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How much space is under a dorm bed?

How much space is under a dorm bed?

A typical dorm room bed takes up nearly 7 feet of horizontal space. Just imagine how much you can fit under there if you lift the bed only 4 or 5 inches off the ground!

How do you hide storage under a dorm bed?


  1. Cloth Under Bed Storage Bags. Cloth storage bags are the tried and true way to create under bed dorm storage.
  2. Storage Cube Organizer.
  3. Cloth Under Bed Shoe Organizer.
  4. Shoe Rack With Wheels.
  5. Use A Tension Rod Under Your Bed To Hang Clothing.

How do you maximize storage in a dorm room?

Declutter Your Dorm Room with These 26 Organization Ideas

  1. Focus on Multi-Use Furniture.
  2. Take Advantage of Your Vertical Space.
  3. Designate a Kitchen Area.
  4. Maximize Under the Bed Storage.
  5. Utilize Above the Bed Storage.
  6. Make the Most of Your Closet Space.
  7. Create a DIY Entertainment Center.
  8. Use a Rolling Cart as a Side Table.

How should college dorms store snacks?

No dorm room is complete without a snack area. An Elfa Fridge Cart is an ideal place to start. You can place a mini fridge or microwave (if allowed) on top and store snacks, utensils and a few bowls in the drawers beneath. Don’t forget a few airtight canisters for keeping dry cereal, chips and other goodies fresh.

What size are most college dorm beds?

Twin XL
A Twin XL mattress is standard for most college dorm rooms and residence halls. Since Twin XL beds are made with saving space in mind, they do not offer any more width than a standard twin. However, at 39 in. wide by 80 in.

How do you make space in a small dorm room?

10 Tips for Organizing Your Tiny Dorm Room

  1. Use a utility cart. Rolling utility carts are the all-stars of dorm design.
  2. Maximize your desk. Desk organizers come in all shapes and sizes.
  3. Maximize closet space.
  4. Stow stuff under the bed.
  5. Hang some hooks.
  6. Caddy up.
  7. Add an ottoman.
  8. Streamline your closet.

Where do I put my dishes in my dorm?

Use an over the door shoe hanger as food storage. In a dorm room, you have to use every inch of space there is. This is a perfect solution for storing your food without taking up any dresser or other shelf space. I personally love this because it would be very easy to equally divide this with your roommate.

Are dorm beds twin or full?

The majority of dorm room beds are actually a Twin XL size, which measures in at a full 5″ longer than a standard Twin. Don’t spend your entire time away at school stretching and pulling a too-small fitted sheet over your mattress.

Do you really need twin XL sheets for college?

A Twin XL flat sheet is not needed! The Company Store’s regular Twin flat sheets are generously sized to fit both types of Twin mattresses. So, to be safe, when purchasing bedding for a Twin XL bed, make sure the fitted sheet will fit the dorm room mattress.