Underbed Storage: 8 Helpers to Buy or DIY

Nine times out of ten, the search for extra storage space in the bedroom can leave a homeowner stumped. If your closet is stuffed past capacity and your drawers are spilling over, take a peek under your bed. This space has potential for some serious square footage (especially if you’re sleeping on a king-size mattress), and it offers the added advantage of being out of sight, making it the perfect hiding spot for both valuables and unattractive possessions. Click through for 8 underbed solutions that will help you use every inch creatively.

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  1. Top-Drawer Idea

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    Looking to toss an old dresser? Before you move it to the curb, keep a couple of the drawers for storage. You can install wheels on the bottom, one in each corner as Olive and Love has, to transform each piece into a mobile underbed storage unit.


    Related:  10 New Uses for Old Dressers

    oliveandlove.com

  2. Slip-and-Slide Storage

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    This durable yet flexible cotton underbed chest is perfect for storing seasonal cushy clothing and extra bedding. The breathable canvas keeps everything fresh and clean, while the clear vinyl cover allows you to see what’s inside. Handles make it easy to slide this storage unit out from under the bed. 

    casa.com

  3. Boxed Out

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    Add storage without spending any money by converting spare cardboard boxes—which are probably just collecting dust—into upcycled bins. Measure the dimensions under your bed to make sure the cardboard boxes will fit properly, then paint the boxes to blend attractively into the room as Home Happy Home did. You can even label them for more effective organization.

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  4. A Trusty Trunk

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    Take a cue from college students, and invest in a good-quality trunk that fits under the bed. From the barrel-top to the wardrobe steamer, a trunk almost invariably comes with a lock and key to securely store all your items. Bonus: Most of the newer models have wheels.

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  5. Hot Wheels

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    Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. These easy-to-make boxes can be constructed using everything from cedar to pine to plywood, as pictured above and crafted by That's My Letter. Build your box using plywood and wood glue, add wheels, and voilà—you have your own underbed storage boxes.

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  6. A Safe Space

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    If you need a place to store all your most precious valuables, look no further. While the heavy-duty steel makes this underbed safe virtually indestructible, its selling point is its super-secure eight-digit password protection. And if you ever forget the code, don’t fret—there's a backup set of keys.

    northerntool.com

  7. All Tidied Up

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    The beauty of built-in storage beds is their efficiency; they come complete with space for storing all your things. But even if you don't have a storage bed, you can DIY a close approximation. Custom-building your own organization system will ensure a perfectly neat storage zone.

    instructables.com

  8. If the Shoe Fits

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    Not your ordinary frumpy bed skirt, this 16-pocket shoe organizer is packed with storage. It fits any bed and can be used to store much more than just shoes. The see-through plastic pockets also fit books, toys, and toiletries.

    dreamproducts.com

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