Stack Plastic and Zip Lock Bags on the Inner Side of the Cabinet Door
Shuffling around and looking for a plastic or zip lock bag when you are in a hurry can be frustrating.
One of the easiest and creative ways to tackle this situation would be to hang the cardboard boxes of old zip lock bags on the inner side of the cabinet or pantry door. You can fasten the boxes by using nails or tacks: what a perfect way to organize reusable and food storage bags.
Store Cutting Boards and More in Magazine Holders
One of the biggest challenges is storing things like cutting boards, foil or cling wrap boxes, and other such nitty-gritty things. A perfect way to enhance your storage space and keep your kitchen looking organized would be to use your old magazine racks.
You can easily store all your small everyday needs inside the rack and keep your workstation clean and organized. To make your storage space even more interesting, you can design the magazine racks in whatever way you want.
Hang Spray Bottles on Rods
Free up space under your kitchen and bathroom sink by hanging your spray bottles. For this DIY hack, you can use old shower curtain rods, steel/plastic/wooden handles of your old mop.
Cut according to the measurement need and fasten it correctly on the inner side by drilling holes into the inner sidewalls or the cabinet and you are all set. Not only will it keep the space organized, but it will become easy for you to spot the bottles you need.
Place Ice-Cream, Coffee, or Yogurt Cups in Old Egg Cartons
Whether it is the fridge or your coffee machines, K-cups tend to take up a lot of space. It becomes even more frustrating when you have to go through all the cups to find the flavor you are looking for.
To solve this problem, you can use old egg cartons as organizers for them. This is a simple and creative way to use old egg cartons. You can also place them inside your fridge to stock yogurt cups.
Use Clips or Clothespins for Snacks and Packets
Looking for ways to store your chips or family pack snack bags? Do you want to keep your open chips fresh so that you can eat later?
Here is a simple and easy solution for you. Instead of tying up your packets with elastic bands, you can use cloth drying pins or hangers with built-in pins. It will not only help to maintain the freshness of your snack, but it is also an eco-friendly option instead of throwing them away.
Store Raw Food Packets and Grains With Bottlenecks
If you have just opened a new packet of cereal or spaghetti and are searching for a way to store it, then this is a perfect hack for you. You can use the neck of the old water bottles to store and refill whenever you need.
Run the one end of the packet inside out and close it with the bottle cap. Whenever you need to use the packet, you need to unscrew the cap and pour the required quantity.
Use Shower Curtain Rings and Towel Bars to Organize Your Ties or Scarves
Shower curtain rings and towel bars come in handy in so many ways that you may think. You can use them to even store your bandannas/scarves, baby/face towels, and other such small items without having to fold them or hang them.
You can place the towel bar on the inner side of the cupboard door and hand your scarves, face towels, or baby bibs using the shower rings. One good thing about this hack is that you can even create a hanging ladder using hangers.
Make Your Own Socks, Belt, or Tie Holder With Coke Crates
Why not consider using the old coke crate lying in the garage to store your socks, belts, or ties instead. This will not only help you to save space but will also make your room clean and organized.
In fact, you can even use this idea to store your stockings, briefs, or other small pieces of cloth. What is even better is that you can easily place the crate on one side of your wardrobe.
Use Cardboard Rolls or PVC Pipes To Store Baby Clothes and More
PVC pipes or cardboard rolls come in handy in so many ways in various parts of the house. Well, why not consider using them inside your cupboard as well. If you want, you can even use them inside the nursery to store your baby’s clothes and bibs as well.
Placing them inside the draws of your cupboard gives you the flexibility to keep your t-shirts, inner wear, and even tank tops without having to turn the place upside down.
Use Letter Organizers as a Shoe Storage Solution
Ballet shoes, aqua slippers, ankle-length socks are just some of the many things you would find in a person’s shoe closet. Letter organizers are a perfect solution to store such items.
Not only will it look clean and organized, but it will also help you perk up the overall look and feel. You can even use this solution in the kid’s room to store baby booties, mittens, socks and more.
Store Flats Efficiently Inside a Cabinet
If you do not have a shoe rack, storing your shoes can be challenging. With this hack, you do not have to worry about that anymore. You can use different-sized plastic bottles or plastic cans to store your shoes inside a cupboard or shelf.
For flats and flip-flops, you can use the broader side plastic soda bottle. If you happen to have wide feet, you can choose to go with small plastic milk cartons. This hack will finally let you say goodbye to the messy and unorganized look.
