• Top 10 Best Underbed Storage in the UK 2021 1
  • Top 10 Best Underbed Storage in the UK 2021 2
  • Top 10 Best Underbed Storage in the UK 2021 3
  • Top 10 Best Underbed Storage in the UK 2021 4
  • Top 10 Best Underbed Storage in the UK 2021 5

Top 10 Best Underbed Storage in the UK 2021

Storage space can be something of a luxury nowadays - especially if you live in a big city! Many of us find that we don't quite have enough room to store things like clothes, spare bed sheets, towels, books, and even kids' toys. Why not make use of the extra space under your bed to store all of these bits and pieces?


Underbed storage containers make excellent use of space that might otherwise remain empty, and there are plenty of attractive and affordable options available at Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, and Argos. Whether you've got a king-size bed or a single mattress, there's something to suit every frame. Let's take a look!

  • Last updated: 13-01-2021
Table of Contents

How to Choose Underbed Storage in the UK - Buying Guide

Before sharing our favourite products with you, we'll run through the main factors you should consider while browsing underbed storage options. These include the size and materials, as well as whether a container has different compartments or wheels.

Be Sure to Measure Your Bed Before Buying New Storage

Be Sure to Measure Your Bed Before Buying New Storage

It may sound obvious, but the most important thing to consider when buying underbed storage is the amount of space under your frame. The average bed in the UK sits about 20-25 cm above the floor; this is referred to as clearance. Due to this, most underbed storage boxes are less than 20cm tall, but some bedframes may have a higher or lower clearance - so it's always important to double-check by measuring yours!


As well as the height, you should determine the length and width of a storage container. This isn’t just to make sure it can fit everything you’re looking to store, but also to ensure that there is enough space to potentially fit multiple containers comfortably beneath your bed. Plus, it's important to check under your bed for any supporting legs that could obstruct longer boxes from fitting snugly.

Consider the Material That the Container Is Made From

There are two main kinds of underbed storage to choose between: soft-covered and hard-covered. So, what are they usually made from and what are the pros/cons of each type of material?


Soft-covered boxes or bags are typically made from fabric or a plastic vinyl, making them much more flexible for squeezing in winter duvets, heavy coats, and bulky jumpers. As these containers are generally designed to be filled with fabrics, they tend not to hold their shape when empty - this makes them easy to fold away and store when not in use.

Hard-covered boxes are sturdy as they tend to be made from plastic, wood, or wicker. This type of storage container is perfect for tidying away toys in a child’s bedroom or for storing bags and shoes that don’t quite fit in your wardrobe. 


As hard-covered boxes don't lose their shape, you can even place extra storage containers on top of them if needed. Boxes made from plastic also tend to be waterproof, which can make them a good option for stashing away cleaning supplies or other liquids.

Compartments Keep Things Separate and Help You to Stay Organised

Another factor worth considering is the accessibility of what you are storing - are you putting away your summer clothes for the many winter months, or will you be taking things out every day? If your answer is the latter, it might be worth investing in storage with more than one compartment.


Multiple compartments allow you to organise your items and keep some things separate if required. Options can range from simple fabric dividers to containers with layouts that can be to re-arranged to suit your needs. The downside of compartments, however, is that the dividers can actually take up space themselves which could prevent larger items from fitting into the storage container.

Wheels Are Useful but May Cause Damage to Flooring

Having the ability to roll out your underbed storage container can be incredibly convenient, especially if you use it on a daily basis. If you're using a container with wheels on carpeted flooring, there should be no issues.


Unfortunately though, wheels can create scratches on wooden or laminate flooring, especially if there are heavy items in the container. So, take extra care if you’re planning on storing anything heavy on a floor without carpet.

Opt for a Transparent Container if You Want the Contents to Be Visible

Opt for a Transparent Container if You Want the Contents to Be Visible

Underbed storage boxes come in a variety of different designs, many of which are aesthetically pleasing as well as space-saving. Transparent containers aren't the most stylish option, but they're popular because they make it simpler to see what's inside


A clear box or bag makes it easy to locate a particular dress or t-shirt without having to mess up the rest of your carefully organised clothes by searching through the whole container. Kids may also prefer a see-through container so they can spot their favourite toy quickly!


