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5 Totally Brilliant IKEA Hacks

You might not worry about getting out of IKEA once you check out these genius IKEA hacks.

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Couch Caddy

Keep everything you need within arm’s reach. This clever IKEA hack couch caddy can hold your remote, a beverage and a magazine or newspaper. Find instructions at instructables.com.

Keep everything charged at home with an IKEA wireless charger hack.

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Single Flower Vase

Pick up a bamboo plant pot at IKEA and transform it into something unique by flipping it upside down. Grab an 8-ounce canning jar with a lid, a drill with a 1/4-inch bit, two-part epoxy and 180-220 grit sandpaper to make a vase. Check out the complete project at Instructables.

If you enjoy a mid-century modern decor look you can get with one genius IKEA hack.

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Bedside Buddy

Get a little creative with an IKEA flatware holder and some drawer handles to create a bedside caddy to hold the items you need near you at night. Get a look at how to put the whole thing together over at Instructables.

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Articulating Table Mount

Laying down on the couch, trying to watch something on a tablet just isn’t super comfortable after a while. This  IKEA hack takes an IKEA desk lamp and turns it into an articulating table mount — all for less than $20. Check out the complete plans at Instructables.

Dip your toes in the water of IKEA hacks by first seeing the kinds of IKEA add-ons you can do.

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Easy Lamps

Grab a colander and a Hemma light socket set at IKEA and come up with a creative light fixture with this IKEA hack. Drill out the bottom of the colander with a well-lubricated drill press and assemble the light socket. Check out the complete project at Instructables.

Got a big trip to IKEA coming up? Get creative by checking out some incredible IKEA hacks you can add to your home.

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