College Apartment Kitchen Ideas

college apartment kitchen ideas

College Apartment Kitchen Ideas 

 

My daughter and her friends moved into their first college apartment last week. I was overjoyed to help them with some college apartment kitchen ideas. We worked to set up and organize their pantry and their refrigerator. We also styled a bar cart as an adorable coffee bar.

You can find all of the details, cool things for a college apartment, and the steps we took to organize their college apartment kitchen.

 

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College Apartment Kitchen Ideas

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COLLEGE APARTMENT KITCHEN IDEAS TO ORGANIZE YOUR REFRIGERATOR

A shared refrigerator can turn into a big jumbled mess pretty quickly, so we worked to give each girl a spot to store their food. We started with 4 – 8″ Fridge Binz Caddies from Zulily – one for each girl. I made labels for each bin with their names. It is nice for each person to have their own space in the refrigerator in a shared college apartment kitchen.

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The girls selected mostly grab and go items like cuties, yogurt, and individual snacks as well other refrigerated foods they wanted to have at home.
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Their refrigerator is organized and super functional thanks to these bins from Zulily. They have now spent 8 months in their apartment and my daughter told me they LOVE the bins and do use them to keep their food separated.

 

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COLLEGE APARTMENT KITCHEN IDEAS FOR THE PANTRY

They decided they wanted to organize the pantry by category. We used food storage bins from Zulily. I made labels for categories like pasta, breakfast, baking, and snacks.

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college apartment kitchen
college apartment kitchen
Organizing their pantry from the beginning will keep them from having to conduct a major cleanout later. The bins give them a place for each type of food and they will be able to put groceries away right into their proper spot.
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We had an extra bin and decided to use it for cleaning supplies under the sink. Creating a spot for dishwashing and other cleaning supplies is a necessity in any apartment kitchen.

COLLEGE APARTMENT KITCHEN IDEAS: HOW TO MAKE A COFFEE BAR

College apartments often have very little counter space. A bar cart is the perfect solution. It can be added to the living area of the apartment and set up as a coffee bar.

idesign bar cart
This iDesign bar cart from Zulily was easy to transport from home in its box. My daughter and I were able to easily assemble it in about 15 minutes.
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The casters on the bottom are a great addition. They will be able to move the cart around anytime they wish.
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We had the best time styling the cart with their coffee maker, syrups, Perrier, and some mugs.

coffee bar
college apartment kitchen ideas

By the end of the day four college students with the help of their parents had moved into the apartment. They are all set to go for the year with these college apartment kitchen ideas and items from Zulily. I found the cute mug rack on Amazon and the white mugs at Target.

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I’m Laura

Welcome to Almost Empty Nest! I began this blog in September 2014 after leaving my oldest son at college and realizing that my nest was emptying. Join me on this journey as we explore the path of guiding our children to adulthood and rediscovering ourselves beyond the mom years.

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  1. You have some great ideas here. It makes the apartment look both organized and still stylish. Love the coffee cart idea! Thanks for the tips!!

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