Use a Cardboard Box to Organize Wires and Cable Cords
In today’s world, almost every person has different types of gadgets. All you need is a cardboard box, some wrapping or regular paper, glue, and scissors. Create evenly distributed dividers to make smaller compartments in the box and decorate them with paper.
This DIY hack will help you store your cables and charges neatly instead of letting them get tangled. If you have a bigger sized cardboard box, you can even place the spike guard inside the box.
Use Toilet Paper Tubes to Store Cords
It is natural to carry mobile chargers and data cords along whenever you step out of the house.
Whether you are planning a road trip, stepping out of the house to run some errands, or going to work, this DIY hack is easy and will help to keep your bag or purse organized. Roll the cords and use toilet paper tubes to store them. You can even label the tubes to make it easy for you.
Store All Devices Neatly Near the Bedside With a Letterbox Holder
Do you often find it challenging to keep your bedside table neat and clean? Are you looking for an effective way to store your mobile phones and other gadgets? This is the perfect DIY hack that you can consider.
Now you can transform your letterbox holder or desk organizer into a storage and charging station. You would need a drilling machine, 1 or 2 nails to hang on the wall for this hack. This hack is helpful, especially when you have multiple gadgets that are lying all over the place.
Save Space With This Storage Solution for Electronic Hair-Styling Products
For your hair care products, you can consider these DIY hacks. Instead of leaving your hair curlers, straightening irons, or hairdryer all over the place, consider hanging them on the inner side of the cabinet doors.
You can use sticky hooks or even large-sized nails to hang your supplies and save up space. This hack will be helpful if you run a saloon and do not have much space to store a lot of things.
Use Altoids Tins or Small Candy Tins to Organize Office Supplies
Why throw away the small candy tins when you can reuse them as storage options. You can use the containers to store various office supplies like your staple pins, buttons, pencil leads, and other things you need while working.
Do not forget to label the tins so that you know what is stored inside them. You can use these tins to save you small supplies like needles, beads, etc. With this hack, you can prevent yourself from getting hurt every time you look into the drawer for something.
Convert Empty Tin Cans Into a Unique Storage Solution
Why waste money on buying pen holders and desk organizers when you can make one yourself. In this hack, you can put those old food tin containers to good use and create your own masterpiece.
You would need some paint, decorative paper or cloth, industrial glue, and a creative mind for this hack. Arrange the tin cans vertically or horizontally and place all your small supplies like pens, scissors, pencils, and so on. To make it more beautiful, use fairy lights all around and convert them into a night lamp.
Recycle Toilet Paper Rolls and Shoeboxes
This is another easy and simple desk organizer and storage hack that you can consider for all your office and school supplies. Instead of throwing away toilet paper rolls and shoe/ small-sized cardboard boxes, you can convert them into beautiful-looking a storage space.
To make the box more attractive, you can design or decorate it however you want. If you wish, you can also give the toilet rolls a new look. This idea is perfect for people who need to carry a lot of supplies every day.
Turn a Craft Closet Into a Masterpiece
People who are into crafts will understand the importance of neatly organized craft closets. In this hack, you can transform the look of your craft cabinet by adding some extra wooden shelves, small wooden baskets, and even a pegboard.
You can even use the hack to enhance the look of your child’s study table or if you love painting and need to store different painting supplies. Go creative and come up with a unique design to enhance the look.
Use the Walls of a Room to Hang Stuffed Toys
Love stuffed toys and looking for a creative way to store them? This DIY hack will do the trick. Instead of making shelves on the wall, you could make a plush animal swing.
You can choose to go with different-sized hobby wood and small-sized wooden planks, clothesline, rope, and hooks for this hack. Another way to make your swing would be using cardboard, ribbons, or old bedsheets. Another variant to this option would be to use an old ladder and place it on the corner of the room.
Design a Wall Using Old Clipboards
Wondering what to do with the different clipboards you have that are taking up unnecessary space? Check out this creative and easy DIY hack. Create a focal wall using all the clipboards that you have.
You can use this to display your children’s artwork, make it into a memory lane by hanging photos, or even in the kitchen to hang your to-do list or to note down the groceries you would need when you run to the store next time.
Convert Small Cardboard Boxes Into an Earring Organizer
Many times, people tend to throw cardboard boxes away because they may seem useless. But you can actually use differently sized cardboard boxes for various purposes instead of spending money.
