Running out of storage space? The empty area under your bed is just waiting to be filled! Even if your bed sits low to the ground, the tips and tricks below will help you utilize that space.
Use Bed Risers
Bed risers are an easy way to add more clearance under your bed for storage. This set of four from Home-it are stackable and will add three to eight inches of height.
They also support up to 1,300 pounds, so they’re sturdy enough to hold your bed and you!
Home It Adjustable Bed Risers - Elevation in 3, 5 or 8 Inch - Heavy Duty Stackable Furniture Risers Supports 1,300 lbs - for Under-Bed Storage, College Dorms, Table and Couch, 4 Pack Bed Lifts Black
Will create more clearance under your bed.
All sorts of storage containers will work well under the bed. Here are a few options:
- Cloth bins: These come in all shapes and sizes. This set of three from Neaterize have plastic lids and are made to fit under the bed. They’ll also ensure your stored items stay dust-free.
NEATERIZE Under Bed Storage Bags | 3-Pack Underbed Clothing Organizer | Ultra Thick Fabric, Reinforced Handles & Zipper | Stackable Organization and Storage Containers for Bedroom [Grey]
A perfect fit for under the bed.
- Full-size bins: If you’d rather cram everything in one bin, these from NestNeatly are perfect. They do come in a three-pack, though, so if you have multiple beds in your home, you can store stuff under all of them!
NestNeatly SmartCube Underbed Storage Bag, 3 Large Bins with Reinforced Handles Foldable Containers
When you just need one large bin.
- Drawer bins: If you want easy access to the items under your bed, these gorgeously crafted wooden bins on wheels are ideal. They roll out with ease for quick viewing, but aren’t ideal for long-term storage or in homes with pets.
MUSEHOMEINC Solid Wood Under Bed Storage Drawer with 4-Wheels for Bedroom,Wooden Underbed Storage Organizer,Suggested for Queen and King Size Platform Bed
The stylish solution.
- Plastic bins: If you have pets, you likely want something that will protect your clothing and other storage items from any accidents or fur. This is where a good plastic storage tote, like these basic stackables from Rubbermaid, really comes in handy.
Rubbermaid Cleverstore Clear 41 QT Pack of 6 Stackable Plastic Storage Containers with Durable Latching Clear Lids
When you need something more durable.
- DIY bins: Strapped for cash? Make your own storage bins! You don’t need a ton of supplies and you can use a drawer from an old dresser—just make sure it fits under your bed. This is a particularly good cost-saver, as wooden underbed storage units cost a mint. Repurposing an old drawer gives you the same thing at a fraction of the cost!
Condense What You’re Storing
To create even more space in your storage containers, you can vacuum seal any clothing. These AirBaker storage bags come in multiple sizes. You can use your vacuum cleaner to seal them, but they also come with a pump for use when traveling.
AirBaker Vacuum Storage Bags 12 Pack (3 Jumbo, 3 Large, 3 Medium, 3 Small) Space Saver for Clothes Comforters Blankets Moving Clothing Traveling Vacuum Sealer Bag with Travel Pump
Airtight storage creates more space and protects garments.
Don’t waste precious storage space—use all that room under your bed to stash out-of-season clothing or anything else that needs a home!