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    This Kitchen Cart Is The Only Ikea Item You Really Need

    You can use this smart cart a myriad of ways.

    This is the Råskog Ikea kitchen cart.

    At just under $50, this modest little cart has built quite a cult following among the home design blogger set. The turquoise one blends into a more retro, kitschy room, whereas the charcoal one has a more modern, industrial feel.

    Of course, you could be boring and just use it in your kitchen the way it was intended.

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    Or in the pantry.

    Better known as the FOOD CLOSET.

    But really, it should be overflowing with plants.


    Or better yet, overflowing with BOOZE.

    Here it is, as a very important party cart.

    It's totally practical in the bathroom.

    Since it's metal, any moisture or stains wipes right off.

    Or leave it outdoors to hold your gardening supplies.

    It can weather the rain.

    It works as the perfect supplement to a desk that doesn't have enough storage.

    Mix 'em and match 'em.

    Use it to rein in the chaos of your art studio or craft room.

    Or just as a designated place to hold your knitting and craft supplies in a small space.

    Which you can then wheel around for an emergency crafting session ANYWHERE.

    Since it's metal, you can attach those magnetic storage tins to keep track of all those bits and bobs.

    Flip the top over to use it as a mini-sewing tabletop.

    It's durable enough to use in a kids' room.

    Or as a (as fun as homework can be) homework station.

    Make it your little music spot.

    Use it to wheel your cleaning supplies from room to room as you clean.

    Anything that makes cleaning easier and faster is a necessity in my book.

    The three tiers makes this thing the perfect nightstand.

    Ambitious DIYers all over the web have customized it with a couple coats of spray paint.

    Other brilliant uses:

    - Keep one in your garage so you have a way to wheel groceries from your driveway to your kitchen.

    - Keep your makeup organized.

    - As a charging station.


    So even if you swore off Ikea years ago...


    Or at least your dog does.