11 DIY Dorm Closet Organizers & How To Make Them — VIDEOS

Going to college is one huge adventure and you'll likely learn a lot, not only about your major, but also about yourself and how to adult in the process. First thing's first, you're probably going to want to decorate and organize your room and DIY dorm closet organizers will come in super handy for helping you maximize your space. Because, let's face it, unless you lucked out and ended up with an unusually large dorm room, you're going to have to learn how to make the most out of your little room.

There's no need to be glum though, you can certainly have a lot of fun putting your own stamp on your dorm room, plus smaller spaces are easier to manage than larger ones. A small room can look totally awesome with a few choice decorations and statement furnishings, plus if you change your room up seasonally, it's easy to keep it looking contemporary and trendy.

However, there is one thing that can be a problem with smaller rooms and that's keeping them tidy. When there's so much as a sock or a few textbooks out of place, your room can look much more messy than a room twice its size. So here are some creative DIY dorm closet organizers, so you can keep your room looking spick and span!

1. The Delightful Drawers

Rachel Talbott on YouTube

Are you making the most of your drawers or do you just shove everything in them and hope for the best? If the latter sounds like you, this vlogger has come up with some nifty storage solutions to make the most out of your chest of drawers.

2. The Soda Can Tab Hangers

Lindsay Jordan on YouTube

In addition to a whole bunch of storage and organization hacks, this crafty gal shows how to utilize a used soda can tab to double the amount of hangers in your closet. Sound too good to be true? Check this awesome hack out in the video above.

3. The Easy Accessory Holder

imperfectlyEssa on YouTube

Are you always losing track of your scarves, sunglasses, and other small accessories in the back of your closet? This tutorial shows you how to make a super easy accessory holder, along with some other great dorm room crafts.

4. The Door Hook Hack

Bea Jonite on YouTube

Don't forget about the back of your dorm room door! This YouTuber shows viewers how to easily attach a door hook for coats or other items you might want to wear on your way out the door.

5. The Extra Closet Space

This hack is a lifesaver for those who don't have a closet in their dorm room or those who brought way too many clothes to college. It's cheap, easy, and looks super chic.

6. The Space Saving Shelves

Life Made Simply with Nikki on YouTube

Although this YouTuber discusses how she created extra storage space in her toddler's closet, she informs viewers that her DIY shelves could be used in any closet.

7. The Lovely Labels

lifeoflanie on YouTube

A super easy way to keep tabs on where you've put things is to create your own DIY labels to stick on storage boxes. These can be used for anything as seen in the video, from things in your closet to labelling money jars and more!

8. The DIY Closet Storage

Nathalie Muñoz on YouTube

According to this YouTuber, NYC closets are among the smallest in existence, so you'll likely benefit from her tutorial on creating extra storage in your small dorm closet too.

9. The Complete Closet Makeover

Radiate on YouTube

Using storage items from Costco, Walmart, Target, and more, this video shows you how easy it is to give your closet a complete makeover. If freshman year is long behind you, this tutorial shows you how to revamp your wardrobe ready for the new college year. My personal fave are the cute storage boxes used for underwear.

10. The Internet Inspired DIY Storage Solutions

Tess Christine on YouTube

Taking inspo from Pinterest and Tumblr, this vlogger has gone all out to create Instagram-worthy closet storage systems that are as beautiful as they are useful.

11. The Super Space Savers

WMN on YouTube

Are you stuck in an organizational rut? Take a peek at this rad video, which includes a whopping 40 space saving and organizing tricks for dorm rooms – there's sure to be something you like! From clothes solutions, to makeup and hair product storage, there are so many fantastic tips and tricks in this video.

Unfortunately your closet won't organize itself, so pick your favorite DIY and get crafting in time for the new term!

Image: Radiate (1)/YouTube