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Three Dorm Organization Tips for the School Year

18 Aug 2017, by Agricola Redesign Staff in Home Decor

A new school year is here and that means your college student will soon be heading back to campus! Dorm life usually means a pretty cramped living as your son or daughter has to pack up just about everything they own (minus their furniture), and live in a rather small room, most likely with a roommate.

To help keep their stress levels at bay, we want to help you get them organized! As home decor and design professionals, we love a good organization tip or two and thought you would love these for your college student:

1. Use an over-the-door jewelry holder: Use an over-the-door jewelry holder to hold more than just your jewelry. You can put school supplies in them, medicine, and some of your smaller items that don’t have a specific place. It’ll double as a two-in-one with a mirror so you don’t have to purchase an extra one of those as well as provide your student with a little extra storage space! You can also use an over-the-door shoe organizer as a snack holder!

2. Mason jars for storage: A really simple, and cute, organization option is a mason jar. Get a tiered tray and set your mason jars on the tray. It’ll give you extra storage in a small space. The jars would be perfect on a desk so you can store your pens, pencils, highlighters, and other study items!

3. Use shower rings for your closet: With an oftentimes rather small closet, you can maximize your hanger capabilities by adding some shower rings to them. Rather than hanging one shirt on a hanger, you can hang multiple items (think scarves, tanks, etc) on one hanger and get a little more storage out of that small closet!

You can find lots of gift and home decor items for your college-bound student at A Village Gift Shop in Glendale! Visit us at 3 Village Square or learn more at