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Four Products To Help Organize A University Dorm Room & Win A $500 Canadian Tire Gift Card

I can’t believe it, my daughter will be starting university in a few weeks. Just typing that makes me feel both sad and old at the same time, but that’s life. Kids grow up and they need to have their own experiences and life lessons. University is an amazing time in a person’s life and it’s during these years that their lives will be changed, and as a parent, hopefully changed for the better. It’s also that time when kids get their first taste of the real world, starting with when they move out of the spacious family home and into their dorm room.

A university dorm room

Most dorms are small rooms with bare walls and a single window, but this tiny room will be their new sanctuary so naturally they’ll need to find items that make it comfortable and organized while efficiently using their limited space.

Here are four products that you can find at Canadian Tire that’ll help make dorm life a little more comfortable for your student:

1) The Umbra Mobi Hook

One of the main areas that needs organizing is the entryway. This is where coats, scarves, keys and shoes will be tossed as students rush to and from classes. The Umbra Mobi Hook comes 2 per pack and it’s perfect for just inside the door. It’s made of natural beech wood and painted steel wire. Kids can use their imagination when mounting these. They’re a versatile design that can be mounted in custom patterns and groups, in whichever way works best for a busy student.

  The Umbra Mobi HookThe Umbra Mobi Hook













2) Umbra Loft Entry Organizer

Another space saving and mess preventing product is the Umbra Loft Entry Organizer. This works as an all-in-one storage unit. It’s a coat rack, a shoe rack, and a shelf all built into one. It features 4 upper hooks for coats, 4 lower hooks for small items and a shoe rack that holds up to 3 pairs of shoes. At the top you’ll find a shelf with a front lip to conveniently and safely place keys, wallets, and mobile phones. This innovative design leans against a wall and reduces clutter. It’s very compact and efficient.

A coatrack, shoerack and an integrated shelf

3) Umbra Shelfie Mirror

The Umbra Shelfie Mirror is another product that combines two products into one seamless design. The contoured metal shelf provides a convenient space to store items and also wraps around a frameless mirror. It’s the perfect place for those who want to keep a clean and organized look in a tight space. This product is another versatile one which can be used in any part of the dorm.

Umbra Shelfie Mirror
4) Umbra Stash Organizer

Not all storage products are made for mounting or leaning on walls. The Umbra Stash Organizer maximizes the space within a closet by creating additional storage right where it’s needed: On a hanger under your jacket or shirt. This ingenious organizer can be used to store such items as wallets, scarves, gloves and keys. Installation couldn’t be simpler, all you need is a hanger!

Umbra Stash Organizer

Umbra Stash Organizer














There you have it, four products that are very sleek looking, very functional, and best of all, they were all designed by Canadian students. This is just another example of a company talking and working with their customers to produce products to suit their needs.

Have you found a product that you love and helps with organizing your space? If so I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Back to School with Canadian Tire Contest

***Disclosure: I was compensated for this post in the form of products listed above and a Canadian Tire gift card but all opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Judskii

    All umbra errthang! Love that mirror shelf!

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Mini goat will fight you for it!

  2. Sylvie Bousquet

    J’ai besoin de pleins d’articles pour bien organiser ma maison.

  3. Sylvie Bousquet

    I need all items for organization.

  4. dolores hebert

    Le miroir est très joli merci pour vôtre beau concours félicitation.

  5. fournier

    tres bon produit bravo

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Merci, je suis content que vous les aimiez.

  6. Yolande Vanier

    Pour mon petits fils de 17 ans il en a grand besoin

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Les enfants de tous âges les aimeraient. Mon fils veut le miroir avec l’étagère.

  7. Sande

    Like the umbra stash organizer. Not a student but could use dozens of these for organizing outfits

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      My wife isn’t a student either but she also loves them. Great product!

  8. Diane Jean

    Je trouve pratique le cintre organisateur et le miroir avec tablette.

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Oui, ils sont très pratiques. Les étudiants et les non-étudiants les trouveraient très utiles.

  9. Wanda Tracey

    Wow! These are lovely products! I need them to get more organized and really like the Stash Organizer.Thanks for the fantastic giveaway and chance. 🙂

  10. Mikael Thibault

    Super le Umbra Stash Organizer! Beau concours 🙂

  11. Fran Jeffery

    I like the Umbra Mobi Hook.

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Me too and you can install them in whatever pattern you’d like.

  12. Ilona

    Wow!! Quels beaux items!! Ce serait bien dans mon petit chez-moi!! 😊je me souhaite bonne chance et bonne chance à toutes et à tous!

