Under Bed Storage and Organizing

Under Bed Storage and Organizing ideas to help you make the most of your bedroom space.

Under Bed Storage and Organizing

Under the bed is the perfect place to add more storage without taking up important 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. Under the bed was the most obvious and convenient space I could think of. Of course, the first step is always decluttering to get rid of the things you no longer love or use.

Many of you asked me where my other son kept his stuff after I wrote the post about the boy’s closet. His things are kept in totes under the bunk bed. Since he is older and doesn’t really have “toys”, these totes are perfect for sorting his things and keeping them organized. The totes were free since they had been previously been used in the laundry room of my old house. I have a goal to reuse things as often as I can.

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I 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.

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My daughter 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 to raise the height of the bed so the boxes could easily slide in and out. Click on the link for a tutorial of the easy to make bed risers.

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When my son was younger and 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.

bed fort

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 that you can purchase at a hardware store. I like the idea of repurposing an old dresser by using the drawers.

Here are more great ideas for under bed 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

Happy Organizing!

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  • 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)!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Custom Boxes April 6, 2018, 5:48 am

    First of all thanku so much for the lovely lovely post. And again thanks for these amazing ideas and for tips.

  • Alex February 11, 2020, 10:38 pm

    My kids got lots of LEGO and I want to put it all to these boxes so I bought some boxes from IKEA and put these boxes under my bed.

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