From Compost to Chickens: 18 Ideas for Using the IKEA Trofast at Home
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IKEA’s Trofast system is a storage workhorse and a very popular item for children’s spaces. In fact, we found 20 different ways to use the Trofast for kids. With its colorful, plastic bins, it does read a bit juvenile, but don’t let this stop you from using it at home. The key is to use it in parts of your home that are dedicated to utility. True, it’s not going to win a beauty prize, but it gets a big gold star for function.
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As a clothes/accessories catchall in your walk-in closet (or use a small one in a regular size closet)
As a mudroom bench with storage beneath for hats, scarves, and shoes
Or, used without the bins to create an affordable bench with more attractive storage
As a colorful outdoor container garden using the bins alone
As inexpensive kitchen storage bins sans frame (the bins are $2-5/each)
As seating for casual dining
As a “lazy man’s worm bin” for composting
In the garage to organize tools and supplies
As hallway storage with an added top for display
As extra storage under a sofa
To corral a collection of craft supplies
To store a collection of fabric
As pantry storage with helpful labels
As a recycling station
As supplemental storage under a table
As a cat’s litter box (here hidden inside a bathroom vanity)
Let us know how you use the Trofast at home!