By Jessica Hansen
Updated August 05, 2010
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Credit: Ikea

Cube-shaped storage units are lightweight, easy to arrange, and extremely versatile—all major pluses for dorm-dwellers! The Expedit Shelving Unit from Ikea, for example, could store books, snacks, hair and beauty products, or even shoes, and it is a definite upgrade from milk crates.

To buy: $40, ikea.com.