In search of a place to store various things, home and apartment owners often pay attention to the space under the bed. There is really a lot of space! But is it so convenient? Let’s take a look at our site together with how you can organize storage space under the bed.
The advantage of organizing storage space under the bed is obvious – the space that is usually empty begins to perform a useful function. Even under a small crib, you can find space for boxes and toy boxes. And under a king size double bed, that is, 180×200 centimeters, you can place a lot of items, including sports equipment.
There are three disadvantages of storing things under the bed:
- This is where the most dust collects! And from the mattress, and generally from the whole room. Washing a tight space is difficult. You won’t move the bed every time you wash the floor. And get out all the boxes-boxes, vacuum the box inside the bed … To level this minus, you need to choose the right, closed storage systems, in which dust will not accumulate. Which – we will show below.
- Getting the item you need can be problematic. Finding something under the bed among the mass of boxes, moving everything, lifting the mechanism, pulling the boxes out can be difficult. Therefore, they usually store under the bed something that is not used daily. For example, seasonal clothing or clothing for growing a child.
- In a closed space under the bed, things can acquire a musty smell, as they say “stale”. To prevent this from happening, the storage location must have good ventilation, which is rare..
Advice! If you store the pillows, blankets and bed linen that you use every day under your bed – no problem! If not, look elsewhere for them. Or take it out regularly to hang it out for ventilation. But these are additional complications.
The most common and popular option is a bed with a lifting mechanism. In such a large space, you can store anything, modern mechanisms are easily lifted with minimal effort. It is important that the system allows the raised bed to be stalled while the owners are looking for something inside. Otherwise, you will have to get something with one hand, while holding the heavy bed with the other and risking getting hit on the head.
Advice! If you’re shipping something under the bed for long-term storage, use vacuum bags. Protect clothes from dust and odors.
The second popular option is drawers. In the nursery, it is convenient to store toys there, the child can easily get it. And under the bed of adults – bed linen and towels, for example. We advise you to choose a bed with one large drawer, no compartments, and not several small ones. This way more things will fit. Although, on the other hand, branches and small boxes will allow you to organize things according to their intended purpose, and not lump everything together..
Advice! If the appearance of the drawers does not impress you, you do not like it, choose a bedspread for the bed..
Open shelves under the bed are not so common. Firstly, because of the ubiquitous dust, which we have already mentioned. Secondly, objects remain visible. However, wicker baskets, which in themselves look attractive, will help to cope with the latter problem..
Advice! Sign the cardboard boxes by specifying what they contain. Otherwise, you can forget and have to get out and open everything that is stored under the bed in search of things you need.
The portal wrote in detail about the possibilities of using the podium in the interior and how to make a podium bed with your own hands. Designers rightfully call such a sleeping place the most spacious and comfortable storage. The boxes are tall and roomy. You can even raise the bed higher and organize a whole dressing room, as in the presented photo. But you need to take into account the features of the podium itself and how it will look in the bedroom..