In this hack, you can reuse small to medium-sized cardboard boxes to store your earrings and other small pieces of jewelry. What is best about this idea is that you can use it as a packing hack when going on vacation.
Convert Unused Kitchen Space Into a Storage Zone
Do you have a small unused space in your kitchen? Why not convert it into a small storage space? You can make a decently sized sliding pantry to store all your bottles, oils, spices, and food cans instead of letting them use up space on the shelves.
You can use wooden planks and hobby wood, wheels, and a measuring tape to build your very own sliding pantry for this hack. This hack is a good idea, especially when you have extra wooden planks lying around the house.
Repurpose an Old Chair Into a Closet Space
This DIY will help you repurpose your old chair in a creative way. Those folding chairs can be reused as a make-believe shelf and closet. All you need to do is drill a hole at the head of the folding chair and put a screw in the wall, hang the chair from the screw, and there you have your closet space.
The sitting part of the chair can be used as a shelf to store boxes, and the rod below can be used to hang your clothes/ties, etc.
Save the Day With Muffin Trays
Whether it is your office draw, study table, or dresser, small things like paper clips, bobby pins, elastic bands, staple pin removers, and other such things are always all over the place. Instead of throwing your old or rusted muffin tray away, why not convert it into a storage container.
To give a new look, you can use some paints or cloth and glue, and decorate it the way you want. This is a great way to store small things without having to look for them.
Reuse Old Tennis Rackets as Mirrors
If you have old tennis or badminton rackets at home, then here’s a DIY for you that will help you recycle them into beautiful wall installations with a purpose. All you need to do is fit oval-shaped mirrors into the rackets and hang them on the wall.
This simple DIY doubles as a home decor item that adds character to your wall and helps you creatively reuse your old things.
Installing a Drawer Under the Bed to Store Additional Bedding Items
This DIY is a great way to store home items in easily accessible places but still keep it well hidden from site. Instead of throwing out that old piece of furniture from your home, how about repurposing it as under-the-bed bins?
You can use the drawer to store your blankets or items that are not used regularly. You can add wheels to the drawers, making it easier to access. These drawers look better than plastic boxes; additionally, you are using an old item instead of throwing it out.
Remodel the Oven Pan Into Kitchen Storage
It can get annoying to sort through multiple storage containers to find what you need, on the kitchen counter. This DIY helps you declutter your kitchen counter in a farm-fresh way. All you need is an old pan, wooden knobs, and E600 glue.
You can use the hammer to flatten out any dents in the pan, glue the wooden knobs under the pan and have your own farmhouse footed tray to store your kitchen containers. Isn’t this a smart way to have your everyday-use spices in one place?
Reuse Wooden Crates to Create Wall Storage
If you are living with a child, then you know just how much space their stuff takes up; if you don’t want to spend $$$ on buying more storage, then you can drill in your wooden boxes on the bedroom wall of your child to instantly create some storage space.
You can paint the boxes like shown in the picture to add the element of fun and use it to store your kid’s toys, clothes, etc.
Make a DIY Magazine/ Mail Sorter
Trying to find that single mail in the stack of your mail letters can get daunting; this simple DIY mail sorter can solve that issue for you. With the help of the pallet wood, you can fashion a storage box.
Make sure you add wood strips to create small pockets that can compartmentalize the entire box. You can now store different mails according to importance or keep a different section for a different family member.
Repurpose Old CD Cases as a Storage Item
If you have old CD cases stacked away in some corner of your home, then it’s time to bring them out and use them as a storage option. This has to be one of the easiest DIY that can declutter your home in a jiffy.
You can use this to store your bagels/ donuts or any round food or to organize your cable wires. If you are feeling creative, you can even paint the cd cases to give them a personalized touch.
Keep the Soda Boxes Next Time for This DIY Hack
Storing canned food individually in the fridge not only takes up lots of the storage space, but it also gets difficult to find the particular food you require from the multiple canned boxes.
This simple DIY can keep your cans tidy and topple-proof. Take the empty soda boxes and cover them with decorative paper for aesthetics, label the box for the cans that will be stored in. Ensure you make an opening in the back, so older cans rotate in the front. Store the cans sideways in the box and keep them organized.
Use a Shoe Organizer to Organize Everything at Home
Shoe organizers are a blessing in disguise. Their use is not limited to organizing shoes; use them to organize everything at your home. You can use them in the bathroom to organize your toiletries, in the kitchen to store your food cans and food packets, and in your craft room to keep your supplies neatly organize and within sight.
