Jen's Value Village Smart Shopper Tips: Dorm Room Style

Jen's Value Village Smart Shopper Tips: Dorm Room Style »Play Video

Decorating your new dorm room can be one of the most exciting parts of college! But prices can add up, making it a nightmare. Jen and blogger Jen Dotson from ThriftyNWMom.com take us through Value Village and show how little finds can become funky, unique dorm room style.

Do-It-Yourself
The DIY trend has spread everywhere - and there is no need to be nervous if you don't consider yourself crafty! All you need is a couple hangers and shower curtain rings to make a space-saving closet hanger system! Just like that you have somewhere easy to put your multiple scarves, necklaces, belts, you name it.

How about picture frames? Pick one up at Value Village and you immediately have a makeup or earrings holder. Don't believe me? Watch the video to see how Jen created hers with some magnets and magnetic paint.

Storage
Despite our different styles - we can all agree on one thing: dorm rooms are tiny! Everything you do has to be about preserving space. If you can, find a way to get your bed off the ground (bed raisers, textbooks, anything sturdy that will prop you up!). That opens up tons more spaces to use to store extra clothes, shoes, textbooks and more.

Furniture
There is only one time you can get away with a bright pink polka-dotted bucket chair - and that's in college! Value Village has a bunch of furniture options for a low as $15.

For hours, locations, events and deal - check out Value Village online.