July in our house means we’re just weeks away from going back to school. So this month we’re focusing on getting ready school, no matter the age!
Because I’m in denial that summer is nearly over with my boys who are in elementary school, I’m going to turn my focus on an older crowd. College kids!
Whether you’re moving into a dorm or an apartment, you’re certainly not moving into a large, luxurious space. Make the most of what you’ve got with these space-saving ideas!
No room for end tables? These DIY couch sleeves are a real space saver!
Turn an awkward corner into a usable bookshelf!
No pantry? No problem!
This pull-out pantry is a relatively easy DIY that doesn’t take up much room at all.
Store your bike indoors where it will be safe AND reduce it’s storage footprint with this DIY bike storage rack.
Desks can be big and bulky. This DIY fold-away Murphy desk is a great option for a small space!
No room for end tables or a proper sofa table? This skinny DIY sofa table can be made as narrow as you need to squeeze into a small space.
Instead of a coffee table that offers no extra storage, DIY an ottoman that can storage all the things!
Don’t waste space! Shelves can be worked in almost anywhere.
Over the door shelves are a great and easy solution for any room!
Even your bed can provide storage!
This DIY storage daybed hides away all kinds of items underneath it.
A DIY bedside pocket organizer is a great idea for extra storage if a small nightstand is needed in a small bedroom.
This DIY ladder shelf is perfect for dropping off items in a small entryway!
I love a dual purpose DIY! These DIY desks can be easily turn to double as a small dining table, perfect for small spaces!
Not all of these are ideal for dorm space unless the rules of screwing things into the wall have changed, but maybe they will inspire something similar.
You can get away with most of these ideas in an apartment, just be sure the patch the walls up when you move out.
Stay tuned all month long for various back to school ideas!