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Yes to the IKEA TRONES: An Organizing Favorite

Updated: Jan 11

Living in a cramped one-bedroom San Francisco apartment and pregnant with our second child, we needed more storage for our shoes and my son's outdoor play items like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, sand toys, sunscreen, hats, jump rope, etc. Easier said they done because our space was limited. I already maxed out under the bed and in the closets, but we did have one wall in our very long and narrow hallway.

I came across the IKEA TRONES cabinets while perusing Pinterest for ideas and was immediately drawn to their sleek and minimal design — the depth is only 7 1/8 inches. We started with one pack for the entry, but within a few days, we ended up buying several more packs and stacking the TRONES five high and four wide and lining our entire hallway. Very similar to what you see here.


IKEA TRONES are stackable. You can create more storage space by stacking the cabinets on top of each other or nestling side-by-side. (photo credit: IKEA)

IKEA TRONES

Inexpensive wall-mounted storage bins

COST

$34.99 / 2 pack

DIMENSIONS

20 1/2x7 1/8x15 3/8 "

COLOR OPTIONS

White or black

TRONES are for more than just shoes

Yes, TRONES are designed to hold shoes, but they are nowhere near being a one-trick pony. With a bit of creative thinking, they can be put to good use anywhere around the house — especially in areas with limited space. In closets, behind doors, as nightstands, in entryways and hallways. Here's a very short list of what you can store in your IKEA TRONES:

  • magazines

  • stuffed animals

  • paper bags

  • water bottles

  • books

  • chargers and cables

  • sunscreen

  • pantry items

  • records

  • baseball hats

  • pool toys

  • knitting needles and yarn

  • art supplies

  • board games

  • clothing accessories like scarfs and belts

  • bathroom

  • swimsuits and beach towels

Search IKEA TRONES Hack on Pinterest to see interesting ways to spruce up the cabinets. Here are a few of my favorites.


Parting words about the IKEA TRONES

Eight years and four houses later, I'm still using and loving the IKEA TRONES shoe and storage cabinets. I bought the first set out of desperation, and little did I know how much they would be my favorite organizing solution even after all these years. Have you ever used the IKEA TRONES cabinets? I'd love to hear your feedback on how you set them up in your space.