Many people are opting to scale down and make the most of small spaces. If you live in a compact home, there are some quick and easy space savers, like using bed risers, that don't cost a ton of money or take a load of effort. Give your bed and extra lift with bed risers and create extra storage space.
Start with a Clean Slate
The first step to creating extra storage space by using bed risers is to clean out all the junk you've been hiding under the bed for years and years. Get out your dust mop and clear everything out so you can start with a clean slate.
Determine How Many Bed Risers You Will Need
Four bed risers (one for each leg) will do for a twin bed; however, if you have a queen size bed or even a king, you may want to use up to 6 bed risers. The extra bed riser can be placed in the center of the bed frame for extra support. Remember that most bed risers come in a set of four, so you will have to buy two sets of bed risers if you want extra support.
Get Some Help
Have a friend help you with this part. Lifting a heavy mattress can be dangerous if you do it alone. Installing bed risers is a much easier job when there are two people. Once the mattress is off the bed, place the bed riser under each leg and in the middle of the frame for extra support. Each riser will hold up to 300 lbs each, so multiply that by the number of bed risers to ensure you're getting enough support.
Make the Most of Your Storage
Metal, plastic or wood bed risers add additional storage under the bed. That's a lot of extra space! Once the bed risers are in place you can sort the stuff you took out, purge what you don't need to and decide what kind of storage will work best of you.