Cindy Hagemann
Cindy Hagemann
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  • Kingsport, TN

Under- the- Bed Storage for $10


I've been looking for a storage solution to use the space under our king-sized bed for several months. I went to my favorite idea place today - Habitat for Humanity ReStore and found an extra large wooden drawer for just $5!
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The clerk asked me why I was buying "just a drawer" - when I told her my plan to make under-the-bed storage, she got excited and said, "What a great idea, I never thought of that!".
under the bed storage, storage ideas
My intention was to add wheels to the bottom of the drawer, so it would slide easily under the bed. So the next stop was Home Depot to buy a package of 4 small wheels for $5.
under the bed storage, storage ideas
The wheels were added and the new under-the-bed storage drawer is ready to go!
under the bed storage, storage ideas
My little dog Pixie likes the drawer too - she wanted to try it out! Lol
under the bed storage, storage ideas
Here is the drawer under my bed and ready for me to put shoes, or anything else I need to store!

Suggested materials:

  • Drawer  (Habitat for Humanity ReStore)
  • Wheels  (Home Depot)

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  • Zeb4260823
    on Mar 10, 2017

    What a GREAT idea! Love this kind of thinking

    • Cindy Hagemann
      on Mar 10, 2017

      Thanks - I like to be simple with my storage ideas and this was so simple and solved a problem!

  • Lisa Weesa
    on Sep 15, 2017

    If you have carpet and don't want to mess with wheels, you could probably glue furniture sliders to the four corners. This is what I'm considering doing now that I've seen this. 😄

    As for dust, you could probably take any excess fabric that fits and covers the drawer and use it. I'd take an old sheet or tablecloth (esp those disposable or felt backed ones) or shower curtain (especially from $ Tree), and staple it to the back,and then lay it all the way over the front, (or even side to side--your choice) and simply pull it back to see what's inside. (Velcro instead of a staple gun allows for occasional washing of the dust cover. )

    Fabric Too long?
    Cut it off. Now you have left overs for other projects, OR IF you wanted to create an easy pull back, you could create TIE BACKS from the extra strip of fabric OR even could attach wooden rulers to the bottom. Then you'd have a sturdier end to roll up or simply fold over. Industrious people might go as far as attaching to a round dowel to create a fancier way to roll it.

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