DormSmart Living Blog: Dorm Storage

Showing posts with label Dorm Storage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dorm Storage. Show all posts

November 12, 2012

Dorm Smart Mobile Underbed Storage Cart Organizes Small Spaces



Every college student knows that one of the biggest challenges of dorm room living is adjusting to limited space. The new patent pending Dorm Smart Mobile Underbed Storage Cart allows students to effectively utilize their under bed space for easy access storage.

The smart cart simply folds flat, fits under any size bed, and rolls on carpet or bare floors. Made of  durable Baltic birch plywood coated with polyester vinyl then finished off with aluminum trim and steel corners means the smart cart is built to last and can be easily wiped clean. Not only is it durable, but the smart cart will complement any dorm room décor as it is available in a multitude of colors. Use bed risers to provide additional height then add some stylish storage bins on your cart to organize the majority of your dorm room supplies including extra linens, cleaning supplies, snacks, school supplies, toiletries, sweaters, and so much more! When it is moving time, all you have to do is fold your smart cart in half to create a lockable storage compartment for your collapsible storage bins then stow it away for your next move. Even better, the Dorm Smart Mobile Underbed Storage Cart can easily transition from your small dorm room to your next space... making it a great investment and ideal storage solution for everyone! Live Dorm Smart!

See the underbed storage cart in action!



August 13, 2011

DORM SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY! TONIGHT ONLY!

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April 9, 2011

Dorm Trunk Review: Rhino Sticker Trunks...


Storage Trunks for College, Campbound, &
Boarding School Students available at DormSmart.com
"Rhino has done it again! Rolled out a great storage trunk for college students, campbound students, military personnel, and world travelers, the Rhino Sticker Trunk!"

About Rhino Sticker Trunks

Whether you need a dorm trunk, camp trunk, military trunk, or travel trunk... our Rhino Sticker Trunk fits the bill and allows you to show off your personality! Designed with the same structural integrity as Rhino's Armor Trunks... Rhino Sticker Trunks are covered with an 18 oz vinyl coated polyester outer skin that works perfectly with Permanent or Peel N Stick Stickers!

Perfect Multipurpose Dorm Trunk

Dorm Trunks and Footlockers, like our Rhino Sticker Trunk, are one of those multi-purpose must have dorm essentials for collegebound students or campbound students to use as secure storage or as dorm room furniture, such as a coffee table, an end table, or dorm seating. 

Customize the Perfect Trunk For You

Choose from among 8 sizes and 16 sizzling colors:
  1. Black
  2. Brown
  3. Burgundy
  4. Forest Green
  5. Gray
  6. Lime
  7. Navy Blue
  8. Orange
  9. Pink
  10. Purple
  11. Red
  12. Royal Blue
  13. Sky Blue
  14. Tan
  15. White
  16. Yellow  
Options Include:
  • Removable Wheels (wheeled trunks)
  • Hardwood Tray
  • Electronic Laptop Safe
  • Engraved Nameplate
  • Anchoring Cable System
  • Wordlock 

Built To Last

Rhino Sticker Trunks™ have an exterior laminated sheathing of high performance 18 oz vinyl coated polyester. This makes the exterior highly resistant to water penetration, denting and scratching. The vinyl coated polyester is laminated over 3/8" Baltic Birch hardwood plywood, the finest plywood on earth. Rhino Sticker Trunks™ are available in 16 colors. No paper or plastic lining anywhere. Therefore, you’ll never have a problem with peeling or tearing. Handcrafted construction using both old world trunk making skills and advanced aviation rivet technology. Steel aircraft rivets ensure durability. Heavy duty hardware including proprietary nickel plated steel latches, hinges, trunk lock with loop to attach padlock, and lid stay for keeping the lid propped open.Tight fitting steel tongue and groove lid to base closure to keep out moisture, dirt, insects, odors, etc. Genuine leather handles. Comes with  (except cube sized) 2 nickel plated steel universal wheel adapter plates mounted on the side of the trunk making it easy to add or remove the specially designed 200 pound rated wheels in seconds without tools or without lifting the trunk. Advanced design wheels do not add any extra height to the trunk. Even with the wheels on, the trunk is stackable.

