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    20 Organizing Items For Anyone Whose Only Storage Area Is Under Their Bed

    Now the monster under your bed won't be a pile of clothes.

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    1. A light but sturdy bed frame with 14 inches of room underneath to bump up your under-bed storage a few *valuable* inches. Plus with this, you don't need a box spring with most mattresses! Trust me, it's a game-changer for shoving your stuff under your bed.

    black metal bed frame in a bedroom
    Amazon

    Cover it with a bedskirt and no one'll know your clever secret. I own this and love it. It's super easy to assemble and very sturdy, and has plenty of space for me to store all my luggage packed with out-of-season clothes and spare linens (as described in #6!).

    Get it from Amazon for $74.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    2. Or some adjustable bed risers that'll buy you an extra 3, 5, or 8 inches of extra space on your existing bed frame.

    the bed risers with both heights visible
    Amazon

    Again, a dust ruffle will hide these bad boys if you're worried about optics. And they'll also work with couches or futons.

    Promising review: "These blow my mind. They've added so much storage under our bed. I worried about them being durable enough to withstand our weight but there was no need to worry. Just this past weekend, both my husband and I were on the bed when two of our teenage sons ran and jumped on the bed with us. I didn't even hear a creak from these bed risers. There must have been close to 800 lbs. on our bed at that point and these risers held up like champs." —Kelly McHone

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (also available in white).

    3. Vacuum storage bags because if that roller carry-on is going to take up space underneath your bed, it might as well earn its stationary keep by housing your smushed linens and out-of-season clothes.

    person using a vacuum hose to suck air out of space bags holding clothing
    Amazon

    I'm linen closet–less in my one-bedroom apartment, so all my spare linens are folded up inside my rolling luggage underneath my bed. Set includes two jumbo, five extra large, four large, and four medium bags.

    Promising review: "These bags are freaking great. My fiancé and I recently moved from a two-bed/two-bath to a one-bed/one-bath. We lost a lot of storage space and didn't want to get rid of our guest bedding when we are planning to buy a house within the next year. We use the jumbo and large bags for our guest linens/extras. I think the medium bags could come in handy for packing luggage for extended trips back home." —Kyra

    Get 15 bags from Amazon for $24.87.

    4. And some hanging vacuum bags to help you find even more closet space (you thought that was impossible!). These are especially great for bulky out-of-season items you've been storing under your bed.

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    Promising review: "Bought these storage bags two weeks ago to pack my winter clothes for summer, and they did the job perfectly. They are large and sturdy. I like its five-hook design. I can store five women's jackets or four big men's jackets in ONE bag. The long bags also fit my dresses. The biggest reason I bought these bags is that I do not need to fold my seasonal clothes; just hang, zip, vacuum, done! Super convenient. Extremely happy with this space bags. I will definitely order more!" —Jia Yan

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $35.99++ (available in four colors).

    5. A bedside storage caddy to corral a few things that you normally stash under your bed...that is if you don't have a nightstand. No more fishing out a book you thought you'd finished reading from the forbidden nook between your bed and wall.

    bed with caddy hanging off the bed frame and holding several items like a magazine, phone, glasses
    Amazon

    Promising review: "One of the most useful items I have ever purchased. The pockets are the right size to hold a tablet, phone, remote, or book. My bedroom is too small for bedside tables so I use this organizer to hold anything that I might need right by my bed. I was surprised at how well it stay in place just by sliding the flat end in between the mattress and box spring." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in navy).

    6. An under-bed shoe storage tray because you and I both know that storing your shoes loose under your bed is basically bidding them adieu.

    tray with shoes in it
    Target

    Get it from Target for $10.

    7. Or a rolling cart with rotating wheels you can stack random stuff on and easily maneuver out from under your bed.

    horizontal open cart with wheels
    Amazon

    Plus, reviewers love this for pantry use too. 

    Promising review: "I love this! First, super easy to put together. Second, it's on wheels! I ordered two because I have a tiny home and the idea of adding extra storage under my beds was so appealing to me. And. It. Does. Wheels make it easy to slide in and out to grab things. As soon as I get the energy to measure the space under my sofa, I may be getting another one. ;)" —TXgrrlnNH

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    8. Foldable drawer organizers with tiny sections befitting your unmentionables that can easily fit into your drawers. OR underneath your bed if you're especially starved for space!

    storage organizers with compartments for underwear, socks, bras, etc.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was perfect for my daughter and her storage of under garments and other items. Fit perfectly under her bed!!" —Meshel Clements

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six colors).

    9. Fabric storage bags you can shove out-of-season clothes into and then under your bed. (They're probably the lowest effort storage strategy in this story. Just saying.)

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    Promising review: "I was concerned that these might be too flimsy, but they are sturdy and durable. I was pleased to find it zips from both ends. I decided to store sweaters, sweat shirts and jackets in one of them. They freed up room in my closet but are still easy to get." —Kindle Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.34+ (available in six colors).

    If 6 inches will be too tall to fit under your bed, check out a similar storage bag that's 4 inches tall.

