The Variera plastic bag dispenser: Only $1.99 at IKEA, 15 uses for the home

IKEA is probably most famous for its furniture, but many people also love all the nifty accessories that can help to keep a home neat and tidy. One of those simple little household helpers is the Variera plastic bag dispenser, a very affordable way to prevent plastic shopping bags from cluttering up the closet. As with most IKEA accessories, it only takes a little imagination to find a lot of other things you can do with this accessory. Here are 15 other things you can store in your Variera...

1. Household cleaners

2. Hockey sticks

hockey

3. Balls

baelle

4. Sewing thread

garn

5. Potatoes

kartoffeln

6. Toilet paper

toilettenpapier

7. Crafting paper

8. Yoga mats

yoga

9. Ribbons

band

10. Umbrellas

schirm

11. Yarn

wolle

12. Kitchen utensils

kueche

13. Wrapping paper

14. Belts and other accessories

mode

15. Hanging flowerpots

It may have originally been designed for holding plastic bags, but as you can see it can do a whole lot more. And once you see it being used in an alternative way, you'll hardly notice that it wasn't initially intended for that purpose. What a great way to keep your household tidy and organized!

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