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Add Storage Drawers Under Your Bed

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I’m a big fan of great storage ideas, especially when they look adorable. Most people don't realize it, but you can store things under your bed. I used to store my shoes there, but it got all dusty. It was also difficult to put more than one line of shoes, or else I wouldn't be able to reach them. That's why I love this under-the-bed storage from an old drawer! It's super easy, and it slides out for easy storage. Check out how easy it is to make one.
Time: 15 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
You can see how badly I needed some storage in my room.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
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I used an old drawer, 4 caster wheels, 16 wood screws (four for each wheel), and a drill. You can add to this list any decorating materials you might want to use.
You can see in the picture how old this dresser was. I'm glad I found something to use it for.
Step 2: Turn the Drawer Over
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Turn the drawer over so the bottom is facing upwards. This is where you're going to screw in the wheels.
Step 3: Remove the Tracks
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I removed the tracks on my drawer so they wouldn’t get in the way or caught on anything. Depending on the type of drawer you use, there might not be any tracks. But if there are, I would advise taking them off.
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The tracks are now gone.
Step 4: Attach the Castors
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Using a drill, screw in the wheels at each corner. I used castor wheels so the drawer could roll freely in any direction.
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All four wheels are on.
Step 5: Slide it Under the Bed
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Your under-the-bed storage is now complete. Simply fill it up with whatever you want under your bed and slide it under.
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You also have the option to decorate them. This one actually went in my daughter's room, so I chose a My Little Pony theme, because she is obsessed with that. You can also decorate them in any way you want. Wasn't that simple?

Materials I used for this project:

  • An old drawer
  • 4 castors
  • Drill
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  • RichandTammy Whiteside

    Great idea. This would also be a great way to hide various craft supplies when not in use. When needed, you can just pull out the drawer and take it with you to your workspace and put it back when you're finished!

  • Linda McCreedy Farrokhzadian
    Linda McCreedy... Kansas City, MO

    I have done this for storage of all my purses....I did not use the castors, I got large furniture slides and put them on each corner of the drawers and the slide out perfectly.

    • JoLeen Bolton
      JoLeen Bolton Marysville, WA

      Furniture slides are lifesavers!! I've put them under everything I want to be able to move for cleaning, etc. If I need to move a big, heavy box to another room? Slides! I even have them under the toy box storage cubes that the kids can move.

  • Jacquie Playter Busby

    I have limited space under my beds so to add a little height I placed building bricks under each leg, no problem now sliding my Large plastic under the bed containers

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey

    I envy all of you with wood foors that can do this! Even though my bed is high, I do not have that much clearance. Great job! Great share!

    • Barb in Texas
      Barb in Texas Houston, TX

      Use bed risers and lift the bed a few inches. Works great for me, I keep plastic storage boxes full of craft supplies under mine. I got them at Bed Bath & Beyond, but they sell them many places.

  • Pgl
    Pgl Albemarle, NC

    Great ideas never go out of style...Thank you ,you did a wonderful job

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