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5 Ikea kitchen storage ideas that are going to change your life*

*Okay maybe not change your life, but these Ikea kitchen storage ideas will get your kitchen in check

Ikea kitchen storage ideas
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Looking for Ikea kitchen storage ideas that promise to not only sort out your kitchen, but to also transform you into the most culinary organised person on the planet? Be the you that labels all the jars, has a chopping board for every food type and that curates an open shelving set up that will give any food blogger or Instagrammer a run for their money....yes, you are in the right place to maximise your kitchen storage with our easy Ikea hacks.

Keep scrolling for loads of practical and pretty life changing (okay maybe just kitchen changing) Ikea kitchen storage ideas that are quick and affordable. 

1. Get yourself an Ikea kitchen trolley 

Ikea hacks: the Raskog trolley

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We have sung the praises of the humble Raskog trolley many a time, in fact, we dedicated a whole article to the many different uses if this iconic Ikea trolley. It's just perfect if you are trying to squeeze more storage into a small kitchen – but even if you're sorted for storage in your gloriously large kitchen, the Raskog looks lovely filled with glass jars. In fact, it almost has the same effect as open shelving – just adds a bit of interest and is super practical. 

2. Invest in an Ikea kitchen island 

Always wanted a kitchen island, but maybe you just can't justify the price of a whole kitchen revamp? Or perhaps you don't think you have the room? Let us introduce you to the world of Ikea kitchen islands.

Designed for those of us who don't have copious amounts to spend or whose kitchens aren't blessed with miles and miles of open floor space, this Ikea kitchen storage is both budget- and space-friendly – and, importantly, a trolley doesn't require any professional fitting, just home assembly. 

Our fave from the lot is the classic  Torkviken. It's an absolute bargain and just a fraction of the cost of very similar looking kitchen islands you'll find elsewhere. The style is nice and simple, so you can make it work with most existing kitchen schemes.

3. You can't go wrong with a load of Ikea glass jars 

Oh, we love a good Ikea glass storage jar. We pick up at least one to add to our ever-growing collection – they are literally a couple of quid – every time we go to Ikea. They look great on shelving, or gathered on the top of a unit, so it's an effortless kitchen update that is both stylish and practical. Plus, now you can live the organisation dream and label your jars however you want. Ikea sells some very nice labels, or take it to the next level – like the Instagrammers do – and make them yourself with your very own label maker. Swish to say the least.

4. Create a feature with open Ikea kitchen shelves 

To store all your jars, you are obviously going to need some open shelving. Open shelving is a really quick and easy way to add a load of interest to your kitchen. Not only is it a practical storage solution, but open shelving units look gorgeous too. Just fill them with your best crockery, lovely knick-knacks, pots, pans and everything but the kitchen sink - it will look great. We love the industrial look of the Kungsfors Ikea kitchen storage which is really affordable too. 

5. Add Ikea kitchen hooks for handy extra storage

Think you can't squeeze in any more kitchen storage? Think again. Kitchen rails – to be completed with hooks – are perfect for popping above a stove, flush to your kitchen counter or at the end of your cabinets to hang pots, pans, chopping boards, tea towels, and everything that you need within reach but out of your way! Depending on the style you choose, you can add cute rustic feels or contemporary chic vibe to your – very organised – kitchen in no time with this nifty addition.