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Storage Ideas for Students

When your young man or woman leaves home for the first time, itís often to pursue a higher education. Dorm rooms, college residences or first apartments are notoriously short on space but, as someone once said, itís not what youíve got itís what you do with what youíve got. 

Here are a few items from Dollarama that will help to make the most of whatever space you have to work with and they only cost $4 or less each. 


If youíre short of places to hang towels, either in the kitchen or the bathroom, this towel bar is perfect. You donít need hardware to use it, just hang it over the edge of a cupboard door. And you can face it inside the cupboard or outside, as here. If you can't find one just like this, look for other hooks and towel rings that work the same way.



This plastic rack is meant to organize pot lids or other things in the kitchen but we think it makes a great place to store binders or perhaps larger text books, when not in use.



These large storage bins are 14Ē long by 10Ē wide and 9Ē deep. Stick one under your kitchen cupboard to use for recycling cans and bottles or use it in your closet for small clothing items you need to corral.

There are many more storage options at your local dollar store. Check them out to see what will be useful for your purposes before heading off to your first apartment.


                                             See Also:  Storage Times Three

                                                                Small Object Organizing









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