5 Brilliant Ways to Get Organized with the IKEA RASKOG Cart

Use the IKEA RASKOG cart to organize every area of your house and make your days run more smoothly!

Coffee Station Using an IKEA RASKOG Rolling Cart

A huge thanks to IKEA for sponsoring this post! My favorable opinion of cute and versatile organizing tools is 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.

It’s no secret that I really love organizing tools. Bins. Baskets. Containers. Storage furniture. I love it all!

I am always on the hunt for smart pieces that can help us become more organized and have our days run more smoothly.

But as I think about all the tools that I’ve used to organize throughout the years, there is one I consistently reach for again and again– the IKEA RASKOG rolling cart!

IKEA RASKOG kitchen cart

5 Brilliant Ways to Organize Your Home with the IKEA RASKOG Rolling Cart

We’ve had our RASKOG rolling cart for years, and I’ve used it for everything from organizing coffee supplies to organizing my office to organizing jewelry and accessories and more.

IKEA rolling cart holding accessories in closet

I love IKEA’s rolling carts because they are so versatile and can be easily moved in and out of spaces as needed. They’re great for big homes and small homes alike. AND they come in cute colors, which is a plus! 🙂

Since my cart is several years old, IKEA doesn’t carry this teal color currently, but they do have several other beautiful colors to choose from.

(RASKOG carts are also very easy to spray paint. So if you have a particular color in mind, it wouldn’t be hard to hit it with some paint to make it match any space!)

I came up with five different ways that the RASKOG utility cart could be used to get organized during this time and set up our own cart as an example!

Here are just a few of the ways you could use IKEA’s iconic cart to organize your own home…

1. Use RASKOG as a homework cart.

Child working on a laptop with the IKEA RASKOG cart of organized school supplies

While our boys were learning from home during the pandemic, I started using our rolling cart to hold their school supplies, and it worked really well! There are so many small details to keep track of with their school work, so having all of our supplies in one place is essential.

IKEA RASKOG Cart with Homeschool Supplies

Even after they were back in school full time, the IKEA RASKOG cart remained a great way to keep their homework supplies organized.

I used a bakeware rack on the top shelf of our rolling cart to “file” our iPad, Chromebook, and a few binders to make them easy to get to.

I also popped in a few cups from IKEA’s GODMORGON line to hold chargers and ear buds.

IKEA RASKOG Cart with iPad, laptop, chargers, and headphones

Binders on the cart can hold worksheets they need, plus blank notebook and graph paper that their teachers have them use occasionally.

IKEA RASKOG Utility Cart Holding School Binders

I also made sure to include all of the possible office/art supplies they may need to complete their schoolwork. Again, I used the GODMORGON cups to keep everything divided neatly.

IKEA rolling cart with school supplies

Here’s a list of everything I included on our IKEA RASKOG homework cart:

  • Bakeware rack
  • Binders for worksheets and blank paper
  • Chromebook
  • iPad
  • Charging cords
  • Headphones
  • GODMORGON cups
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Erasers
  • Stapler
  • Glue sticks
  • Tape
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Clipboards
  • White boards
  • Dry erase markers

2. Use IKEA RASKOG to create a cleaning and sanitizing station.

IKEA Kitchen Cart Used as a Sanitizing Station

Especially if cabinet space is at a premium, it can be hard to find the perfect place to store the cleaning supplies we reach for often. Rolling carts are a great solution for this because we can easily move them wherever we need them and can roll them out of the way when we’re done!

Child getting hand sanitizer from an IKEA rolling cart

For our cleaning and sanitizing station, I included cleaning wipes and sprays, paper towels, washcloths, and tissues. I added extra containers of anti-bacterial soap as well.

Hand Sanitizer and Disinfecting Wipes on an IKEA RASKOG Utility Cart

The top shelf holds a large container of hand sanitizer, as well as a few travel-sized containers that people can grab and take with them if they have to leave the house.

The IKEA 365+ dry food jar made the perfect dispenser for disposable gloves so everyone in the household could easily access them for cleaning.

Hand sanitizer, gloves, and Disinfecting wipes on an IKEA RASKOG cart

Here are all of the items I included in our IKEA kitchen cart cleaning and sanitizing station:

  • Disinfectant wipes
  • IKEA 365+ dry food container
  • Disposable gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Travel hand sanitizer (in small bowl)
  • Magnetic clips
  • Washcloths (in clear bin)
  • Anti-bacterial hand soap
  • Tissues
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Paper towels
Organized pantry with decanted baking items, pasta, and spices

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3. Create an IKEA RASKOG game cart.

IKEA rolling cart used to hold games and puzzles

Along with homework and cleaning stations, the RASKOG rolling cart can be used for fun things too!

I liked the idea of creating an easy access spot for puzzles, cards, and games to encourage everyone in the family to put down their devices and spend some quality time together. The RASKOG cart was the perfect way to do that!

RASKOG Utility Cart from IKEA Used to Organized Games, Cards, and Puzzles

I designated one level for each type of activity– games, cards, and puzzles– and used my cutting machine + adhesive vinyl to create pretty labels for the cart.

I corralled our card games in an IKEA KUGGIS box. After getting sick of card boxes ripping and falling apart, I recently moved our decks of cards into color coded zipper pouches, and we are loving it!

