7 Things to Never Store Under Your Bed [#7 Is CRUCIAL!]
If you live in a small place, you may have to store things under your bed. But, there are a few things you should never keep under your bed. Let’s discuss them.
Bulky sweaters and holiday decorations are perfect for storing under the bed, right? While it’s true that storing somethings under the bed is ideal, other items don’t belong there.
If there’s enough room in your apartment, consider putting nothing underneath. Or, keep things simple by only storing a minimal amount of stuff under your bed.
If you have a tiny apartment, though, you may have to keep some things there. If that’s the case, it’s time to put on your thinking cap and strategize.
To help you, we’ll discuss seven things you should never store under your bed. Let’s get into it.
1. Items You Use All the Time
Don’t put items you use often under the bed. That just doesn’t make sense!
Bending down all the time to retrieve things puts you at risk of throwing out your back.
Say you don’t like your lightweight sweater draped across the bed all the time. So, you decide to stash it under the bed temporarily.
The problem is that you’ll need it again shortly and could forget about where you put it. Instead of storing it there, put it in your hallway closet. Or, you could mount a hook on your bedroom door and hang it there.
It’s better to store frequently used items in a hall closet or dresser. That way, when you’re heading out the door, you’ll know exactly where to find them.
And that’s much better than having to bend down and hurriedly dig through boxes. Where on earth did you put that favorite pair of sunglasses again?
2. Belongings You’ll Forget Are There
Storing seasonal clothing and holiday decorations under the bed makes sense. But in a year, you could forget about them.
The same goes for seasonal hats. You may think you don’t need your hiking hat during certain seasons, but that’s not necessarily the case. If there’s an unexpected warm day in the fall or winter, you’ll need access to it sooner.
So, put it in a location that’s easier to reach. That way, when you do need it, you’ll be able to remember where it is.
Side note: It’s a good idea to label the boxes where you keep items you may need unexpectedly.
3. Things That Break
Would you like to store your grandma’s fine china collection under the bed? After all, you don’t plan on using it for a while.
It may seem like a good idea at first. But stashing china dishes under your bed could lead to a disaster.
Storing breakable items in hard to reach spots is a bad idea for many reasons. For one, you could end up breaking something as you go hunting for it.
While searching for a vase you use during the spring, you could also hurt yourself in the process.
Instead, do yourself a favor and store breakable items somewhere else. For instance, you might put them on a high shelf in your kitchen, or even in an outside storage unit.
4. Heavy Objects
Storing heavy items such as workout weights makes it difficult to retrieve them.
You could injure yourself (ouch!) and block your access to other items. And you could also scratch your floors as you attempt to drag them out.
The bottom line is this:
Don’t put items under the bed if they’ll be next to impossible to get out. It should be an easy process to find what you need underneath.
5. Thick Jackets and Sweaters
Understandably, you don’t want bulky sweaters taking up valuable closet space.
Even so, they can hog space under the bed!
To solve this problem, either put them in a vacuum-sealed bag or find a new home for them. You could make room in a hall closet or stash them in your garage (if you have one).
Think outside the box and put them in a place that won’t make it difficult to find what you need.
6. Sentimental Belongings
According to practitioners of feng shui, storing nostalgic items under the bed creates negative energy.
If you have sentimental items under your bed while you’re sleeping, it’s more likely that they’ll be on your mind. And if they’re on your mind, it’ll be hard to calm down and relax. Ultimately, this will prevent you from getting a peaceful night’s rest.
7. Important Documents
You might think you’re clever by stashing essential documents under the bed. They’re away from prying eyes and in a well-hidden area.
But unfortunately, you’ll have to dig underneath the bed to find them when you need them.
Instead, keep paperwork such as tax forms and birth certificates in a “hidden” spot in your office area. You won’t have to go digging underneath the bed or have a hard time finding them on short notice.
Deciding what to store under the bed can put you in a pickle. Hopefully, this list will help you.
Having a better idea of what doesn’t belong makes it easier to keep things organized. And it prevents items from getting misplaced, too, so you don’t have to go around searching for things.
You now know what shouldn’t be under the bed. So, we thought we’d take a minute to let you know what does belong there.
Here are a few things to put under the bed instead of the items we discussed above:
- Extra linens like sheets and pillowcases
- Shoes you don’t wear very often
- Luggage that you only use when traveling
Above all else, work to create a streamlined and organized space under the bed. If you’re able to find things without working up a sweat, then mission accomplished!
Caitlin Sinclair leads the property management team at GIO Apartments in Sacramento, CA.
Events In April Bring Easter, Spring and Flowers Galore.
Photograph: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s, Inc.
