Any home is prone to mess when you have too many single items scattered around the house. Clutter is inevitable when your house doesn’t have the space designated for each object. The good news is you can still keep your home looking fresh and contemporary while tucking away your things. We’re sorting our top 10 storage products from IKEA so that you can reach the Marie Kondo level of home organization, all below $500.
- Gabbig Basket
- Godmorgon Compartments
- Raskkog Trolley
- Skadis Pegboard Combination
- Branas Rattan Basket
- Mackapar Shoe Cabinet
- Besta Storage Combination w Glass Door
- Billy Gnedby Bookcase
- Brimnes TV Cabinet and Display
- Tornviken Kitchen Island
Some things just can’t be displayed because of how much clutter it will create - brochures, newspapers, magazines…
Organization tip: Tuck these away neatly in a basket, and slip it into your bookcase. We can think of a hundred little things to keep, and now they can fit perfectly into the storage we have. These GABBIG baskets also come in smaller sizes and different colours.
Even in the drawer, it can sometimes be a chaos that only you can navigate! Say bye-bye to messy drawers. No more fumbling around for your brushes, combs, or creams. Keep your drawer organized with these compartmentalized boxes. It measures 32x28x10 cm, so check your drawer to see if it fits. Otherwise, you can also organize cotton pads, tissues, or toothbrushes on your bathroom shelf.
In the kitchen, the cabinets and drawers are all enclosed spaces that can be a bit of a hassle when you’re cooking. Getting a trolley like this allows you to grab anything that you need frequently without having to search through the cabinets.
An alternative would be to leave it by the door so you can pick up your keys, sanitizers and masks before heading out.
We absolutely adore these versatile pegboards that allow you to arrange your small items on the wall.
Storage solutions for the pegboard are aplenty: Customise your pegboard from a collection of baskets, shelves, clips, hooks, and elastic cords. Add some green into your workspace by placing a plant pot on a tray. Unleash your creativity while staying organised.
Dirty laundry that piles up can be quite the eyesore. Traditional solutions that we may be familiar with look like bright red plastic baskets with holes. Time to level up! This sturdy rattan basket comes with a lid to conceal your pile of laundry inside a beautiful natural box. As a sustainable and eco-friendly material, it will last long, too. We’re talking 25 years!
This shoe cabinet will go perfect by the door. Keep the shoes that you hardly wear at the top racks, and the daily ones at the bottom. We love that the sliding door doesn’t block any walkways, and hides the shoes, making the front entrance neater. If you need to, you can always stack one MACKAPAR on top of another. When it comes to shoes, there can never be too much.
Aptly named, this BESTA bookcase-cum-display is honestly the best. Tall, sleek and narrow, it will fit into any space of the home without jutting out awkwardly. Behind glass doors, display your books (colour coded for extra wow points). On top, people can gaze at your collections, quirky souvenirs or holiday photographs. Kept inside, you won’t have to worry about any dust.
Fun fact: did you know that the first Billy bookcase was launched in 1979? Since then, it has been an IKEA favourite amongst booklovers. Standing tall and sturdy, this BILLY GNEDBY combination gives you narrow storage (perfect for tiny trinkets, CD collections, action figures) as well as deeper storage for larger items. Now everyone can share this space!
Show some, hide some. This TV storage is just the right combination of display and conceal. Showcase your holiday photos on the shelves, display a few favourite books, and keep the rest in the drawers. Consoles, speakers, DVDs, and remotes can be neatly kept in the middle portion. For just $427, we’d say it’s a deal.
We love this kitchen island that doubles up as a dining table (with plenty of leg space) and storage. You can now spend time with your loved ones while you cook. Or, turn this into a home cocktail bar and entertain your guests. Liquor and glasses can be kept underneath the counter. One mojito, please!
We’ve gathered storage solutions under $500 for your home. Did you see any pieces you would like for your kitchen or workspace?
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