If you haven’t been seduced—not even once—by Ikea’s signature mix of Scandi style and smart design, then you are stronger than every single one of us here at Remodelista, Gardenista, and The Organized Home. Each of us has at least one Ikea item (many of us, more) that we couldn’t resist bringing home. Below, 10 editor-approved storage pieces that we own—and wholly endorse:
Above: We love the Korken Jars so much that they earned a spot on our list of 75 favorite storage solutions in our book, Remodelista: The Organized Home. Pictured is the largest size (1.9 qt) for $4.99. Photograph by Matthew Williams for . Remodelista: The Organized Home
Above: In the kitchenette of Michelle’s “grottage” (a garage transformed into a guest cottage), the Fintorp Dish Drainer, mounted to the wall, keeps the counter clear; $14.99. Photograph by Nicole Franzen for Gardenista, from Outbuilding of the Week: The 186-Square-Foot Guest Cottage.
Above: “I swear by Ikea’s rock-bottom-priced glass-and-cork line,” says Margot. “I keep the 365+ Carafe with Stopper ($4.99) on my desk to refill my water glass and love the Pitcher with Lid ($7.99).”
Above: I bought the Blanda Blank Serving Bowl years and years ago (we’re talking anywhere from 5 to 10 years), and it’s still going strong. I’ve used it as a fruit container, a mixing bowl, and a wash bin for vegetables; $14.99.
Above: In Michelle’s utility closet, a Knodd Bin, in white, holds pet food; $14.99. (See What’s Inside: The Stealth Utility Closet.)
Above: Kristina loves her Tjena Storage Boxes; she keeps her chargers, cords, and tech-y odds and ends in one, and tools in the other. “The lids are sturdy enough that you could use them as trays if you wanted,” she reports; $1.99 to $9.99. Photograph by Matthew Williams for . Remodelista: The Organized Home
Above: The Flådis Belly Baskets aren’t the sturdiest, but they are nice-looking and did a good job of corralling my kids’ footwear in the entryway; $9.99.
Above: Julie uses Ikea’s Vareira Pot Lid Organizer not in the kitchen but in her closet—to store her clutches and wallets; $7.99. Photograph by Matthew Williams for . Remodelista: The Organized Home
Above: Meredith turned the plywood Moppe Mini Storage Chest into a spice cabinet and upgraded it with a coat of paint; $19.99. For details on her DIY project, see Aha! Hack: Repurposing Ikea’s Moppe Storage Chest as a Spice Cabinet.
Above: Annie is the new happy owner of the Stuk Storage Case. Her assessment: “streamlined, structural (not just bags), easily thrown in the wash (to eliminate dust bunnies), and—crucially—with a zip-close top.” The pictured case is $8.99 but the Stuk collection has a range of wardrobe storage pieces—from boxes with multiple compartments to hanging shoe bins—priced from $3.99 to $9.99.
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published on October 12, 2018.
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