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How to Find the Most Hackable IKEA Pieces, According to Seasoned IKEA Hackers
For the best results, choose your hack carefully. Here's our expert guide.
Jun 25, 2020
11 Clever IKEA Hacks That’ll Help You Make the Most of Your Tiny Kitchen
No matter how small your kitchen, it still has big potential.
Jun 18, 2020
Before and After: A $120 Project Gives Old IKEA KALLAX Shelves a Farmhouse Spin
It only took a few elements to revitalize this decade-old shelf.
Jun 15, 2020
8 Smart IKEA Hacks to Pack More Storage into Your Tiny Closet
You don't have to knock down a wall to get a bigger closet—you can fake it!
Jun 12, 2020
10 IKEA LACK Shelf Hacks that Definitely Don’t Lack in Creativity
This floating shelf has real hack potential!
Jun 1, 2020
9 Ways to Make Cheap Furniture Last Forever
Call it the fountain of furniture youth.
May 27, 2020
Should You Try That “Coffee in the Laundry” Hack on Your Dark Clothes? We Asked an Expert
You've probably seen this trick on Pinterest.
Apr 27, 2020
Just $50 in Materials Helps This IKEA Dresser Mimic a Thousand-Dollar Piece
You would never guess the end product came from IKEA.
Apr 11, 2020
The Easy, No-Nails-Required Way to Give Your Walls a Vintage Shiplap Look
This one-day project gives your walls instant character.
Apr 7, 2020
9 IKEA Hacks That Transform Plain KALLAX Shelves into Something Special
With a little effort, you can get big results.
Apr 4, 2020
6 Inspirational Hacks that Make IKEA's $10 LACK Table Look Like a Million Bucks
You don't have to spend a fortune to get a high-end look.
Mar 24, 2020
The 46 Best Hacks and Tricks for Organizing a Small Bathroom
Step one: Let go of any concept about how things “should” be stored.
Mar 19, 2020
I Cleaned My Oven Door with a Dishwasher Tablet—And I Recommend It 100 Percent
I’ve never met a cleaning hack I wasn’t willing to try. And this one paid off.
Mar 15, 2020
IKEA Cabinets Are the Secret to This High-End (but Low-Cost) Mudroom
This IKEA hack has the look of custom woodwork—but costs a lot less.
Mar 6, 2020
We Gave DIYers $50 to Transform a Mystery Object—the Results Will Delight You
Makeover Madness
First up: Turning a blah brown doormat into a cheery welcome.
Mar 4, 2020
I Tried That Viral Essential Oil Laundry Hack and Here’s What I Thought
This could be a good option for those who choose to use free and clear detergent—but would like their laundry to be mildly scented and aren’t bothered by essential oils.
Mar 2, 2020
The (Mostly Free) Way to Get Dried Paint off Wood
You don't have to live with the splatter. We've got pro tricks for how to remove them, even if they're totally dry.
Feb 19, 2020
When It's OK to Paint Over Wallpaper (and How to Do It Right)
Stuck with stubborn wallpaper? You don't have to rip it down to change the look.
Feb 15, 2020
14 Easy IKEA Desk Hacks that’ll Boost Your Productivity
These simple hacks are stylish AND practical.
Feb 13, 2020
The Best Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Next Reno, According to Reddit
You'll want to save these smart tricks for later.
Feb 10, 2020
13 Simple Fixes to Show Your Home You Care
These upgrades are fast, easy, and full of love.
Feb 4, 2020
16 Clever Hacks That Will Organize Your Laundry Situation for You
Here are some of the best ways to turn this small, often neglected room into its very best self.
Feb 2, 2020
This IKEA Hack Turns a Plain Wood Cabinet into Retro-Inspired Party
The after has color and charm to spare.
Feb 1, 2020
6 IKEA Hacks for the Most Disorganized Among Us
There's always hope!
Jan 30, 2020
9 Time-Saving Tricks Only Pro Painters Know (Until Now)
Make your next paint job a breeze with these expert tips.
Jan 27, 2020
The Easy, Affordable Trick for Making Your Kitchen Look Way More Expensive
It makes a huge difference in the look of your cook space.
Jan 24, 2020
The $9 Find That's Literally Holding My Bed Together
I'll always be keeping this in my tool kit from now on—and you should, too.
Jan 17, 2020
8 Fab IKEA Hacks to Make Your HEMNES Dresser Look Like a Designer Find
No one will ever know you only paid $250 for it.
Jan 15, 2020
The Best Under-$200 Tricks We Want to Steal From Before and Afters in 2020
These budget-friendly ideas deserve a place on your list this year.
Jan 13, 2020
9 Bright Ideas For Making That Sad Lamp Look Way More Expensive
Give your old lamp the glow up it deserves.
Jan 9, 2020
6 Seriously Clever IKEA Hacks to Help You Stay More Organized in 2020
Ring in the new decade with some IKEA hacks that will take your home organization to the next level.
Jan 4, 2020
Before and After: A Bold $70 IKEA Hack Is Just What This Entryway Needed
You'll want to steal this clever idea for your home ASAP.
