Monday, October 12, 2009

Organization — Fabric Cubes for Ikea Expedit System

If you've read my blog much at all, you know I have a love affair with Ikea.

If you didn't know that and really want to know, you can read about it here.
And here.
And here.
And even here.

I also have a love affair with all things cubbies. Here's a little look at the ones in Caboose's room.

And in sticking with my little theme-o-la, if you want to read about my sickening little thing with cubbies, you can read about them here.
And here.
And here.

Even though Ikea makes the most fantastic Expedit cubbies in the entire world (including wordless, picture-only directions for the entire world!), they do not make fabric cubes for their system. They make a multitude of baskets, plastic boxes, cardboard boxes, and even zippered fabric boxes, but not just plain old fabric cubes.

The cubbies that are sold at Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, etc., that we used to have in our military quarters (most of which were destroyed in this last move or by the rats in the storage facility) have fabric cubes. This is the size they are compared to the Ikea system:

Not such a great fit, but we've been using them in Caboose's room anyway since we had them.

I was looking through the Target ad from Sunday's paper, and I happened to have a $50 Target gift card I won from another blog (I did mention on my Menu Plan Monday post about being lucky lately). I saw these fabric cubes on sale for a plastic system called Itso. They appeared to be the right size, so I picked some up today. Here they are in Caboose's Ikea Expedit system.

The first time I put them in I had to squeeze the sides in on the bottom, but pretty much they are a perfect fit. I had Caboose take them out and put them in after I did, and the second time they went in easily.

I got four blue and two brown. I can't wait to save up and get a few more!


Mari said...

These are so cool! And - I don't have to go to Ikea to get them! :)

onlymehere said...

The cubbies at Ikea are one thing that I've been drooling over since they came to Utah! They're about two hours from my home but a couple of times a year I go down there and buy some stuff. They have some cubbies that the Expedit desk attaches too that I want sooooo bad when I move my sewing room in two months. The desk it too tall to sew at but it will work as a pattern drafting/crafting table and the cubbies for all things sewing! I don't know if I can justify it to my husband though, I'm still working that one out! Wish me luck! Cindy

P.S. I'm kind of a lurker on your blog and don't comment much but I really love your blog!

Rochelle said...

Ooooo nice!! :)

Love Bears All Things said...

These are great.. I need something like this for the studio.
I love organizing. You do, too.
My daughter's favorite thing is buying the little boxes and such to organize things.
Mama Bear

Ronnica said...

Cute...I love things like that, though I have no where to put them!

Bonnie said...

IKEA ! Organization ! Cubes !
Oh my ! I'm in heaven !!

Controlling My Chaos said...

I've seen the half size Itso fabric boxes at Target, but I've never seen the larger ones. I'm going to look for them now because I have two of the Ikea Expedit systems and I love them.

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