On the other hand, you might not want your assortment of socks and underpants in clear view to whoever enters the room. If you'd rather keep items hidden away, you might prefer a tasteful wicker chest over a transparent container.

Top 10 Best Underbed Storage in the UK

Now that you're up to speed with what to look out for when deciding on the best underbed storage option, it's time to check out our recommendations below. We've got a range of affordable options for every budget!

10
Dimensions69.49 cm x 45.49 cm x 18.01 cm
MaterialPlastic
Number of Compartments1
WheelsYes
TransparentYes
9

CompactorExtra Flat Underbed Storage Case

£4.00

Dimensions106.98 cm x 45.97 cm x 15.98 cm
MaterialFabric
Number of Compartments1
WheelsNo
TransparentNo
8

Judy1980Large Capacity Underbed Storage Bags (Pack of 2)

£12.64

Dimensions36 cm x 28.6 cm x 15.7 cm
MaterialFabric
Number of Compartments5
WheelsNo
TransparentPartially
7

UOUNEUnderbed Storage Bags with Zips (Pack of 2)

£14.99

Dimensions97 cm x 45.01 cm x 21.01 cm
MaterialFabric
Number of Compartments1
WheelsNo
TransparentNo
6

John Lewis & PartnersTransparent Storage Bag

£9.00

Dimensions53 cm x 91 cm x 47 cm
MaterialPEVA
Number of Compartments1
WheelsNo
TransparentYes
5

Iris Ohyama Modular Clear Box (Pack of 2)

£34.99

Dimensions80 cm x 40 cm x 16 cm
MaterialPlastic
Number of Compartments1
WheelsYes
TransparentYes
4

AMXLong Collapsible Storage Box

£25.99

Dimensions85 cm x 43 cm x 15 cm
MaterialFabric and PVC
Number of Compartments1
WheelsNo
TransparentPartially
3

GoMaihe Underbed Storage Bag (Pack of 3)

£15.99

Dimensions100 cm x 50 cm x 18 cm
MaterialFabric
Number of Compartments1
WheelsNo
TransparentNo
2

Croft CollectionWillow Under Bed Lined Storage

£60.00

Dimensions75 cm x 45 cm x 18 cm
MaterialWillow, cotton
Number of Compartments1
WheelsNo
TransparentNo
1

AMXUnderbed Shoe Storage Solution

£21.71

Dimensions77 cm x 63 cm x 14 cm
MaterialFabric
Number of Compartments12
WheelsNo
TransparentPartially

Compare the Best Underbed Storage

Image
1
AMX Underbed Shoe Storage Solution 1

AMX

2
Croft Collection Willow Under Bed Lined Storage 1

Croft Collection

3
GoMaihe  Underbed Storage Bag (Pack of 3) 1

GoMaihe

4
AMX Long Collapsible Storage Box 1

AMX

5
Iris Ohyama  Modular Clear Box (Pack of 2) 1

Iris Ohyama

6
John Lewis & Partners Transparent Storage Bag 1

John Lewis & Partners

7
UOUNE Underbed Storage Bags with Zips (Pack of 2) 1

UOUNE

8
Judy1980 Large Capacity Underbed Storage Bags (Pack of 2) 1

Judy1980

9
Compactor Extra Flat Underbed Storage Case 1

Compactor

10
Strata Under-bed Smart Plastic Storage Box 1

Strata

Name

Underbed Shoe Storage Solution

Willow Under Bed Lined Storage

Underbed Storage Bag (Pack of 3)

Long Collapsible Storage Box

Modular Clear Box (Pack of 2)

Transparent Storage Bag

Underbed Storage Bags with Zips (Pack of 2)

Large Capacity Underbed Storage Bags (Pack of 2)