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Yes, they’re made for small spaces. Best of luck to you!

  13. Lucie Riffon

    Good ! I want to win the contest !

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Good luck, it’s a fantastic contest to win. Keep coming back everyday.

    2. fournier

      j aimerai sa gagner car j adore magasiner chez Canadien Tire merci

      1. Davindra Ramnarine

        It’s a one stop shop!

  14. Ginette Thierry

    The product I’m definitely going to be buying more than one of is the Stash organizer. No more going through the hat/scarf/gloves bin trying to find the matching accessories for the jacket I’m wearing. It’s going to be WITH the jacket…how brilliantly simple is that! Crossing my fingers to win!

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      My wife would definitely agree with you. She has already purchased a couple.

  15. Jessica G

    I love the mirror! I personally can’t live without my Rubbermaid totes that I always pick up at Canadian tire.

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      My son isn’t in university but he says that he needs to get the mirror also. With the built in shelf it’s the perfect spot to drop your keys off when you walk through your dorm room door.

  16. Darren Floer

    Awesome!! Great ideas.

  17. Michèle

    Gagner serait super car tout ce que vous montrez comme articles peuvent trouver place facilement et rendre la vie facile et tout rangé! Merci

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Je suis d’accord, ces produits vont certainement aider à organiser une salle. Bonne chance à vous.

  18. Wanda Tracey

    Umbra has some really great products to help anyone get organized. I love these ideas!

  19. beaudry

    pourquoi en anglais ,j’aimerais y participer mais je comprend pas l’anglais

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Mes excuses, mais j’habite en Ontario et je ne maîtrise pas le français.

  20. Donia Roussel

    J’adore les produits au canadien tire car ils ont toujours des aubaines formidables pour tous les budgets

  21. Marc Simard

    Merci bonne chance

  22. Lynne Roy

    J’aime bien Umbra!

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Yes, they have some great products!

  23. Martine Poirier

    Nous habitons depuis peu dans un mini appartement. Alors, nous devons être créatif et maximiser tout l’espace disponible. Donc, ces produits seraient parfaits pour nous! Une belle trouvaille!

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Thank you, they’re perfect for apartments as well as dorm rooms

  24. shirley theys

    super cool. you can tell a lot of thought put into products!

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      They actually consulted with students and listened to what the kids needed.

  25. Réjeanne Gauthier

    Je trouve génial toute ces choses qui ont été inventé pour les espaces restreintes

  26. Réjeanne Gauthier

    Génial toutes ces choses pour les petits espaces

  27. Diane Latendesse

    j’aimerais bien gagné. Je me permettrais certaine chose que je n’achète pas.


  28. Gaetan barrette

    J adore le porte manteaux merci

  29. Guylaine Tremblay

    Cool le beau cadeau je pourrais me gâté du côté appareil menager

  30. Denis Huot

    C est mon magasin préféré. Merci

  31. therese

    j ai vraiment besoin de ces produit pour me faire des places rengement

  32. Céline Bellerose

    Ma maison est en grande rénovation. Certaine que j’aimerais gagner…

  33. Jocelyn Gagné

    500$! OK.J’en ai vraiment besoin.

  34. Catherine Gauthier

    j’aime bien umbra de bon produit pratique et ingenieux

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Ils ont consulté les étudiants pour faire des produits fantastiques.

  35. Zelda Carruthers

    I’d sure like to win this! Thanks

  36. joanne

    I love the Umbra combined coat rack, shoe shelf etc…. very handy!

  37. Olivoaclow

    I have my 👀 om it.

  38. Debbie Morgan

    I would love to win

  39. Julie Lamontagne

    Amazing ideas for my two oldest ones living in their first rooms!

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Mine is starting also and she’s really glad for these. So useful!

  40. Bray Mireille

    Nice price hope tout win

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Thanks, good luck!

  41. Tricia Cooper

    Umbra has great products! Does Canadian Tire sell them now?

    1. Tricia Cooper

      Oops! I meant to say that I wasn’t aware that Canadian Tire sold Umbra products! (Sorry, I’m having one of ‘those’ days — LOL!)

      1. Davindra Ramnarine

        We all have those days every so often. All of the products I talked about are available.

  42. Craig

    Some great ideas here, and I love that shelfie!

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      My son has his eye on it.

  43. Sarah Smart

    The shelfie mirror is everything so I’ll say that ! It would make an awesome addition

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      So many people have their eye on that!

  44. Aneta

    To be honest I need these items in my own house to help organize everything. Thanks for sharing

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Same here, my son wants the Shelfie Mirror in his own room and he’s only 15.

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