Underbed Storage: Products, Tips & Projects


I want to preface this post by saying this: Yes, I am aware that followers of feng shui say that storing anything under your bed is a bad idea. But let's face it, folks. If you're trying to fit everything into a small space, it would be a shame to waste all that area under the bed. With that in mind, I've rounded up a handful of underbed storage options, along with some tips, tricks and DIY projects.

Resources:

  1. Long Underbed Box with Wheels from Container Store $22.99
  2. Java Jumbo Underbed Bags 2-Pack from Dormco $8.54
  3. DILLING Storage Box from IKEA $14.99
  4. My Closet Underbed Storage Bin from One Step Ahead $10.95
  5. Sterilite 4-pk. Under-Bed Storage Boxes from Target $79.98
  6. Buff Blanket Bag from Crate & Barrel $15.95
  7. Under Bed Storage Box from The Company Store $79
  8. Underbed Chest from Storables $10.95
  9. Bankers Box Underbed Storage Box from Amazon $22.99
  10. P'kolino Play Kit Storage Bin from Bed Bath & Beyond $27.99

Tips & Tricks:
  • Store items you won't frequently access (extra blankets, off-season clothing) in closed containers. This will keep dust and sleepy pets off of your soft goods.
  • If you plan to use your underbed storage on a daily basis, choose containers with caster and easy open lids.
  • If the space under your bed looks crowded, add a bed skirt to disguise your mess.
  • On the flip side, if you plan to leave the space under your bed visible, choose containers that match and are a higher quality material, like options 8 and 9 above.


DIY Projects:

  • DIY Underbed Storage from Home Happy Home - Painted cardboard creates underbed storage boxes that look good enough to be on display.
  • Handmade: Cedar-Lined Under-Bed Storage Box from DIY Life - It takes some mad skills, but this storage box is lovely.
  • Underbed Storage Drawers How-To from WoodGears - Again with the mad skills, but a wood underbed storage seems so much nicer than plastic.
  • DIY Under-bed Storage from Melancholy Smile - By adding casters to old drawers you can get the look of the previously mentioned wooden boxes with a fraction of the effort.
  • Build an Under Bed Storage Box from Apartment Therapy via The Family Handyman - Although this colorful box is shown as a toy box, it would be perfect for bedding, shoes or just about anything else.

(Images: As credited above.)