Underbed Storage Options
If you choose to use the space underneath your bed to increase your storage
space, you have a few options. Which to choose will depend on your specific needs.Drawers
Underbed drawers are a good solution to store items that you want to access more frequently, like shoes, belts, or bed linens. Most are open-topped drawers that simply slide under the bed. They are generally made of wood or plastic. Many wooden drawers have rollers to make sliding easier and to protect flooring. Using several underbed drawers can provide a storage capacity similar to a dresser.
Covered plastic bins are another underbed storage option. They tend to be inexpensive, so you can buy a few. These are best for storing items that you need to get to less, like bed linens, blankets or even gift wrap. They also work well if you want to protect the items you are storing from dust and dirt.
Vacuum bags accomplish two things: They store unnecessary items and use minimal space. They are ideal for bulky blankets and comforters as well as seasonal clothing like sweaters and coats. Use the bags when you won’t need to get to your items for long periods of time.
You can maximize your underbed space with risers, which elevate the bed and create more space underneath. A wooden bed riser set will not only get you more space, but will actually look good doing it.