The 4 Best Under Bed Storage Organizers
If your dresser drawers are overflowing and your closet is jam-packed, there's only one option left for bedroom storage: under the bed. While it may seem a bit inconvenient to shove your clothes, shoes, and other odds and ends into the dusty crevasses beneath your mattress, the best under bed storage organizers protect your valuables while helping you stay organized.
It's important to consider your individual bedroom before you buy. A lot of units are actually too tall to fit beneath a standard bed frame, no matter how slim they look online. They key is to look for the measurements. A true under bed storage unit is less than 8 inches tall, yet wide enough to pack in as many items as possible. And depending on your bed frame size, you'll want to consider how wide your unit can be without sticking out as well.
Think of the items you're planning on storing. While a slim plastic bin is great for holding just about anything, a unit made from non-woven fabrics has more give and can stretch to accommodate bulky linens and sweaters. These also offer breathability and airflow to prevent mold and moisture from getting trapped inside with your belongings. But no matter which way you go, be sure to look for storage with a clear top or sides so you can easily see inside.
Here's a round-up of the best under bed storage on the market to help you get — and stay — organized.
1. The Best For Linens And Blankets
Dimensions: 42 by 18 by 6 inches (length by width by height)
Not only does this spacious under bed bag by Whitmore fit beneath most bed frames, it also folds up for easy storage when not in use. Made from soft, breathable material, it allows for maximum airflow to prevent moisture and mold. The unstructured sides also allow for flexibility when storing larger items like comforters and heavy blankets, and the clear vinyl top can be zipped shut to prevent any dust or pests from collecting on your bedding. And when you're finished using it, this unit can be collapsed and easily stored just about anywhere.
What fans say: "I was able to get a King-size comforter and two small decorative pillows into the one bag - probably could have got another small pillow in there. The other bag was to store. Overall, good value and does the job."
2. The Best For Clothing
Dimensions: 24 by 16.5 by 6 inches (length by width by height)
This under bed drawer is perfect for storing items you'll need regular access too, like your clothing. The soft, unstructured sides allow for breathability, while the reinforced handles on both sides make it simple to reach for and pull out the drawers without a struggle. Plus, the clear, zippered top keeps dust, smells, and pests away from your sweaters and jeans so your clothes are fresh every time you take them out. And bonus: It comes in a variety of bright, cheerful colors to match your bedroom.
What fans say: "[These] are great! Even nicer in person than I expected, and slightly larger than I imagined, but in a good way. I’ve been trying to [persuade] my boyfriend to clean out his tightly-packed closet and he had no interest in doing so until he saw these bags. Now he wants to use them so I’m going to have to buy another set!"
3. The Best For Shoe Storage
Dimensions: 32 by 24 by 6 inches (length by width by height)
If you're looking for a solution to the shoe avalanche in your closet, this sectioned under bed organizer hits all the right marks. Made from breathable, non-woven fabric, you don't have to worry about dirt and odors being trapped inside this unit. It can also hold up to 12 pairs of shoes, and the reinforced, stitched bottom helps to keep shoes in place. On top of that, it features handles on both sides and a clear, zippered top for easy access.
What fans say: "I have a ton of shoes with limited space! This works perfectly! [It's] bendable and easy to put two small shoes in the same slot. For large boots, you’ll likely be using two slots. It was a great purchase!"
4. The Best For Everything Else
Dimensions: 34 by 15.5 by 6 inches (length by width by height)
For everything else, there's this sturdy plastic under bed bin by Homz. While breathable fabrics are best for soft, woven items, this storage unit is perfect for protecting other fragile items like gift bags, books, or seasonal decorations. And with a 41-quart capacity, this organizer can definitely hold all of those things and more. Plus, the clear sides make it easy to view what's inside, and the lid snaps on tightly to safely seal everything inside.
What fans say: "These containers were the perfect solution to my problem! They are low profile, but have a good size capacity... Plus, when they are not in use, they nest in one another...an added space savings! They are very durable, but the clear design allows me to see exactly what is in each container!"
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