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Last week I promised to start talking about what we can *legitimately* stash under our beds.

Today I’d like to talk about how to store travel supplies.

I don’t know about you, but when I travel I often need to pack, which means I need a suitcase (or nine, if the whole family is going…). So where do I keep all those suitcases? You guessed it, under my bed.

OK, so there’s nothing blatantly genius about keeping suitcases under the bed, BUT I don’t store the suitcases empty.

See, when you travel with kids – or if they head out to a sleep-over or week at camp – they often need sleeping bags. Suitcases are a great place to store sleeping bags and under the bed is a great place to store suitcases.

This is starting to sound like that song, “there’s a fly on the leaf on the limb on the bump on the log in the middle of the sea…”

When you start thinking about the things you need when you travel, you’ll find a great way to make use of the space inside the suitcase you plan to store under the bed.

May I suggest:

  • A sleeping bag.
  • An old pillow case or laundry bag for dirty clothes in each suitcase.
  • Toiletry bag (with travel toiletries restocked after each trip to make packing easier!).
  • Your carry on bag/laptop bag/backpack – whatever way you carry the little things on your trip.
  • That item you need to return the next time you head to your parent’s house.
  • Extra charging cords for your phone or other devices (you’ll thank me when you get to your destination and have one handy).
  • Anything else you frequently use when you travel.


When you are ready to pack, everything you need is handy and together.  Anything you don’t need for a particular trip can stash back under the bed while you are gone.