The Best Dorm Room Space Savers

Dorm rooms are known for being notoriously small, but the more organized you are, the less claustrophobic it will feel. Instead of tripping over your shoes all year, why not consider using something that will easily store them away?

We suggest getting hanging shelves or a simple rack to hold all your footwear, in lieu of leaving your sneakers, sandals, flats and pumps in a pile on the floor. To help you out and ensure you choose the best thing for you, we did a little research and compiled the best options for saving space in a crowded dorm.

1. Smart Design Over The Door Organizer

You really can't go wrong with this over-the-door organizer featuring 22 clear vinyl pockets that are easily accessible and durable. Sturdy steel hooks make hanging simple.

Pros: It's also designed with a VentilAir breathable fabric to keep items fresh. A steel frame doesn't require any tools to assemble and cleans with little effort.

Cons: Some might prefer that this product came with hooks to secure the bottom.

Smart Design 22 Pocket Over The Door Organizer
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2. Whitmor Hanging Shoe Shelves

Whitmor's hanging shoe shelves can hold up to eight pairs of shoes and are crafted from a strong, breathable fabric with reinforced seams that deliver enhanced support.

Pros: The set up for this is super-quick — just hang the two metal hooks included on your closet rod or on a garment rack. This is made to keep shoes clean and dust-free.

Cons: This won't accommodate knee-high boots. It's a tad narrow.

Whitmor Hanging Shoe Shelves
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3. Honey-Can-Do Shoe Rack

This durable, lightweight four-tier wire rack can easily be slipped into a closet under hanging clothes to hold around 12 pairs of shoes.

Pros: No tools are needed to put this together. A coated steel frame is rustproof and sturdy, making it ideal for years to use.

Cons: This isn't great for pumps with skinny heels.

Honey-Can-Do shoe Rack
CREDIT: Amazon

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