Dorm Room Organization

Professional Organizer Leslie Josel discusses dorm room organization and getting ready for college.

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01:30 The unique challenges college students face

02:22 “Visually seeing” the dorm room and questions to ask

03:05 One major question a new student should ask

03:30 Getting creative with closets

04:50 Using the airspace

06:05 The most important surfaces in a dorm room

06:40 Lofting the bed and why it’s important

07:38 Bed organizers and how some work

08:54 Adding airspace to a desk

11:50 Why clear storage is important

12:15 Zoning spaces in a dorm room

13:00 Important spaces on the desk and how to use it

14:08 Leslie shares her most important tip

15:10 A smart wardrobe

16:30 Zoning organizing thinking

17:45 What to do when a roommate isn’t organized

19:16 Key closet organizing tips

20:00 All about Order Out of Chaos

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Leslie is a Professional Organizer and the Principal of Order Out of Chaos, an organizing consulting firm specializing in student organizing and chronic disorganization. She is a national speaker and has also created the "Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management" for middle and high school students. Connect with Leslie at