3 Ways to Use Your IKEA Raskog Cart

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    Raskog Cart

    Chances are, if you've stepped into an IKEA store or scrolled through Pinterest recently, you've caught a glimpse of everybody's favorite cart: The Raskog cart is stylish, useful, compact, and the perfect addition to any dwelling, whether it's an apartment or a house. IKEA bills it as a kitchen cart, but this handy dandy little cart can make its way into just about any room in your home and create a cute storage option! If you've got your hands on one (or are planning on it), we have three perfect ways to put the Raskog cart to use–that you may have never considered.

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    Use the Raskog as Office Storage

    The three-tiered cart is the perfect size to tuck away into a home office and store all of your odds and ends, especially if you don't have a lot of desk storage or drawers. From binders to paper clips, read on for effective and adorable ways to incorporate the Raskog into your office.

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    Books, Binders, and Planners

    Start by standing up your books on end in a spot that's easy to reach and access. Keeping planners in sight can help you stay organized and on track with work projects.

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    Pens and Pencils

    Use a pretty cup or pencil holder to contain all of your favorite writing tools. The pencil cup could also function as a bookend if your binders and planners need a little support to stay upright.

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    ​Stylish Office Supply Containers

    Find a selection of containers for your smaller desk supplies. Clear jars work well to contain pens. Small dishes or bowls can hold items like paper clips, tape, and more.

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    Use the Raskog as a Bookshelf

    The Raskog makes a perfect rolling bookshelf, and can be particularly useful for kids' books too! Here are our favorite tips for incorporating all of your best reads into the cart.

    • Organize by Color
      Because the cart is already colorful and eye-catching, organize your books accordingly. Group them by color to create an unexpected, happy effect. Keep the spines out so you can still easily find your books.
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    Mix Up the Arrangement

    Think outside the box as you load books onto your shelves. Stand some up and lay some down to create a layered, styled look. The books that are laying down in stacks then act as bookends for the standing books.

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    Add a few of your favorite trinkets to the mix to put the finishing touches on your bookshelves. Vases or figurines add visual interest and break up the shape of all the books.

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    Use the Raskog as a Bar Cart

    Cheers! This handy cart makes a perfect bar cart. It's just the right size to house all of the necessities, and the wheels make it a breeze to move from room to room if you're entertaining. Keep it stocked with ingredients and tools to make all of your favorite libations.

    Tip: keep bottles on top. Keeping the bottles on top of the cart will allow the most space if you have various bottle heights. It'll also save time and mess when you're mixing drinks.

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    ​Stock the Necessities

    Keep your bar cart full of all of the materials and ingredients you might need: glassware, jiggers, ice bucket, stir sticks, straws, and more. If you're entertaining, display mixers or garnishes if you're making any special cocktails (limes and lemons are always a staple).

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    Don't forget to freshen it up a bit! A pop of fresh florals on a bar cart brightens a room. The high walls on the Raskog cart make it a perfect option for adding flowers because your vase will be protected from being jostled off the side.