Well all love an Ikea hack, but you've got to admit whenever you peruse the #ikeahack section of Instagram, you are met with a sea of insane ideas that, well, look great and are super inventive, but... who has the time to transform some Ikea drawers into the most beautiful piece of furniture you have ever seen?
What we want are easy ideas that just show you all the great ways to can use and transform a single piece of Ikea furniture to meet your needs. Case in point the Raskog trolley...
Keep scrolling to see all the ways you can work this £39 beauty, and make sure you check out our deals hub page too if you love finding great value homewares.
1. Not so much of an Ikea hack: handy kitchen storage
An obvious one here, but probably the most useful for everyone. Use your Raskog trolley for some extra kitchen storage. It's perfect if you are trying to squeeze more 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.
Of course, you can double up (below), too, for double the storage. Perfect for the office, too, we think, for creating a much needed snack station or two.
2. For host(esse)s: a snack station on wheels
We love this Ikea hack! Perfect for any party, fill up your Raskog with snacks and drinks that you can wheel from the kitchen into the living room or dining room, wherever your shindig is happening, and then everyone can just help themselves. You can even store the crockery on there too.
Just had a stroke of genius. Barbecues. This would be perfect for barbecues. Load it up with all the saladly bits and condiments and then people aren't having to go to and from the kitchen every time they want some more coleslaw.
3. Bathroom storage: sorted
Whether you're on a budget, renting or just want some funky looking bathroom storage that's flexible too, this is how we use our Raskog at home – as bathroom storage. Perfect for stashing the stuff you don't use much (at the bottom) and the stuff you use all the time (at the top). Smart looking, too, eh?
4. Organise all your crafty bits
Has your hobby spilled over to clutter up every single room in your house? Balls of wool on the kitchen island? Paint brushes on the coffee table? Crochet needles stuck down the gaps of the sofa (an accident waiting to happen there)? Whatever your crafty hobby, keep all the stuff together in a Raskog, that way you can also move it from room to room so it's accessible for whenever you feel a surge of creativity coming on.
5. Hoard your stationery in a Raskog
Need more home office storage but don't have a ton of room? Hello Raskog. Use it to get all your stationery organised and keep all the important stuff on hand. The Raskog has a really small footprint too, so even if your 'home office' is a desk in the corner of your living room, it won't be taking up a load of space, you could even store it underneath your desk.
6. Create an indoor garden
This Ikea hack is perfect if you want to grow a little herb garden or need an area to grow your seeds indoors. Fill up the Raskog trolley with your pots and you can wheel it around your space to find the happiest place for your plants. You could also use it as a place to display your house plants too.
7. Or use your Raskog in the garden
A shed on wheels. The perfect Ikea hack if you just have a balcony or really small garden, or if even if your garden is huge, it would be handy to be able to wheel around everything you need rather than be going to and from the shed all the time. Store your seeds up top, spare pots in the middle and your hefty bag of soil on the bottom.