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 than done because our space was limited. I already maxed out under the bed and in the closets, but we had one wall in our long, 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 bought several more packs, stacking the TRONES five high and four wide and lining our entire hallway. Very similar to what you see here. Very similar to the IKEA TRONES image below.
Inexpensive wall-mounted storage bins
$34.99 / 2 pack
20 1/2x7 1/8x15 3/8 "
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 used anywhere around the house — especially in areas with limited space. In closets, behind doors, as nightstands, in entryways, and in hallways. Here's a very short list of what you can store in your IKEA TRONES:
chargers and cables
knitting needles and yarn
clothing accessories like scarfs and belts
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.