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31 Brilliant Ikea Hacks Every Parent Should Know

Your kids don't know how good they're about to have it.

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1. Swap a crib for the bottom bed on the Ikea Mydal bunk bed.

See the how-to here.
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See the how-to here.

2. Use a spice rack as a clothing rack for baby clothes.

Get more inspiration here.

Get more inspiration here.

3. Turn a Rast nightstand into a modern dollhouse.

Learn how to make it here.
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Learn how to make it here.

4. Organize your mudroom with Ikea bookcases.

Make getting out the door in the morning that much easier! Get the tutorial here.

Make getting out the door in the morning that much easier! Get the tutorial here.

5. Make a Kura bed into a cozy reading nook.

See how to do it (plus how to use the Kura to create other amazing projects for kids) here.
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See how to do it (plus how to use the Kura to create other amazing projects for kids) here.

6. Use the Grundtal knife rack to organize small metal toys.

7. Spruce up the Latt table with a world map.

Get the step-by-step instructions here.
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Get the step-by-step instructions here.

8. Add a fun border to plain curtains.

See how to do the stripes here and the pom-pom trim here.

9. Give an Ikea changing table a colorful upgrade.

Get the tutorial here.
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Get the tutorial here.

10. Make a play kitchen from Ikea nightstands.

They even have lights inside! See how to make the stove here and the microwave and fridge here.

11. Or give the Ikea play kitchen a modern makeover.

Seriously, this kitchen is prettier than mine. See how easy it is here.
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Seriously, this kitchen is prettier than mine. See how easy it is here.

12. Give simple shelves a celestial upgrade.

Get the plans here.
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Get the plans here.

13. Or get the look with napkin holders.

Snap them up here.
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Snap them up here.

14. Add a Billy bookshelf to the Gulliver crib.

Even though your baby probably can't read. See how they did it here.
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Even though your baby probably can't read. See how they did it here.

15. Add a chalkboard top to the Lack side table.

See how to do it here.
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See how to do it here.

16. Make the Lego table of your kids' dreams.

So legit. Learn how here.
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So legit. Learn how here.

17. Turn a coffee table into a toy workbench.

See the instructions here.
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See the instructions here.

18. Make your own light-up table.

See the step-by-step here.
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See the step-by-step here.

19. Turn a shoe rack into a play supermarket.

It's also easy to fold up and move around! See more here.
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It's also easy to fold up and move around! See more here.

20. Turn the iconic Strandmon chair into a rocker.

For parents who want to feed their babies in style. Learn how here.
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For parents who want to feed their babies in style. Learn how here.

21. Use masking tape and white paint to make an old Ikea dresser seriously stylish.

See more here.

22. Use floating shelves to organize kiddos' closets.

Get more info here.

23. Turn an Ikea crib into a co-sleeper.

Get the instructions (along with important safety information) here.
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Get the instructions (along with important safety information) here.

24. Turn the rolling Raskog cart into a homework station.

Find out more here.

25. Create a custom closet with Billy bookshelves.

Get detailed instructions here.

26. Make over a Hemnes dresser to turn it into a beautiful piece for a nursery.

See more here.
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See more here.

27. Find the man in the moon in Ikea's Fado lamp.

See how to do it here.

28. Organize art supplies in a utensil holder.

Learn more here.

29. Use Ikea wardrobe units to create built-ins around a window seat.

Find out how a blogger created it here.
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Find out how a blogger created it here.

30. Use an Ikea kitchen storage system to organize diapers.

See the tutorial here.
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See the tutorial here.

31. Use the Flort remote control caddy to organize your car.

See more here.
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See more here.