My kitchen has four upper cupboards.
There are 8 lower ones, but only 4 uppers – which are filled with cups, plates, mugs etc.
This means that all food, and most counter appliances – live in the pantry.
You’ve seen my pantry – it’s packed – so when I bought my new ice cream maker and borrowed my Dad’s blender, I was WAAAY beyond capacity.
Fortunately, I had an Ikea Raskog cart just waiting for such an occasion. I bought it months ago planning to use it for craft supplies, but I’ve since started doing more building, so it’s sat in its package in the basement.
If you decide to get one of these, don’t worry – it’s relatively painless as far as an Ikea build goes.
I was hoping to use all three shelves so I could fit more ingredient containers, but my mixer was too tall. No worries though – I make cookies the most and flour sugar and brown sugar are the key components anyways.
Now when I’m ready to whip something up, I can just wheel it out of the pantry and set up next to the work surface!
My mixer is off of the counter, moving these baking supplies to the cart freed up space on the pantry shelf for my ice cream maker and blender – and it sits in front of lesser-used items, so it isn’t in the way.
Just to test the effectiveness of my new kitchen-organizer-baking-cart, I made up a batch of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Recipe to come – they were gone so fast I didn’t get a chance to take photos!
For more ideas on how to use a Raskog cart, check out this blog post.
Have a great one!