Join the Judy Garland and Fred Astaire tradition with the Easter Bonnet Parade on Fifth Avenue. There is also the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden or right at home the flower show at Macy’s. On select Fridays every month, you can enjoy Free Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between 5 pm and 9 pm.
Until 4/9: Macy’s Flower Show. The show includes beautiful, bright floral arrangements, special events including live music, and kids’ activities.
until 4/23: This is The Orchid Show‘s 20th year. Reconnect with nature while experiencing the picture-perfect beauty of the orchids. On select nights, adults can experience the exhibition through Orchid Nights, with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase.
4/1-30: Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival, hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, celebrates Japanese culture and the arrival of spring. It features a variety of cultural performances and activities, as well as a small flea market, tea ceremonies, and crafts. The highlight is the magnificent display of cherry blossom trees, with over 200 trees in full bloom. Visitors can admire the pink and white blooms and enjoy a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Tickets are usually around $40 for adults, though seniors and students get a reduced rate of $35.
4/7-16th: The New York International Auto Show. The first new york Auto Show took place in 1900, for over 120 years now they have been sharing what’s new and interesting in the auto industry.
4/9: The Easter Parade starts near St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10am. The tradition dates back to the 1870s, where elaborate bonnets and fashion galore is full frontal.
4/9: “Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time,” comes to MoMA.
4/15: The Tartan Day Parade is an NYC tradition that offers attendees a unique way to celebrate and honor Scottish culture. For the 25th year, there will be bagpipes, dancers, and even Scottish dogs marching in the parade. Attendance is free and open to the public. In addition to the parade, expect a whole week of Scottish-themed events and festivities.
4/15: Pillow Fight in the Park at Washington Square Park.
4/15: The New York Restoration Project is giving out 3,500 free trees to New Yorkers across all five boroughs. To get one of the 3,500 free trees that will be given away, register in advance on this website, where you’ll also get to browse through the current list of distribution dates, times and locations.
4/15 and 29: f the likes of udon, yakitori, ramen, and taiyaki make your mouth water, then mark your calendar for Japan Fes in Chelsea. The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is considered a paradise for Japanese foodies and cultural enthusiasts.
4/16: Holi in The City demands food, music, dance, and fun while embracing people and organizations from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.
4/22: Earth Day celebrated in NYC with a festive, family-friendly outdoor fair in Union Square. There will be dozens of exhibitors, interactive displays, a green-vehicle show, family activities, music, and entertainment. 12-6pm.
4/27: Attend The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience
4/27- 30: Antiquarian Book Fair now in its 63rd year, this festival for book collectors at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors.
Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, George Pettignano Bring Patsy’s Italian Restaurant To Life
Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant made famous by Frank Sinatra, and his family still enjoys dining here whenever they are in town. George Clooney’s aunt, cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, was once quoted, “Patsy’s is still the best Italian restaurant in town. I make a pasta pilgrimage there every time I return.”
Other long-time high profile patrons who consider Patsy’s Italian Restaurant their Manhattan dining room include, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, George Clooney, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Tony Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Rihanna, Martha Stewart, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.
We all had the pleasure to join Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo for a very special Private Lunch on March 18th hosted City Guide and Eli Marcus.
Chef Sal shared some of his riveting stories about celebrities, sports stars and others famous guests. Ha also told us a few one-of-a-kind frank Sinatra stories about Frank’s exclusive table near we were seated.
Popular entertainer George Pettignano, a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s to 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more! George, as a former Hollywood stunt man, shared some of his classic stories
Everyone enjoyed a great meal and then danced the afternoon away!
Food and Drink
Join The Art of Cooking Benefit
On Thursday, April 27th, Executive Chef Bryce Shuman of the Michelin-recognized Sweetbriar, formerly of Eleven Madison Park, and The Sylvia Center, an organization founded in 2007 to address diet-related diseases in under-resourced communities across the five boroughs, will be hosting a 15th anniversary celebration fundraising event at their Art of Cooking Benefit.
Throughout the evening, The Sylvia Center will celebrate its founding supporter, Great Performances Hospitality Group and honor Wendy Dessy of Proskauer. The inaugural Miriam and Carl Stern Community Partnership Award will be granted to Jeannette Bocanegra of Justice for Families, a partner organization in the Bronx. The event will also feature students from three of The Sylvia Center’s Teen Culinary Apprenticeship programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, who will create their own dish that will be featured during the event’s cocktail hour.
The Art of Cooking Benefit will take place at Hudson Mercantile (500 W 36th St.) with cocktails being served from 6 pm – 7 pm and a sit-down dinner by Chef Bryce Shuman and programming will be from 7 pm – 8:30 pm.
Photo by ADG Photography
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