Although the prospect of fully embracing student life can be exciting, it can also be incredibly overwhelming too, especially if you are moving into student halls.
While you might be focused on all the fun you’re going to have and the new friends you’re going to make, keeping your space tidy and organised will allow you to get the best out of your studies and truly make the most of your experience.
Student halls often have pint sized rooms, so it’s important that you optimise your organisation skills if you want to create a space that is both functional and stylish.
Here are our top tips for organising your student halls.
What do students need for halls?
Getting prepared for student life is about more than filling up your social calendar! You also need to make sure you have all of the day-to-day essentials and home comforts you need to live comfortably.
Here are some of the essentials you’ll need to remember to pack:
- Duvet, duvet cover, sheets, mattress protector
- Pillows, pillowcase
- Photos… and don’t forget blu-tac!
- Decorations to make you feel more at home such as photo frames, candles, fairy lights, etc
- Phone, chargers, camera
- Books, films, speakers
- Clothes horse/airer
- Stationery and books
- Clothes basket
- Ear plugs.
- Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, shavers
- Toilet cleaner
- Toilet brush
- Toilet rolls
- Toothpaste and holder
- Chopping boards
- Bin bags
- Wooden spoons
- Baking trays
- Washing up brush/cloths and liquid or dishwasher tablets if there is one
- Tea towels
When do students move into halls?
Students usually move into halls just before they start their first term of college or university, typically in August or September. Some students stay in halls for their first year then move out into properties with their friends, however an increasing number are choosing to stay in halls for their second or third year too.
What is your student room used for?
Your student room might be small, but it will be the place you sleep, study, and even socialise. So, it is important that it is a multi-functional space where you can learn, relax, unwind, and have fun.
How to organise your room
Once you’ve got everything you need for your room, it’s time to organise it to make the most of your space.
How to organise your clothes?
No one likes to be battling through a mountain of clothes on the floor when you’re recovering from the night before and trying to make it to a lecture on time. However, when you’re working with limited space, it can be difficult to find room to properly store all your clothes.
The good news is, there are lots of clever storage hacks to help keep your clothes in order, such as:
- Open clothes racks if you’re limited on wardrobe space
- Underbed boxes are ideal for storing shoes
- Use over the door hooks to optimise vertical space
- Drawer dividers are a great way to keep your storage organised
How to arrange your room for maximum space
One of the best ways to utilise small student rooms is to opt for furniture with extra elevation, so you can make the most of the space underneath with plastic storage boxes or other storage solutions.
Choose multi-functional furniture pieces such as storage stools that add extra seating as well as more storage or an ottoman at the bottom of your bed to create additional storage space.
Shelving is another great way to free up much needed floor space.
And don’t forget to invest in cable tidies, folders and other organised storage that will keep your space looking neat and tidy!
Storage hacks for students
Here are some of our top storage hacks for students:
- Maximise the space under your bed with storage boxes and bags
- Use back of the door hangers for clothes, coats, etc
- Use inside wardrobe door hangers to increase the available space in your wardrobe
- Have hooks on the back of the bathroom door to hang towels and toiletries
- Vacuum pack any items you don’t often use, such as winter coats
- Before you go, sort through your belongings and only take what you really need!
How to keep tidy and organised
The key to keeping your space tidy and organised is to ensure that you clean on a weekly basis, tidy up for around 10 minutes a day and don’t forget to have monthly clear outs! You will be amazed at how far your student loan stretches when it comes to buying new clothes, so you can quickly accumulate mountains of new stuff.
Why choose Titan Storage to help you move into your student halls!
If you need to free up additional space when moving into halls, we can help.
Here at Titan Storage, we have earned a reputation as leaders in our field, providing premium storage to meet your exact requirements.