7 Genius Ways to Create Storage Under Your Bed

published Dec 22, 2018
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Once upon a time, the space underneath our bed was a scary space. As kids, we were often terrified that a monster or zombie was down there, waiting for us to fall asleep to crawl out of hiding. Today, something scarier is occupying that space: Clutter. Yes, we’re talking about winter boots, old magazines—you name it, it’s probably down there.

The space underneath your bed is a great place to store items you may not use regularly, but organization is key. Otherwise, you’ll spend an unnecessary amount of time tearing your bedroom apart to find something as simple as a pair of gloves.

To help, here are some great (dare we say, genius?) storage finds that fit comfortably underneath your bed:

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There’s a reason virtually every college student owned at least one of these plastic storage containers. Spacious and durable, they provide some great bang for your buck.

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Zippered cloth bags, like this one from Ziz Home, have a little more give so it’s perfect for storing awkwardly sized items like toys or electronics.

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Under your bed is the perfect place to store your bulky sweaters, quilts, and comforter. Problem is, they take up so much space. These vacuum bags can compress your thick items by up to 80 percent, so you can take advantage of every inch.

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DormCo’s rolling shelf will give you easy access to the items you need on a regular basis—think books and extra towels—but don’t want to leave out and about.

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Here’s a clever (and discreet!) way to keep your sneakers, heels, and flats organized. Oh, and did we mention it uses natural cedar to keep your shoes from getting smelly? Um, yes please.

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ICYMI: Your storage containers can be practical and pretty. Take this rattan option from IKEA. Not only does it have plenty of room for your stuff, but it also gives your underbed area some curbside appeal.

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Ready to up your storage game? Go big or go home with Prepac’s bed platform, which comes with two drawers.