6 Ways to Maximize Under-the-Bed Storage

by Samantha Stanfill

You can find an underutilized storage space right under your bed! Transform that area into a creative storage space with a few of our under-the-bed storage ideas.

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1. Use Storage You Already Have

You might already have storage containers for under-the-bed storage. Consider using:

  • Cardboard boxes with the flaps removed
  • Shoe boxes
  • Baskets
  • Canvas boxes
  • Clear plastic totes

cardboard box with clothing

2. DIY Bookshelf Storage

Turn an old, narrow bookshelf on its side and add wheels to the bottom. The shelves act as
cubbies to organize various items like clothes, books, or toys. 

3. Transform Your Old Dresser

You can purchase drawers with wheels tailored for under the bed or DIY one yourself using an old dresser drawer. First, measure the drawer to ensure the drawer will fit under the bed, then purchase casters for the bottom.

4. Use Old Suitcases

If you don't have any drawers to use under the bed, convert some old suitcases into under-the-bed storage. Add furniture sliders or wheels to the bottom for easy access. 

5. Use Vacuum Sealed Bags

Pests can find harborage in your linens; storing these items in sealed-off containers is best. To maximize space, consider putting extra sets of linen inside plastic bags so that you can vacuum the air out. Bulky items can be vacuum sealed to take up less space.

vacuum sealed bags

6. Get Built-In Storage

If DIY isn't your thing, purchasing a bed designed for storage might be best. Many companies sell beds that are designed for storing excess items. Our personal favorite is the MALM Storage Bed from IKEA

At Blue Mountain Self Storage, we're ready to meet your storage needs. Whether you need a unit for a few months or a couple of years, we have you covered. Contact us today!

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