It’s no secret that I love IKEA. Most of my renovated living room was furnished with pieces from IKEA, lovingly assembled by my son Kell who has a knack for assembling flat-pack furniture I’ve also written blog posts in the past about IKEA-related topics, like my post about “IKEA hacks” a few months ago. (If you missed it, you can check it out at the link below!) Today’s post also concerns IKEA, but this time we’ll be focusing on one particular item—the RÅSKOG utility cart.
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This handy, 3-tier rolling cart is one of the most versatile storage items we keep in our studio. (We actually like them so much that we have 4 of them!) These carts only cost about $25 each, and with IKEA’s new lower shipping costs, you could get one shipped right to your door for less than $40! And once you see just how versatile this cart can be, you’ll understand just how great a deal that is.
Before we get to the ideas, I also want to mention that you can find carts that are similar to the RÅSKOG at other stores. Target has a strikingly similar cart listed on their site for $30 (see it here), and I found another one on Amazon for $30 as well (see it here). So even though I refer to the IKEA version throughout this post, you have plenty of options for finding a similar cart at whichever store you prefer. :-) So without further ado, here are 8 different ways you can put this versatile cart to work around the house!
8 Genius IKEA Cart Hacks
Use a storage cart in your bathroom to keep your toiletries and other items organized and accessible. Use it to store:
- Toilet paper
- Hair tools
- Reading material
2. Kids’ Room
A storage cart makes a great place to store kids’ toys. Your little one can wheel it into the living room to play, and back into their room when playtime is over. Use it to store:
- Stuffed animals
- Crayons & markers
3. Craft Room
A rolling storage cart is a great place to keep your craft supplies, because you can easily roll it into any room you want to work in. Use it to store:
- Knitting supplies
- Sewing supplies
- Hot glue gun
If you could use a bit more shelf space in your pantry, why not use a tiered storage cart? Most of them are small enough that they will fit in your pantry easily. Use it to store:
- Instant Pot (It fits perfectly on the top shelf of the RÅSKOG!)
- Potatoes, onions, garlic, etc.
- Kids’ snacks
5. Coffee Station
Use a storage cart to create a mobile coffee station right in your own kitchen! Use it to store:
- Coffee maker
- Travel mugs
- Sugar & sweeteners
Many people use these storage carts as an inexpensive nightstand. There’s plenty of space to store all of your bedtime and sleep necessities. Use it to store:
- Drink cup
- Reading lamp
7. Home Office
Use a storage cart as a handy caddy for your home office. You can roll it around as necessary to keep your items close by. Use it to store:
- Office supplies
- Sticky notes
- Phone charger
Bonus Tip: Run the edge of your phone charger cord through a binder clip to keep it at the ready!
8. Cleaning Caddy
A rolling storage cart makes the ultimate caddy for your cleaning supplies. You can roll it around the house with you as you clean, so you don’t have to run back and forth to your closet or under the sink! Use it to store:
- Microfiber towels
- Scrub brushes
Do you use a rolling storage cart at home or work? What’s your favorite way to use it? Leave a comment below and we’ll keep the conversation going! :-)