20 Cool Uses for the Versatile Ikea Trolley

Every once in a while a product comes around that we simply love. Kmart is famous for this and we’ve shared several great Kmart products and hacks over the years. Ikea is another goldmine for really handy household products, including their very popular Ikea trolley.

The RASKOG and other similar models are versatile and can be used in various ways throughout your home. Some come with attachments like cutting boards, cup holders and hooks which open up the world of clever storage even more.

They are a simple, ingenious, flexible, and portable storage solution for practically anything. If you don’t already have an Ikea trolley somewhere in your home, now’s the time to go out and grab one. And, if you do, here are 20 uses for the Ikea trolley that you might not have thought of yet.

Ikea Trolley Hacks for Every Part of the House

1. Kitchen Cart

Use it as a mobile kitchen cart to store frequently used utensils, spices, or small appliances. It’s convenient for food prep and can be moved around the kitchen as needed.

Ikea trolley hack for kitchen
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2. Bar Cart

Transform the trolley into a stylish bar cart, complete with bottles, glassware, and bar tools. You can wheel it around to serve drinks to your guests.

3. Bathroom Organiser

Keep your bathroom essentials like towels, toiletries, and cosmetics neatly organised on the trolley. The wheels make it easy to move around the bathroom for cleaning or rearranging.

Ikea trolley hack for makeup
Source: Polkadot Chair

4. Art And Craft Cart

 Use it as a mobile craft station to store your art supplies, knitting materials, or sewing accessories. The different shelves can hold various craft items.

Ikea trolley cart hack for sewing stuff
Source: Shelterness

5. Plant Stand

 Turn the trolley into a rolling plant stand. It’s perfect for displaying and moving your indoor plants to ensure they get the right amount of sunlight.

Ikea trolley cart for plants
Source: Instagram

6. Home Office Organiser

 Keep your office supplies, books, and stationery organised on the trolley. You can roll it from room to room to create a portable workspace.

7. Laundry Cart

 Organise your laundry essentials, such as detergent, fabric softener, and laundry baskets, on the trolley. You can roll it to the laundry room and back.

8. Bedside Table

Use the trolley as a bedside table to keep your books, reading glasses, and a glass of water within reach. The wheels make it easy to reposition.

9. Entertainment Cart

Store your gaming consoles, controllers, and media accessories on the trolley, which can be moved to different parts of your living room or entertainment area.

Ikea trolley cart for games
Source: Instagram

10. Cleaning Cart

Use the shelves for different parts of the house i.e. bathroom/kitchen/vacuum accessories or store cleaning cloths on one shelf and sprays on another.

Ikea trolley hack for cleaning
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11. Outdoor BBQ Station

 Load it up with grilling tools, condiments, and plates, making it easy to move the entire setup to your backyard or patio.

12. Tool Cart

Keep your essential tools, nails, and screws organised on the shelves. Move it around your garage or workspace as you tackle different projects.

13. Office Coffee Station

 Create a convenient coffee station in your home office. Load the trolley with your favourite coffee maker, mugs, and coffee supplies. Roll it to your desk for a quick caffeine boost during work hours. A small portable fridge can sit on the top shelf and hold milk and flavoured creamers.

14. Toy Or Book Storage for Kids

 Use the trolley as a mobile storage solution for your children’s toys or books. Keep it in the playroom or living room to easily transport toys from one area to another. The kids can even help clean up by rolling the cart to put toys away. It makes a perfect book caddy and can easily be rolled to any corner of the house for your voracious reader.

Ikea trolley cart
Source: Kylie M Interiors 

15. Outdoor Garden Tool Caddy

 Maximise your gardening efficiency by transforming the trolley into a garden tool caddy. Store gloves, small tools, and seed packets on the shelves, and move it around as you work on different areas of your garden.

16. Shoe Rack

 Keep your hallway tidy by using the trolley as a mobile shoe rack. Arrange shoes neatly on the shelves, and easily move it to clean or to accommodate guests’ footwear during gatherings.

17. Camping Kitchen Organiser

If you enjoy camping, the trolley can be a useful organiser for your camping kitchen. Load it with portable cookware, utensils, and camping essentials. Roll it to your campsite for a convenient outdoor cooking setup.

18. Pet Supplies Station

 Organise your pet’s essentials with the trolley. Store pet food, grooming tools, and toys on the shelves. The wheels make it easy to move the station around, ensuring your furry friend has everything they need.

19. Home Gym Cart

Turn the trolley into a compact home gym organiser. Store workout accessories, resistance bands, and water bottles on the shelves. Easily roll it to different areas of your home for versatile workout sessions.

20. Gift Wrapping Station

Store all your gift cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, tapes, boxes, and ribbons in these trolleys for quick access when you need to wrap a gift.

Ikea trolley christmas wrap
Source: Polished Habitat

These are just a few creative uses for Ikea trolley carts, but their versatility allows you to adapt them to your specific needs and preferences.




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