The Best Organizers for a Dorm You Can Find on Amazon

Give your college kid a running head start with these dorm organizers that will hopefully keep their rooms tidier and more manageable, even with busy schedules.

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July 28, 2023

It's time to start shopping for your college kid's dorm must-haves already, and while the fun part might be finding the posters, bed sheets and decorative throw pillows, there are some necessities that can't be overlooked. Dorm rooms have a reputation for being small, disorganized and messy, but there are products that can help keep things manageable.

The best dorm organizers are easy to use, make things more convenient and help your college kid find everything they need quickly. Plastic bins are useful, but perhaps not as useful as the stackable clear ones on this list that open from the top and the side. Under-the-bed bins are another favorite, but ones with open tops and wheels are much more likely to get organized and used. And an easy-to-remove storage caddy for a mini fridge might actually prompt them to eat all of that delicious home-cooked food you send them back with. There are things for closets, desks, beds and even mini fridges on this list. Best of all, they're all relatively affordable and will hopefully allow your child to focus more on schoolwork than finding their phone charger, keys or clean clothes before they take their last final. Check out our favorites below.

$99.99 (Set of 3)

While these might seem slightly pricier than other storage bins, these have features that make them well worth the price. They're stackable, have wheels and open from the top and the side, which means your college student can access clothes, shoes or whatever else they store in there without having to unstack everything. They're clear, too, so it's easy to see where things are.

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Hang this cloth organizer with six shelves in a dorm closet's tension rod to allow more room for clothes, shoes and accessories while saving space.

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Drape this 12-pocket organizer over a mini fridge to keep cutlery, spices, plates and condiments organized.

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Anywhere you can organize and add shelf space, no matter how small, is a must-have for keeping a dorm tidy. This bookshelf can hold journals, notebooks, office supplies and more.

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$9.99 (Set of 2)

Command Hooks are a must-have for dorms: They're damage-free adhesive hooks that won't ruin the walls at the end of the school year. These hold up to 15 pounds, which would be great for heavy backpacks or winter coats.

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Lots of bedside caddies can be bulky, but this slim option holds necessities without taking up a lot of space. This one will hold a phone, charger, laptop, tablet and some odds and ends.

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$39.99 (Set of 2)

For a product to really be useful in a dorm room, it needs to be incredibly easy to use. This organizer fits under beds and has wheels, making it a cinch to pull in and out. Plus, no cover means easy access to shoes, winter clothes, and other miscellaneous products that will now have a home.

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This rolling cart has so many potential uses and is cute enough to receive approval from picky college kids. It's great for storing pantry items, office supplies or beauty products. Plus, it comes in several colors.

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$18.99 (Set of 6)

These adhesive wall hooks are easy to mount without damage to doors or walls. Use them to hang lighter items like towels, headphones, umbrellas, keys and whatever else runs the risk of getting lost or tossed on a chair.

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This organizer gives easy access to makeup, skincare essentials and other everyday must-haves. It will reduce clutter and keep track of products, too.

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You can't go bringing furniture pieces into a dorm room, but this one functions like a dresser while featuring removable cloth drawers. It's nice to look at, complete with a steel frame and a wooden top, but it's light and easy to move around.

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$15.99 (Set of 2)

For the kid who wears a baseball cap every day, this hat rack + hanger keeps them in pristine shape while also keeping them off bed posts and on closet floors.

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This shoe holder its 16 pairs of sneakers or dress shoes or heels: it'll keep things easy to find and, most importantly, off the floor.

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Keep coffee and energy drinks off the desk and away from laptops with this handy desk clip. It has two separate compartments: one for a drink and the other for pens or other small accessories.

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There's nothing more important to college students than their chargers and electronics, but somehow, they always wind up losing them. Lower that risk with this organizer, which has a slot for all the chargers, tablets and cords they need.

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This desk organizer has nine compartments and a drawer, and can hold everything from larger notebooks to small knick-knacks.

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Shower caddies are generally so bulky and made of plastic, but not this one. The slim mesh bag has two zippered compartments and should fit all of the must-haves in one small but roomy package.

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This thin laundry hamper doubles as a laundry bag, thanks to the convenient handles. Given that it removes one step from the laundry process, it might inspire your child to actually head to the washing machine. If not, it folds down compact without taking much space.

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