Extra Flat Underbed Storage Case

Under-bed Smart Plastic Storage Box

Features

The Overall Best Storage Option

Stylish Yet Affordable

Three Dust-Proof Cases for Under £20

A Soft Box That Holds Its Shape

The Jack of All Trades When It Comes to Storage

Clear and Easy to Use

Extra Large, Foldable Containers

Two Handy Boxes for the Price of One

Budget-Friendly, With a Large Capacity

A Simple and Solid Storage Solution

Price£21.71£60.00£15.99£25.99£34.99£9.00£14.99£12.64£4.00£14.99
Dimensions77 cm x 63 cm x 14 cm75 cm x 45 cm x 18 cm100 cm x 50 cm x 18 cm85 cm x 43 cm x 15 cm80 cm x 40 cm x 16 cm 53 cm x 91 cm x 47 cm97 cm x 45.01 cm x 21.01 cm36 cm x 28.6 cm x 15.7 cm106.98 cm x 45.97 cm x 15.98 cm69.49 cm x 45.49 cm x 18.01 cm
MaterialFabricWillow, cottonFabricFabric and PVCPlastic PEVAFabricFabricFabricPlastic
Number of Compartments12111111511
WheelsNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
TransparentPartiallyNoNoPartiallyYesYesNoPartiallyNoYes
Link

To Stack or Not to Stack? Using Your Underbed Storage Effectively

To Stack or Not to Stack? Using Your Underbed Storage Effectively

If you’re lucky enough to have some extra clearance space under your bed, you may be tempted to stack containers on top of each other. While this is possible, check that nothing is pushing up against the mattress or frame slats and make sure you leave some space between your bed and the storage boxes/bags. If not, damage could be caused to the containers, the items within, the bedframe itself, or the mattress. 


Even soft-cased containers can cause the mattress to become uneven, which could cause back issues and affect your quality of sleep. We'd therefore say it's more important to ensure that the width and length under your bed are used effectively, rather than the height.

More Space-Saving Storage Options

More Space-Saving Storage Options

Feeling motivated to get more organised? From shoe racks to shower caddies, we've got space-saving storage suggestions for every room of the house - click the links below for more info!

Summary

As you can see, there are plenty of factors to consider when shopping for an underbed storage option - many have unique strengths, depending on the items you're looking to pack away. We hope we've helped you to find one or two products that will make things easier when it comes to saving space. A few discrete boxes under your bed can go a long way!