Playing cards organized in zippered bags

Here is everything I included on the IKEA RASKOG cart for games:

  • Board games (Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, Don’t Break the Ice, Clue, Mario Chess, Trouble, and Sorry!)
  • KUGGIS Box
  • Zipper Pouches
  • Card games (regular decks of cards, Crazy 8s, Uno, Phase 10)
  • Puzzles
  • GODMORGON container
  • Rubik’s cubes
  • Bananagrams

4. Utilize the RASKOG rolling cart for pantry overflow.

IKEA RASKOG Kitchen Cart Used for Pantry Overflow

Whether you have no pantry, a small pantry, or just like to stock up on extra supplies, a rolling cart can be a great way to add some storage for food items in the kitchen!

The RASKOG cart is perfect for keeping all of the pantry overflow organized, easily moving to wherever we need to access our items. (And sliding neatly out of the way when we don’t need them anymore!)

IKEA Kitchen Cart Organizing Pantry Supplies

I decided to use each level of the cart for a different category of food– pasta and rice makings on the top, soups in the middle, and baking items on the bottom.

Pasta and rice organized on an IKEA RASKOG cart

Since the items in our pantry overflow are likely to change each time we go to the store, I used simple labels that are less permanent and easily changed.

I grabbed a printable label, put a little piece of washi tape on it for a pop of color, and used my handheld label maker to print a label on clear tape. I used binder clips to attach them to the cart.

Bin of baking supplies on an IKEA RASKOG cart

Here is everything I stored on our RASKOG utility cart in the kitchen:

  • IKEA 365+ containers for pasta and rice
  • Various sauces
  • Various soups
  • Y-weave bin
  • Baking items (cocoa, sprinkles, frosting, food coloring, pudding mix, almond extract, cupcake liners)
  • Printable labels
  • Binder clips

5. Create an IKEA RASKOG book nook.

IKEA RASKOG Utility Cart used in a kids' reading nook

Finally, we’ve been working hard to get our boys to use their extra time to read and be creative, so I thought using our rolling cart to create a little “book nook” would be fun!

IKEA rolling cart organizing books

We have several books in digital format, so I left space for eReaders and chargers on the bottom shelf.

The middle shelf holds a selection of the books that the boys are most into these days so that they can easily grab one and get reading.

Activity books and chapter books on an IKEA RASKOG rolling cart

On the top shelf, I put an assortment of activity books, along with a divided organizer that holds markers and crayons.

Anytime the kids say “I’m bored!” we can just direct them to this cart where they can choose what they want to do to keep themselves occupied!

IKEA trolley used as a kids' reading cart

The items on our RASKOG reading cart include:

  • Activity books and coloring books
  • Divided organizer
  • Markers and crayons
  • Age-appropriate books (Our boys are into the Magesterium, Dog Man, and Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series these days!)
  • eReaders + power cords

There are so many possible ways that the IKEA RASKOG cart can help us keep our homes organized. And I’ve found that when we’re more organized, we’re also less stressed and can enjoy our house more. (Which is something I will always welcome!)

I hope this post has given you some ideas of how you could use a rolling cart to get organized. I know this isn’t a completely exhaustive list, so let me know in the comments how you use the RASKOG cart in your own home!

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Get Organized with the IKEA RASKOG Cart

Thank you so much for following along! Have a wonderful week!

A huge thanks to IKEA for sponsoring this post! My favorable opinion of cute and versatile organizing tools is 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.

22 Comments

  1. at home with Ashley says:

    Yes! I love how versatile rolling carts are. They’re especially helpful for kids and their ever changing needs.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Yes! So easy to make tweaks and changes! Hope you’re having a great week, Ashley!

  2. Love these ideas and the lettering. I already have the cart as we are homeschoolers “by choice”. I just need to cute’in it up! Thanks for the ideas.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      So glad it was helpful for you, Shelly! Have a great weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  3. That cart is so cute. I love the color. I was just thinking that my cleaning closet is getting overrun. I could easily stack everything I own and then some on this cart, and then I could just wheel it into the closet. Problem solved.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      So glad it was helpful for you, Brooke! Hope you’re having a great week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  4. Where did you get the pouches for the card canes? That looks sooooo much better than the ziploc bags I am currently using! ?

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      I found them on Amazon! They are awesome!

  5. I assume you are using all those options concurrently, so do you have 5 carts?

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Hi, Rachel! In this post I was just showing examples of different ways that the cart could be used, so I took the one cart I have and set it up 5 different ways in order to give people ideas they could do in their own homes! 🙂

  6. I have had and loved my Raskog for years. First it held all my toiletries in the bathroom that had no storage. Right now it’s a craft cart!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Those are both great uses for it! I love how versatile it is!

  7. I love this! I’m planning to buy one and use it as a craft cart.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      It would be perfect for that!!

  8. I love how you set up the book and game nooks etc; they are so cute and fun. It’s funny timing to read your post because we have 3 of these and have been considering adding 1 more for the kitchen only because of the overflow of fruit. We currently have 2 in closets. One houses games, and the other is for sheets. The one in the kitchen has fruit and vegetables as well as a tub of napkins.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Sounds like such great ways to use these rolling carts! Aren’t they the best?!

  9. I love the color! This is so convenient because you can move it anywhere you want!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Yes! So convenient! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  10. Gabrial C. Reed says:

    Just ordered a one for my garage. This card is really helpful.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      They’re the best! Hope you love it!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Brenda Nicholson says:

    I love the color of yours! Since you’ve had it a while, I assume that they hold up well? I’m thinking of craft or journaling supplies for mine. Also, where did you get the cute round organizer that goes with the activity books? Lots of creative ideas here! Thank you!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Yes! I have had my cart for years, and it has held up perfectly. The round organizer is from Target’s Dollar Spot. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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