The pockets allow you to keep similar items in the same place. Go for a transparent organizer to make it easier for you to spot things.
Organize Garden Tools With the Help of Your Old Filing Cabinet
If the old filing cabinet is just rusting away, here’s a way you can organize it for your garden tools. All you need is a pegboard and PVC pipe.
For this DIY, cut the pegboard in the size of the bottom of the cabinet (which will then be the side of the storage box). Put the PVC pipes inside the box with the height as long as the width of the cabinet. PVC pipes make for a designated spot for larger tools, while the pegboards on the side offer storage for smaller tools and gloves.
Turn a Six Pack Into a Condiment Carrier
Upcycle your six-pack bottle carrier into a condiment caddy. All you need is some wrapping paper and an empty six-pack. Cover your six-pack with wrapping paper, or old magazine covers and newspapers to take the eco-friendly route.
It is a great way to organize your kitchen utensils and makes for a cute carrier to carry your seasonings while going on a picnic. You can also use this carrier to store your stationery items.
Charge Your Phone Without Worrying About Kids or Pets
When you have kids or pets in the house, you have to be very careful about electrical cords. This DIY hack is one of the best ways to charge your phone without worrying.
Take an old broad base shampoo/lotion or oil bottle and cut it as per the desired shape; make sure you make a small opening in the center so that you can put your wall charger. You can even use this hack in places where you do not have a stand or table.
Here’s a Creative Way to Hide Your Extra Key
Many people avoid keeping the spare key under the mat or at all because of the safety concerns that arise. But here’s a smart way to store an extra key.
All you need is an old pill bottle and a stone from your backyard. Put the extra key inside the bottle and glue a stone on the bottle cap. Now dig in the hole in the ground and bury the bottle deep enough that only the stone is visible on the surface.
Install a Rotating Food Trays in the Fridge
If you are tired of reaching at the back of your fridge to grab your bottles and knock things down in the process, then this storage hack is for you. You can easily buy a lazy Susan tray online or at a hardware store near you.
You can neatly store the bottles on the tray and just rotate the tray to grab the bottle of your choice. You can even choose to DIY the lazy Susan tray yourself. All you will need will be a thick turntable bearing, screws, and a wooden round tray.
Keep Makeup or Paint Brushes in Place With Coffee Beans
Looking for a way to store differently sized brushes, why not try this hack. Take any container, mug, cup, or vase and fill it with coffee beans. It will act as a home decor item and keep your makeup or paint brushes in place.
If you do not have coffee beans, you can even go with shredded paper and glue or even consider the washing sponge. To make this hack a top-notch higher, you can even consider using dry-colored sand or old beans from the bean bag.
Make a Charging Station With a Shoebox
Having wires running all over the place can look very untidy and unorganized. Well, why not make your charging station using a shoebox? All you would need to do is create small holes at the bottom of the box.
You can even use this DIY hack to organize your different power cords behind the TV, music system, PlayStation, or your office /computer desk. Get more creative by decorating the shoe box however you like.
Use Old Suitcase to Make a Cabinet
Do vintage suitcases take up space in your wardrobe? How about you turn them into a storage space. Start by adding wooden shelves in your bag (you can customize the size according to your need).
Make sure you screw through the back of the suitcase into the back of the shelves to hold the shelf and provide support for mounting. Provide a mounting surface and hang the bag on the wall, and you have your DIY cabinet ready. You can use it to store oil bottles, medicines, or anything that can fit inside.
Prevent Clothes From Slipping Off the Hanger
It is very frustrating when your clothes keep on falling off the hanger. What is even worse is when you have to keep slipping them back on. Whether it is the wired or plastic hangers, everyone seems to have that problem when clothes do not stay in place.
There is a simple solution for this; all you need are some ribbons or even plastic types. Wrap the edges of the hangers and enough to get an anti-slip grip.
Organize Jewelry With an Old Bulletin Board
Stacking up jewelry can be really daunting. Especially jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, anklets, basically anything that can intertwine with each other and takes forever to detangle.
However, your old bulletin board can come to your rescue. Just put in some thumbtacks on the board and use it as a hanger to hang your jewelry. This simple hack will not only keep your jewelry organized and easily accessible but will also protect it from breakage that can happen when they are tangled together.
Use Paper Towel Racks to Store Cookie Cutters and Molds
Cookie cutters or cake molds are the perfect options when you love to get creative with your food. These pieces are usually stored inside the drawer or in a box. Why not go for an easy way to keep these cutters without having to search all over the place.