Jan 3, 2020
18 Ways to Use Table Salt, Your Lunchtime Standby
Your salt shaker doesn’t have to stay strapped to the kitchen table. We’ve got 18 ways to put it to work all around your house.
Dec 29, 2019
8 of the Best Home Hacks of 2019, According to Reddit
Put these smart solutions to work next year to make life easier in 2020.
Dec 26, 2019
Humidifiers Are Just as Healthy for Your Home as They Are For Your Sinuses
Your home gets dry skin in winter, too. Here's how you can help.
Dec 23, 2019
13 Uses for Olive Oil, Your Go-To Cooking Aid
Get this hero out of the pantry and into your tool kit.
Dec 22, 2019
6 Easy Upgrades That Make a Plain Mirror Look Way More Expensive
It's time for your mirror to feel like the fairest of them all.
Dec 21, 2019
5 Seasonal Command Hook Hacks to Make Holiday Decorating Easier
Is it just us, or has this holiday season felt extremely short? If you're worried you've run out of time to turn your home into a holiday wonderland, look no further.
Dec 20, 2019
This New-to-the-U.S. Store Is Like if IKEA and Target Had a Baby
We've rounded up our favorite, most hackable finds from your new go-to store.
Dec 17, 2019
18 Uses for White Vinegar, Your Favorite Pantry Staple
You can put this household workhorse to use in every room of your home.
Dec 15, 2019
6 Upgrades to Turn Your Kitchen Island into an Island Getaway
These ideas will take your kitchen to the next level.
Dec 14, 2019
How to Fake a Department Store-Worthy Christmas Tree With Thrift Store Finds
Upcycling never looked so chic.
Dec 13, 2019
8 of the Best (and Easiest) IKEA Hacks We Spotted This Year
These types of IKEA "hacks" are the perfect combo of affordable and fast to do.
Dec 5, 2019
One Easy Way to Score Free Holiday Decorations (and How to Use Them)
Check decorating off your list (and then check it twice, because this is THAT simple).
Dec 3, 2019
This 1-Minute, Cheap Sofa Hack Will Change Your Living Room for the Better
This trick is a game-changer for sofas, chairs, and headboards everywhere.
Dec 3, 2019
This $7 Renter-Friendly Amazon Find Lets Me Decorate My Walls Without Ruining Them
While duct tape usually gets touted as the fix-everything sticky product, I think this tape might be out to steal that title.
Nov 7, 2019
Small and Organized Danish Remodeled Apartment Tour
Blogger and journalist Caroline Sølver renovated this entire Denmark apartment herself, with the help of friends and family.
Oct 27, 2019
8 Things Every Bathroom Should Have, According to Amazon Reviewers
They're all under $50!
Oct 15, 2019
This Portable Charging Station Solves One of My Most Annoying Problems—and It’s Under $15
Allow us to introduce you to The Couchlet.
Sep 13, 2019
This Inexpensive Material Is Your Key to a Stylish Decor Hack
The half-moon dowel is more or less having a moment.
Sep 12, 2019
9 Useful Ways to Use Up Food Coloring Outside of the Kitchen
Here are nine useful or fun ways to use your food coloring and bring the rainbow to projects outside of the kitchen.
Aug 8, 2019
29 Plant Hacks to Upgrade Your Green Thumb, Practically for Free
Whether your thumb is green or black, whether you have one plant or a jungle's worth, here are some plant-care tips that can help keep your greenery not only alive, but lush.
Jun 28, 2019
How a $6 Amazon Find Can Make Your Trash Can a Million Times Better
We have the most simple solution for your most simple can: Command hooks!
Jun 26, 2019
I Tried This ‘House Hunters’ Reddit Hack That Predicts Every Winner
Much of the appeal of watching “House Hunters” is playing detective, tuning into side comments and reactions that hint at what the ultimate house will be. You’ll be tempted to learn the secret to predicting the outcomes, like me. However, you might sincerely regret it once you know because all future “House Hunters” viewings will be forever changed. Consider yourself warned, far more than I was before embarking on this experiment, which began with a Reddit thread.
Apr 16, 2019
PSA: You’ve Only Tapped 1/15th of Sandpaper’s Full Potential
Some single-use gadgets and home tools just take up space versus regularly make our lives easier. It’s hard to purchase an entire device that just de-pills sweaters, for example, when you know it will wind up languishing in your cabinet or drawer. Which is why it’s great to discover multiple handy uses for ordinary objects and materials you already have lying around the house. Today’s unsung household hero: sandpaper.
Mar 22, 2019
50 Ways to Hack the Most Beloved IKEA Products of All Time
At this point, most of us can spot a BILLY bookcase, KALLAX cubby, or LACK table a mile away. Basic and affordable, they’ve been some of the most popular items at IKEA for years, and our first apartments would’ve been bare without them.
Mar 20, 2019
IKEA Hacks Itself to Make Furniture More Accessible for Those with Disabilities
IKEA Israel is teaming up with two nonprofits to make their products easier to use for people with disabilities. Along with nonprofits Milbat and Access Israel, Ikea has 13 new items designed to upgrade handle-less drawers and low-profile furniture, Fast Company reports.
