15 storage hacks for University students

Make the most of tiny halls and private rooms with these genius storage hacks ideal that make space out of nothing.

Given the size of some student halls, every little extra space helps!

Here's how to fold T-shirts the right way

t shirt folding hack
via pinterest.com

Use Shoe organisers for EVERYTHING

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via luxtica.com
Hang a shoe organiser on the back of your door and use it to keep in EVERYTHING. Shoes - obviously - stationary, cleaning products, toiletries and even food. Seriously useful.

Use a mattress tidy

mattress caddy
via amazon.co.uk
This handy mattress tidy (from Amazon) is great if you don't have a bedside table. You could even make something similar yourself pretty easily.

Keep seasonal clothes in a suitcase

suitcase full
via Purewow
And shove it under your bed (or elsewhere) to free up room in your draws and wardrobe.

Cereal or shoe boxes become draw dividers

via blogspot.co.uk
Organise your draws with just some old cereal or shoe boxes.

Store and hide shoes on the sides of your bed

shoe bed
via thechive.com
A great little idea to free up room elsewhere and keep your dorm tidy.

Turn a shower caddy into easy wall storage

shower cady hack
via bhg.com
It's trivial to hang on an existing screw or clip on the wall.

Toilet roll tubes keep draws tidy

bog roll cable storagevia instructables.com
Use toilet roll tubes to keep your cables perfectly organised

Add more cupboards to your cupboards

via abeautifulmess.com
Make use of spare space on top of cupboards in the kitchen by adding boxes or drawers to keep more stuff in.

Use clips to keep cables tidy

clips cable
via lifehacking.nl

Use a cutlery tray for stationary

stationary  organisation hack
via craftivitydesigns.blogspot.co.uk

Add a cheap set of draws inside a cupboard

A cheap set of drawers allows you to make better use of the space at the bottom of your wardrobes.

Hang more stuff with hanger connectors

hanger connector
Grab a few space saving hanger connectors to squeeze more onto your clothe rails.

Pringles cans make for great spaghetti storage

pringles spag
via thriftysue.com
Store your spaghetti in an empty pringles can, it makes the perfect fit. Clearly nature intended this to happen.

Keep takeaway containers

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Keep takeaway containers and clean them out for future use storing pretty much anything, food or otherwise.

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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