You will need your old or extra paper towel racks and stack the cutters, one on top of the other for this idea. Decorating the racks with ribbons or other craft items will help convert them into decor items.
Keep Flavored Tea Bags in a Tin Box
Do you keep shuffling things around to search for a particular tea flavor? Well, here is an easy solution that will help you keep tea at an arm’s length. For this hack, you can use a tin box or a deep transparent food storage box.
Take some cardboard paper or even the hard plastic sheet and cut them into evenly sized dividers, put different flavors of teas in different compartments to keep it organized. It is a perfect way to store all your tea bags in one place.
40+ Times People Used Clever Hacks to Make Ikea Furniture Their Own
When you’re in the market for high-quality furniture but have a tight budget, Ikea is a staple to turn to. They offer quality furniture that you can pick up and build to suit your home. However, there’s even more you can get out of Ikea furniture. These people all managed to figure out how to hack their Ikea furniture to really make it unique.
Make a Statement
Ikea furniture is, largely, associated with simple colors and straightforward designs. This is great for versatility but doesn’t always give your home a unique appearance.
That’s something this person solved with this Kallax piece from Ikea. They started by mounting it on legs to change it up altogether. Then, they took the time to give it a paint job to be proud of, making sure to add some finer details. The result? The shelf went from storage to statement piece!
Creating a Window Seat
Window seats are a great place to relax and catch some sunlight in the comfort of your own home. Yet, you might wonder what to do if you don’t have a built-in option.
This is another example of someone elevating the Ikea Kallax to a whole new level. This person decided to add some accessories and a supply of comfortable pillows to make the shelving-unit-turned-seat a cozy spot to read or lounge. Plus, it’s small enough to slide by a window.
Add Antique Drawers
When you shop at Ikea, everything is made to look fresh and new. However, this doesn’t always work if you want an antique touch to your home.
On one hand, Ikea isn’t likely to switch to antiquing anytime soon. On the other hand, you can hack your Ikea furniture as this person did. With a carefully executed paint job, this person made their furniture look antique but with all the same trappings of modern furniture. It takes some skill but it’s an impressive DIY!
When you need storage solutions, there are quite a few solutions at Ikea. On top of that, with a little ingenuity, you can come up with versions that really stand out.
This person started with an Ikea Ivar Cupboard. First, they removed part of the doors that the Ikea cabinet came with to add rattan mesh. The end result is an elevated piece that you probably wouldn’t automatically associate with its original form from Ikea. It really elevates it into a new, chic form.
Building a New Bed
There are few pieces of furniture quite as essential as a bed. You can even turn one of the more modern beds from Ikea into a rustic dream.
The base for this hack was the Ikea Malm Bed. To start, they added some wooden planks to the bed to give it a more rustic look. From there, the frame was painted to step away from the modern look further. The end result is a bed that would fit into any farmhouse decor.
Liven Up the Dresser
Making a dresser a bit more lively isn’t a hard task once you know what to do. For this hack, you’ll want to start with a dresser from Ikea that you like.
In this hack, this person also elevated the dresser with a set of legs. However, all you really need is some paint or contact paper. This way, you can use the base color and then add extra visuals to make it pop. If you can’t paint the more detailed parts, that’s where contact paper is handy!
Creating Cat Trees
There are few things that housecats love more than climbing and playing. That’s why it’s advised that their owners have cat trees they can climb around on.
Still, most cat trees aren’t exactly minimalistic. If you want something that suits you and your cats, you can modify some Ikea Frosta Stools. This person attached them to the wall to create shelves their cats could walk around on. With multiple Ikea stools available, you can create a network like this!
Creating a Fantasy Bed
It’s a lot of kids’ dreams to have a room that reminds them of their favorite fairytales. Yet, it’s not every parent knows how to pull this off.
With Ikea’s help, you can create a fantasy bad that your kids will always remember. These parents started with an Ikea Kura Bed and just started adding details until they achieved this result. Not only does this allow the lucky child a bed in a palace but there’s a little space beneath the loft too.
Create a Cubby
There are times when a shelf is all you need. Other times, you can get more out of a cubby. After all, it offers interior storage space as well as a flat top.
This particular cubby was made with a base of the Ikea Hack Magazine Holder. Instead of setting it on a table or desk, they decided to mount it on the wall sideways. This way, the piece offers increased storage space compared to its intended usage.
