Ikea Organization Ideas & Hacks

Ikea hacks are abound in the blogosphere, and with good reason. Decently made home decor with style, at really affordable prices. Why not use Ikea products to create something DIY? But did you know, you can organize with Ikea as well? No amount of design know-how or DIY aptitude is going to make our homes look wonderful if they are cluttered and messy. So try these clever Ikea organization ideas and hacks… you might just find the whole feeling in your home changes with everything in it’s place!



Towel Rack Ikea Hack

I’d love to start with the Ikea Vurm wine rack, mostly because I own it. Sad to say, it still hasn’t been installed! My dilemma is this… is it worth using as a wine rack, taking wall space in my comparatively small kitchen? Or should I use it for some other clever idea instead? Enter ‘Zieak’s towel rack‘… he used his ikea wine rack as a a towel rack instead. Great idea!


Shoe Organizer Ikea Hack Idea

Shelterness shows us a clever way to use the ‘Kartotek’ hooks from Ikea. They keep changing the design so don’t be surprised if they look a little different now, but the fact is, these hooks are perfect for this shoe organizer Ikea hack.


Pantry Organization Ikea Hack

This bright piece from Ikea called ‘Trones’ is a simple cabinet meant for use in the closet, but how about this easy idea… as a TP holder in the bathroom or how about canned goods in the pantry?



Ikea Organization Hacks Using The ‘Raskog Cart’

Use this versatile cart in the laundry room to keep all your cleaning supplies handy… From ‘BHG Style Spotters‘.



Another use for the ‘Raskog cart’… From ‘SF Girl by the Bay‘… use it in the kitchen as extra serving or food storage. Love the color of this, it makes it look so much more decorative than some plastic bins…



Makeup Organizer Ikea Hack

And here is yet another way to use the ‘Raskog Cart’. This makeup organizer Ikea hack works so well to contain all the makeup and beauty supplies that you have accumulated over the years! And fact that you can roll it around is so amazing!


Glamour‘ made this quick tutorial for this makeup organizer ikea hack from the ‘Fintorp flatware caddy’. Easy instructions for this! Not sure if Ikea is still selling this product in the U.S. though.



Book Storage Ikea Organization Idea

My oldest daughter used this trick for Ikea organization ideas in her sons room… Hang the ‘Bekvam spice rack’ to hold children’s books! You can get creative painting them and they are low profile so they don’t take up much room.



Toy Organizer Ikea Hack

From ‘Keeping Up With The Souths‘, how clever and cool is this toy organization idea. Use the ‘Kungsfors’ or ‘Hultarp’ magnetic knife rack from Ikea to organize and park matchbox cars! Love this Ikea organization hack!

Ikea Organization Ideas & Hacks


Ikea closet Organizer Ideas

The Girl on the Go” had this ingenious idea for jewelry storage… She put her Ikea ‘Stave wall mirror’ on hinges, and hung all her jewelry behind it on small hooks… Perfect Ikea organization idea for a small home! Love!


That’s it! Clever Ikea organization ideas and hacks for your home! Any more ideas from our readers? Please share in comments! We think you will want to try our posts on Organizing Kitchen Drawers and 7 Steps to an Organized Fridge! Jump on o ver to Best Ikea Hack Ideas for every room over at TBD!

Image Credits: Ikea, BHG, SF Girl by the Bay, Glamour, Flickr, Girl on the Go
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Shirley York
    February 28, 2021 / 10:14 pm

    Hi I am just trying to find out if you guys are still up and running through all the craziness. I love ur ideas.

    • Kathy Bates
      May 5, 2021 / 9:25 am

      We are!

  2. cat
    April 9, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    We put three Bekvam spice racks along the back of our sofa for drinks and remote controls. With little ones in the house, it keeps the drinks from getting knocked over!

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