6 Seriously Clever IKEA Hacks to Help You Stay More Organized in 2020

published Jan 4, 2020
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In the spirit of the New Year and wanting to get organized more than ever before, we’ve rounded up six hacks that will specifically help you streamline your life (without spending too much money post-holidays). If you have a free afternoon ahead, go on and tackle one of these easy projects, then get ready for your most organized year yet.

Create a comprehensive work station to store your tools

If you’ve amassed more tools than fit in a box , you know how difficult it can be to keep them orderly. This DIY workbench designed by Melissa George is made from several different IKEA pieces—dressers, tabletops, and Kallax cubby units—that Melissa combined for a super extensive storage system, as pictured above.

Turn spice racks into a colorful and functional book display

Looking for a sweet yet functional way to display children’s books in a nursery? Gillian Crawshaw painted IKEA spice racks (which cost just $5 each) and turned them into delightful shelves to hold her daughter’s board books and other belongings. We could also see using the spice racks to hold makeup or nail polish in a bathroom or even housing succulents in a living area.

Corral gift wrap with a handy wrapping paper holder

Heather Thibodeau’s gift wrap organizer is always useful, but it’s a particularly handy hack to try post-holidays. This five-minute, $3 project will keep all of your wrapping paper nice and neat until the next big occasion. It’s made possible thanks to an IKEA plastic bag dispenser. We love how small space-friendly this project is, too.

Make a stylish storage solution and workstation for all your DIYing

For avid crafters, this setup is a total DIY organization dream. This craft table by JenniferMaker is an excellent storage solution if you have the space, especially considering it provides a huge work surface, too. You can make your own using various drawers, doors, and shelving units from IKEA.

Credit: Karianne

Maximize storage in your small bathroom

Who couldn’t use some additional bathroom storage? Karianne of Thistlewood Farms designed the prettiest shelving unit using an IKEA towel holder as the base. While the exact style she used appears to be discontinued, this piece could be hacked into a similar shelf. A piece like this one takes up minimal space but can make all of the difference when it comes to storing shampoo and other supplies.

A sleek, space-saving pot rack

Hannah Hathaway created this beautiful kitchen pot rack using IKEA’s Fintorp rails and matching hooks. It’s perfect for a farmhouse or industrial space and will make meal prepping an absolute breeze. Plus, it serves as its own kind of wall decor—a true multi-functional solution.