Now that we’ve all spent so. much. time. at home we’ve realized at the little places we have yet to makeover and organize. But that doesn’t mean we have to rush out and blow our entire budget on stackable baskets and (perfect! cute!) containers for our pantries. Instead, with a little help from our favorite parenting bloggers out there, these IKEA hacks can help makeover inexpensive IKEA scores into handy items you’ll use every day. Scroll on to get inspired.
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1. KALLAX Changing Table
IKEA's KALLAX storage unit becomes a versatile piece in H.isforHome's nursery as a changing table with plenty of storage ready at hand. The greatest part about this hack is that later when her son Grayson outgrows the changing table, there's a seamless transition into simple storage and shelving pieces (click here to check it out).
2. LATT Light-Up Table
Make your kids’ activities even more fun with an awesome light-up table. IKEA’s classic LATT table can become a unique addition to the play area with LED lights, acrylic sheets and glass finish spray for a funky glow they’ll love. Check out Hobby Mommy Creations to learn more.
3. TOSTERUP Mail Holders
Mail is one of the most painful things to organize, but with this hack from Jules of IKEA Hackers, it doesn’t have to be. One of her coolest IKEA transformations takes a TOSTERUP from a door handle to a mail holder. All you need are the door handles and Sugru, an awesome moldable glue, and you’ll be ready to tackle all that mail clutter.
4. IKEA HEAT Custom Cork Board
With a little help from Betty at Oh Everything Handmade, you can make your own custom corkboard in a snap. Grab budget-friendly IKEA cork rounds and a fun combo of acrylic paint colors to create a wall feature that helps you stay organized and gives you a way to display some fab family photos.
5. LACK LEGO Table with Storage
A few key items from IKEA include the inexpensive LACK table and some magnetic strips, and the ultimate LEGO table with storage becomes both practical and fun. Head over to Kojo Designs for all the details.
6. FYLLEN Stuffed Animal Catch-All
This IKEA hack is so simple, but it will change your life. If your kids have a zoo full of stuffed animals, clear the clutter quickly by popping open the FYLLEN Laundry basket and tossing them in. It'll keep the hoard of toys contained, and it makes for a fun game at clean-up time tossing them all in.
7. TARVA Movable Work Station
Whether you need an office or your kids need a homework area, having a portable workspace could give you all kinds of storage options. Follow this super helpful tutorial from Diane of In My Own Style to see how a basic TARVA dresser can become a versatile rolling workspace. We’re not going to lie, transforming this dresser will take a little extra elbow grease, but the results are sure to impress.
8. BILLY Bookshelf Mudroom Lockers
Whether you have a mudroom, or just have a bit of extra space in your entry, Melissa from Polkadot Chair has a hack that will revolutionize your storage life. Using the BILLY bookcase, you can actually create lockers for everyone’s coats, bags, shoes and more.
9. LURÖY Bed Slat Wall Hanger
Your bed slats are so much more than support for your bed. Use this awesome idea from Kristina of Ich Designer to make an amazing wall storage space for your fam. Hang baskets, magazines, notebooks and more to get your everyday must-haves out of the way.
10. Simple Underbed Storage
If you’re looking for IKEA hacks that are simple, drawer dividers are perfect. They require almost no assembly and can help you organize piles of laundry in a snap.
11. Bookcase Dollhouse
The multifunctional BILLY bookcase can also be transformed into an adorable dollhouse, which is perfect if you’re looking to update your kiddos' play space. Head over to DIY Village for all the details!
12. Car Seat Organizer
When you’re traveling with kiddos, it’s important to have everything at your fingertips. This car seat organizer from IKEA Hackers will allow your little ones to have some of their favorite things on every car trip. From iPads to colored pencils, this organizer is a game-changer.
14. Art Supply Organizer
Keep all of those markers, crayons and art supplies organized and easily accessible with this easy IKEA Hack with the KUNGFORS Container. Hang the rail and containers from the wall above a desk or craft table, and you keep all your supplies front and center for craft time.
14. Shoe Rack as Paper Storage
What makes IKEA storage products so genius is their ability to capitalize on the tiniest of spaces. Whether you’re looking to store paperwork in your office or toilet paper in your bathroom, check out how Cori of Hey Let’s Makes Stuff expertly transforms this Tornes shoe organizer into a versatile storage system that fits anywhere.
15. BILLY Bookcase Shoe Storage
The BILLY Bookcase is at it again! Organizing shoes in an easy and accessible way is every mom’s ultimate storage nightmare. But, not anymore. All you really need is the BILLY bookshelf and you can make your very own shoe organization system without the fuss. See how fashion blogger Tatiana makes it work here.
16. Magnetic Car Organizers
We promise, once you check out this awesome hack, you won’t be stepping on any more toy cars. Follow this tutorial and discover how easy it is to make magnetic strips to hold for your kiddie's planes, trains and automobiles.
17. Rolling Under Bed Storage
Under your bed doesn’t have to be wasted storage space. Transform it with a helping hand from Faith at Curbly. Believe it or not, her amazing under-the-bed storage boxes are actually made of frames! Check out her tutorial to get started.
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