Beds for Cats
Any good pet owner knows that their pets need more than just a food and water bowl. One of the other basics to include is a bed of their own for them to rest in.
This cat owner got creative and used a little help from Ikea to make a bunk bed! This time, the piece of furniture was created from two Ikea Duktig Doll Beds. Then, they bolted them together to create a bunk bed. This cat obviously loves it!
Creating a Dresser for You
There are times when an Ikea piece, as is, just doesn’t suit your taste. Sometimes, you need to shake things up and personalize an item to your decor design.
Like this person showed with their Ikea Hemnes Dresser, you don’t always have to put in a lot of hard work to create something stunning. In this case, the biggest change came down to the paint job. to make it stand out from its original form even further, they switched out the handles as well.
Most people who prize their collections don’t just want them to sit in a drawer, never to be seen. You’ve worked hard to get them and you need a good place to display them.
This clever hack to create a shelf for video game collectibles is definitely one to remember. They started with the Ribba Frame and Lustigt Shelves, both from Ikea. With some time, glue, and vibrant paint, they recreated an iconic scene any gamer would recognize.
There’s nothing quite as challenging as trying to find storage space where there isn’t a lot of space at all. In these cases, narrow furniture can be a big help.
This person pulled their hack off with a pair of Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinets. They paired them up with a single stained wood top to hold them together. The end result is a spare entryway table that adds storage without taking up too much room.
Cats like to have a space that they can get away, especially if there are other pets or children in the house. This hack came from an owner whose dog bothered the cat at dinnertime.
The starting point was the Kallax from Ikea. They then set to modifying it to their needs. This included adding wicker baskets for storage. This also included creating a space for their cat’s food bowl while they ate in one of the cubbies. Plus, it’s completely puppy-proof!
Add a Little Zen
When it comes to livening up a patio, finding furniture that sets the scene and works in outdoor conditions can be hard. You can create your own with a little ingenuity.
This person started with a table from the Lack collection at Ikea. Then, they set to work creating a space at the center of the table to hold succulents. The change seems small but it changes the entire design to something a little more lifelike.
Ready to Read
Libraries are something that we often think of as either public use or a luxury to have in your own home. Actually, you can have a library fairly easily.
In this hack, the base is really just plenty of Ikea bookshelves. The exact number depends on how many books you have and want to display. From there, stain the bookshelves to match your likes and mount them on the walls. This will give them a built-in appearance, taking your home library to the next level.
Keep Your Keys Handy
There’s nothing worse than getting ready to walk out of the door and realizing that you can’t find your keys. This hack is great if you want to introduce a little organization.
The starting place for this hack was a pair of Bekvam Spice Racks from Ikea. By adding some magnets to the underside of the shelf, this person created a space to hang their keys. For an extra touch, you could paint them if you want.
For the most part, cats are clean animals. However, having a cat means that you need a litter box for them and those aren’t quite as cute as your adorable friend.
To make the litter box accessible to them but out of the way of humans, this person hacked a Fritids piece from Ikea. The section that slides under the bench holds the litterbox. To ensure that the cat can still get in, they cut a hole in the side.
When it comes to bargain-hunting for furniture, you can find some great things! Yet, it’s a little harder to find a piece that’s one-of-a-kind that will set you apart.
That’s why hacks like these are handy – they can make completely unique results! Take this person for example. They started with an Ikea bookshelf and went above and beyond. They grabbed some paint alongside a CNC cutter that let them actually etch designs directly into the shelves.
Bed to Treehouse
Every kid wants a treehouse, so why not make their bed into an indoor treehouse they love? That’s exactly what this hack is all about.
To start, like this person, you’ll want the Ikea Kura Bed. From there, they added the Torfast steps from Ikea to increase access and storage. Then, they just added some paint and wooden planks to tie the whole thing together. It turned out great too! What kid wouldn’t want a bed like this?
Make It Marble
There are few materials that are as immediately associated with luxury as marble. However, is it possible to get the look of marble without paying luxury prices? Yes!
This hack starts with the Vittsjö Coffee Table from Ikea as well as some gold paint and marble contact paper. First, the gold paint is for the frame of the table. The marble contact paper, on the other hand, should go on the glass tabletop. The result is a beautiful table like this!
Organize Your Laundry Room
Laundry is a chore that no one can avoid. At least, you’ll need to wash clothes if you want more to wear. A little organization can speed this chore along.