Lifetime Structural Warranty

All Rhino Sticker Trunks include a lifetime structural warranty and ship free within the 48 Contiguous US States from DormSmart.com.

Live dorm smart and express yourself with our new Rhino Sticker Trunks, the ideal high school graduation gift!

October 2, 2010

Rhino Storage Trunks Now Available With An Anchoring Cable System...

Product Review by Christi Leslie, Founder & CEO of DormSmart.com
Creator of Dorm411.com

Great News About Rhino Armor Storage Trunks!

Just when you think Rhino Armor Dorm Trunks couldn't get any better... they do! These college dorm trunks now come with an Anchoring Cable System so that you can secure your storage trunk to a piece of furniture in your dorm room or at camp! How cool is that?About Rhino Armor Dorm 

Storage Trunks

College Dorm Trunks and Footlockers, like Rhino Armor Trunks, are one of those multi-purpose must have college dorm essentials to take to campus or even camp to use as secure storage for your college supplies... laptop... or as dorm room furniture, such as a coffee table, an end table, dorm seating… just use your imagination! These dorm trunks are easily stowed in your dorm room and can be securely locked and anchored to a piece of furniture using Rhino's new cable anchoring system to insure the security of your personal items or college dorm essentials!

College Dorm Trunks / Footlockers / Camp Trunks / Military Trunks... Perfect for Anyone! 

Rhino Armor Storage Trunks / Footlockers make great camp trunks (summer camp, band camp, cheerleading camp, sports camps, military camps…). Take these storage trunks to use in college dorms, boarding schools, military academies, military barracks, or even on school trips! These storage trunks are perfect for anyone looking for a quality trunk made of hardwood with steel corners, a lifetime warranty, and a color selection perfect for any room’s decor. Storage Trunks / Footlockers by Rhino make great gifts for teens, college students, or military personnel and will last a lifetime of travels.

Dorm Storage Trunk Options include:
  • 8 sizes
  • 18 Amazing Colors
  • Anchoring Cable System
  • Removable Wheels
  • Electronic Laptop Safe
  • Wordlock or Masterlock
  • Engraved Nameplate
  • Hardwood Tray

What Makes Rhino Armor Storage Trunks Dorm Smart?

At DormSmart, we selected the Rhino Armor Storage Trunks as the perfect college dorm trunks / dorm footlockers because they come in a wide variety of colors and sizes and are ruggedly built, strong enough to stand on. All Rhino Armor Storage Trunks are hand crafted and American made, constructed from the highest quality components: waterproof, dent proof, scratch proof exterior 1000d Cordura sheathing that’s laminated over 3/8" Baltic Birch hardwood plywood (beware of sites selling cheap imitations that use 1/4" materials or don't even mention the materials... these trunks are cheap substitutes and won't be as durable - invest wisely). Even better, all Rhino Armor Storage Trunks weigh about 20% less than steel dorm trunks yet they are just as strong and more durable!

It's Never Too Late To Order

So you moved to campus and realize one of these dorm trunks would be perfect to use for storage, security, and seating... just order your trunk and have it delivered to your campus "ship to" address! Live Dorm Smart!

September 4, 2010

August 12, 2010

Dorm Organization:Tips for Organizing A Dorm Room ... Get the Dorm 411!

by Christi Leslie, Founder & CEO of DormSmart.com
Creator of Dorm411.com

Just a few smart tips for organizing your small dorm space from DormSmart.com...


