I recently bought a new Raskog cart from IKEA. It’s gorgeous in all its turquoise shininess, but I won’t lie, as I type this it’s still sitting in the box. I’m trying to muster up the courage to assemble it – because let’s face it, assembling any IKEA product, even one as simple and straightforward as the Raskog, requires a stiff drink and a sharp tug on those big-girl panties. So in the meantime, I started by doing a bit of research to figure out exactly how I plan to use it once it’s all put together.
I bought it specifically because I wanted a way to organize some of my scrapbook supplies. The best thing about the Raskog is that it’s easy to wheel around, which gives you a fairly portable stash to move from room to room. This is especially handy if you tend to scrapbook where your family is, like in the living room or the kitchen, rather than always being in your studio.
Here are some of the organization ideas I compiled when deciding how to set up my new cart. I hope some of these inspire you too.
You can use it to store your Project Life cards in a neat and organized manner.
(VIA TRIPLE THE SCRAPS)
If you’ve got enough Project Life cards to fill an entire cart, this is a great, tidy solution!
My Big Shot takes up a lot of space, so I’d like to have it sit on its own cart and have the bulky die-cutting supplies underneath.
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I love the idea of a “catch-all” for all those small scrapbook supplies: random die-cuts, washi tapes, small stamps, etc.
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If you like having your photos printed ahead of time so you can just grab-and-go when you’re ready to scrapbook, you can fit a ton of pre-printed photos in individual photo boxes inside the Raskog.
(VIA A BOWL FULL OF LEMONS)
There are all kinds of baskets and containers you can hang off the sides of the Raskog cart. Some of the smaller ones make perfect catch-all locations for items such as tape runners and staplers.
(VIA FINDING NANA)
Longer wire baskets are terrific for holding your washi tape and other small embellishments.
The top shelf of the Raskog cart is a perfect place to store scrapbook kits.
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Taller sticker sheets, like letter stickers, can also go on the top shelf.
You can buy small magnetic jars that stick to the side of your cart. These are perfect for teeny tiny embellishments like small brads.
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If teeny tiny embellishments often make an appearance on your pages, consider filling up your cart with small jars packed with them.
(VIA STUDIO CALICO)
The Raskog doesn’t have to look utilitarian. You can store your supplies in pretty jars and baskets that will add a burst of crafty personality to any room.
(VIA CREATING KEEPSAKES)
I love the idea of including removable baskets within the Raskog cart. It makes supplies that much more portable if you can just lift out an entire container and take it with you.
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You can store large, bulky items, too: albums and paper towels, for example.
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12×12 paper can be easily stored upright on the top shelf of the cart.
(VIA THE PICNIC BASKET)
Two rows of 6×6 paper pads fit perfectly in the top shelf of the cart as well.
Magnetic paper clips are another great way to hang embellishments off the side of the cart.
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If you use a lot of inks and sponges on your scrapbook layouts, you can keep all your colors organized with the Raskog too.
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I find punches too heavy to carry around from room to room, but wheeling them on the Raskog? No problem!
(VIA CHERYL’S STAMPING CORNER)
If you’ve got tons of paper scraps or make your own kits, you can turn the top shelf of your Raskog cart into a filing system.
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So there you have it! 21 creative ideas for using your Raskog cart to store your scrapbook supplies.
Now it’s your turn. Leave me a comment and let me know how you use your Raskog cart. And if you don’t have one, how do you keep your scrapbook stash mobile so you’re not confined to scrapping in only one room?