This person achieved a modern look in their laundry room with an Ikea hack. The starting point, in this case, was a Voxtorp Cupboard system and a Karlby Countertop, both from Ikea. The end result was a modern-looking setup that would speed anyone’s laundry along.
Safely Let Your Cats Outside
Cats often love being outside for short periods. That being said, there are a limited number of ways to allow this if your cat likes to run away.
One Ikea fan devised a way to get their cat some fresh air without risking their safety. They started with a pair of Hejne Shelves from Ikea and added some mesh wire. Now, they have a place for their cat to enjoy the sun without the risk of them getting out.
New and Improved
When you’re decorating your home or room, you want it to capture your personal style. However, this can be hard to do when you’re working with pre-fab furniture.
There are some hacks that can make any pre-fab furniture look custom-made, though. This person did it with only a Moppe Cabinet from Ikea. With a few changes and, it’s important to note, decorations on and around it, they captured their personality and made this piece their very own.
Grab a Drink
A drink station is a great feature to add to your home. It’s a particularly good idea if you’re a fan of entertaining others and elevating your space for groups.
The base for this hack is the Ikea Vittsjö table. The biggest change here is that the bottom and the top will need wood. This changes the look and even adds additional storage space. For more room, though, you can even add pegs underneath the top to hang glasses.
Creating a Workstation
When you need to work from home, it’s important to have a space dedicated to that. Otherwise, it’s hard to keep things separate and stay both happy and productive.
With a little help from Ikea, this person made a memorable workstation in their own home. The main desk is made up of the Karlby Countertop from Ikea with legs attached. To separate the two stations and add storage, they also included a drawer system in the middle.
Make It Modern
The furniture in your home says a lot about you, or at least it should. Luckily, as we’ve looked at, there are plenty of hacks to elevate a pre-fab item.
This person took their creative genius to an Ikea sideboard. The result was something a little more detailed and a little more unique compared to how it looked at first. It’s amazing to see how much a small change like a little paint can transform an object into a mid-century masterpiece.
A Nursery Addition
Getting ready to welcome a baby into your home means being prepared for their every need. This includes a place to take care of some of the dirty jobs, like diaper changes.
Of course, finding a changing table that fits your needs isn’t always easy. That’s why a handy hack letting you make your own is great! This changing table was brought to life by a soon-to-be parent with some ingenuity and a few pieces of Ikea furniture.
A Place for Music
It’s important that all of your personal interests have a place in your home. This means that if you love music, you need a place for any equipment or albums you have.
The answer for this music lover was to mix a love for Ikea with a bit of creativity. They started with a simple piece of Ikea furniture that makes up the main body of the item. Then, they added a wooden top and a set of legs to elevate the design to another level.
Organizing Your Routine
Bathrooms are a particular challenge when it comes to finding storage space. Especially in smaller homes, it can be hard to fit everything in where it needs to go!
Vertical storage is handy here and one homeowner had an Ikea hack to prove it. They started with Ikea Spice Racks but switched from the kitchen and mounted them to the door of the bathroom. It doesn’t take up a lot of space and it keeps everything tidy and on-hand.
A Place for Coats
If there’s one thing that it can be challenging to store, it’s coats. This is especially true if you just don’t have enough closet space in your home.
Facing this problem creatively, someone came up with an Ikea hack solution. All they needed from Ikea was a pair of Besta TV Cabinets that they paired with a hang bar. This gave them a bit of extra storage for clothes while still looking fairly sleek, modern, and neat.
Adding a Bench
Whether you want extra workspace or just a place to sit and tie your shoes when you get ready, a bench can be a versatile choice. This hack is aimed at just that need.
You can create a bar and bench space in your home with the help of a couple sets of Ikea shelving systems. From there, you really just need to put them together in a way that works for you. To spruce it up a bit, you can also add personal touches.
Pillows for Your Bench
Ikea is well-known for furniture but that isn’t all that they’re here for. In addition, you can shop around for some accessories to add a warm touch to your home.
You can actually use one of their accents to make a comfy pillow for a bench. All you’ll need from Ikea is a rug that you like. Then, you’ll need a reliable sewing machine. With a few quick stitches and some stuffing, you’ll have a suitable pillow in no time!
Kitchens for Kids
When it comes to kids’ toys, most manufacturer’s turn to plastic. This doesn’t always look great, adds quite a bit of unnecessary waste, and not as durable as they could be.
However, you can make a kids’ kitchen set out of wood with a little help from Ikea. All you really need is a wooden step stool and some chalkboard paint. For an extra bit of storage space or an imaginary oven, an added wire basket is a nice touch.
