30+ Ways to Organize with a Utility Cart

Organizing with a Utility Cart

Using a utility cart to organize isn't only easy but it yields a pretty result meaning you don't have to hide it.

Organizing with a Utility Cart for maximum storage and functionOrganizing with a Utility Cart

Using a utility cart to organize isn't only easy but it yields a pretty result meaning you don't have to hide it.

Organizing with a Utility Cart for maximum storage and function

If organizing is something you are striving for today I'm sharing the newest item in my organizing arsenal.

Right before Christmas, I decided to redo my desk and open up the area.  I got rid of towers, a shelf and a huge file cabinet that held my printer and all of my folders and more.  I wanted to create an area with minimal clutter so I could think more clearly {cluttered space/cluttered mind}.

It has made a huge difference but that choice left me with a lot of desk supplies that had no place to go.  I didn't want to have my entire desk surface covered in files, tablets, bills, pencil and pen holders and more so I needed to find a solution that was neat and could be put away if I needed to open up the space even further.

Raskog utility cart from Ikea cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Last Mother's Day I told my family I wanted a Råskog utility cart from Ikea in turquoise and I got it.  It took me almost a year but I finally put the cart together a few weeks ago and organized my office supplies using the cart.

Organize your desk supplies with a utility cart from Ikea - cupcakesandcrinoline.com

The clutter that was all over my desk is now neatly held in this fabulous cart. I have my planner, binder and notebook all easily accessible along with paperclips, tape, note cards, twine and pens on the top shelf basket.

Utility cart organizing with an Ikea Raskog - cupcakesandcrinoline.com

The middle shelf holds some craft supplies, colored pens and markers and my headsets while the bottom shelf holds some CD's, hand lotion {I always need my hand lotion close by), nail files, my Rolodex and password keeper.  Nothing is etched in stone, though, as I find that I've continued to adjust what I have where based on what I found I needed and used most.

Get rid of clutter and organize any space with a utility cart. cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Here you can see the before (top photo) and after.  Everything is so much neater appearing and I even have room for my antique illuminated globe on the desktop.  Yay!

Some more ideas for organizing with an Ikea Utility cart can be found on my Pinterest board designated just for all things Råskog!
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  2. Stephanie says:

    This is great! I have been on the fence about buying one, but now I think I will dive right in! Thanks for hopping along with us 🙂

    ~Stephanie @ Managing a Home

  3. I love this IKEA cart! I don't have one yet, but I've got my eye on it! 🙂 I love the way you used it to declutter your space. I can't think with clutter around me, either. I'm so glad to be a part of the All About Organization Blog Hop with you!

  4. I love that IKEA cart, I've looked at it many times but not sure where I'd use it. After seeing yours, I want it again. LOL 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I know you will do something awesome with it, Dawn! If you get one I would love to see how you organize it {I'm seeing some fabulous red in your version}. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  5. Linda @ Mixed Kreations says:

    Love your cart, and the color. I haven't seen the IKEA carts. But I love yours. I need to get back into getting my craft room organized. I'll have to remember the cart. Thanks for sharing your cart and ideas!

  6. Kim @ {enjoy the view} says:

    I look at this cart every time I go to IKEA! Now I'm going to have to buy it. Maybe more than one, because I think I probably need one in my craft room, too. And maybe the kitchen. LOL! Thanks for sharing - and it's been fun doing the All About Organization Blog Hop with you!!

  7. Karren Haller says:

    I love this little cart from Ikea, I cannot wait until they open their store here this fall (I hope). I think I could use 4 of them for my craft supplies. Great post!!! Happy to be a part of the Organization Blog hop.

    Hope you have a great day!

  8. I've had one of the Raskog carts for about a year now, use it in my craft-sewing room, and absolutely love it. It currently holds my Project Life cards and all the other things I use with Project Life. I really like how you've used yours.