The Best Way To Utilize The Space Under Your Bed For Storage

If you live in an apartment, condo, or simply don't have the luxury of a basement or attic, you may find yourself struggling to find storage; but what if we said you actually have plenty of storage space? All you need to do is look under your bed. You may not realize it, but the empty space below your bed is prime real estate for storing belongings such as toys, books, or off-season clothing, states The Organized Mom. Rather than allowing all that potential space to go to waste, It's time to clear out the dust bunnies, throw away those empty pizza boxes, and make room for items that actually need a home.

Moreover, before you go throwing your winter boots and old DVDs under the bed willy-nilly, think about how you're going to efficiently utilize the space. Thankfully, there's an easy way to optimize the area under your bed to ensure you're getting the most storage space possible.

Plastic storage bins

Bins are a simple and typically inexpensive way to utilize the space under your bed. By using storage bins, you'll be more inclined to keep your belongings organized. Bustle recommends a bed platform with storage bins, but, using the empty space you already have will obviously cost you a lot less money than purchasing an entire new bed. 

There are several different types of bins on the market, and for most items, plastic containers will do the trick. NBC News  suggests that, before shopping, write down the measurements of your available space to ensure the containers will fit — if you don't have enough space, it's a good idea to check out bed risers, which elevate your bed and give you more room to work with.

Once you have your storage bins, it's time to pack up your belongings and properly store them. The trick is to keep everything neat and tidy, so fold your clothes and your linens, and make sure all of your toys have their pieces. By keeping your space under the bed organized, you'll find you have more storage space than you think.