Shelves on Display
Some shelves are specifically storing items alone. Sometimes, though, you want shelves that will help you display your items for everyone to see. In these case, small shelf spaces won’t work.
This person figured out a solution to this problem with a hack using the Ikea Magasinhylla. With a few modifications, you can turn these pieces of furniture into sectioned shelves to make the most of the space there. Adding a little paint gives them a sleek, modern look too.
One-of-a-Kind Ceiling Lamp
When you’re trying to make sure you have all the details to capture your style in your home, don’t forget the light fixtures! You can make them pretty fun too, like this person did.
The hack started with just a standard circular shade for a light. Then, you’ll want to add an interior image around the inside of the shade. This person decided to use an image of a map but you don’t have to. Instead, pick an image that you love to make it personalized.
A Unique Nightstand
Nightstands are one of the most useful pieces of furniture in a bedroom. On the other hand, they can take up a lot of space which isn’t always ideal.
The answer to this could be a floating nightstand. Working like shelves, this hack uses vertical space and leaves you the room underneath. You can use two small Ikea shelves to make a nightstand that still has some “interior” storage as well even though the nightstand doesn’t sit on the floor.
There are times that you wish you had more counterspace but extending your counters is a huge renovation. Instead, a kitchen island can be a budget-friendly and convenient solution.
If you live in a smaller space, you might wonder how you can find an appropriately-sized option. The answer could be this Ikea hack. This DIYer accomplished the task by pairing up a couple of Ikea shelving systems with a few doors to create an option with extra storage space and counter space.
Creating More Cabinets
Cabinets are handy because they tend to look great while offering plenty of space to store anything you need to. So, how can you upgrade an Ikea cabinet to fit into your decor?
For something that offers as much storage space as this, you just need an Applaro Wall Panel and an Ivar Cabinet from Ikea. You can add some extra shelves as well. To get the clean, uniform finish, make sure to stain or paint the cabinet to match.
With many people working from home anymore, it’s important to have a space in your home to work if you need it. Where do you start when creating a home office or office nook?
This person made their office nook with a little help from Ikea. The main components of this DIY are a pair of Helmer and Alex Filing Systems. The two are tied together simply by being used as legs for a wooden tabletop. Then, you can just decorate your new “desk” as you’d like!
Add Storage with Shelves
There are a few advantages to having shelves in your home. For one, it’s extra storage space. Secondly, shelves can give you a place to display your belongings.
This Ikea hack starts with a few items including Ikea lid dividers and some wood planks. Instead of using them normally, mount the lid dividers on the wall vertically. Then, you can slide the wood planks into place where you want them on the lid dividers. From there, display what you please!
Sitting Down for Breakfast
Using the space you have means coming up with creative solutions. If you don’t have space for a full dining room table, what can you do instead?
The answer could be adding a breakfast nook to your kitchen. You can do this by grabbing a few Lack tables from Ikea. After that, all you need to do is add some cushions and pillows for comfort and start to accessorize. Here, a second table rounds out the breakfast nook.
Coffee tables are an essential to make your living room feel like home. This gives you a handy place to set down your coffee, display some plants, or even prop up your feet.
Yet, why not find a coffee table that’s more than functional and even starts a conversation? You can do that like this person did with the help fo an Alesda Stool from Ikea. All they did was add some legs underneath the stool to make it a tabletop.
Shine a Little Light
We’ve already looked at how important light fixtures can be in a room. Yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a cute light fixture and transform it into something new.
This person used an Ikea lamp to make something unexpected: a terrarrium. To accomplish this, they painted the lamp white – or any color you would want, if you try this hack. You could also switch it up a bit considering what you fill the terrarrium with once it’s ready.
Adding Headboard Storage
If you’re trying to make the most of a small space, you need to get a little creative in where you see storage in your home. This hack is so handy, you could even forgo a nightstand at all!
The hack starts with picking up a Malm headboard from Ikea. Once you have it, mount it on the wall like this person did. As a result, you have a cubby where you can store whatever you please. They even added a small door for privacy.
Every year people spend millions buying things like organizers and storage units. But is it really worth it? This article is intended to highlight how you can recycle and reuse household items to create storage spaces without having to spend any money. The DIY hacks are not only easy to do but will also give you the flexibility to explore your creativity. Here are some easy and creative storage and organizing hacks that you can do in your free time.