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The Cull: 13 Best Finds at Ikea for an Organized Home, Under-$20 Edition

Here, 13 ways to get your house in order—with help from some great Ikea small storage solutions, all priced under $20.

1. Give the shelves in your closet some structure.

Ikea Stuk Box with Compartments
Above: The Stuk Box with Compartments can help your stacks of sweaters stay put; $4.49.

2. Make your hangers uniform.

Get rid of all those flimsy wire hangers and upgrade to a uniform wooden set. An 8-pack of Bumerang Hangers is just $7.99.
Above: Get rid of all those flimsy wire hangers and upgrade to a uniform wooden set. An 8-pack of Bumerang Hangers is just $7.99.

3. Stow away rarely used items.

Ikea Tjena Storage Box
Above: Tuck your yearbooks, old diaries, kids’ art, and other nostalgia in a Tjena Storage Box with Lid ($12.99) and stow it in the attic—or keep a few of them out on an open shelf. A row of white boxes is a pleasing look.

4. Organize your tools.

Ikea Skadis Pegboard Wooden
Above: The Skadis Wood Pegboard measures 14 by 22 inches and can help organize any room—kitchen, garage, entry, and beyond; $14.99.

5. Create a landing pad.

Ikea Groggy Tray
Above: All you need is a tray for your keys, sunglasses, and loose change for instant entryway organization. The stainless steel Groggy Tray is $19.99.

6. Hang up the coats.

Ikea Bjarnum Aluminum Hooks
Above: The industrial-looking Bjarnum Aluminum Hooks can fold up and out of the way; they’s been discontinued but for something similar, try the Klyket Folding Hooks.

7. Corral shoes in a bin.

The versatile Knagglig Box can be used to store shoes, recycling, toys—whatever; $13.99.
Above: The versatile Knagglig Box can be used to store shoes, recycling, toys—whatever; $13.99.

8. Decant dried goods.

Ikea 365+ Glass Jar with Lid
Above: The 365+ Glass Jar comes with a silicone glass lid for airtight food storage; $7.49 each.

9. Designate a recycling bag.

Ikea Knalla Bag
Above: Still using a paper grocery bag as your recycling receptacle? Upgrade ever so slightly to this Knalla Bag for your recycling needs; $2.99.

10. Give little items a pretty home.

Ikea Saxborga Jars
Above: Perfect for bathroom storage, the Saxborga Jars are a steal; for $16.99, you get four jars, four cork lids, and a cork tray.

11. Compartmentalize your junk.

Ikea Raggisar Tray
Above: It’s okay to have a junk drawer; it’s not okay to have a cluttered junk drawer. Stick a Raggisar Tray into a drawer and presto—you have instant compartments for easy organization; $12.99.

12. Tidy your desk.

The Klammemacka Letter Tray is made of plywood; $14.99.
Above: The Klammemacka Letter Tray is made of plywood; $14.99.

13. File your paperwork.

Ikea Kvissle Letter Tray
Above: The steel Kvissle Letter Tray features cork-lined shelves that pull out; $22.99.

More budget storage ideas just ahead:

N.B.: This post has been updated with new products and prices; it was first published September 2019.

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