Real talk, I am in the midst of nesting when the RÅSKOG utility cart rolled into our lives and straight to my heart! This piece needs no introduction, it’s one of IKEA’s most popular products after all, but if haven’t seen it in store, here’s what the RÅSKOG looks like:
The RÅSKOG is an incredibly versatile and useful utility cart. This cart features a vintage-y tiered design and it comes in several colors including the ubiquitous turquoise. Apart from being incredibly helpful, the RÅSKOG is also affordable. It only costs 30 bucks so you can afford to buy several carts for every room. And believe me, this is such a handy piece that you can use it in virtually every room in the home!
I believe we’ve featured the RÅSKOG twice (here and here) but I think this utility cart deserves a feature of its own simply because it’s one of those practical and affordable pieces of furniture that every small apartment should have! So without further ado, here are 7 ways to use your IKEA RÅSKOG utility cart:
In the Kitchen
As I’ve mentioned earlier, the RÅSKOG utility cart was designed for kitchen use. This lean, mean rolling cart is roomy enough to store a bevy of kitchen tools including pots and pans, bottles of oils, herbs, and jams, mixing bowls, etc. Heck, you can even use the RÅSKOG to hold your fresh produce!
As a kitchen catch-all cart, you can dump any type of kitchen essentials in the RÅSKOG utility cart to make food prep fast and efficient. You can also use the RÅSKOG as a bar cart/serving cart so when you can serve amazing drinks or treats conveniently when you have guests over. Thanks to the RÅSKOG’s compact design, you can tuck the cart in a corner so it’s out of the way.
In the Home Office
RÅSKOG’s versatile storage space is useful beyond the kitchen. In the office, this nifty wheeled cart can be used to store a variety of office supplies. The three-tiered cart is perfectly sized to store everything from binders to books, paperclips, pens to file folders. And since the RÅSKOG is a wheeled cart, all your office essentials are always within easy reach.
Got a messy office table? Use the RÅSKOG utility cart to organize your home office and see your productivity improve! This cart works so well for small home offices that don’t have much desk space or drawers. It stretches your home office’s storage space while also keeping clutter from building up.
In the Bedroom
Yes, the RÅSKOG can be just as useful in the bedroom too. So useful, in fact, that the RÅSKOG could very well replace your tiny nightstand. It’s just as compact as a regular nightstand but it has more space for your bedroom essentials.
Use the RÅSKOG to store fresh sheets, extra blankets, pillowcases, etc. Love reading before hitting the sack? Store all your favorite nighttime reads in the RÅSKOG. You can also set the RÅSKOG near an electric outlet and use it to hold all your mobile devices while they are charging. The RÅSKOG is also a great place to store all the beauty items that you apply right before you sleep, night cream, serums, toner, and moisturizer, you name it. If you have no room for your accessories, use the RÅSKOG to organize all the little treasures you love to wear, particularly necklaces, earrings, etc.
In the Bathroom
The RÅSKOG is so useful, especially when set in a small bathroom with limited storage space! You can use the RÅSKOG to store all your bath and beauty essentials. Set it near the bathtub or shower area so all your bath gels, bath salts, shampoo, conditioner, bath lily, etc. are always within easy reach.
Place the RÅSKOG utility cart near the sink and you have more room for rolls of tissues, extra towels, bottles of lotion and perfumes, etc. You can also use the RÅSKOG to store your baby’s bath essentials. When it’s bath time, you can simply wheel all the little one’s bath essentials into the bathroom!
In the Living Room
RÅSKOG is so roomy; it will keep clutter at bay! In the living room, use the RÅSKOG to store a variety of magazines, books, toys, and small items that tend to take up space in the room. You can use the RÅSKOG as a bookshelf, putting your favorite reads on display!
You can also mix the book display to create a layered, styled look. Stack the books, add a few shiny decors, and voila, your living room arrangement is complete! You can also use the RÅSKOG utility cart as a snack cart so munchies are always within easy reach on movie nights. Finally, you can use this tiered utility cart purely for decorative purposes. It does have a delicious vintage design and the fab turquoise shade gives the living room a lovely pop of color!
In the Entryway
All the little items that you grab before you head out of the house will fit the RÅSKOG! Set the RÅSKOG near the door, add a couple of decorative catch-alls for your accessories and perhaps, a vase of faux blooms. Use the rest of the container for storing last-minute essentials like a lint brush, folded umbrellas, gloves, shades, shoe polishes, and a brush, etc.
You can also use the RÅSKOG as a fabulous entryway décor. Set it against the wall, pop a stunning painting, set several pots of succulents and your display is complete. Again, use the rest of the cart to store all the small items that you grab right before you head out.
In the Garden
From carrying garden tools to storing small potted plants, the RÅSKOG is not only useful in the home but outdoors too! You can use the RÅSKOG to store bags of fertilizers, plastic films, empty pots, and hand-held yard tools.
Since the RÅSKOG comes with wheels, it lightens your gardening load significantly. No more backbreaking yard work, transport heavy gardening tools or small sacks of fertilizers and compost using the RÅSKOG. Fill the RÅSKOG with potted flowering plants and you have a stunning display that you can set anywhere in the home or in the garden!