Underbed Storage and Organizing

Underbed storage button Under the bed is the perfect place to add more storage without taking up any much needed space in a bedroom or guest room. Since moving to a smaller home with smaller bedrooms, it’s been important for me to utilize any space available and under the bed was the most obvious and convenient.

underbed storage and organizingMany of you asked me where Zach kept his stuff after I wrote the post about the boy’s closet. His things are kept in totes under the bunk bed. Since Zach is older and doesn’t really have “toys”, these totes are perfect for sorting his things and keeping them organized. Since they had been used in the laundry room of my old house, they were also free.

underbed storage and organizing 2I used chalkboard spray paint on chipboard to make chalkboard labels for the totes. If the contents of the totes change the labels can easily be changed also.

underbed storage and organizing 3Emilee also has storage under her bed. Her storage boxes are for out of season clothing and little used items. Because her things are only accessed a few times a year they have lids to keep the dust out. I made bed risers for her bed to raise the height of the bed so the boxes could fit easily under it. Click on the link for a tutorial of the easy to make bed risers.

Ammon's walls 8.1When Ammon had his own room we changed the bed back to a loft bed and made a fort under it for him to play in. This is a fun option if the space under the bed isn’t needed for storage. It would also be a great space for a desk and study area.

Here are more great ideas for underbed storage.

underbedCardboard Box Storage by Home Happy Home

underbed 2Upcycled Dresser Drawers by Olive and Love

underbed 3Underbed Drawer by BHG

underbed 4Rolling Baskets by Simply Organized

underbed 5Suitcase Storage by BHG

We also have a rolling drawer under our bed that holds extra pillows and blankets. Rolling drawers can be purchased for as little as $20 for small ones, but can also get expensive rather quickly. If you have an old dresser you can save the drawers and DIY some yourself. The only cost would be the casters.

Happy Organizing!

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{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Rebecca April 9, 2014, 7:17 am

    I’ve been telling myself that I will do this someday. Thanks for the extra “push” (and reminder)!
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  • Lisa April 9, 2014, 9:34 am

    Some great ideas!!
    L x
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  • Amy | The Happy Scraps April 9, 2014, 10:47 am

    I love these ideas you’ve shared! I really should try to incorporate some of them. I have lots of stuff under our beds, but they are not organized at all! Thanks for the ideas. Pinning!
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  • Holly @ Bits of Everything April 10, 2014, 9:10 am

    My boys are terrible at stuffing things under their beds. Maybe if I had some cute boxes it wouldn’t look so bad. 🙂 Good ideas!
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  • Patricia Stevens December 14, 2015, 6:55 pm

    These are great ideas for getting that space organized and creating a home for little things. Thanks for sharing!

  • packing boxes perth April 26, 2016, 12:45 am

    This post is amazing. I love cleaning and I try to deep clean every month or so. These tips make it so much more exciting. I didn’t even know it was possible.

  • Derek Hines January 4, 2017, 5:24 pm

    Thanks for the tips! With our homes getting more and more cluttered everyday, we need all the storage ideas we can get!

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