Tidying the disorganised mess under the bed

I must admit when I was a child I thought under my bed was the best place for everything, my mum wasn’t so pleased.  I have noticed that my kids are starting to do the same thing, I find clothes, slippers and all different bits and pieces under there.  

Clothes are a no no, they belong in the wash or in the cupboards, but I do understand about other items.  Some are just too big for the cupboard, or in my youngest daughters case there just isn’t enough room for everything she has.  We used to keep all her dolls in a drawer.  She loves playing with her dolls and they are always out and the drawer was just too small for all her little ‘babies”.  So we needed a new storage system.  

When I saw these tubs on Howards Facebook Page and they they came in yellow (her favourite colours), I knew they would be just right for under her bed.  Now she can slide out her tub, play and easily pack them away.

Mr 9, is getting a collection of bulky toys, too big for his drawers.  He has been storing some of his more bulky and often played with toys in these tubs.  

If you are struggling with keeping the kids room tidy, you may find some ideas  in this post:  5 tips to keep the kids rooms clean and organised

 The 35L Shallow Tubtrugs have been so handy over these past few weeks.  We have used them during the kids birthday parties to keep all wet swimmers and towels in, for storing all the presents and would of been perfect to store ice and cold drinks in too.  Then we helped a friend move and they were perfect to transport some fragile items ourselves.  These tubs are very flexible and will withstand most conditions.  Also available in a range of bright colours.

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Janette Hall Houeix on Facebook March 23, 2012 - 6:19 AM

I have boxes on wheels under there – I have no linen cupboard so that’s where mine goes.

Jenny Williams on Facebook March 23, 2012 - 6:24 AM

i just use those zip bags , keeps everything tidy & easy removed for weekly vac

Kathy Danga on Facebook March 23, 2012 - 6:34 AM

Love the tubs! Will have to check out Howard’s.

Leonie Swanborough on Facebook March 23, 2012 - 7:07 AM

i use those bed raisers or extended caster legs to raise the bed as its easier on my back and i have more storage room. I just have my daughters cot and change table dismantled under there. No plans for more kids but just cant let go.

GannonJane Cohen on Facebook March 23, 2012 - 7:18 AM

It’s the only tidy spots in our house lol, I believe if you clutter under your bed then you can’t sleep with all that junk, it like sleeping on really uncomfortable lumpy bed, plus something to do with energy flow

Alli Brown on Facebook March 23, 2012 - 9:17 AM

We have a captains bed for one with a trundle and and a few drawers which hold his clothes and bed linen. And we just brought a midi sleeper for out oldest which has a desk drawers and shelves under it. But putting it together I realised they is going to be quite a bit of space well hidden behind the drawers and shelves that will be perfect for the boxes of in between size clothes and baby items I just can’t bear to part with 🙂

Alyce {Blossom Heart} March 26, 2012 - 4:46 PM

Great idea! When I was a kid, we had some storage tubs with lids for things like books or sentimental stuff that we wanted to keep but didn’t want out. I like how colourul and easy to use these are!

Melanie March 29, 2012 - 3:59 PM

Underbed storage is a must in my kids’ rooms!
We have timber floors, so I find the roller box style tubs invaluable. My 6yo son has one entire box filled just with Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars – so handy to have them ready to play on his roadmap rug.
And I just recently picked up a couple for my 8yo daughter’s Monster High doll collection, as it had outgrown her original storage tub, and was FOREVER on the floor. Giving her an easy and convenient way to clean up has saved us both a lot of grief!

Teresa May 22, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Strange questions for you, your top photo with the timber bed and bedside table in the cream/timber, have you seen any desks in this style with the cream/timber, I have been searching everywhere and haven’t been able to find anything..

Katrina May 23, 2012 - 9:06 PM

I purchased these from Forty Winks about 6 years ago. Not sure if they still have the style in, worth having a look online to see.

Tash September 19, 2012 - 4:21 PM

I love tubtrug tubs..I use the bigger ones for washing baskets, and have a different coloured one for each bedroom for clothes too..the kids have a few for toys, my puppy sleeps in a shallow one cause she was forever trashing anything else we gave her, my sheepdog has one for her water bowl in the pound, we use them when we go camping to stand in when we have a shower, for doing the dishes in, for dirty clothes in the caravan…totally handy pieces of plastic and theyre tough as boot nails, plus they come in a wholerainbow of colours. Whats not to love!


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