Conquer Your Clutter: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your College Space

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College life often comes with a whirlwind of textbooks, assignments, and dorm room essentials that can quickly lead to clutter. If you find yourself drowning in a sea of belongings, it's time to declutter and create a space that fosters focus and relaxation. In this blog post, we'll explore practical tips for getting rid of clutter in college with Jenneen Ameres, Professional Organizer and Owner of Conquer Your Clutter. Also, a special mention of Me To You Box – the company offering custom and pre-made gifts perfect for college students.

Jenneen Ameres reminds students and parents alike that an average college dorm is only 230 square feet of space, so rethinking what to actually bring to college and how to organize it is vital to feeling comfortable and happy in this new space. Here are four suggestions Jenneen has when families are preparing for the BIG move-in day.

1. Only Pack The Items You Need

The #1 challenge with staying organized in a college dorm room is that the limited space can quickly feel out of control. Packing only the items that a student needs and uses on a regular basis is the best way to avoid this. Remember, students will be going home for long weekends or college breaks and can replenish items at that time.

2. Keep Your Desk Tidy

To maintain their sanity while studying at college, students should organize their desk:
  • Store important paperwork in a binder or folder system.

  • Decorative items should be kept to a minimum so the desk remains a functional space to pop open a laptop on.

  • Have an organizational system on the desktop for pens, paper clips and other accessories to be stored.

3. Maximize The Space Under Your Bed
Purchasing containers and/or plastic drawers that can slide under a bed will best meet a college student's storage needs. These bins are a great place to keep extra desk supplies, toiletries, bedding & bath towels, and seasonal clothing. Don't forget to pick up a set of bed risers to create more space under the bed.
Bed risers

4. Keep Like Items Accessible in Bins, Baskets or Caddies

Having items that college students use on a daily basis should not only be kept within an arms reach, but also in an organized fashion. Modular stackable drawers offer privacy for a student's personal belongings and are stable with a great sleek look. The height and width of these modular drawers can often be customized for the perfect fit.

There are many benefits to decluttering in college, but here are Jenneen's top three:

1 - Less stress & fatigue. Having an organized college dorm room will dilute stress and fatigue. There is comfort and truth to the saying, "A place for everything and everything in its place."
2 - Time Saver. Being organized means spending less time looking for items that are misplaced.

3 - Body, Mind and Spirit. Organization can have positive affects on your sleep, diet and productivity.

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