Whether you have run out of room in your numerous dresser drawers or closet shelves, finding extra space in your bedroom is always a big challenge. In this case, making use of the unoccupied space under your bed could be the perfect solution to your storage needs!
Under bed storage is a great place to store your clothes, shoes, winter accessories, office files or anything else you can no longer fit into your over-stuffed drawers.
Here are some useful tips for you to consider:
1. Choose a bed that has built-in storage.
There are numerous options available when purchasing a bed with built-in storage. Different furniture manufacturers and stores provide you with several choices for a stylish bed in any size, shape, colour or construction you desire. Choose a bed with extra under bed drawers that will help save you space and organize your clothes or other small belongings. Although this is a great way to utilize the space under your bed, it may not be an ideal option if you already have a bed you are happy with.
2. Invest in under bed storage organizers.
For those of us who are not in the market for a brand new bed, there is a less expensive and customizable solution available. Clear, plastic bins can be used to organize your clothes or materials, making it easy to see which bin has which items. These come in many different shapes, sizes and colours. Under bed drawers are also a great way to store your prized possessions, making it effortless to store and remove items. Small storage boxes and baskets can also be used for storing small accessories, crafts, keepsakes and other items. By being able to choose your shapes, sizes and colours, you are able to customize the look of your under bed storage, while also allowing you to recognize where specific materials are located.
3. Decide what items to keep below your bed.
Decide whether or not you will be looking for items under your bed frequently, or if you would prefer to store unused items in your bins and drawers that are used once in a blue moon. Keep the items that you use most often grouped together and easily accessible, while storing unused products further underneath your bed. If you are investing in under bed storage organizers, it may be a good idea to label your bins and organizers or choose different colours/patterns so that it is easy to distinguish which items are located in which place. The contents of these bins and organizers are entirely up to you, whether you choose to fill the products with clothing, shoes, purses/bags, Christmas ornaments, crafts, etc. Remember to organize similar products together for an easy find!
4. Clean under your bed regularly.
Since we do not spend much (or any) time underneath our beds, it is easy to forget about dirt, dust and other clutter that may quickly start to pile up. It is a good idea to also go through your under bed storage organizers seasonally (at minimum) to dispose/donate any items you no longer need, change/ switch up items or remind yourself of any items that you have previously stored and may have forgotten about.