I’ve collected the top 10 best organizing items from IKEA– keep an eye out for these helpful organization tools the next time you’re there!
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of IKEA! They have so many practical and inexpensive items that are also beautiful and incredibly functional, so we incorporated a ton of them in our townhouse and now in our current house as well.
I especially love IKEA when it comes to organization. So many of their items are able to be tweaked and used in multiple ways to serve the exact purpose needed in our home, and that is a definite win in my book.
Though this list could probably be much longer, today I wanted to share my top 10 favorite organizing items from IKEA and show you some of the ways we’ve used each one in our homes. [This post is not sponsored by IKEA in any way– I just really love their stuff!]
Let’s take a peek!
Top 10 Best Organizing Items from IKEA
#10- SOCKERART Pitchers
We use these cute pitchers in our kitchen to organize our utensils, and I love them as an alternative to the traditional boring utensil holder!
They could also be used to organize art supplies like colored pencils or paint brushes, and I’ve also used them for decorative purposes on shelves or to hold flowers. Oh and of course they could be used as a pitcher to hold and pour liquids as well!
This was one of my most favorite “IKEA Hacks” in our last house– we used a GRUNDTAL knife rack to organize some of our boys’ die-cast trains!
In addition to being super functional, it made for such a cute little display on the wall, and our boys loved it because it was easy to grab the trains they wanted and put them back as well when they were done.
We love KALLAX (formerly EXPEDIT)! We’ve used KALLAX units in each of our houses to hold toys, and Donnie has used them in his office to store his books as well.
I’ve seen people use them as nightstands, storage benches, rolling carts, craft storage, room dividers, and so much more! I love that we can really make it our own with different types of cute bins and baskets as well.
These little kitchen rails are super nifty if you ask me. We are currently using a FINTORP rail at the end of our island to hold a little plant, some wooden spoons, and an extra dish towel…
And we used the GRUNDTAL rail + cups in the boys’ room in our townhouse to organize markers and crayons as part of their art station.
There are all sorts of cute baskets, pails, and attachments that fit onto the rails, and I’ve seen them used for everything from a charging station to a mail/key drop area to makeup organization.
Rolling carts are amazing for organization because they are small, flexible, and can be brought into just about any space to create extra storage. I’ve used my RASKOG cart for everything from kitchen storage to office storage, and I recently revamped it once again into a little craft cart for the boys’ playroom.
You can see a bunch more ways I’ve used the IKEA RASKOG cart to get organized here.
This is one of my more recent discoveries at IKEA, and I can’t believe it took me so long to find them! They have been a lifesaver in our master bathroom vanity already! Our drawers are deep but narrow, and I was having a hard time finding something that would keep all of my bottles and tubes upright (they would fall over every time I closed the drawer–UGH!) while still fitting neatly in the drawer.
The GODMORGON organizers ended up working perfectly, and now no matter how hard my drawer slams shut, everything stays in place. Win! (You can also see some of the GODMORGON organizers at work on my RASKOG art cart under #6!)
#4- SKUBB Boxes
You may remember these from my clothes organization post/video! The SKUBB boxes come in several shapes and sizes and are perfect for corralling items within a drawer to keep everything neat and tidy. I use them inside my sock drawer…
And also in Donnie’s t-shirt drawer to keep his shirts from becoming an unruly mess!
You could also use these boxes as dividers in kitchen cabinets or drawers and for toy storage as well.
I love BESTA! I searched high and low for the perfect entertainment unit for our new living room and had almost resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to pay to have expensive built-ins made when we discovered BESTA instead.
It is a modular system, so you can pick and choose the pieces that fit your exact space, and it is fairly inexpensive and easy to install. You can read more about our BESTA installation process in this post.
BESTA could also be used to create storage in a craft room or office or to add some storage space in a mudroom as well!
In each of our houses, I really have needed to make the most of every inch of our pantry space, and I love that these storage containers help me do just that! They’re tall and narrow, so they can hold a lot without taking up too much room.
We use them to hold dry goods like pasta and rice as well as baking items like flour and sugar. I also added cute labels to all of them so we can easily tell what’s in each one.
My #1 most favorite organizing item from IKEA hands down is the ALGOT closet system! We have used it in SIX (!!!) different closets between our two houses, and it has made each one super functional and beautiful.
[FYI… IKEA recently discontinued their ALGOT system and replaced it with BOAXEL, which is very similar.]
I love that it is clean, white, and bright, and can be easily adapted to meet our needs in each and every space where we’ve used it! I don’t even feel like we have scratched the surface of all that ALGOT would be capable of doing, but it has certainly worked really well for us!
[Note: In true IKEA fashion, when you go into the store each bracket, rail, etc. of the ALGOT system is sold individually, not in a pre-assembled bundle like they show online. If you need help measuring and choosing the correct ALGOT pieces for your space, I talked about how we do that in this post.]
You can click on each space below to learn more about how we used ALGOT in each one.
So those are the top 10 IKEA items that help us stay organized!
I know there are way more organization items at IKEA that didn’t make my list, so be sure to tell me in the comments what your favorites are and which ones I need to try next!
You can see more of my favorite organizing items in these posts:
Hope you’re having a wonderful week!