16 Reasons You Totally Need an IKEA Raskog Cart (In Every Room)

The IKEA Raskog cart is a basic storage and organization piece that is so versatile you’ll want more than one. Take it from us, you need one of these bad boys in every single room of your home. From holding extra toiletries in the bathroom to organizing your nursery, there’s nothing this little cart on wheels can’t do.

Ikea raskog cart - collage with kitchen cart, diaper changing station, bar cart, and lunch packing supplies

Brilliant Ways to Use the IKEA Raskog Cart in Every Room of the House

IKEA’s three-tier Raskog cart ($29.99) is beyond useful. The compact, rolling device is ideal for creating makeshift storage in small spaces like bathrooms and studio apartments — but people also find highly specific ways to hack the Raskog to fit their lives.

I have scoured the web to find 16 amazing ideas for you to use the Ikea Raskog cart that you will absolutely love. Let’s take a look at these creative ideas for every room of your home.

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1) Glam It Up To Hold All Your Beauty Supplies

Create a rolling vanity with plenty of room to hold all your beauty supplies. This is perfect for a teen girl’s room or to take to your dorm room when you move on campus. Add the metal utensil holder from Ikea for a smart way to safely hold hot styling tools as they cool off without cluttering countertops. It’s so convenient to have all your makeup, toiletries, and hair tools all in one place!

toiletry organizing cart for the bathroom

2) Create a Swanky Rolling Bar

Bar carts can sometimes be an expensive investment, but this budget alternative is perfect, especially for a smaller space. Set up a rolling bar cart for your next get-together. You can move it inside or outside, depending on where the party’s at!

Your bar accessories to have a well-appointed cart might include…

  • Liquor
  • Selection of glassware
  • Cocktail shaker and stirrer
  • Wine opener
  • Bar knife
  • Citrus fruit such as lemons and limes
  • Fresh herbs such as mint and basil
  • Ice bucket
  • Straws

cart with bar accessories and liquor

3) Devise a Moveable Lunch Cart

Getting school lunches in the morning can sometimes be crazy, especially if you have multiple kids who all have different needs as I do. One great idea is to put all your kids’ lunch supplies in the cart to make putting together their lunches way easier. It’s so much easier to find the thermos or the small container for dips and dressings. No more “I can’t find my lunchbox!” excuses now.

a movable cart with lunch box supplies

4) Create a Might Mobile Cleaning Cart

Use an Ikea Raskog cart to put together the perfect cleaning cart. Put paper towels and trash bags on the bottom shelf and stock the other shelves with disinfecting wipes, rubber gloves, and dusting cloths. Add a few hooks to the side to hang the dustpan, hand vacuum, or a Swiffer. Then you can push the cart around as you move from room to room. And when you are done, the cart slides into a small space for out-of-the-way storage. You’ll always be able to know when you are running low on cleaning supplies too. Get one for each floor of your home!

a cart on wheels with household cleaning tools and supplies

5) Fashion a Fun Art Cart for the Kids

Sometimes you need to put art supplies in an easy-to-get-to spot so that kids can see what’s available when they are in a creative mood. Or your dining room or kitchen does double-duty when it comes to art time. Put together an art cart for the kids with crayons, paints, coloring books, and crafting supplies. Whenever they need a creative activity to do, they can fetch their own supplies and make something beautiful. And then when they are done, it makes cleanup a breeze.

This is a great solution for homeschoolers. Check out these other insanely useful home school organization ideas.

a cart with kids craft and art supplies

6) Set Up Your Ikea Raskog Cart as an Infant Dresser

Is the baby sleeping in your room? Keep some of the baby’s things in there without letting them take over your drawers and closet. It’s also a great nursery shelf.

a cart with baby clothes and shoes

7) Devise a Mobile Nursery Storage Station

One of the more practical applications of the Raskog is to put it in a nursery, where storage needs are constantly changing. This rolling diaper station can be moved from room to room which can be useful. Because, honestly, how often are you really going to carry your baby to the changing table to change him or her? Make it even handier by adding extra bottles, formula, and burp cloths so you can do double duty.

