This fall, after four years of living in dorm rooms and beat-up college houses, I finally moved into my first “adult” apartment.
Of course, like many in the millennial and Gen-Z adjacent set, I’m not living alone—in fact, I have two roommates. This, coupled with the new reality of working remotely, means that my bedroom is both the place where I spend most of my day and the primary outlet for my decorating impulses.
And again, like most young people, I’m on a pretty tight budget. So when it came time to shop for my room, I turned to a trusted source: Ikea. Here are seven storage tips, coupled with wallet-friendly (and plastic-free) products, to transition your small space into a well-organized, grown-up home.