I love the idea of decluttering every overstuffed drawer, cabinet, and closet in my space à la Marie Kondo but if I’m going to be honest with y’all: my reality looks a little (okay, a lot) different. It’s just impossible to part with my material possessions! From the useful (cookware, clothes, coffee, tax documents) to the totally random (a miniature rubber duck I “borrowed” from a bar), I find myself constantly searching for extra space for all of my stuff.
With drawers, cabinets, and closets filled to the brim, I recently turned to a storage solution that served me well in my college dorm room days: the cavernous space under my bed. But this time, instead of just shoving all my belongings under there with wild abandon, I decided to take a more systematic approach. With just a few clever tools—think bed risers (no unsightly plastic cubes here) and stylish wheeled drawers—I transformed the dark, forgotten area beneath my mattress into organized heaven.