23 Genius IKEA Hacks That Solve All of Your Storage Problems

And just like that, your home will feel clean around the clock.

Mike Garten

The internet obsesses over IKEA hacks for a reason. When your home feels packed with stuff, easy and inexpensive storage solutions are always welcome. Work a little DIY magic, and even the biggest messes can disappear.

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Stash towels on a bathroom shelf.

Design guru Emily Henderson upgraded IKEA's RAST nightstand in a snap, repurposing handles as mod table legs. Plenty of space in the linen closet? Top it with a mirror for a fresh side table, or cute contact paper for kid's room.

What you'll need: handles, $5 for a 10-pack,

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Homemade By Carmona
Streamline your clothing storage.

Prepare to be amazed by this blogger's DIY: She used IKEA's RAST dresser and two bookshelves to turn a blank wall into the ultimate clothing organizer.

What you'll need: black paint, $9,

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IKEA Hackers
Install rolling drawers in your cabinets.

Don't let your jars of beans and tomatoes get lost in the back of your cabinet. These genius rolling drawers from IKEA make it so you can actually find what you need when you're whipping up dinner.

What you'll need: pull-out drawers, $36,

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In My Own Style
Make a movable work station.

If you don't have space in your home for a dedicated office, make once you can move around with you. This blogger turned an IKEA bookshelf into a desk with wheels and versatility.

What you'll need: white paint, $4,

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Mike Garten
Get stuff done at a mid-century desk.

A pair of IKEA chests can house even a stationary addict's office supplies. Connect the bureaus with a painted plywood plank, and you'll be feeling productive in no time.

What you'll need: white paint, $4, 

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Repurpose bed slats as a wall hanger.

This $10 IKEA hack really thinks outside the bed box. The SULTAN LADE usually hides under the mattress, but the wooden planks can hold magazines, kitchen herbs and even shoes when hung vertically.

What you'll need: S hooks, $9 for a 12-pack,

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A New Bloom
Store makeup in a chic vanity.

Beauty junkies, get your collection under control with a cleverly-mounted shelf. Tapered wooden legs fake the look of a table, while the two shallow drawers hold even the biggest lipstick stash.

What you'll need: mid-century modern legs, $64 for a 4-pack,

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House mixing bowls on a kitchen island cart.

Reorganizing the cabinets after every baking session is inevitably a challenge. Give oversized dishes their own special spot — and gain more counter space — with a versatile rolling table.

What you'll need: towel rack, $24,

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Oh Yes
Create under-bed storage with cabinets.

If your bedroom doesn't have a closet (or you abide by the belief that there's no such thing as too much clothing storage) mount your bed on top of IKEA cabinets to provide ample space for sweaters and shirts under your mattress.

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Golden Boys & Me
Whip up a kitchen island from bookshelves.

Don't limit the super-functional BILLY bookcase to your favorite fictional paperbacks and hardcovers. When positioned side-by-side to form a makeshift kitchen island, the shelves create a home for all of your favorite cookbooks, snacks, and even baking supplies.

What you'll need: wood surface, $180,

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Tote tiny stuff in a rolling cart.

Attention: The RASKOG cart might be the most versatile product in all of IKEA (seriously). It's just as useful in your kitchen to hold spillover pantry items as in your bathroom to corral makeup and toilet paper.

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Yasam Stil
Mount a slim shelf for bonus counter space.

No vanity, no problem! Just add one of IKEA's floating picture ledges under the mirror and above the sink for a handy spot to keep your perfume collection and cotton swabs.

What you'll need: picture ledge, $27,

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Made By Girl
Store special-occasion dishes in cabinets.

Listen, most kitchens (and dining areas!) don't have enough room to keep all of your fine china, platters and silverware — and that's why everyone needs a credenza. But it doesn't have to be a pricey investment. This sleek piece was made out of modern IKEA cabinets.

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Polka Dot Chair
Control the drop zone with shelves.

Half of the reason entryways get cluttered so quickly is because every person in your house owns a different coat, bag, hat, you name it. Give kids have a dedicated "locker" so they know exactly where items go — and where to find 'em!

What you'll need: white paint, $4, 

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Sugar & Cloth
Free up floor space with a floating option.

Cabinets offer plenty of storage, but can look bulky (and consume precious square footage). Enter: A floating system. Here, a white IKEA piece nearly blends into the white wall it's mounted on so it appears less clunky. It's especially great in a living room, where you can toss your pillows and throws into it when not in use.

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kids book storage on wall
Daffodil Designs
Corral children's books into a cute display.

Having a huge collection of children's books mean you don't have to listen to the same tale every single night — but adds major clutter to your kid's room. Use IKEA's picture ledges to create floating shelves for as many hardbacks as you need.

What you'll need: picture ledges, $27, 

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Prevent pile-ups with a mail center.

Don't let your bills and thank you notes take over your dining room table. This nifty floating shelf made out of magazine holders from IKEA features three different cubbies — one for unopened mail, action items and letters to hold onto for later.

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The Golden Sycamore
Rethink your bathroom vanity.

If your bathroom has a pedestal sink (read: zero storage) ditch it for an IKEA vanity instead. This one features two different deep drawers and — thanks to a coat of green paint — looks totally unique.

What you'll need: green paint, $17,

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toy storage benches
The Mombot
Optimize storage benches with accessories.

Instead of accepting the bare minimum, sometimes you have to push your storage with a little DIY savviness for a truly organized home. Here, two IKEA benches with cubbies gets a bonus bag and jacket holder to make this entryway even more functional.

What you'll need: coat hooks, $18 for a 10-pack,

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Line kitchen walls with spices.

If you have enough flavors to fill an entire pantry (like this homeowner) don't take up valuable storage space on things that could double as wall art. IKEA picture ledges provide ample area for all of your spices and look pretty to boot.

What you'll need: picture ledges, $32 for a 2-pack,

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Apartment Therapy
Add stackable storage to your headboard.

Forgo nightstands that add clunkiness to the side of your already-small bedroom and opt for this that features floating shelves for books and alarm clocks instead. Here, two pieces stacked on top of each other double the possibilities.

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Centsational Girl
Bring a savvy bench to your bedroom.

Calling all day dreamers and bookworms! This bedroom bench (made out of IKEA cabinets) provides a cozy spot to watch the rain fall and tons of space so you can tuck your shoe or purse collections out of sight.

What you'll need: white paint, $4, 

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Avery Street Design
Craft custom built-in storage.

Ditch bare walls that do nothing to make your home more functional and line 'em with BILLY bookcases instead. This hack will make your home appear more luxe and organized.

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