Posted on 29/01/2021 9:52 AM | by NaijaHouses
Unless you live in a 3,000-square-foot home with seven bedrooms, chances are good that you’re a bit short on storage space. If you’re looking to maximize your square footage, the extra space you’ve been dreaming of may be right under your (snoring) nose: it’s time to talk about under bed storage ideas. With space aplenty, the area below your bed is one of the most important and underutilized storage spaces in the bedroom. Whether it’s in a sprawling master bedroom or a tiny studio, this spot is worth taking advantage of for both the sake of storage and serenity (who doesn’t feel calmer after saying goodbye to clutter?). The best part is that it doesn’t take much to make the most of this space. In fact, by incorporating these three simple tweaks, you’ll find your space doubled and in order — talk about organizational joy! Keep reading to learn more about our favorite under bed storage solution
The standard height under most beds varies from seven to 12 inches. While there is a wide array of under bed storage ideas that take this differential into consideration, raising your bed frame could potentially double your vertical space without infringing on your square footage.
For under $10 at Target, a four-pack of bed risers will add six inches of height to your under-the-bed space. Made to support up to 300 pounds, simply attach the plastic feet to your bedposts and marvel at the extra height. And if your bed skirt falls short, spring for a more attractive set, like wooden stacking risers from Amazon.
Another way to increase the space under your bed is to simply buy a tall bed frame. Design lovers take solace in the fact that there’s a whole internet’s worth of comforters and dust ruffles to conceal the underbelly of your beautiful bed.
The space under your bed is literally on the floor, making it somewhat difficult to access. Not only do wheeled under-the-bed storage ideas offer ease of access, but their design inherently keeps them off the ground and less likely to collect dust bunnies. Easily attachable to any low-profile basket, box, or drawer, these casters make it so that any of these essential storage organizers can be converted into under-the-bed storage. With a power drill, a set of casters, and your container of choice, you’ll have a rolling, space-saving storage solution.
Apartment Therapy readers are well versed in low-profile storage bins, but in a quickly evolving home goods market, there are some options that may surprise you. Here are a few quick and easy under bed storage ideas available to purchase. Don’t be afraid to alter baskets or bins to fit your needs. Remove lids, paint, or add labels or casters to pieces that may need some sprucing up.
Your well-concealed under-the-bed bins have a tendency to end up getting stuffed with wadded-up clothing and items that are easy to forget about. With no walls to encourage overstuffing or hide poorly organized goods, this rolling wire shelf from Overstock is the perfect solution for wannabe minimalists.
If you want to keep things tidy but have a lot of stuff to stash, open bins, crates, or baskets are the next best option. No lid means less stuffing, and being able to see what’s inside means more opportunities to realize you don’t actually need what is in that box!
If you really want to load things up under there (less room for monsters … ), a sturdy, lidded bin is a perfect option. You can’t go wrong with these giant plastic Tupperware bins.