Now that you've made some extra room, it's time to start organizing your dorm. There are a number of storage options out there, so use what works best for your room's set-up.
Even if you can't loft your bed, you can still make the most of the space under your bed. Get flat plastic storage bins with or without wheels — be sure you measure how much space you have under the bed first. Because these are stackable and easy to move, under-bed storage bins allow easy access to stored goods. Use each one for different items and label them appropriately. Storing your shoes under your bed will free up a lot of space in your closet and cut down on clutter around the room.
Moveable storage units with clear bins are great for using underneath a loft bed or in a closet. These keep things organized and easily accessible. The see-through drawers help you find what you need quickly and since they are mobile, they're easy to pull out and find what you're looking for. Stackable, clear plastic bins are an excellent choice as well.
Purchase durable storage bins that will last through your college experience and beyond graduation. Good storage is good storage, period.
A compact bedside table or nightstand with drawers is good for storage and flat space for a reading lamp and alarm clock. Consider using a footlocker or trunk with a flat lid for moving your things around campus and storing them when you get there. The level surface of the lid can double as a coffee table.
For your toiletries, get a mesh caddy for transporting them back and forth from the bathroom. It will keep your things organized and the open design let's water drip out.