Need a fast and useful under bed storage idea? Say goodbye to messy rooms when you make this rolling under bed storage Ikea hack. Ten minutes and a few very simple supplies will change your life…
When you think of under bed storage ideas, what do you think of? College dorms? Maybe teeny tiny bedrooms? Heavy bins that are nearly impossible to pull out from under the bed?
Well, I have news for you – storage space under the bed is handy and helpful for almost everyone! Especially KIDS! It can also be super easy to implement AND use.
Helping kids stay organized and learn how to clean their rooms (or even take responsibility for their belongings) all comes down to implementing good, EASY, systems that are almost a no-brainer to use.
And having good systems in place means having the right tools for the job.
The Need For a DIY Under Bed Storage Idea is Real
And before I show you how to make your own, you may be wondering why you’d want to. So I have two questions for you:
1. Do you have kids?
2. Do you live in a small home or in a home where making use of all available space is important?
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If you answered yes to either question and especially if you answered yes to BOTH, then this is a great little DIY storage project. Especially if you’ve ever walked into your kiddo’s room and seen something like this…
Keep your kids organized by making this under-bed storage idea. It will help them to learn a sense of “a place for everything and everything in its place” without you having to say, “clean up your room” 8,734,692 times.
Bonus: when you do ask them to clean their rooms, it also keeps them from being able to shove everything under their bed. That, ALONE, is totally worth the time and cost of this Ikea under-bed storage hack!
If you are short on time right now, then just watch this one-minute video tutorial. It will show you pretty much all you need to know. Then if you have any questions afterward, just scroll down for the answers.
Video Tutorial: DIY Underbed Storage Idea
Rolling Underbed Storage Project Supply List
- ALGOT wire storage bin
- swivel casters (4) – either 1″ or 2″
- Nylon cable ties
- alternate mesh basket or this one (if Ikea is not convenient in your area)
DIY rolling under bed storage Ikea hack process
This Ikea under-bed storage hack is a VERY simple project. That’s about all you’ll find here on our site, is simple. Why?
Well, we’re simpletons. Hmmm….maybe that doesn’t sound right. Let me try again. We’re simple-minded. Hmmm, no that’s not quite right either. One more time.
We like simple stuff. Yes, that’s perfect.
Honestly, DIY projects do not get much easier than this one. It takes just minutes and requires NO tools. Ready to get started?
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1. Flip Your Mesh Bin Upside Down and Place Your Casters
It’s as simple as it sounds.
Simply put one caster in each corner of your mesh bin then move to step two.
If you’re not sure about casters, just head to your local home improvement store.
Home Depot has many different options in stock, and you can also find great caster options online as well.
2. Use Two Zip Ties in Each Caster to Attach
Watch the video to see the easiest way to do this, but it’s fairly self-explanatory.
With the bin upside-down, weave the zip tie through one hole in your caster up through the bottom of your mesh basket.
Take the other end of the same zip tie and do the same thing through an adjacent hole.
Using a second zip tie, repeat this step for the other 2 holes in your caster. Having 2 zip ties in each caster will make it ultra-secure and stable.
3. Flip Basket Over and Tighten Zip Ties
Holding your caster in place, flip the basket back over. Close and tighten the zip ties, one at a time, by pulling them tight.
Your under-bed storage with wheels is already ¼ of the way done! Wasn’t that fast?
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4. Repeat Steps 1-3
You’re going to do the exact same thing 3 more times so that all 4 wheels are securely attached to your DIY rolling under bed storage bins.
5. Cut Excess Nylon
Your zip ties will likely have some excess once you’ve tightened them up. If you leave it alone, it will get in the way and bug you over time. Instead, take some scissors and cut off that excess.
Voila! Now you can use this under-bed storage idea as a way to store clothing, toys, books, trinkets, and more neatly and easily. And without YOU tripping all over legos spread around the floor (I hate that!).
This entire project should take NO MORE than 5 minutes, at the very most. You won’t need one single power tool. 😊
I LOVE rolling storage. It’s so much easier to use and traditional storage that drags on your floor…Your kids might even ENJOY putting things away because they can roll the bins around.
Plus, these won’t scratch up your floors, and they aren’t heavy to lug around because the wheels do all the work. We’ve done a similar project for toy storage in our home…
They work GREAT. Go hide and seek what’s under those beds, and give that disarray a little DIY organizational piece of your mind – quick and easy style.
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Fantastic idea! Who can’t use more storage!? Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your rolling bins at our upcoming party. Hope you’ll stop by and link up again!