You have just paid your heart attack-inducing tuition – but the college costs are just getting started. You will still need textbooks, a computer, clothes, office supplies, and other items for your dormitory. But how are you supposed to make your new home homely if your bank account has already been compromised? Don’t worry – you can decorate your dorm room at the dollar store!
Create your dormitory theme in the Dollar Store
Whether you prefer a glamorous, sporty, minimalist, or cute dorm atmosphere, you can create your theme with accessories from the dollar store. Budget friendly necessities like recycle bins, storage bins, and lamps come in a variety of styles to match the look you want. And if you can’t find what you want on the shelves, hug your inner handyman and go for it! The dollar store has tons of craft supplies.
If you have an idea for dorm hacks, dollar stores can help. And of course the web is full of dorm ideas. You can make it a DIY project using basic items like a picture frame, paint, even oddities like Halloween decorations and other inexpensive dollar buys to create your own dorm decor.
Pick up spray paint, washi tape (sometimes called decorative tape), shelf wrap, confetti, and other embellishments. Then apply them to mirrors, picture frames, canvases, wooden objects, or even unconventional materials like cereal boxes and tin cans. You now have decor that is unique and goes wonderfully with the theme of your dormitory.
Organize your dormitory with Dollar Store Finds
When you have a small space, you need to make the most of every square inch. Affordable finds from the dollar store can help you organize your dormitory – and keep it tidy. Collapsible storage bins come in a variety of colors and can hold practically anything. Use them for cleaning supplies, school equipment, snacks, and more.
You don’t have to have a great idea or be a master of amazing dorm hacks. Check out what other students are doing and see how you can give them your own spin.
And don’t be afraid to use storage space as dorm decor. An attractive wire basket makes a great ceiling holder. You’ll be comfortable just looking at it – and your blankets will have a home. Glasses can also do double duty. You can pick up anything small like paper clips, cotton balls, or even candy for those nightly study sessions. And they look great on your desk or on your shelves.
The final result? Lots of dorm organization hacks are waiting for you at the dollar store. Go get it!
Use Dollar Store Buys to inexpensively decorate your dormitory
You will be spending a lot of time studying and hanging out in your dormitory. That said, you want it to be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Thankfully, the dollar store has plenty of cheap (but great!) Treasures that you can use to make the room your own.
Small, colorful carpets help define areas in a confined space and arouse visual interest. You can also grab a selection of picture frames, mirrors, wall stickers, and canvases to make your dorm feel at home – no matter where you look. Remember: don’t use nails to hang your decor! Use self-adhesive hooks or hanging strips to upgrade your space without breaking the walls.
Would you like to set a relaxed mood in the event of a power failure and have a spare light source? The dollar store sells flameless LED candles and color-changing tea lights. You will love to sit back under the soft glow – and your on campus security department will love that you actually don’t burn anything!
Smart Ways To Use Dollar Store Items In Your Dormitory
If you’re a DIY person with a creative lead, there is really a way to personalize your space. There are plenty of clever ways to use dollar store items in your dormitory that are only limited by your imagination. To get your thinking started, consider using:
- A plastic shoe holder above the door for decorative items such as photos, knickknacks or jewelry
- Plastic cutlery to organize makeup and office supplies
- A garbage can as a planter for silk flowers (no watering, no mess!)
- A plastic crockery basket for your exercise books
- An overturned basket used as a bedside table
Do you want more inspiration? When you’re short on cash but have a lot of time, Pinterest has more ideas than you could ever implement!
Dorm glamor cheap
Getting a college degree can be an expensive endeavor. But – it doesn’t have to be to equip your dormitory according to your wishes. By shopping at the Dollar Store and using your imagination, you can create a perfect space for your life and study. And if you’re looking for great, budget-conscious finds, consider getting some of your dorm equipment from a thrift store.
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– From Laura Gariepy