Author: David Sexton

Related Posts

  • Top 10 Best Gel Ink Pens in the UK 2021 (Pilot, Zebra and More)
    Top 10 Best Gel Ink Pens in the UK 2021 (Pilot, Zebra and More)
    In 1984, Sakura manufactured the first-ever line of gel ink pens. Unlike the water or oil-based ink used in fountain and ballpoint pens, gel ink is smooth and non-clumping without being too runny. Versatile, easy to write with and available in almost endless colour and style variations, it’s no surprise gel ink pens have become incredibly popular worldwide.These days, consumers are spoilt for choice with numerous gel pens available from the likes of Pilot, Zebra, Muji, and uni-ball. Whether you are looking for a set of black or white gel ink pens for art and crafting or coloured ones for taking notes in class, in this article we'll run down the best gel ink pens to buy online from Amazon, eBay and Argos. 
    Household goods
  • 10 Best Electric Blankets UK 2021 | Dreamland, Silentnight and More
    10 Best Electric Blankets UK 2021 | Dreamland, Silentnight and More
    When that first chill of the season hits, out come the cosy jumpers and the winter duvets – and the pricey utility bills. Electric blankets give an extra layer of snuggly warmth that feels just as glorious as it sounds. Plus, they’re more energy-efficient and less costly than having the heating on throughout the house 24/7.There are countless electric blankets on the market to fit king, queen or double beds, some with dual controls and safety timers too. Bedding champions like Dreamland and Silentnight provide plenty of options, but our buying guide will help you find the perfect one, with favourites from Amazon, John Lewis and eBay. Dreamy! 
    Household goods
  • 10 Best Toasters in the UK 2021 (Breville, Dualit and More)
    10 Best Toasters in the UK 2021 (Breville, Dualit and More)
    The humble toaster is easily one of the most used items in everyone’s kitchen. It helps us start the day off on the right foot, whips us up a buttery crumpet snack whilst we wait for the kettle to boil, and has even been known to dispel monster hangovers if you have enough bread for a toast-a-thon. But with such a mammoth selection out there, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what kind of toaster is best suited to us. In our buying guide, we’re going to cover which features you need to look out for when buying a new toaster such as if they have a crumb tray. We’ll be looking at 2- and 4- slice options from some of our favourite brands such as Dualit, Breville & Russell Hobbs. Most importantly, we'll cover everyone’s budget, from cheap buys under £50 to those looking to spend a bit more and get a toaster for life.
    Household goods
  • Top 10 Best Linen and Room Sprays in the UK 2021 (Jo Malone, Aesop and More)
    Top 10 Best Linen and Room Sprays in the UK 2021 (Jo Malone, Aesop and More)
    A linen spray is a great way to freshen up bedding, sheets, and even curtains, and can also be used as a room fragrance or to spritz onto your pillow for a relaxing night's sleep. Brands like Jo Malone, The Body Shop and Molton Brown have some lovely options to make your home smell divine, from bursts of citrus to calming lavender. Choosing a linen or room spray can be hard when you're not sure what to look for, but our guide breaks down your decision into easy steps. We've then rounded up the best ten linen sprays you'll find online in the UK this year across eBay, John Lewis and Amazon, ranking them by value for money but also their fragrance, quality and active ingredients. 
    Household goods
  • 10 Best Steam Cleaners UK 2021 | Kärcher, Shark and More
    10 Best Steam Cleaners UK 2021 | Kärcher, Shark and More
    Steam cleaners and steam mops are everywhere at the moment, but if you’ve never cleaned with one, you may not know where to begin when looking for a model to meet your needs. Or, if you already have an idea, let us guide you to our best picks such as Shark's Deluxe Mop or a clothes steam cleaner from Russell Hobbs. As always, we have researched the best 10 steam cleaners for your clothes, floors, carpets, tile grout and everything in between from popular retailers like Amazon, eBay and Argos to help you make informed choices. So no need to blow off steam – we’ve got you covered! 
    Household goods
  • Top 10 Best Electric Scrubber Brushes in the UK 2021 (Gladwall, Homitt and More)