Mar 15, 2019
5 Grown-up Hacks That Will Have You Calling Your BILLY Bookcase William
IKEA estimates they sell one of their BILLY bookcase every five seconds, which means there are a lot of BILLY bookcases out there in the world. It’s probably the most recognizable product in the canon of IKEA merchandise, and it’s endlessly versatile and adaptable to different rooms and situations. What better way to celebrate its 40 years on the planet than with some hacks?
Mar 10, 2019
Space-Saving Murphy Beds You Can Either Buy or DIY
Murphy beds are the ultimate space-savers. They neatly store themselves when not in use and can quickly turn your office or bonus room into a complete guest retreat. Finding an attractive Murphy bed within your budget just got easier, because we’ve rounded up our favorite DIY and pre-built options.
Feb 16, 2019
Before and After: We Wouldn’t Change a Thing About This IKEA Living Room Hack
This simple white storage bench, designed by the Swedish powerhouse, IKEA, has found a new home and a totally new look in a Victorian in London. IKEA’s PLATSA storage bench—not currently available in the U.S. so the STUVA might be the best alternative—fits perfectly into this living room nook, with just a little bit of wiggle room. It looked just fine in the white space, but the room now has a completely different look—and, therefore, so does the PLATSA.
Feb 6, 2019
Before and After: A Pretty IKEA PAX Hack Elevates This Entire Bedroom
Thanks to a blush of color and a clever installation job, the ubiquitous blank-slate PAX wardrobe from IKEA gets a major upgrade in a graphic designer’s Copenhagen apartment. Four IKEA PAX wardrobes are now painted the same pink as the surrounding walls, giving them the appearance of a built-in closet. Michella Laura has turned pink into a sophisticated neutral that sets off the white bedding and trim to great effect and allows the stunning white-and-blue vintage Murano light to pop.
Jan 18, 2019
11 of the Best IKEA Hacks We’ve Seen This Year
In 2018, we saw IKEA hacks move towards achieving high-end dupes (like designer lighting or custom closets) and were blown away by people's creativity.
Dec 27, 2018
Before and After: An Elevated IKEA PAX Closet Hack for the Ages
It's like walking into a little, glamorous jewel box every morning.
Dec 20, 2018
This $7 Amazon Buy Is the Secret to Successful IKEA Furniture Assembly
In the near future, we can expect robots to start taking on some of our more nerve-racking daily tasks, from organizing our closets to assembling a flat-pack chair, while we sit back, sip coffee, and observe in smug satisfaction. Until then, you can certainly call upon TaskRabbit for assistance, or you can personally piece together your own IKEA furniture, one cam at a time. If you do, here’s a potentially life-changing item that will save you time and frustration.
Dec 12, 2018
This Hack Makes Laundry Days So Much Easier
Laundry is the most avoided chore in our home. We don’t have a good spot to keep dirty clothes, which leads to chasing down little piles on laundry day, then scrambling to find a place to put the clean batches as each load comes out. Some very organized people have figured this out though. With their DIY sorting systems, household worths of laundry are neatly sorted before, during, and after each cycle.
Dec 9, 2018
5 Ingenious Plant Tricks You Haven’t Tried Yet
Tried-and-true tricks to keep your plants happy and healthy.
Dec 8, 2018
Before and After: This IKEA Hack Is Every Organized Person’s Dream
This entryway had a spot for coats, a large landing strip, a mirror for last looks, personality, and beauty, but it was lacking in storage for shoes and other odds-and-ends. A DIYer who enjoys “trying to figure out how to make things with no experience” solved the issue with a few ordinary IKEA drawers and some very special wood.
Dec 7, 2018
Why You Should Drill a Hole in Your Trash Can
The last thing anyone wants to deal with after a long day of adulting is a clingy garbage can that staunchly refuses to release its grip on a full-to-bursting trash bag. No matter how many times you tug on the bag, it refuses to come out, even after you’ve removed some of the (smelly) contents. Instead of contemplating precisely what you did wrong in a former life to deserve this karmic kitchen payback, avoid future frustrations by drilling a hole in your trash can.
Dec 3, 2018
Here’s Why You Should Put Your Socks in The Microwave
I am sitting on my sofa right now, writing this, wearing a wool sweater, swaddled in a blanket, and I’m still freezing. My fingers, toes, and nose feel particularly arctic, and I dread leaving the house later to walk my dog. Yep, I’m one of those people: always cold. Like a heat-seeking missile, I will shamelessly and relentlessly navigate towards warmth, wherever and whenever I can. Here’s a neat hack I use to get through winter.
Nov 28, 2018
Um, Did You Know You Can Make Wine in Your Instant Pot?
The Instant Pot is one of the biggest food trends of the past few years, and it is only getting bigger. People are obsessed with it because it does the work of seven other appliances and takes up less space in the kitchen. It can pressure cook, slow cook, cook rice, steam food, make yogurt, warm food, and sauté food. And now it looks like the Instant Pot is actually an eight-in-one machine, because you can even use it to make wine. Yes, wine! It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true.
Nov 12, 2018