Jaxx Pillow Sac - Can Be Reshaped
For most college bound freshman, moving into a small dorm room this fall will be a bit challenging. With this in mind, DormSmart.com brainstormed with a few of their favorite experienced dorm dwellers to come up with their top 10 tips for incoming freshman to successfully organize and live in a small dorm space:

Tip #1 - Raise Your Dorm Bed / Create An Under Bed Storage Space

A good set of bed risers is one of the wisest investments a college bound student can make for dorm living. Even better, when savvy students combine their bed risers with storage products like a DormSmart Smart Storage Cart and Bungalow Collapsible Bins, it creates an entire under bed storage solution. The smart storage cart is a complete custom made wheeled platform that runs the length and width of a dorm bed, allowing students to place and arrange their dorm stuff in bins on the wheeled cart. The wheeled cart then rolls in and out from under the bed, making for easy access, much like a drawer system. It breaks down easily between dorm moves and students can select folding bins in a range patterns and colors to enhance their dorm decor.

Tip #2 - Dorm Trunks

Dorm trunks are a great investment. Students can use dorm trunks for travel, secure storage, and seating, such as the Rhino Armor Trunk Large available at DormSmart.com.

Tip #3 - Be Square

Let’s face it, every inch counts in a small dorm room, consider using square storage containers, such as the Neatnix Square Stuff Bucket. Being square utilizes every inch of space!

Tip #4 - Go Vertical

Build up using free standing shelves, raising your dorm bed with bed risers or whenever possible, lofting your dorm bed. Remember to check student housing regulations.

Tip #5 - Dorm Size

Resist the urge to bring your mom’s 24 cup coffeemaker or dad’s spare toolbox. Instead, consider dorm sizing by purchasing smaller scale items such as a Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Hot Beverage Center or a Picnic Time Essentials Toolkit to fit the scale of your small dorm space.

Tip #6 - Build Upon Existing Surfaces…

In other words use stackable canisters on top of your microfridge unit to store dry staples such as sugar, coffee…but don’t overload!

Tip #7 - Invest in Multi Purpose Dorm Essentials

Purchase dorm essentials that can be used for multiple purposes. For example, a Jaxx Pillow Sac can be shaped for seating or can be flattened out for sleepovers during those late night study sessions. The Ergorapido 2- in-1 Stick and Hand Vac by Electrolux can be used to vacuum your dorm room or save a few dollars by using the hand vac to vacuum your car. The Ravenswood Floor Lamp and Table by Lumisource has your main light, a separate reading light and plenty of shelves to utilize as a bed side table and storage. The Sort-A-Sack! is a laundry bag, backpack, and sorter with instructions sewn in on how to do your laundry. There are many multi-purpose products available for dorm living in today’s marketplace.

Tip #8 - Hang Your Clothes

Hang your clothes in the closet versus throwing them on floor or trying to cram all of them in a drawer, it saves a lot of space and you’ll spend less time looking for them!

Tip #9 - Collapsible / Folding Storage Bins and Vacuum Bags

Folding Storage such as Bungalow’s Collapsible Storage Bins is great way to organize all your dorm stuff. Better still, use vacuum bags to minimize the size of items and store them in your collapsible bins on shelves or under your dorm bed.

Tip #10 - Keep You Dorm Room Neat and Organized

As much as we hate to hear it, the best way to live in a small space, such as a dorm room, is to keep it neat and organized. Put things away when you are finished with them. You’ll feel more in control of yourself and your new surroundings!

Just a few storage and organization tips to help incoming freshman to live dorm smart!




August 5, 2010

Fashionable Dorm Decor for today's Fashionistas! Don't just wear fashion, live it... Get the Dorm 411!

by Christi Leslie, Founder & CEO of DormSmart.com
Creator of Dorm411.com

Most of us enjoy looking great… wearing fashionable clothes or carrying the perfect bag. There’s something about it that is so empowering. Fashion makes us feel great! Shouldn't we also want that same feeling from our dorm décor? After all, transitioning to college is challenging enough so why not make it more enjoyable!

