When the closets are packed full, and the garage has no more free space, one of the best places you can go is down under! Under the bed, that is. These DIY under bed storage ideas are not only smart organizing, they are budget friendly too. And let’s be real for a second… when you are working on a budget to decorate your home, nothing throws shade on all your efforts more than a bunch of clutter! So let’s clean it up and get it put away.

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‘The Happy Housie’ has this tutorial for their DIY Lego storage cart, above,  that slides right under the bed. If you have ever stepped on a Lego creation at 2 o’clock in the morning, you know the importance of a place to put all the pieces!

 

Need an easy one for the grown ups? From ‘BHG‘, use old drawers to put a little under bed storage space to use. Add knobs and wheels, and there you go!

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Love IKEA? Yep, us too. ‘Oh Yes’ has a great tutorial for you of their DIY storage platform bed made from IKEA kitchen cabinets. Drawings and plans along with the instructions so you can fully understand this project.

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Another Ikea storage hack from ‘Wohnidee‘, using Ekby Alex drawers – then just add caster wheels!

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This lazy susan under bed storage project from ‘DIY Network’ comes to you with a complete video tutorial. What a great use of wasted space! Especially nice when the bed is pushed against the wall and you can only access it from one side.

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This amazing project is from Jaime at ‘That’s My Letter’. She made these DIY storage bins to go under her girls’ bunk beds. Complete tutorial and lots of photos.

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From ‘The Outlet‘, this under bed storage idea isn’t a tutorial, but here is our take on it. Use those round concrete forms from the home improvement store as cubbies under the bed! Loving this idea! They are really sturdy and have a modern shape thats a lot of fun.

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Build this farmhouse bed with drawers with the free plans from ‘Ana White’. This is not a small project folks, but still, totally worth it! Not only will this bed last to be passed down, it will be really useful for storage as well.

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Another Ikea hack from… yep, ‘IkeaHackers‘! They used two small twin size bed frames inside a super king to maximize the space underneath this low bed. Genius!

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Courtney from ‘Always Rooney’ shows us how she made her own bed, and then used wire baskets to make storage. This is a two parter, so don’t miss her link for part one!

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Lastly, from ‘Her Campus‘, one of those crazy college kid ideas. Ok, this one may be worth some of the money their parents are spending on their education. Now while you may not build a bed frame tall enough to shove that many plastic storage bins under, any home decor store (even Target) sells bed risers to raise the height of your bed posts. Voila. Extra room under the bed!

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Image Credits: That's My Letter, Happy Housie, BHG, Oh Yes, Wohnidee, DIY Network, The Outlet, Ana White, Ikeahackers, Always Rooney, Her Campus

 



6 Comments

  1. Sandra Sweeney May 12, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Great ideas!

    Our bed is very low to the ground, so we’ve found that the plastic storage bins with lids slide well on the carpet. Another idea I’ve heard is to attach “EZ Sliders” to the under side of a container is you have carpet – this would be good for drawers and other boxes. If you have vinyl flooring or wood, EZ Felt Sliders with felt padding would help containers slide on those flat surfaces.

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    1. Kathy Woodard June 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Great ideas, thanks Sandra!

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  2. janet May 14, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Where did you but the wheels thatyou put on the bottom of the drawers?

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  3. Stapper July 4, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Love some of them, but can you clean them all easily?

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  4. Jason Evans September 9, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Such a practical and clever solution. With two kids at home some extra space will be really appreciated. Thank you for sharing these amazing ideas!

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  5. Edward October 13, 2016 at 5:07 am

    I’ll need this for my kids’s bedroom. Their toys are everywhere, sometime i want to throw one of its but they won’t let me. We are living in a small space home so this is great solution for us. Thanks for sharing the tutorial links.

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