Quick Tips for Your Dorm Room
1. If you can, find out what furniture is included with your room. Many dorms have suggested floor plans to maximize space; some schools won't let you bring your own furniture.
2. Use a footlocker-style trunk and stackable, interlocking plastic crates to transport your things to school. The crates can serve as storage unites, and the trunk can double as a coffee table or an end table. Suitcases can store clothing and extra linens.
3. Bring only the clothes you'll wear for the next few months if you plan to go home on breaks. Fill in gaps and adjust for the seasons in spurts.