mobile cart for nursery with diapers and wipes

8) Double Your Bathroom Storage Space

Add extra storage to a small bathroom. Stash toilet paper, extra towels, and anything else you need in the utility cart. This is a great idea if there is no cabinet under the sink or if the counter space in the bathroom is non-existent.

a rolling cart for bathroom storage of toilet paper and handtowels

9) Put Your Green Thumb on Wheels

A succulent cart is a fun way to decorate with succulents. Isn’t it gorgeous? This would look perfect in a sunroom or on a patio. You could also fill the cart with herbs or other small plants and move the cart to catch the best sunlight.

a rolling cart with many succulent plants

10) Ikea Raskog Cart Makes a Versatile Nightstand

Forego the typical nightstand beside your bed, and opt for an IKEA cart instead. You can even clip on a small light for reading in bed. This is also a great idea for a dorm room or small apartment. It is portable, small, and can fit anywhere!  A great bedside table one that you can fit just about anything you would need.

an ikea cart used as a nighttable with books and water

11) Set Up A Nifty Crafting Cart

Isn’t that a beautiful display? This would be perfect for my mother-in-law! I love how the light blue color of the cart provides a colorful but neutral base for all the crazy colors of the different yarns and patterned fabric. Keep crochet and knitting supplies organized in your craft room. You won’t have to look twice for the color yarn you want to use and all of your needles will be in one space along with all the other goodies you need to make those blankets, scarves, mittens, and sweaters.

a cart on wheels used to store yard and sewing supplies

12) Conveniently Store All Your Laundry Supplies in the Ikea Raskog Cart

A laundry cart in your laundry room is a must. It keeps all your products organized without them getting in the way. You could even make some space so it could slide right up next to the washer or dryer. This is wonderful if you’re working with a laundry closet like I am, instead of a full room.

a rolling cart with laundy supplies in a laundry room

13) Set Up A Stylish Sewing Cart

Keep all your sewing supplies together in one place, especially if you’re at a loss at where to store that bulky sewing machine. You can also increase storage space by adding hanging buckets, hooks, or magnetic containers for small items like pins and buttons. This idea works well in a room that has multiple functions like a sewing room that turns into an office or guest room.

blue rolling cart with a sewing machine on the top shelf and fabric on the other shelves in a sewing room

14) More Space For Your Shoes

A girl can never have too many shoes, but you may not always have room to store them all. Why not add a shoe cart to your closet?! You can also use it for handbags, scarves, belts, and other miscellaneous items that just don’t seem to fit anywhere else.

The other thing about this trendy little rolling cart is that it can be personalized with your favorite can of Spray Paint. Style it up to match or compliment a favorite pattern or color in your wardrobe.

Ikea Raskog Carts grey rolling cart with shoes and boots on the shelves in a bedroom

15) Get Extra Storage Space In Your Kitchen

You can use the Ikea Raskog cart in so many different ways in the kitchen. I love the idea to corral your cookbooks. I so need this. They’re taking up multiple shelves on my bookshelf right now, and they’re never where I need them (in the kitchen). You can have an entire basic pantry and a few items you use every day at your fingertips. It fits everything from baking supplies to spices and flavored oils to bottles of wine. Plus you can wheel it anywhere for easy use. When you are not using it, it simply looks amazing sitting there.

two dark grey rolling carts, one with differnt bottles of alcohol and wine and the other with cookbooks

16) Organize All Your Planner Paraphernalia in an Ikea Raskog Cart

And, finally, as a self-professed planner geek, I totally love this planning station idea. It’ll hold your planners, pens, markers, stickers, washi tapes, and all the other things planner geeks dream of. When it comes time to plan your week or do your monthly review, you’ll have everything you need in one convenient and super organized location.

light blue rolling cart with journals, markers, and washi tape

More Hacks for Ikea Products

This mighty utility cart is one of my most favorite products to use in all different rooms of the house. But there are plenty of other hacks for decorating and storage that you can do with different items from Ikea. The beauty of these ideas is that you can take the plain furniture base Ikea provides and make some simple changes or upgrades to make it fit your style perfectly. The possibilities are endless. Check out these brilliant ideas:


Ikea Raskog Carts - collage showing photos of cart used as a nightstand, cart holding succulent plants, cart with laundry supplies, rolling bar cart, and cart used as bathroom storage

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