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. The 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 nonwoven 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. Consider also whether you want to opt for a storage organizer with wheels or handles for easy access.
In a hurry? These are the best under bed storage organizers: 1. The Best Organizer For Linens & Blankets: Whitmore Zippered Under Bed Bags 2. The Best Organizer For Clothes: Sorbus Under Bed Organizers 3. The Best Organizer For Shoe Storage: storageLAB Under Bed Shoe Storage Organizers 4. The Editor-Approved Storage Organizers: AARAINBOW Under Bed Clothes Shoes Storage Bins 5. The Best Under Bed Storage Bin: Sterilite 56-Quart Wheeled Clear Boxes 6. The Best Under Bed Storage Cart: Whitmor Rolling White Wire Underbed Cart 7. The Best Wooden Under Bed Organizer: MUSEHOMEINC Solid Wood Under Bed Storage Drawer 8. The Best Organizer For Boots: Whitmor Clear Vue Boot Boxes
As far as
genius organizational products go, these under bed storage solutions are standout investments. Here’s a round-up of the best under bed storage on the market to help you get — and stay — organized. 1 The Best Organizer For Linens & Blankets
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. One reviewer wrote: “These are perfect for storing blankets, extra bed linens and pillows. Each pack will hold and entire full size bed set and a pillow. I am very pleased with the overall quality and size.” Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 6 inches (length x width x height) Also available on: Walmart, $23, and Wayfair, $10 2 The Best Organizer For Clothes
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 couple of different color options to match your bedroom. One reviewer wrote: “I was so pleased with this purchase that I bought another set, then another and then another! These cases are great for storage of seasonal clothing items like sweaters, winter dusters, pants, scarves, gloves, etc. when you don’t have enough wardrobe space for clothes for all seasons. They transparent plastic top enables you to see what you stored, and easily opens and closes with a sturdy zipper.” Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 6 inches (length x width x height) Also available on: Walmart, $16 3 The Best Under Bed Organizer For Shoe Storage
If you’re looking for a solution to the shoe avalanche in your closet, these
sectioned under bed organizers can hold up to 12 shoes each, and have a unique adjustable dividing system that allows you to customize the layout based on the size of your shoes. Made from breathable, nonwoven fabric, these organizers protect against dirt and odors, and have a clear zippered top that allows you to see what you have stored. The reinforced, stitched bottom helps to keep shoes in place and they feature handles on multiple sides for easy access. One reviewer wrote: “Honestly, this is my favorite purchase of the year - and I impulse buy a lot. Life-changing. My master closet feels so much lighter now with the shoes hidden under my bed. The containers are well made and easy to put together. I love how it’s customizable depending on the shoe size. The clear, heavy cover protects the shoes while making it easy to see the shoes available. I even appreciate how each side of the container has handles so you can easily pull them out from every angle. Overall this product is well thought out, clearly made to last, and has improved my life.” Dimensions: 30 x 24.5 x 5.3 inches (length x width x height) 4 The Editor-Approved Storage Organizers
A favorite of Bustle Editor
Danielle Kraese, these affordable under bed storage organizers are a smaller size than others on this list, and have adjustable dividers that make it super easy to customize these to your needs. Unlike others on this list that have fully transparent lids, these dividers are transparent on half of the top panel, which allows you to see in them, while still getting a little distance from your stuff. These fold up easily so you can store them away when you don’t need them, and they have a zippered top and convenient handles so you can grab these from under your bed when you need to retrieve items. One reviewer wrote: “Love these storage boxes with the dividers and bottom support. I’m using them for my lingerie and the dividers work out great for separating the different colored bras, panties. I still have room leftover! Best Buy!!” Dimensions: 22.8 x 11 x 5 inches (length x width x height) 5 The Best Under Bed Storage Bin
For everything else, there’s this sturdy
plastic under bed bin which has latching handles and four wheels that make it easy to use. 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 56-quart capacity, this organizer can definitely hold all of those things and more. Plus, the clear sides make it easy to view the contents, and the lid snaps on tightly to safely seal everything inside.
You’ll get a pack of four of these bins with this set, so you can store everything under your bed, or use a few in a guest room or nursery. Keep your eye on your bed’s dimensions, as this option is a bit taller than others on this list. That said, it’s designed to fit under many standard beds. Over 4,900 Amazon reviewers have invested in this under-bed storage solution.
One reviewer wrote: “I love this product. I managed to store all kinds of miscellaneous arts and crafts supplies, books, and small exercise equipment in these storage bins. All of this stuff was shoved under my bed before I bought the bins, collecting dust, cat hair, people hair and who knows what else. [...] Now I can roll these out and clean properly under the bed. Great product. Highly recommend.” Dimensions: 33.9 x 18.8 x 7 inches (length x width x height) Also available on: Walmart, $85 6 The Best Under Bed Storage Cart
For the easiest time getting to your items, this
under bed cart is a great investment that rolls easily over hardwood floors and carpets with its four wheels. This cart has no top and wire sides that make it easy to see what items you have stored there. Due to its wheels, this solution is 0.5 inches taller than others on this list, which is something to keep in mind if you have a very small amount of clearance under your bed. But, you’d be in good company if you went with this one: It has the backing of thousands of Amazon reviewers. One reviewer wrote: “These rolling underbed storage carts are a lifesaver for anyone with limited closet space. I store sneakers, sweatshirts, and jeans in the three I own and plan to order two more. [...] They roll easily. The wire is very sturdy.” Dimensions: 24.8 x 25.25 x 6.5 inches (length x width x height) Also available on: Walmart, $39 7 The Best Wooden Under Bed Organizer
For a chic solution, this
wood under bed storage drawer is easy to assemble and runs on small wheels, making it easy to pull it out and see what you have stored. With a single divider in the center (that is removable, if you’d rather not have it), you can store clothes, kids’ toys, or whatever you need to stow away. This low-profile drawer should fit under most standard beds, and the front panel has a dip that makes it easy to grab and pull the drawer out to examine what’s inside (though you won’t be able to see its contents just by looking at the side). It’s pricey, but you won’t find a chicer under bed solution out there. One note: The exterior of this pick is solid wood while the bottom panel is MDF board. One reviewer wrote: “This is the best under the bed storage for kids toys! I was impressed with how sturdy the product was and am very pleased with the storage capacity! Assembly was very normal and on par with other DIY assembly systems. The rollers also make it super convenient to get out and play with the kids but roll back under the bed when we’re done!” Dimensions: 35.4 x 19.7 x 5.8 inches (length x width x height) Also available on: Walmart, $67, and Wayfair, $119 8 The Best Organizer For Boots
clear boxes offer a unique way to store your knee high boots without worrying about having to jam them into sneaker-sized compartments. This set of two storage boxes defies some of the recommendations for a great under bed storage organizer: It lacks proper handles (though there is a small strategic hole in the plastic you can grab), and it’s really designed for a single purpose, your boots. That said, reviewers love these clear boxes, which can move easily from under your bed during the warmer months to your closet shelf in the colder months. And, since the box is clear, whether you place it on your floor or on a top shelf, it’ll be easy to see what’s inside. One reviewer wrote: “Super awesome life hack. They’re easy to build and store. I store my winter shoes under my bed in these containers.” Dimensions: 20.5 x 12 x 4.5 inches (length x width x height) Also available on: Walmart, $11
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This article was originally published on
April 12, 2019