Add Storage Drawers Under Your Bed

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
4 Materials
15 Minutes
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.
The messy room
You can see how badly I needed some storage in my room.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
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.
Here's the old dresser. It's definitely time for an upcycle.
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
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
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.
The tracks are now gone.

Step 4: Attach the Castors
Using a drill, screw in the wheels at each corner. I used castor wheels so the drawer could roll freely in any direction.
All four wheels are on.

Step 5: Slide it Under the Bed
Your under-the-bed storage is now complete. Simply fill it up with whatever you want under your bed and slide it under.
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?
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  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Aug 27, 2016
    how did you keep the screws from going threw thin bottom? if using more then 1 drawer put on pc.of plywood with wheels on bottom of it.
  • Fiona Fiona on Aug 27, 2016
    how do you keep the drawers free from dust that just generally accumulates under ones bed?
  • Sue Ogden Sue Ogden on Aug 27, 2016
    Did you find a use, or a way to recycle, the rest of the cabinet you used the drawers out of? Just wondereding.
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  • Gail Gail on Nov 26, 2020

    So can i admit something, I don't clean under my beds(I have carpet) . Maybe every few years.....maybe. I've lived here 35 years. I store in plastic tubs with lids. AS my kids have moved on I am storing less and less under and more in their closets and making them take things. They get "Treasures" every year for Christmas.

  • Melissa Ozaki Melissa Ozaki on Nov 26, 2020

    I give my adult kids treasure from the past every year. They probably don’t want the stuff but I don’t have the heart to throw it away.