Dorm room hacks 101: 4 hacks to make your dorm room better than ever

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Make sure your dorm room is looking its best with these helpful essentials. (Source: iStock)
Make sure your dorm room is looking its best with these helpful essentials. (Source: iStock)

College move-in days are quickly approaching, so now is the time to get the must-haves for your new dorm room. Luckily, we found some tricks and hacks, like these #amazonfinds we discovered on TikTok, to help you optimize your college dorm and feel more at home. Whether it is your first year away from home or not, these top essentials and dorm room hacks are sure to make your room more comfortable and less cluttered.

Make your dorm your own

Save space in your little dorm room with this handy shoe rack. (Source: Amazon)
Save space in your little dorm room with this handy shoe rack. (Source: Amazon)

$25.87 $39.99 at Amazon

Keep your dorm organized and clean by storing all your frequently worn footwear on a durable three-tier shoe rack by Simple Houseware. Each shelf holds up to three pairs of shoes and is made with sturdy iron wire. This shoe rack can support up to 30 lb per shelf. The shelves are collapsible for easy and convenient storage, and setting up is super quick and simple. With its expanding design, you can also build or stack your shoe rack with multiple units for a personalized storage solution.

These bed risers will help maximize the space in your new dorm room. (Source: Amazon)
These bed risers will help maximize the space in your new dorm room. (Source: Amazon)

$18.99 $19.99 at Amazon

We could all use a little more storage space, and these adjustable furniture risers will accomplish just that. The boosters come in a set of four ranging from 3-8 inches in height and are made of heavy-duty plastic that can support up to 1,300 lb. These strong and durable bases make it a great option for lifting couches, beds and desks. Available in black or white, these bed risers won’t scuff your floors or snag on carpets. Just make sure that your furniture’s legs are not thicker than the recommended size (2.75 inches) to minimize the chances of collapsing.

Enjoy cool air without the noise. (Source: Amazon)
Enjoy cool air without the noise. (Source: Amazon)

$41.80 $46.45 at Amazon

Dorm life usually involves a roommate. Thankfully, you won't have to worry about disturbing your roomie with this ultra quiet, bladeless fan. CONBOLA’s Desk Fan is created with the latest technology of built-in turbine blades, making for refreshing yet quiet air circulation. Featuring a high-performance motor that runs silently, you won't be an annoying disturbance to your new roommate.

This fan includes touch control and three adjustable speeds to adapt to your needs. It's also USB-powered and rechargeable. Depending on the speed level, this fan can run for up to 12 hours before recharging.

Command strips allow you to decorate to your heart's content without stressing about leaving holes or marks on your dorm walls. (Source: Amazon)
Command strips allow you to decorate to your heart's content without stressing about leaving holes or marks on your dorm walls. (Source: Amazon)

$16.99 $19.99 at Amazon

No one likes plain walls in their dorm or apartment, but you also don't want to cause any permanent damage to the walls. The best solution is to get 3M Command hanging strips to fill your room with your personal style. Hang up picture frames, posters, wall clocks, whiteboards or whatever decoration you want to show off. Using four of the medium pairs can hold up to 12 lb, and the large pairs can hold up to 16 lb.

These strips won’t leave any sticky residue or marks on your wall once it’s time for move-out day. Command hanging strips can do so much more than displaying your favorite photos or artwork; check out this awesome curtain-hanging hack on TikTok for some decorating inspiration.

These dorm room products are sure to help you feel good about your new living space. Just be sure to head over to Amazon before the big move-in day that's coming up quickly.

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