Underutilized Storage Spaces: 10 Under The Bed Storage Ideas

Remember as a kid when you’d get in trouble if you stuffed all of your things under the bed when told to clean up your room? As an adult, utilizing that space underneath the bed is simply a smart move! Nowadays most apartments and many households are lacking in available storage spots, so using underutilized storage spots like the area under the bed, is basically a necessity. Unlike when you were a kid though, you can position the things under your bed in an orderly fashion and not leave them disheveled. 

Here are some clever ways to utilize that unused real estate underneath your bed and create more organized space at home!

Built-in storage


Make under the bed storage easier on yourself by purchasing furniture that already has storage built-in! Photo by Instagram User @croftandspire

Lift-up storage


Though not typically what you'd imagine when you think of under the bed storage, this storage spot is under and inside of your bed! Simply lift up and store. Photo by Instagram User @bensonsforbedshq

Roll-in storage


Rollaway storage is both convenient and clever! Put your DIY skills to work by designing your own rolling storage, or go out and purchase something pre-made. Photo by Instagram User @lepetitcadre

Pull-out storage


Pull out what you want, when you need it by stowing away things like blankets, pillows or clothing in a pull-out drawer under your bed. Photo by Instagram User @slc_homesforyou

Crated storage


Crates are great because you can get creative with them! Organize them by adding color or labels to them that denote what's kept inside of each crate. This will make things easier on when going to grab something specific. Photo by Instagram User @thebushelboxco

Slotted storage


Everything in it's right place. Slotted storage allows you to put your stuff out on display just like you would with a shelving unit! Photo by Instagram User @smartstuff4kids

Stacked storage


Create even more space by stacking storage spots on top of one another, but underneath your bed! Photo by Instagram User @ruche.interiors

Basketed storage


Baskets not only create a nice aesthetic, but work wonders as storage containers. Photo by Instagram User @kimpr0vements

Zipped-up storage


Keep your overflow out of sight and packed away with zippered storage containers. Stick with clear, plastic ones so you can view what's inside of each one, or go with patterned containers that match with your decor! Photo by Instagram User @mockanz

See-through storage


You can never go wrong with clear plastic bins! They aid in keeping your stuff tidy and safe from dust, dirt and insects. Photo by Instagram User @orthexgroup

As an added bonus!


Here's an innovative storage idea for the items you like to keep within arms reach when you go to sleep–the BedShelfie! This miniature shelf will clear up space on your night side table for other things that need a place to be. A bedside caddy inserted underneath your mattress that hangs down alongside your bed is another great idea for extra bed storage! Photo by Instagram User @bedshelfie

Still looking for more storage space? Would you prefer off-site storage that takes up someone else's space instead of your own? Then look no further than Zippboxx! We come to you, pickup whatever it is that you need stored, transport those items safely into storage for you, provide you with a digital inventory of your stuff in storage with us, and then deliver those things back to you upon request. It's that simple!