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Ten Space-Saving Tips To Maximize Dorm Room Space

Whether or not you’re a veteran of residence hall life, the one thing you can always use is a good plan on how to organize and maximize living space.

Jack Gentul, dean of student services at NJIT says that organizing a room well at the start of a new school year is always a good way to insure that you’ll  get off to a good start. “We haven't done a formal study on the subject, but I believe that the less time a student takes to find an item, the more time he has to work on academics and enjoy a social life.”

Gentul suggests the following ten tips for organizing a new residence hall room to ensure a productive academic year:

• Send all boxes home once you have unpacked.

• Bring crates (found in home stores like Linens 'n Things) to stack for extra storage.

• Purchase closet organizers—shoe racks, extra shelves, etc.

• Do not bring everything with you when you arrive in August. Leave home non-seasonal clothing. Pick up seasonal items during a visit home.

• Raise your bed (most beds are capable of adjusting) to store items underneath.

• Bunk the beds.

• Throw out garbage daily.

• Put the bureau or dresser in the closet.

• Use a laundry bag and clean dirty clothing weekly.

• Pick up clothing, file papers and sort mail daily.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.