While we’re getting organized

By Mir
January 13, 2016

Since discussing various dorm accoutrements the other day, I’ve been stepping up my “stay organized in a small space” shopping in earnest. (Hey, I only have less than 7 months left before she leaves.)

Found this morning: This Overdoor Basket Organizer at Amazon for under $21 (looks like it’s been a couple of bucks cheaper once, but still a great deal). On the one hand, a soft organizer will take up less room when she’s packing, but on the other, a sturdy one like this looks like it’ll handle more stuff and more weight. Given that my girl will be headed into a two-rooms-one-bathroom situation, this might be perfect for keeping all those hair products and lotions and stuff off the bathroom counter. Or she could even hang this under her lofted bed to organize school supplies and such. Either way.

At the rate I’m going, she’s not even going to need a dorm room. I’ll be able to construct her a little storage facility in the parking lot. (I don’t know if this is a good thing or not. Maybe don’t tell me.)


  1. I put shoe organizers on my kids closet doors, not for shoes, but for whatever. Noah’s are stuffed with paper airplanes. Don’t ask.

    These look much more useful, unless you are really in need of paper airplane storage.

  2. Depending on her dorm situation, she might not be able to hang this on her door. How do I know this, you ask? We had something similar, but she got busted for a fire code violation and had to remove it.

    • Huh. I’m trying to figure out how that’s a fire code violation. Would still work under a loft bed, anyway.

  3. I love the storage facility idea….a “chickie pod” You can tow it home in the summer and let her live in the driveway!

    • Right?? Bonus: no one has to live with her mess. 😉

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