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Reorganizing an Empty Nest

Leaving home and embarking on the college journey is one of the biggest moments for any kid and their family. For the first time ever, they get to live on their own and immerse themselves in the full college experience, and for the first time in a long time, parents now have a spare bedroom to use however they’d like! Not everything will make it into the dorm, so it will take creativity to organize around what was left behind in the room while also making practical use of that space. If it’s organized neatly, your child’s old bedroom can be used as a guest bedroom, home office, workout area, and so much more while they’re away in a dorm.

As one of the top custom closet companies in Atlanta, we have a few tricks up our sleeves to help you organize an old bedroom for space maximization. 


Now That You Have a Spare Bedroom, Here are Ways to Organize It

Vertical Space 

custom closet companies atlantaYou want to make the most of this room while also respecting the items that didn’t make it to the dorm. One way to do that is by capitalizing on vertical space. This is smart and efficient since it allows you to create some extra storage space. Here are a few ideas on how you can best utilize vertical space: 

  • Install over-the-door organizers, like shoe racks, towel racks, or baskets 
  • Utilize the space on top of each cabinet or bookshelf 
  • Add upper shelving on around the room
  • Consider wall-mount bookshelves 
  • Hang a shelf over the bed, or install a headboard with some storage space 

This can help store away items that didn’t make it to the dorm room while also allowing for a functional area that can be used as a guest bedroom, home office, or more.


Storage Seating 

Sofas, benches, and sectionals with storage are ideal for small spaces. Imagine how much space you can save by putting a few items underneath the seat. In case of space being specifically limited, opt for pieces like a trunk or an ottoman that can serve both seating and storage purposes. 


Under-the-Bed Storage 

If you’re dealing with a smaller bedroom, you can think of the space under the bed as the “prime real estate” that you need to utilize for storage. Storage bins, boxes, or even a whole dresser—the possibilities for under-the-bed storage are endless. Make sure to measure the space so that all the storage units will fit nicely underneath the bed.  


Closet Space 

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With a little bit of creativity and imagination, you can turn an old bedroom closet into a functional space that can change the entire feel of the room. A great way to make the most of this space is by installing a built-in closet. This will maximize the closet space and create as much storage space as possible. While this option will take more time and effort, it will significantly help de-clutter and open up a room, making space for its new purpose.


Count on Us – One of the Best Custom Closet Companies in Atlanta! 

At Quality Closet Connection, we believe that the possibility of a built-in closet can improve any type of space, even a tiny college dorm room. With more than 20 years in the business, we pride ourselves on the quality of the work that we do. Count on us to build your next customized closet and bring your room organization to a whole new level.  

For more information, please give us a call at (770) 710-6008 or send us a message on our website. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.  

COVID-19 Updates  

Quality Closet Connection is continuing to serve you during this time with health and safety of course being top priority. Our team is doing our part by frequently washing our hands, frequently using hand sanitizer, and practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC. Understanding each situation is unique and has specific needs, we are happy to accommodate your needs or delay work until a later time. Should you have any questions about our updated processes, feel free to call us at (770) 710-6008.