    10. Plus an in-drawer bra organizer you could use in said storage bag to help maintain cup shape in between wears.

    open dresser with bra-shaped slots as an organizer
    The Container Store

    Stores as many as 10 bras, depending on style. No installation required.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of how these would work to be honest, but I had a big drawerful of Victoria's Secret bras that are a sizable Investment and want them to stay nice. The system was quite simple but also quite brilliant I must say. I never imagined my bras being neatly stored upright in the drawer but they are now nice and neat looking beautiful and organized. I will probably buy a couple more for a few extras that I have. Great quality, worth the cost, and very clever." —Steamingirlie

    Get it from The Container Store for $23.99.

    11. A genius T-shirt roll holder to create some storage out of seemingly thin air and let you put even MORE clothing under your bed.

    closet door closed with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The Roll Keeper is owned by Kelso, Washington's resident crafter, Traci. Traci has been crafting for over 40 years and created her storage design to help organize vinyl, soon realizing that it was the perfect organization solution for much more. Her shop has versions for bottles, wrapping paper, pens, and more. My colleague Mallory Mower owns this and loves it. Here's what she has to say:

    "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased an Etsy product from!"

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Amazon for $20.99 (available in black or white).

    12. And in the same vein, a special cabinet that can safely hang on the door hinges and provide storage where it didn't exist before. Let's get those odds 'n' ends out from underneath the bed, shall we?

    cabinet behind door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This has been a lifesaver! My bathroom in my new home is small not a lot of storage or room for storage. This has absolutely saved my life. There wasn’t enough room to install in the master bathroom so I installed it on the master bedroom door — which I am glad I did. It’s perfect for small rooms, you just have to make me sure you have enough room behind the door. Not too hard to install either." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $189.99+ (also available without a mirror).

    13. A little monster bin will guard important stuff you have squirreled away beneath your bed. Who knew a monster under the bed could be a *good* thing?!

    open top storage bin with a monster face on the front
    Amazon

    It hides stuff behind its terrifying visage, too.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.89.

    14. Some pretty standard (but reliable) 12-quart stackable plastic bins so you can see what you're working with and easily transport stuff to other spots in your home as you need.

    the clear bins
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Strong and solid. See through. I really like the size of these —they can fit under the bed or stacked on a shelf. Nice storage." —Addon

    Get six from Amazon for $39.99.

    15. A shoe box with slots for each pair to keep special-occasion shoes pristine.

    shoe bag with compartments
    amazon.com

    Note that one reviewer says that shoes men's size 11 and up won't fit in the compartments so this may not be the best storage option for all. 

    Promising review: "It’s very durable and for a good price! You can actually put more shoes in it then it says it would hold which is a plus!" —sherida

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89.

    16. Packing cubes so you can group like with like for separate legs of the same trip and locate the shirt you bought for the day's outing in a snap. But they're also quite handy for storing a huge amount of things in your suitcase while it takes up real estate under your bed. (I know they work for me.)

    open suitcase with packing cubes
    Amazon

    I own *this very set* and use one cube or laundry bag on smaller weekend trips, an multiples for longer trips. They're super versatile and the material washes well for easy cleaning of post-vacay sweaty clothes and still-somehow-damp swimsuits.

    Promising review: "Love these bags. Packed them for a lengthy European trip and I will use these from now on when packing for anything. I carry an 'emergency' bag in my trunk pretty much at all times with change of everything and hygiene items (never know where you might find yourself). I will be ordering another set of these to go permanently remain in my 'emergency bag.' They are space savers, and are as durable as you can expect nylon and mesh material to be. I did not have any issues with zippers breaking or bags ripping in anyway. I would suggest purchasing yourself a set if especially if you live out of bags and are always on the go." —Danielle

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven colors).

    17. Stacking fabric storage bags that'll go from under the bed to closet shelf to wherever. AND the handy handy window means that you can see what's inside, especially if you fold like Marie Kondo. (The only way I fold now, in case you're curious.)

    closet shelves with storage cubes
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "These are great storage organizers. Fold out internal frame makes them sturdy enough to stack — even when filled and heavy. Clear front and top zippers give easy access. Exceeded expectations." —April

    Get two from Wayfair for $31.59.

    18. A zippable heavy-duty bag for when you need a whole bunch of stuff stashed in one spot. IKEA bag lovers, rejoice! (I'm one of you.)

    blue rectangular bag that zips
    Wayfair

    Get it from Wayfair for $28.99.

    19. A dust-proof bag for your hats. All 20 of them!

    horizontal clear bag with baseball caps stacked inside of it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Works very well to store many hats safely under the bed, etc. Easily accessible." —RandyO

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    20. Storage bins with wheels *and* handles so you can easily track down that extra set of sheets when you need 'em.

    two bins holding board games and extra linens
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are very functional and have a nice look to them. Love the fact that they have wheels and little handles so you can pull them out from under the bed easily." —Kasey

    Get two from Amazon for $61.99.

    Also check out a slightly deeper similar rolling storage bin

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.