    Top 10 Best Electric Scrubber Brushes in the UK 2021 (Gladwall, Homitt and More)
    Is your house in desperate need of a spring clean? Getting on your hands and knees might get the job done, but most of us can agree it'd be nice if there were an easier way to get things sparkling. Luckily, with a cordless scrubber brush, or electric cleaning brush, there is. These brushes work well in bathrooms, kitchens and all around the house, and mean you don't have to do so much of the back-breaking work – ideal if you have mobility issues or arthritis. Let spinning bristles and powerful motors get to work and save yourself time and energy with our list of the best power scrubbers to buy on Amazon and eBay. Your house will be cleaner than it's ever been before! 
    Household goods
  • Top 10 Best Table Runners in the UK 2021 (Solino Home, Habitat and More)
    Top 10 Best Table Runners in the UK 2021 (Solino Home, Habitat and More)
    Table runners are multifaceted tools of the dining experience, with their ability to bring a table setting to life with colour and texture while also cleverly protecting it from hot plates, candle wax and such. In this article, we'll tell you what to look out for as you shop and review the 10 best selling table runners on Amazon, John Lewis, Argos and eBay.To help you find your perfect pick, we've included linen, cotton and silk fabric runners in several sizes and finishes suitable for glass tables and wooden tables alike. And with a wide range of neutral and bright colours from white to gold alongside attractive patterns and Christmas runners too, we're confident something on this list will ensure your dining space is set to impress. 
    Household goods
  • 10 Best Fertilisers UK 2022 | Westland, Miracle-Gro and More
    10 Best Fertilisers UK 2022 | Westland, Miracle-Gro and More
    While plants, flowers, grass and trees get plenty of nutrients from the atmosphere and the soil they’re planted in, they don’t get everything they need to really flourish. That’s where garden fertiliser steps up and gives your plants a little helping hand – by providing additional minerals, it will encourage stronger, and sometimes faster, growth. Buying fertiliser, however, can be a little confusing, so we've put together this guide to explain the differences between the options available and point you in the right direction for the needs of your plants, borders, vegetables and lawns. From there, we have some great recommendations for organic, liquid and slow-release fertilisers from established brands such as Miracle-Gro, Westland and Baby Bio. 
    Household goods
  • 10 Best Window Restrictors UK 2022 | Yale, BeeGo and More
    10 Best Window Restrictors UK 2022 | Yale, BeeGo and More
    Knowing the kids are free to roam around the house safely is a feeling that only a parent can appreciate. Window restrictors are a fantastic tool that will keep your inquisitive kids from opening and leaning out of windows - a priceless thing for obvious reasons. We've been on the hunt to find out which window restrictors will hold up to particularly keen kids - and cats, for that matter!Our top 10 of the best window restrictors found on Amazon and eBay include a sturdy selection of locks, code and latch restrictors from reputable brands like Yale, BeeGo and Jackloc. Whether your window frames are UPVC, metal or wood, we've got you covered. Our buying guide will go through all of your options, including choosing between screw-in or adhesive restrictors, depending on your intended level of security. Let's dive in!
    Household goods
  • 10 Best Starbucks Mugs in the UK 2022
    10 Best Starbucks Mugs in the UK 2022
    Whether you're shopping for someone else or your own self-care-Sunday treat, Starbucks mugs are a fantastic gift idea. They can be used as a faithful office mug and they can make any work-from-home photo look super stylish. For collectors, these coveted cups have a lot to offer too, with different ranges available including You Are Here, Been There and Sakura.But how do you choose the best one? In this guide, we'll cover the ins and outs of finding a Starbucks mug to suit your everyday needs. From microwave-friendly Japan-themed mugs to large, stylish stone and even a steel design for camping, we've sourced a wide range of products for you to browse so you can find out what is your cup of tea and what isn't.
    Household goods
  • Popular Posts

