The Best Place to Buy KALLAX Storage Cubes Isn't IKEA

The Best Place to Buy KALLAX Storage Cubes Isn't IKEA

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Tess Wilson
Oct 18, 2017
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IKEA's KALLAX line is a storage staple, relied upon for organizing kids' toys, craft supplies, paperwork, socks and unmentionables, hats and gloves, and so much more in an attractive fashion. The Swedish retailer obviously offers a range of compatible storage bins—seven baskets and boxes—but these 18 alternatives will take you beyond IKEA. Spoiler alert: the bins designed for kids might be the most covetable. Don't let them have all the fun!

Keep in mind when shopping that the openings of the KALLAX (previously the EXPEDIT) shelving units are 13" wide x 13" high (and 15 3/8" deep). Eight of these fit that space exactly, while the rest give you a little wiggle room in one or more directions. Whether you're looking for canvas, felt, wood or rattan/sea grass, remember to think outside IKEA for outfitting your cubbies!

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  1. Grey Felt Storage Cube (also available in 5 other colors) at Target, $9.99
  2. Large Sebastian Crate at World Market, $39.99
  3. White & Gold Fabric Storage Cube at Target, $9.49
  4. Wicker Milk Crate at Target, $19.99
  5. Woven Nylon Bin at Amazon, $19.99/set of 2
  6. Grey & Black Storage Bin by Woolly Clouds at Etsy, $33.50
  7. Large Wood Milk Crate at Target, $16.99
  8. Yellow Fade Up Rattan Cube Basket (also available in Aqua, Blue, and Pink) at Land of Nod, $24.97
  9. Standard Goods Storage Basket at H&M, $12.99
  10. Grey Storage Box (also available in White and Pink) at H&M, $5.99
  11. DII Gold Seagrass Storage Cube at Amazon, $26.99
  12. ClosetMaid Green Storage Bin (also available in 7 other colors) at Amazon, $16.31
  13. Mustard Storage Box at H&M, $5.99
  14. DII Foldable Storage Cubes at Amazon, $16.99/set of 2
  15. Black Patchwork Storage Cube at Target, $5.99
  16. Storage Box With Lid at H&M, $19.99
  17. Light Blue Locker Bin at PB Teen, $35.99
  18. Grey Starry Watercolor Box Cover by YeahBabyGoods on Etsy, $15
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