5 Handy Ikea Hacks For Your Shed

If you spend any amount of time browsing Pinterest, you’re likely to stumble upon a few “IKEA hacks”. IKEA hacks for your bathroom, IKEA hacks for your kitchen, IKEA hacks for your entryway… the list goes on and on. Our personal favorite here at New England Rent to Own just happens to be IKEA hacks for your storage shed. Keep on reading and you’ll see why!

1. Custom workbench

Workbench in Shed

Image from Polished Habitat

This attractive workbench is both customizable and budget-friendly. The industrial style drawer pulls are a nice touch too, available on Amazon for less than $12 for a pack of two.

IKEA products used:

  • 3 drawer RAST dressers
  • KALLAX storage cubes
  • LINNMON table tops

If you’re less concerned about aesthetics as you are functionality, you can skip painting the IKEA pieces (they come unpainted). The steps for this DIY project are outlined by Polished Habitat in this blog post.

2. Shelving system

Storage Shed Ikea Shelf
The IKEA HEJNE shelf unit is completely versatile and can be used for a wide range of purposes. As you can see in the photo above, their sizing (available in two sizes around 30x12x67”) makes them a perfect fit for sheds. Additional shelves can also be purchased if you’re in need of extra storage for smaller items.

Best part about the HEJNE shelf? It starts at just $35.

3. Knob rack

IKEA Rack in Garden Shed

Shown above: LURT / GUBBARP rack from IKEA

When you’re in a hurry and need to grab a ring of keys from your shed, the last thing you want is to frantically dig through messy bins and containers. A rack with knobs will keep you from this situation.

The IKEA LURT / GUBBARP rack (don’t ask us how they come up with these names) starts at just $4.26. Knobs can also be switched out with other styles available from the IKEA kitchen range.

4. Magnetic Rack

You’ve probably seen magnetic knife racks hanging in kitchens before, but how about in a shed? These handy racks can make storing tools a breeze. Simply mount the KUNGSFORS magnetic knife rack from IKEA and your screwdrivers and tools will have a home. Go a step further by gluing washers to empty containers. Learn how in the following video.

5. Hidden Storage

By now it should come as no surprise that another one of IKEA’s pieces can be used for far more than they were originally designed for. TRONES shoe cabinets are perfect for shed storage since they are shallow and can be stacked on a wall. You could even cover a whole wall in these for sleek and modern storage.

Ikea Started in Storage Shed

Ingvar, founder of IKEA, first stored his merchandise in the shed shown above. Good things come from sheds! Source: IKEA.com

A tip for New Englanders: There are IKEA retail stores in both New Haven, Connecticut and Stoughton, Massachusetts. If you’re in Maine, the drive might be worthwhile if you have a vehicle that can haul furniture since shipping charges from IKEA can be steep.

For more tips on shed organization and hacks, check out our blog post 5 Shed Organization Hacks to Maximize Your Space and stay tuned for more posts!

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