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We can always count on IKEA to deliver sleek Scandinavian-inspired furnishings at an affordable price point. While most of us may look to the Swedish retailer for bigger ticket items, like a sofa or PAX wardrobe, you’d be surprised at the sheer number of household essentials and tools for the kitchen, office, and linen closet it offers as well.

Considering IKEA drops a brand-new collection (what seems like) every other week, it can be hard to keep up with all the fun and wallet-friendly necessities on the shelf. Luckily, we scoured the store’s website for easy, everyday goodies so you don’t have to.

From chic toilet paper holders to graphic freezer bags and everything else in between, read on to discover the surprising items we’re picking up at IKEA.


Summer-Ready Tea-Light Holders

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ÄDELHET Candlestick/tealight holder, Ikea ($13)

Your backyard barbecue just got a whole lot cuter. Both adorable and stackable, these colorful vessels can be used to hold small tea lights or tapers, depending on how you arrange them. The playful lemon wedges are bound to put a smile on the face of a sour guest.

A Happy Laundry Basket

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TORKIS Flexible laundry basket, Ikea ($8)

There’s never a good time for chores, but at least this cheerful hue will make laundry day feel like less of a drag. Bonus: Its soft and flexible shell means you can get through tight doorways in a cinch.

A Luxe-Looking Watering Can

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VATTENKRASSE watering can, Ikea ($10)

A chic can is the little-known secret to never forgetting to water your plants. If your fiddle-leaf fig and monstera are thirsty for a drink, this is one they’ll remember. 

Rainbow Planning Paper

KNALLGUL planner pad
KNALLGUL Weekly planner pad, Ikea ($5)

IKEA isn’t just a great place to source items for organizing the closet. Tidy up your personal (and work) life with a rainbow-infused notepad. Keep it on your kitchen counter, nightstand, or wherever you jot down last-minute notes.


A Wireless Charger

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NORDMÄRKE Wireless charger, Ikea ($18)

Best Buy isn’t the only place you can snag affordable tech products you swear by. Give your battery a boost with this sleek, minimal charging station.

A Chic Toilet Paper Holder

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SVARTSJÖN Toilet roll holder, Ikea ($4)

The most underrated bathroom essential isn’t a vanity tray or essential oils diffuser—it’s a picturesque spot to display the most important must-have in the room.

Gridded Freezer Bags

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ISTAD Plastic freezer bag, Ikea ($3)

Forget picking up your pantry and refrigerator staples at the grocery store. After you’ve settled on a new bar cart and taken a swing by the plant department, grab a few cool bags on your way out; you can never have enough.

A Hot Pink Tech Station

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LÖRBY USB charger with clamp, Ikea ($13)

Dedicated entertainers, take note: If you’re tired of guests constantly fighting over your one outlet or inadvertently carting home your only charger, set up a site that will make everyone happy about their battery life.


A Hotel-Worthy Coffee Filter

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ÖVERST Metal coffee filter, Ikea ($10)

Take your java seriously? This stainless steel reusable filter will elevate your morning routine. Not to mention, your kitchen will feel like that of a five-star resort’s.

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