Dorm life: Living in 114 square feet

From the Register-Mail:

Dormitory rooms at colleges and universities usually average about 12-by-19 feet.

That means students entering their freshman year at universities across the county have, on average, 228 square feet of living space.

And most will have at least one roommate — which means the amount of personal space shrinks to about 114 square feet.

It’s safe to say most students have a lot more than 114 square feet of space to store all their junk, so fitting dorm room essentials into a teensy area can be tough.

But there is a way to do it, if you’re smart about what you pack and creative in your organization methods.