If you're decluttering, these under-bed storage solutions are game-changers

Outta sight, outta mind

Under bed storage containers, one grey fabric storage bag, one white wooden storage box and one brown wood storage box, all underneath different beds
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Ah, the eternal hunt for bedroom space — a problem endemic to anyone born in or after the late '90s. Yep, it's a tricky state of affairs, but by buying just a couple of bedroom organizers, you can turn your baby boudoir from tiny to terrific in seconds. Of course, there are limits, especially if your bedroom bears a closer resemblance to a Lego set than it does a mansion wing.

Just a few weeks back, when I first moved into my apartment, I found myself deep into the bedroom storage ideas side of TikTok. The backstory? In short, my humble bedroom was at its limit with space — my partner loves (like, really loves) — clothes, which meant each and every wardrobe was bursting at the seams. If that sounds like an exaggeration, I can assure you it's not. At one point, you couldn't shut the door. My first port of call? Under our bed. There's an abundance of dead space under our beds, so why not make the most of it?

Ideal for those of us who don't want to do any major DIY for fear of upsetting our landlord or wreaking havoc on a first-time buy, these under-bed storage buys keep prices relatively low and style high.

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Should you use under the bed as storage?

Absolutely. After all, what else are you going to do with all that space? Think of it as a blessing in disguise to harbor all your extras — you know, those items not quite essential enough for the wardrobe, but still occasionally needed. Whether that's your summer clothes during winter or vice versa, the unused vacuum of space below your mattress is a far better alternative than dumping it in a cramped closet. Out of all the small-space bedroom ideas I've considered recently, under-bed storage containers, baskets, and bags are by far the most ingenious.

Part of their allure is their simplicity, but also the satisfying way they hide the messy items you were otherwise saving for a rainy (or indeed sunny) day. None of this should come as a surprise, though. In many ways, it's common sense. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that under-bed storage is not just a nice-to-have, but instead, an essential component for a tidy room.

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Joseph Bobowicz
Freelance Contributor

Working across digital and print publications, Joseph Bobowicz is a London-born writer obsessed with books, culture, and all things new. When he's not writing about fashion for i-D and the Independent, he's out sourcing the best homewares to incorporate into any humble abode, fixer-upper, or first-time buy alike.