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12 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Dorm Room Space

Let's face it: as a student, you don't have much space. Scotiabank (@scotia_gram) can’t make your room bigger, but they do have some useful tricks to maximize your space.

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1. Make yourself a headboard!

Forego a clunky bed frame in favor of a homemade headboard you can stick right up on your wall. Learn how to do it, here!

2. Use risers to elevate your bed so you have more storage space.

Bonus points if the risers double as electrical outlets.
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Bonus points if the risers double as electrical outlets.

3. Forget picture frames and go for washi tape.

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Courtesy of Omiyage Blogs

It's cheaper, and you'll have fun picking different colors and designs!

4. It's called a mattress caddy, and it's your new best friend.

It also just rendered the bedside table completely obsolete.
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It also just rendered the bedside table completely obsolete.

5. Hold onto your soda tabs!

Use soda tabs to double up the hangers in your closet. You now have double the closet space!
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Use soda tabs to double up the hangers in your closet. You now have double the closet space!

6. Repurpose crown molding as a shoe rack.

Free up that closet space!
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Free up that closet space!

7. Make a bookshelf out of... books!

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Stacie / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: 35754040@N04

It saves you money and space, and it just looks cool. Here are the instructions, here.

8. Ever heard of chair pockets?

Clear up your desk by putting a chair pocket on your chair. For you adventurous DIYers out there, pick out a fabric and make your own!
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Clear up your desk by putting a chair pocket on your chair. For you adventurous DIYers out there, pick out a fabric and make your own!

9. Use a bookshelf to maximize your closet space.

Not an inch wasted!
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Not an inch wasted!

10. Magnets should never be underestimated!

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Courtesy of Laura Thoughts

Create a magnetic board to keep track of small objects like makeup, school supplies, or toiletries.

11. Put up a divider and create a comfy little nook for yourself.

Tip: Pick out a pretty bedsheet from a thrift store and hang with twine and safety pins!
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Tip: Pick out a pretty bedsheet from a thrift store and hang with twine and safety pins!

12. Use binder clips to keep track of your wires.

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No more tangled piles lying on the floor!

And get even more from your dorm. Use your coffeemaker to whip up a pot of ramen!

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