5 quick Ikea storage hacks for organising all of your rooms

These organising tips will have your home looking tidy and clutter free with minimal effort and maximum style

bathroom shelving on wheels that you can move around the room
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On the hunt for quick and easy ways to declutter your home? Well good, you are in the right place. We have got five simple Ikea hacks that will help organise every room in your home instantly. Oh and of course, not only will that leave your house feeling super tidy and organised they all look lovely too, just because it's practical doesn't mean it's can't be pretty!

So each of these ideas is designed so it can be adapted for each room in your home. You might see it being used in a kitchen but that's not too say it wouldn't work as hallway storage, just think about where each hack could be in your home. Oh and for loads more storage ideas, check out our storage hub page. 

1. Use storage baskets for the prettiest storage 

Ikea storage baskets

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Let's start with a classic, storage baskets. Despite what the picture above might say with a single sock draped effortlessly over the side, they can store a lot. And they also look great groups together so you can cram in even more storage. Pop them at the end of your bed, next to a sofa or in a hallway for a super easy storage solution that will add style to your space too. 

This is the iconic Fladis Basket from Ikea, that every single person on Instagram seems to have in the corner of every single room. Cute though isn't it?

2. Create some quick open shelving with a picture ledge

Ikea picture ledges

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Love the look of open plan shelving in a kitchen? Get the look cheaply and quickly using picture ledges! The Maleras ledges are wide enough to display some of your best crockery but won't take up as much room as a full-on shelf, so perfect for over a counter. 

Obviously, this would work just as well in a bedroom or a living room too for storing books, houseplants, cute vases, etc. etc. For more kitchen storage ideas though, head over to our feature. 

3. Add compact ladder shelving to any room 

Ikea bathroom storage

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This ladder style shelving is everywhere at the moment! And it's easy to see why. It looks gorgeous, doesn't take up a load of room and makes for perfect bathroom storage as seen above but what's great about ladder storage is it really will fit anywhere in any room. 

The Ikea Vilto unit from Ikea is only £55, too. Which is a great price compared with similar storage solutions we've seen elsewhere. Use it to store your spare towels and add some interest with baskets, jars and candles. 

4. Get yourself an kitchen trolley 

Ikea hacks: the Raskog trolley

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We say kitchen trolley, but it would be just as useful in a bedroom as makeup storage, a home office as stationary storage, it's a very adaptable thing a kitchen trolley. 

We have sung the praises of the humble Raskog 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. 

5. Hang a humble peg board 

Ikea storage hack using Skadis

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One piece of Ikea storage that has been gaining a bit of a cult following recently is Ikea's Skadis. Seriously, it has its own hashtag with more than 1,000 pics on Instagram! But really any peg board will have a similar decluttering effect. 

Pegboards aren't all substance and no style. Pick a colour theme for your pegboard that matches your interiors and use it to add personality to your room, as well as storage. This monochrome home office has a really cool industrial vibe that's only been enhanced by the pegboard. 

Check out our full feature for more inspiring home office storage ideas

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.