20 Genius IKEA Hacks That Solve All Of Your Storage Problems

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Mike Garten

We've never met an IKEA hack we didn't like—especially when storage is involved. When your home feels packed with stuff, easy and inexpensive storage solutions will literally save your life. Work a little DIY magic, and these super cheap pieces will look totally chic.

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Redbook
Stash Towels On A Bathroom Shelf

Design Emily Henderson upgraded IKEA's RAST nightstand in a snap, repurposing handles as mod table legs. Plenty of space in the linen closet? Top it with a mirror for a fresh side table, or cute paper for kid's room.

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Homemade By Carmona
Streamline Your Closet

Prepare to be amazed by this blogger's DIY: She used IKEA's RAST dresser and two bookshelves to turn a blank wall into the ultimate clothing organizer.

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IKEA Hackers
Install Rolling Drawers

Don't let your jars of beans and tomatoes get lost in the back of your cabinet. These genius rolling drawers from IKEA make it so you can actually find what you need when you're whipping up dinner.

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In My Own Style
Make A Movable Work Station

If you don't have space in your home for a dedicated office, make one you can move around with you. This blogger turned an IKEA bookshelf into a desk with wheels and versatility.

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Mike Garten
Make Your Desk Mid-Century Modern

A pair of IKEA chests can house even a stationary addict's office supplies. Connect the bureaus with a painted plywood plank, and you'll be feeling productive in no time.

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Ich Designer
Repurpose Bed Slats

This $10 IKEA hack really thinks outside the bed box. The SULTAN LADE usually hides under the mattress, but the wooden planks can hold magazines, kitchen herbs, and even shoes when hung vertically.

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A New Bloom
Make Your Makeup Storage Chic

Beauty junkies, get your collection under control with a cleverly-mounted shelf. Tapered wooden legs fake the look of a table, while the two shallow drawers hold even the biggest lipstick stash.

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Oh Yes
Create Under-Bed Storage

If your bedroom doesn't have a closet (or you abide by the belief that there's no such thing as too much clothing storage) mount your bed on top of IKEA cabinets to provide ample space for sweaters and shirts under your mattress.

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Golden Boys & Me
Turn Bookshelves Into An Island

Don't limit the super-functional BILLY bookcase to your favorite fictional paperbacks and hardcovers. When positioned side-by-side to form a makeshift kitchen island, the shelves create a home for all of your favorite cookbooks, snacks, and even baking supplies.

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IKEA
Tote Stuff In A Rolling Cart

Attention: The RASKOG cart might be the most versatile product in all of IKEA (seriously). It's just as useful in your kitchen to hold spillover pantry items as in your bathroom to corral makeup and toilet paper.

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Made By Girl
Store Special-Occasion Dishes

Most kitchens (and dining areas!) don't have enough room to keep all of your fine china, platters and silverware—and that's why everyone needs a credenza. But it doesn't have to be a pricey investment. This sleek piece was made out of modern IKEA cabinets.

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Polka Dot Chair
Control The Drop Zone

Half of the reason entryways get cluttered so quickly is because every person in your house owns a different coat, bag, hat, you name it. Give kids have a dedicated "locker" so they know exactly where items go—and where to find them!

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Sugar & Cloth
Free Up Floor Space

Cabinets offer plenty of storage, but can look bulky (and consume precious square footage). Enter: A floating system. Here, a white IKEA piece nearly blends into the white wall it's mounted on so it appears less clunky. It's especially great in a living room, where you can toss your pillows and throws into it when not in use.

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Daffodil Designs
Corral Children's Books

Having a huge collection of children's books mean you don't have to listen to the same tale every single night—but adds major clutter to your kid's room. Use IKEA's picture ledges to create floating shelves for as many hardbacks as you need.

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Instructables
Create A Mail Center

Don't let your bills and thank you notes take over your dining room table. This nifty floating shelf made out of magazine holders from IKEA features three different cubbies — one for unopened mail, action items and letters to hold onto for later.

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The Golden Sycamore
Rethink Your Bathroom Vanity

If your bathroom has a pedestal sink (read: zero storage) ditch it for an IKEA vanity instead. This one features two different deep drawers and—thanks to a coat of green pain—looks totally unique.

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The Mombot
Optimize Storage Benches

Instead of accepting the bare minimum, sometimes you have to push your storage with a little DIY savviness for a truly organized home. Here, two IKEA benches with cubbies gets a bonus bag and jacket holder to make this entryway even more functional.

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Courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Add Stackable Storage To Your Headboard

Forgo nightstands that add clunkiness to the side of your already-small bedroom and opt for this that features floating shelves for books and alarm clocks instead. Here, two pieces stacked on top of each other double the possibilities.

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Centsational Girl
Create A Window Seat

Calling all day dreamers and bookworms. This bedroom bench (made out of IKEA cabinets) provides a cozy spot to watch the rain fall and tons of space so you can tuck your shoe or purse collections out of sight.

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Avery Street Design
Craft Built-In Storage

Ditch bare walls that do nothing to make your home more functional and line them with BILLY bookcases instead. This hack will make your home appear more luxe and organized.

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