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The Best Ikea Products to Help You Organize Your Life

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Everything In Its Place

Ikea is best known for sleek chairs, cheap couches, and even its legendary meatballs. But that’s not all it has in store. If that spring-cleaning itch has you longing to bring some order to the chaos of your home, Ikea has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Whether you need extra closet space, containers for smaller clutter, or something in between, you’ll probably find it (and at a budget-friendly price). Here are some of our favorite storage and organization picks at Ikea.   


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Pinnig Coat Rack
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Pinnig Coat Rack

$89

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No mudroom? Turn any wall into a functional entry space with the Pinnig, which functions as an all-in-one coat rack, shoe rack, and bench. Made of sturdy steel, the unit can be extended with other benches, and there are matching wall hangers available, too.


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Skadis Pegboard
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Trofast Storage
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Trofast Storage Combination

$61

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The sturdy Trofast system is legendary among parents who need a convenient place to organize toys. This is the most classic combination, but like most of Ikea’s best buys, it’s endlessly customizable. The sliding plastic bins are particularly good at corralling Legos and other small toys.


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Skubb Box Set
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Skubb Boxes

$5 (6 ct.)

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Got an unruly sock drawer? A pile of untamed T-shirts? Belts and jewelry run amok? Flexible Skubb boxes can bring order to the chaos wherever you need them, but they’re especially ideal for organizing drawers, users say. 


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Förhöja Kitchen Cart
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Förhöja Kitchen Cart

$109

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This handy birch cart is a workhorse for anyone who needs a little more storage or counter space in their kitchen. “For a small NYC kitchen, this made our kitchen much more usable,” one owner raves. “We put a microwave on the lower shelf with ample room left for storage. We also use the top for all sorts of food prep.”


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Ikea 365+ Dry Food Container
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Ikea 365+ Dry Food Container

$5

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Clear food storage containers can help turn a pantry into an organized thing of beauty, and Ikea’s are easier on the budget than most. This 44-ounce option can put items like beans, cereal, and snacks on display, keeping them from getting lost in a cramped space. 


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Råskog Utility Cart
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Råskog Utility Cart

$30 

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Made of powder-coated steel, this little cart is versatile enough to use practically anywhere you need it — a small bathroom, a playroom, a craft room, or anywhere else that needs some additional organization.


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Klunka Laundry Bag
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Klunka Laundry Bag

$10

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Who needs a laundry basket when your laundry bag doubles as one? This hamper with handles is roomy, lightweight, and folds up when you don’t need it. 


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Lommarp Cabinet
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Lommarp Cabinet

$349

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Need extra space for dishes, collectibles, or other items too precious to hide away? The Lommarp has glass doors on top and closed storage on the bottom, and its traditional style makes it a go-to for showing off in the dining room or other high-traffic areas.


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Förfina Travel Set
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Förfina Travel Set

$4

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Instead of overspending on travel-size toiletries, use what you already have with this flat-packing 10-piece set of TSA-compliant bottles, sized for shampoo, lotion, sunscreen, and other necessities. 


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Nordiska Open Wardrobe
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Nordiska Open Wardrobe

$249

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Ikea’s Pax series is a more customizable option for organizing your wardrobe, but the bamboo Nordiska has such an elegant, eye-catching design that you’ll want it even if you actually do have enough closet space. 


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Torkis Laundry Basket
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Torkis Laundry Basket

$8

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Made of flexible plastic, this laundry basket also makes a great storage bin, beverage holder, and recycling bin, buyers say. Those who do like it for laundry love the lack of sharp edges and say they can squeeze it into tight places.

Kvistbro Storage Table
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Kvistbro Storage Table

$60

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Who can resist products that pull double duty? Use the Kvistbro as a coffee table, side table, or even a foot rest. Toss blankets, books, or whatever else you need to stow into the base for instant organization. 

Kallax Shelving
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Kallax Shelf Unit With Inserts

$158

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Kallax is one of Ikea’s most beloved products for good reason. The shelves have clean lines and infinite possibilities — use one as a room divider, shoe organizer, and more. Compatible bins and inserts turn the open shelving into closed compartments for unsightly clutter. 


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Saxborga Storage Box
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Saxborga Storage Box

$20

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If you’re an ’80s baby, think of this as a modern-day Caboodle. Made of eye-catching plastic and cork, it’s just the right size for keeping makeup and other small accessories in one spot. A built-in mirror makes it even more functional.

Alex Drawer Unit
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Sortera Recycling Bin
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Sortera Recycling Bin

$13

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Paper, plastic, glass, aluminum — whatever you’ve got, you can neatly sort it with these stackable 16-gallon bins with flip tops. They’re also handy for sorting laundry, and come in a 10-gallon size, too.

Vesken Cart
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Variera Pot Lid Organizer
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Variera Pot Lid Organizer

$8 

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The genius of this cheap stainless steel pot-lid holder is that it's adjustable based on the depth of your cabinet or drawer. Happy owners say it holds lids of all sizes securely without scratching them, and many report using it to organize other things like cutting boards, crafts, and even mail.


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Ikea PS Cabinet
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Ikea PS Cabinet

$99

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This locker-like cabinet would look especially fitting in a rec room or kid’s space, but it can add some extra organization in any room. It has a cord outlet that also makes it suitable for video game consoles, DVD players, and other media components. 

Tjusig Hanger
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Tjusig Hanger

$13

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Coat racks are useful, sure, but beautiful? The solid-wood Tjusig is one of those items that combines form and function in an eye-catching way. There’s also a coordinating bench and shoe rack if you want to go all out.

Flådis Basket
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Flådis Basket

$10 
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This handmade seagrass basket with near-perfect reviews has a more rustic feel than many of Ikea's modern pieces. It's just big enough for crafts, a throw blanket, a few books, or other clutter. 

Omar Shelving Unit
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Omar Shelving Unit

$50

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Ikea’s answer to industrial wire shelving, the Omar series offers plenty of potential for customization with accessories like compatible baskets and wine racks. Adjustable feet and shelving make it practical for most spaces (uneven floors included).


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Ikea PS Fångst
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