Bob Vila Radio: Dorm Room Storage

Whether it’s back to the dorm or just back to school, making room for kids and their stuff gets harder as they get bigger. Here are some tricks for maxing out your space!

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Listen to BOB VILA ON DORM ROOM STORAGE, or read text below:

“Whether it’s back to the dorm or just back to school, making room for kids and their stuff gets harder as they get bigger. Here are some tricks for maxing out your space!

It’s a good idea to do some digging and find out what furniture and closet space will be provided in your new digs before you buy or pack anything.

Buy some bed risers to add just a few more crucial inches of height so boxes and bins fit under the bed before you even have to unpack them. You can attach casters to old dresser drawers for underbed storage that rolls away… or cover cardboard boxes with leftover wallpaper for a piece of home away from home!

Over-door hooks and shoe racks provide more storage without screw and nail holes, but it’s always a good idea to go back to school with a small tool kit from home. A hammer, pliers, screwdriver with interchangeable bits, and utility knife will all come in handy sooner or later, and you won’t be paying campus prices for them.

Get more info at BobVila.com… and right here at home with me, Bob Vila!”

Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing). You can get your daily dose here, by listening to—or reading—Bob’s 60-second home improvement radio tip of the day. 

For more on storage solutions, consider:

Remodeling the Empty Nest
How To: Store Your Things
Storage at a Glance