently on cool ideas in cork bulletin boards and on memo boards with pretty fabric coverings. Love these!

That’s it for today, gang!  Now get out there and organize something!


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10 Comments so far

  1. Posted by noble pig

    August 20, 20098:16 am

    Oh how I miss the container store!!
    .-= noble pig´s last blog post … Where Am I? =-.

  2. Posted by BigSis

    August 20, 20094:18 pm

    So no Container Stores where you are, NoblePig? Bummer! At least you can order online, but it’s just not the same as wandering around the store…

  3. Posted by LilSis

    August 20, 200910:06 am

    I REALLY miss having a Container Store close-by. We have one that’s about 45 minutes away and I’m determined to make it there before school starts!

  4. Posted by BigSis

    August 20, 20094:19 pm

    Hey LilSis, I’m only about 15 minutes away from one at home and I have another one close to work. Score!

  5. Posted by Jeri Dansky

    August 23, 20099:12 am

    Thank you for the kind words about my blog, BigSis!
    .-= Jeri Dansky´s last blog post … Woodworking Gallery in Half Moon Bay: Stunning Storage and Other Organizing Products =-.

  6. Posted by BigSis

    August 23, 20092:23 pm

    You’re welcome, Jeri! Thanks for a great blog!

  7. Posted by Lisa Marie Mary

    August 24, 20099:48 am

    I absolutely love it when all the dorm room organizing stuff comes out in the stores – and I don’t even have any college-aged kids! I’m just an organizing junkie, too! LOL My kids intentionally steer me away from any aisle in the store that has anything remotely to do with organizing – because, they know we’ll all get stuck there!

    I used to LOVE The Container Store! We live in a small town in Alabama now – I don’t even know if we have one near here. Think I’ll go look!

    Oh man, Jeri’s site has a lot of cool stuff on it – gonna get stuck there, for sure.

    And ya’ll’s site is way too adorable – I love the concept! :)
    .-= Lisa Marie Mary´s last blog post … Soul-Flower Tapestry and Grateful Dead T-Shirt =-.

  8. Posted by BigSis

    August 24, 20093:58 pm

    Hey Lisa Marie Mary! Thanks for coming by, and for the compliment. We appreciate it!

    What’s not to love about the Container Store, right? People who aren’t organizing junkies make fun of us UNTIL they need to know where something is! :-)

  9. Posted by College Classes

    August 28, 20092:14 pm

    That room is gorgeous, love the colors. I also like the mini mantel for your bed, such a great idea. I’m glad there are people who think of these things because I never would.

  10. Posted by BigSis

    August 28, 20094:52 pm

    Thanks for coming by, College Classes. We really appreciate your comments!

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