5 Ways To Stay Organized in a Small Space

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Thank you PBdorm for working with me on this post! Storage under my bed has become a problem.. see images below (yikes!). Since moving into my own apartment a year ago I seemed to have collected more and more "things" and just shoved them places they don't belong. You can shop all my new items below.

Under bed storage bin // Sheets // Fringe Pillow // Skull Pillow // String Lights // Throw Blanket

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Since living in dorms and apartments over the past few years I have picked up a few tricks on how to stay organized in your small space!

 

1)     Use storage bins

In any small space it can be tempting to keep bins away as they seem to take up extra space, but in reality you will be happy you have them! They help separate out items such as sweaters and workout clothes and are great for under the bed storage

 

2)     Get Creative

Like I mentioned above under the bed storage is a great place to keep out of season items or extra items you may not need to access everyday! Store them in bins like mine from PBdorm to keep it looking cute yet functional

 

3)     Declutter

This can apply to sentimental items you hold on to but especially clothing. I like to stick to the rule that if I haven’t worn it in the season it is intended for it has to go! Small spaces often mean small closets so stick to what you know you wear and love.

4)     Have a place for everything

The enemy for small spaces is the junk corner or drawer that becomes a drop zone as soon as you get home from class or work! This falls with tip #3 because if you can’t find a home for it do you really need it? Finding a place and sticking to it for things like bags and extra charging cables will keep you organized and give you less to clean on the weekend!

 

5)     Don’t Be Afraid to Decorate

This isn’t a organizational tip but I remember how many of my friend’s didn’t want to decorate their dorm because they weren’t living in it for very long. I believe the more you make your space feel like home the more you will want to keep it clean and organized because you will find yourself spending time there! Wherever you are you can make it feel like home with a few special touches such as fun sheets or string lights.



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Summer Trend: Rainbow

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I am a bit obsessed with rainbow patterns and colors on everything right now. For a girl who loved a good all black look this is a huge step up for me! I have seen it everywhere this summer so I decided to take part with this cute sweater while shooting a post for Instagram you can find here. Below was my inspiration and me being me I knew I couldn't go all out so I opted for this sweater from Zaful (super affordable) and some DIY thrift overalls! I think the whole look is subtle but still really fun! 

I will link all my favorite rainbow pieces below!

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Gingham + Sneakers

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I also just purchased this dress from The Haley Boutique in Tulsa. This past weekend was my 6th time going and I finally made it to the cute shops there with Jon's mom. We had so much fun and I found this gem. They sell some clothing online here and I can't wait to go back to buy more! (not sponsored just really into this dress)

Shoes c/o Cougar Shoes // Dress The Haley Boutique // Shirt Pacsun similar here // Hat F21

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