Take the same methodical approach to your under-bed storage as you would to any other home improvement project. Keep the area tidy, ordered, and well-edited, with no stuff left lying around. To hide simple storage boxes, use beautiful containers or hang a chic bed skirt. Instead of just sliding bins or boxes underneath the bed, it’s a good idea to buy, refurbish, or manufacture storage items that fit properly. Consider lidded containers if the area is prone to dust; select storage options with wheels or add your own rollers if you frequently need to retrieve your belongings.
non-sealed containers of clothing-Always put clothes and other linens in storage boxes while storing them. (Best practise: Seek out long, low, plastic boxes with top and side openings. Avoid letting dust gather on your out-of-season clothing!
oversized jackets and sweaters-These cold-weather things won’t likely fit beneath your bed because they don’t come in vacuum-sealed containers. It makes sense that you would want to keep these items out of your main bedroom closet, but it wouldn’t hurt to keep them somewhere less crowded and apart from where you typically keep your clothes.
Vacant suitcases-Suitcases should be stored in the basement or other non-bedroom areas, unless they are also contributing. Why not pack the suitcases to the brim and put extra strain on your under-the-bed space?.
objects that are very weighty-Not only should you avoid lifting particularly heavy objects from your bedroom floor (ouch! ), but keeping heavy objects in storage bins could also cause the bins to become too heavy and harm the floorboards.
items you regularly use-If you’re going to have to repeatedly lean over to get for your shoes or frequently used clothing, why store them under the bed? Think considering storing more often used items (those you use at least once a week) in a closet, wardrobe, or dresser unless you have no other storage choices.
Anything you could forget-It’s nice to have under-bed storage for seasonal clothing and decorations that you use at least a few times a year, but don’t let this convenient area turn into yet another storage abyss! If you don’t see these unused goods as frequently, you’ll be less likely to regularly remove them, which can lead to the accumulation of unneeded clutter.
Extra sheets or anything else you might need in the wee hours-This one might sound paradoxical, yet it makes perfect sense in terms of noise. Avoid hauling a possibly noisy storage box out for a late-night bedding change if you live in a duplex or apartment (or if your room is over someone else’s).
Vintage items-Avoid keeping anything sentimental under the bed, such as old clothing, keepsakes, or papers, if you’re concerned about bad energy in your room.