Here are two of DormSmart's and Dorm 411's top picks for fashionistas moving into their campus dorms this fall that are sure to take your dorm decor from drab to fab: 
Fashionista Top Pick #1:
Bungalow Storage Bins 
Bungalow Bins - Available at DormSmart.com
At DormSmart, a big part of every day is spent searching out those hard to find great looking, quality dorm products to present to our discerning student shoppers. One of our biggest challenges to date … finding great dorm storage bins that are stylish, functional, and practical. We hit the jackpot with Bungalow Storage Bins! Bungalow Collapsible Storage Bins have fabulous colorful patterns that really make a statement about you and your dorm decor.

On the practical and functional sides, when you pick up a Bungalow Storage Bin, you can feel the quality. These durable storage bins will hold up over time and continue to look great as you move from your dorm room to your first apartment. They are easy to maintain, just wipe them clean. They fold flat for easy storage between dorm moves. They come in a variety of sizes and patterns to hold all your treasures! They are multi functional… some having zipper tops to keep the fashionista’s belongings tucked safely away between seasons! Even better, you can further enhance your dorm décor by picking up a coordinating collapsible trash bin … even a laptop sleeve! 

Barnboard Green Fo flor Rug

Fashionista Top Pick #2:

FoFlor Dorm Rugs by Bungalow

What can we say about FoFlor Dorm Rugs… they are FABULOUS! They are so unique, practical and fashionable. If you’ve never had the opportunity to see one these rugs, you are really missing out… they are the perfect affordable and fashionable dorm rug!

In addition to their great looks, here are the top 10 practical reasons why FoFlor Dorm Rugs are one of DormSmart’s top picks for dorm flooring for our fashionistas:
  1. 100% machine-washable & dryable… your dorm rugs come out looking new every time!
  2. Premium 100% slip-resistant backing with 20% recycled content! It’s never too late to go green!
  3. Each dorm rug has “memory,” and always lays flat!
  4. No wrinkling or creasing after being folded or crumbled between dorm moves!
  5. Low profile allows doors to pass over easily!
  6. Neoprene-type cushion construction provides comfort on those hard cold dorm floors!
  7. Color-fast designs are permanently dyed!
  8. Photo-real image quality!
  9. MicroFibre Dorm Rugs have furniture-grade flocked face!
  10. Made of anti-microbial and stain-resistant microfibers, perfect for dorm living!
So there you have it, two of DormSmart’s and Dorm 411's top picks for our fashionistas’ dorm décor that are frugal, functional, and FASHIONABLE!

July 31, 2010

Dorm Bed Risers Are Not Created Equally ... Get the Dorm 411!

by Christi Leslie, Founder & CEO of DormSmart.com
Creator of Dorm411.com

Learn about Dorm Bed Risers before purchasing...

We all know space is at a premium when you live in a small dorm room so make the most of your dorm space by using dorm bed risers, commonly referred to as dorm bed raisers, to create an entire under bed storage solution for your dorm stuff. Just remember when making your purchase, that all dorm bed risers are not created equally. When selecting your dorm bed risers, make sure that the opening, not just the exterior, is squared inside and can accept larger bed posts (i.e. 2.75 inches x 2.75 inches). In addition, make sure they are engineered to hold your weight as well as the weight of your study buddies (i.e. approximately 1200lb total capacity).

If you really want to maximize your dorm space, consider combining your dorm bed risers with decorative storage bins and a rolling Smart Storage Cart to maximize your under bed dorm space and make your dorm decor rock! You will be amazed at the amount of dorm stuff you can store right under your dorm bed.

The right Dorm Bed Risers provide:
  1. Storage: An economical storage solution for your dorm room, creating a new under bed storage space in minutes.
  2. Height: Dorm Bed Risers can elevate your dorm bed by approximately 6 inches or more.
  3. Decor: Combined with decorative dorm storage bins and a rolling Smart Storage Cart, your dorm bed risers create the perfect under bed storage solution while enhancing your dorm decor!
  4. Strength: A pyramid design will keep your dorm bed steady. A set of properly engineered dorm bed risers (4) can hold approximately 1200 lbs! 
The space gained by using Dorm Bed Risers (approximate):

• Twin Bed (39" x 75") - 10 cubic feet of additional under bed storage space.
• Twin XL Bed (39" x 80") - 11 cubic feet of additional under bed storage space.

