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9 Genius Under-the-Bed Storage Hacks

There’s so much hidden potential underneath your bed.

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May 6, 2024 at 6:42 PM PST
Updated on May 6, 2024 at 6:42 PM PST
Bedroom Under the Bed Storage

9 Genius Under-the-Bed Storage Hacks

There’s so much hidden potential underneath your bed.

By
May 6, 2024 at 6:42 PM PST
Updated on May 6, 2024 at 6:42 PM PST

Over the years, you’ve likely figured out some tricks when it comes to storage, especially if you’ve been — or are currently — in a home where space is at a premium. Besides the closet, the most obvious space for storage is under the bed. With several square feet of real estate, there’s plenty of potential. Here are a few hacks to maximize under-the-bed storage so you can free up the area for more things you love.

1. Storage Bins

Under-bed storage bins are a staple for under-the-bed storage and organization. These versatile containers come in several shapes, sizes, and materials, making them great for storing a wide range of items, from clothing and shoes to extra bedding and seasonal decorations.

Pro tip: Aim for clear acrylic bins to easily identify the contents or choose stylish fabric bins that complement your bedroom decor.

2. Bed Risers

If you ever had a dorm room at college, you may be familiar with this one! Organizing vertically is sometimes the best way to go. Bed risers are a simple yet effective way to lift your bed frame, creating even more valuable space underneath for storage bins, shoe organizers, or even a mini-home gym.

Photo credit: IKEA

3. DIY Under-Bed Drawers

If you’re crafty and up for adding a personal touch to your storage solutions, DIY under-bed drawers are the way to go. Repurpose unused dresser drawers or sturdy storage crates, add wheels for mobility, and slide them under your bed frame for seamless access to your belongings. Whether you’re storing shoes, books, or keepsakes, DIY under-bed drawers allow you to customize your storage space to fit your unique needs. Plus, they’re a fun and rewarding project if you happen to be a DIY enthusiast looking for your next project.

4. Storage-Friendly Bed Frame

When shopping for a new bed frame, why settle for style alone when you can have both form and storage? Choose a bed frame with built-in storage drawers or a lift-up mattress platform to maximize space without sacrificing aesthetics. These multitasking pieces offer a convenient solution for stashing away blankets, pillows, and other essentials, keeping your bedroom clutter-free and your decor on point.

5. Vacuum-Sealed Bags

If you’re short on space and need to store bulky items like seasonal clothing or extra bedding, vacuum-sealed bags are your secret weapon. These space-saving wonders compress your belongings, removing excess air and shrinking them to a fraction of their original size. Simply fill the bag, seal it shut, and use a vacuum cleaner to remove the air—it’s that easy!

6. Slide-Out Shoe Rack

Shoe storage can be tricky. However, this handy organizer fits snugly under your bed and features multiple tiers or compartments to keep your footwear neatly organized and easily accessible. No more digging through piles of shoes to find the perfect pair. Don’t resort to taking up precious closet space or finding nooks and crannies to store your shoes.

Photo credit: Pottery Barn Teen

7. Rolling Wire Basket Cart

For those with limited mobility or accessibility issues, a rolling wire basket cart is a game-changer for under-bed storage. These lightweight carts have sturdy wire baskets mounted on wheels, allowing you to effortlessly slide them in and out from under your bed with ease. Use them to store everything from extra blankets and pillows to craft supplies and seasonal decor, keeping your belongings organized and within reach without any heavy lifting.

8. Bedside Caddy

Keep your bedside essentials within arm’s reach with a bedside caddy. It can slip neatly under or on the side of your bed. These fabric organizers come with multiple pockets or compartments for storing books, remote controls, smartphones, and other nighttime essentials. This keeps your bedside area clutter-free and organized, as well as your nightstand. Choose a caddy with adjustable straps or Velcro attachments to ensure a secure fit under your bed frame.

9. File Storage

If you don’t have space for a home office, you’ll need a place for your important and confidential paperwork. Keep them out of sight but accessible by getting a set of slim, stackable file boxes or organizers designed to fit under your bed.




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