IKEA's three-tier Raskog cart ($29.99) is beyond useful. The compact, rolling device is ideal for creating makeshift storage in small spaces like bathrooms and studio apartments — but people also find highly specific ways to hack the Raskog to fit their lives. Let's take a look at these genius ways to use it:
1. Start a mobile herb garden.
The benefit of this is you can adjust the position to catch the best sunlight.
2. Create a nursery storage station.
One of the more practical applications of the Raskog is to put it in a nursery, where storage needs are constantly changing.
3. Set up a beautiful craft cart.
By adding hanging buckets, you can increase space.
4. It's the ideal family dinner trolley.
The Raskog is a popular IKEA item in European family homes. Instead of making multiple trips between the kitchen and dining room, wheel everything out/back on a cart.
5. Install a rolling library.
Book storage is a great way to use the rolling carts. You can mimic a bookshelf setup as seen here, but it's more popularly used as the "overflow" spot when your shelving is full-up.
6. Store gym/exercise equipment.
As working out at home becomes an increasingly appealing choice, chances are you'll have lots of unsightly accessories hanging around. Keep them tidy like so!
7. Devise a moveable fruit/veg bowl.
This is such a great idea, especially if you're short on counter space — take your fruit/veg bowl vertical instead.
8. Build an outdoor bar cart.
Check out our DIY to transform the Raskog into a classy outdoor drinks station.
9. Fashion a fun bathroom caddy.
Here's a super fun idea for a small kids' bathroom — a Harry Potter-themed cart to hold extra towels and toilet paper.
10. Dream up a sewing cart with extras.
Attach an IKEA Skadis pegboard ($9.99) to the side of your cart to create extra storage.
11. Give your cats a new hangout.
No joke, Instagram is full of pics of cats hanging out in the Raskog cart. Each compartment is perfectly sized for a fluffy friend!
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