Note: Only use Dorm Bed Risers with either stationary or lock-wheel bed frames.

July 30, 2010

Best Dorm Trunks and Dorm Footlockers To Take To Your College Campus... Get the Dorm 411!

by Christi Leslie, Founder & CEO of DormSmart.com
Creator of Dorm411.com


At DormSmart.com, we searched high and low for the best college dorm trunk and footlocker... here it is and why:

College Dorm Trunk - Rhino Armor Trunk Large 32 x 18 x 14

College Dorm Trunks and Footlockers, like our Rhino Armor Trunk Large, are one of those multi-purpose must have college dorm essentials to take to campus this fall or even to camp to use as secure storage or as dorm furniture, such as a coffee table, an end table, dorm seating… just use your imagination!

At DormSmart, we selected the Rhino Armor Trunk Large as one of our top choices as the perfect college dorm trunk or dorm footlocker because it is conveniently sized and ruggedly built, strong enough to stand on. All Rhino Armor Trunks are hand crafted and American made, constructed from the highest quality components: waterproof, dent proof, scratch proof exterior 1000d Cordura sheathing that’s laminated over 3/8" Baltic Birch hardwood plywood (beware of sites selling cheap imitations that use 1/4" materials or don't even mention the materials... these storage trunks are cheap substitutes and won't be as durable - invest wisely).

These college dorm trunks are easily stowed in your college or camp dorm room and can be securely locked to insure the safety of your personal items or college dorm essentials! Even better, our Rhino Armor Trunks Large are stocked in 18 amazing colors, so pick the one that best matches your dorm décor! All our Rhino Armor Trunks weigh about 20% less than steel dorm trunks yet they are just as strong and more durable.

The Rhino Armor Trunk Large specifications:

•Exterior Dimensions: 32" L x 18" W x 14" H

•Interior Dimensions: 31.25" L x 17.25" W x 13.25" H

•Storage Capacity: 4.13 cubic feet

•Weight: 27 lbs.

Our College Dorm Trunks, Quality Constructed Rhino Armor Trunks Feature:

•Armor Exterior laminated over 3/8" premium grade Baltic Birch hardwood plywood.

•Entire frame and interior constructed of smooth 3/8" premium grade Baltic Birch hardwood plywood throughout.

•No paper or plastic lining anywhere. Therefore, you’ll never have a problem with peeling or tearing.

•The Rhino Armor 1000d Cordura sheathing ensures that Rhino Armor Trunks have the most durable exterior available in the trunk industry.

•18 stock colors.

•Strong hand-crafted construction using both old world trunk making skills and advanced aviation rivet technology. Steel aircraft rivets are used to ensure durability.

•Heavy duty proprietary nickel plated steel latches and hardware.

•Heavy duty nickel plated steel lid hinges plus a nickel plated steel lid stay for keeping the lid propped open.

•Tight fitting steel tongue and groove lid to base closure to keep out moisture, dirt, insects, odors, etc.

•Stylish lockable nickel plated steel trunk lock has a loop for attaching a padlock.

•Genuine leather handles.

•Each Rhino Armor Dorm Trunk comes with 2 nickel plated steel universal wheel adapter plates already mounted on the side of the trunk. This allows you to easily add or remove Rhino’s specially designed 200 pound rated wheels to your trunk anytime you want, anywhere you want in a matter of seconds.They’re extremely easy to use! No tools are needed, nor does the trunk need to be lifted to install them. Best of all, these advanced design wheels do not add any extra height to the trunk. Even with the wheels on, the storage trunk is stackable.

•Lifetime warranty – free non-cosmetic repairs for the life of the trunk.

•American craftsmanship.