Top 11 Things To Store Under Your Bed

Top 11 Things To Store Under Your Bed

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Dabney Frake
Sep 15, 2015

If you’re not keeping things under your bed, you’re missing out on prime real estate for storage — especially large, awkward, and gangly stuff that doesn't fit well in cabinets or bins. There are the best eleven things to store out of sight in the bedroom.

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Dwell showed this genius storage system for keep clothing when it's not in season. Tuck it away until cooler or warmer weather arrives.

Likewise, shoes, in all their awkward shapes, take up a lot of space.

Flat files double as a platform bed and as storage for large artwork that might get crushed elsewhere.

(Image credit: The Painted Home)

Convert old drawers into handy under the bed toy storage, like this one from The Painted Home.

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Extra deep drawers under a slightly raised bed in this studio apartment from House Beautiful allow plenty of space for bulkier blankets underneath.

Like Chris here, I use the space for rolled up rugs, or other large-ish decor (like lighting) that I want to keep and use one day.

If space is tight, and you still have guests all the time, under the mattress is a great place to keep...another mattress. Traditional trundles are obvious, but stick an inflatable one there if you don't have one that rolls out.

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You only pull out luggage once in a blue moon, but it takes up significant real estate in your closet. Turn it on its side and tuck it under instead, like this household did in New Zealand. From Design Sponge.

(Image credit: The Felt Mouse)

Gift wrap gets crushed in the closet, so give it a better spot where it can stretch out and remained unscathed until it’s needed. The Felt Mouse created a smart little set up for hers.

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Large, heavy and bulky stuff — like hand weights, skis, hockey sticks and other sporting equipment — can stay out of the way, out of sight, and under the bed. These drawers, seen on Wohnidee, hold a variety of stuff.

Books are a never ending battle. They breed like bunnies and there’s never enough space for your growing collection.

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