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If you or your kiddos are heading to college this fall, chances are they will be staying in a dorm.

by Liz

Dorms can be dreary and rather boring but they don’t have to be. We have lots of great hacks to help you feel right at home, get organized and even cook!


Use a RASKOG utility cart as a rolling pantry. Keep all your food items handy and organized neatly. via Jessica Slaughter

Your room can smell amazing by making your own oil diffuser with popsicle sticks.

Make a colorful DIY dry erase calendar with a photo frame and paint chips! via DIY Ready

These shower caddy’s from Pottery Barn Teen are perfect for taking your toiletries and towels to the showers.

Give your room some fun lighting with these lights made from ping pong balls and Christmas lights! via The Surznick Common Room

Make the room seem bigger by adding mirrors! via Society 19

Stock up on command hooks! You can use lots of wall space to hang things that don’t have a space with command hooks. via I Heart Organizing

Easily hang photos on the wall without damaging the paint by hanging them with washi tape. via Design Sponge

It can be hard not having a kitchen to use, but here are 23 awesome meals you can make in the microwave! via BuzzFeed

If you don’t have an end table these bed side caddy’s can store lots of things right at your fingertips.

Use chalkboard paint on plastic bins to label them and keep things organized. via Living Life Your Own Way

No speakers? Just use a solo cup! via Brit + Co

A travel iron is great to keep around for wrinkled skirts, blouses and jackets when you have a big presentation or a job interview.

If you keep things locked, make sure you know which lock is yours by adding washi tape to it. via Willowday