  • 10 Best Laundry Detergents for Sensitive Skin UK 2022 | Ecover, Fairy and More
    10 Best Laundry Detergents for Sensitive Skin UK 2022 | Ecover, Fairy and More
    Laundry is just one of those parts of grown-up life that everyone has to do. However, if you suffer from sensitive or extremely dry skin, or are affected by eczema or allergies, it can be difficult to find a laundry detergent that doesn’t irritate your skin - adding extra stress to this weekly chore.We know that everyone’s dermis is different, so we have prepared a buying guide for choosing a hypoallergenic washing powder, liquid, pod / capsule or tab for the most delicate of skins, whether for yourself, your child or baby. We’ve also compiled a list of our top 10 recommended products to buy in the UK, from Asda, Amazon, Tesco and Waitrose, including non-bio, dermatologically tested, completely unscented (as well as some scented) options, so you'll be sure to find something to meet your needs and requirements.
    Household goods
  • 10 Best Fabric Softeners UK 2022 | Method, Ecover and More
    10 Best Fabric Softeners UK 2022 | Method, Ecover and More
    You just can’t beat the feeling of climbing into freshly washed and softened sheets, or clothes especially after a bad day. Just a splash of fabric softener in your fabric softener drawer can transform your attire, linens and towels and leave them as fresh as a spring meadow, but how do you know which products are worth your cash and which are going to leave you and your fabrics feeling flat?Whether you’re looking for softeners for babies, eczema-prone or sensitive skin, natural brands or those with perfumes to turn heads, we got you. We’ll arm you with information to shop confidently, and also provide some ideas with our top 10 buys, including options from Amazon, eBay, and Tesco. From Downy, to Ecover, to Method, there’s a bottle of softener to suit you and your family and get you feeling and smelling fabulous.
    Household goods
  • Top 10 Best Wall-Mounting Letter Boxes in the UK 2020 (Burg Wächter, Sterling and More)
    Top 10 Best Wall-Mounting Letter Boxes in the UK 2020 (Burg Wächter, Sterling and More)
    Installing a wall-mounted letter box or external post box is a safe and secure way to keep your mail and parcels protected from the elements, but importantly, away from the kids' hands and the dog's mouth! It can also be a smart switch-over from a door-mounted letter plate as it will keep heating costs down by eliminating a source of draft throughout your home. In this article, we go through the defining factors of choosing a mail box in the modern day. There are some exceptional choices out there from brands like HNC and Sterling, the very best of which we have handpicked from Amazon, Argos and eBay. Including options with personalised printing, viewing windows and newspaper slots, and all with a clear emphasis on rust resistance, we'll help you keep your post safe, secure and dry for many years to come. 
    Household goods
  • 10 Best Toilet Paper UK 2021 | Presto!, Who Gives a Crap and More
    10 Best Toilet Paper UK 2021 | Presto!, Who Gives a Crap and More
    Wondering which toilet paper to buy? With top brands like Andrex, Cushelle and Presto all vying for your attention, it can be hard to select the best product for your household’s budget and needs. Toilet paper comes in many forms; from quilted and scented to dissolving, eco and even novelty rolls, so it can be a nightmare trying to find the best bog roll for your buck.Thankfully, we are here to help with a countdown of the top-rated toilet paper available to buy online in the UK. We’ve searched Amazon, Tesco, Asda and more to find you the softest, strongest and longest loo rolls with the best customer feedback and for the best value prices. Whether you have sensitive skin or a fondness for bamboo, check out some of the best toilet paper in the world below  Just don’t flush our ideas until you’ve tried them!
    Household goods
  • Top 10 Best Cleaning Sponges in the UK 2021 (E-Cloth, Flash and More)
    Top 10 Best Cleaning Sponges in the UK 2021 (E-Cloth, Flash and More)
    Cleaning is never the most glamorous job, but it's one that has to be done. To make this chore as easy and enjoyable as possible, you want to have equipment that is simple to use and is going to do a good job. The humble sponge is a basic bit of kit that's versatility comes in very handy, making it a real essential for washing dishes and cleaning bathrooms alike.Sponges might be small, but there is big competition out there thanks to the huge array of options. Some double up as scourers or offer antibacterial, germ-free cleaning, and others have handles to make scrubbing showers a breeze. Some are even eco-friendly and completely biodegradable! To save you time, we've reviewed the best options and picked our 10 favourites from Amazon, Asda and more.
    Household goods
  • Top 10 Best Kitchen Bins in the UK 2021 (Joseph Joseph, Argos Home, and More)
    Top 10 Best Kitchen Bins in the UK 2021 (Joseph Joseph, Argos Home, and More)
    Does your kitchen bin always smell? If so, it's probably time to replace it! You can find many options online from sites like Amazon, Argos and John Lewis, but there's a lot to think about before you buy. For example, do you want sections for recycling? How would you like to open it? You can get automatic kitchen bins with a sensor for under £65, or you could get a plastic pedal bin if you're on a budget. Either way, we'd like you to take a moment to read through our simple buying guide so that you can buy the best kitchen bin for sale in the UK. After that, feel free to browse through our selection of ten of the most popular products on the market, with an honest review to save you the hassle of researching it yourself. 
    Household goods
  • Top 10 Best Table Runners in the UK 2021 (Solino Home, Habitat and More)
    Top 10 Best Table Runners in the UK 2021 (Solino Home, Habitat and More)
    Table runners are multifaceted tools of the dining experience, with their ability to bring a table setting to life with colour and texture while also cleverly protecting it from hot plates, candle wax and such. In this article, we'll tell you what to look out for as you shop and review the 10 best selling table runners on Amazon, John Lewis, Argos and eBay.To help you find your perfect pick, we've included linen, cotton and silk fabric runners in several sizes and finishes suitable for glass tables and wooden tables alike. And with a wide range of neutral and bright colours from white to gold alongside attractive patterns and Christmas runners too, we're confident something on this list will ensure your dining space is set to impress. 
    Household goods
  • Popular Item Lists

    Search by Category