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Decorating your dorm room can be fun, but it’s also important to include furniture and decor that will lead to a productive semester. Within the four walls of your new college home, you’ll need to add a few more things to your list that aren’t shower caddies or miniature fridges.
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Luckily, many TikTok users have been sharing their must-have items for this semester, which happen to include one unlikely item. As you settle into the perfect workspace that will offer productivity in a personalized way, a pegboard needs to land inside your shopping cart. A pegboard is a convenient way to add more storage onto your wall, which is why it’s perfect for dorm rooms and similar small spaces.
Target’s storage brand, Brightroom, has a set of two different pegboards in a square and rectangular shape that include a clip, two hooks, and two square storage cups. On the item’s reviews, customers share that they’ve used it at their desks, in their bathrooms, and for their video game consoles. The Brightroom product also pairs perfectly with the brand’s metal utility cart. Ranging from $22 to $35, you can also personalize whatever you’d like to place on it, like keys, photos, stationery, or Post-It notes.
The SKADIS pegboard from IKEA is mountable and available in three colors, and the product description recommends attaching multiple boards together to create an even larger setup. TikTok user @cha.siuu said that the underrated board offers “so much functionality and versatility along your wall,” and he even placed a clock onto his pegboard.
Hopefully, the workspace corner of your dorm room or office will feel refreshed with a pegboard. Maybe you’ll even buy another one for your kitchen!
According to TikTok, Here’s The One Dorm Room Essential You Need for Productivity – Apartment Therapy