When you have a busy household, you’re chronically ill and have chronic pain, and you work from home, organizing your home with carts could be a lifesaver. Actually, even if you don’t tick all those boxes, you may just find that using carts for organizing your home could be really useful.
These are an obvious organizational plus in the craft room, but we use them in many other rooms as well. Keep reading to find out the ways we organize our home with rolling carts.
Organizing Your Home with Carts
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Snack and Homework Carts
We have one that is set up in the kitchen with snacks for the kids so they can help themselves. It holds crackers, granola bars, cookies, and other non-perishable items like that.
We have a second one next to the kitchen table that holds things like paper, crayons, markers, scissors, glue sticks, and other craft supplies or home supplies. During online learning, Walter sat at the kitchen table to work and this could just be wheeled up to him as needed. Now, he uses it to do coloring and make crafts there.
This is the cart we use for the snack cart and the kids’ craft cart. It’s perfect for those or other uses when you’re placing quite lightweight items in it. I did have one that I was using for other heavier items and it collapsed on me.
Beverage Station and Baking Center
This type works well for setting up things like a beverage station (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) and you can even keep a small appliance like a kettle or Keurig on the top shelf. I have one in my office acting as a beverage and snack station.
In a small kitchen, they’re also perfect for holding baking supplies. When ready to bake, simply roll the cart over to the counter and you’re all set with everything you need. With the flat surface on top, you even have a bit of a work surface.
These carts are sturdy enough to hold something as heavy as a microwave or a large air fryer or toaster oven. You can even use them as a makeshift island in a small kitchen. They add quite a bit of extra storage.
These are my favorite carts and I find that they hold up quite well with some of those slightly heavier items. With the first one, I also love the little cups that hang from the sides for extra organizing power. In addition, there are hooks which are handy for a dish towel or pot holder (in the kitchen) or a hand towel or washcloth in the bathroom.
In the craft room, I find these especially handy if you do a variety of different types of crafts. You can have one cart set up for 1-2 crafts on it and simply roll it to where you’ll be working that day. For example, I have one that’s filled with jewelry making and needle felting supplies. Another holds paper crafting supplies for quilling and card making.
The rolling table has been a godsend for my Cricut supplies. My machine fits perfectly on the top and in the drawers, I have my blades, transfer tape, vinyl, and so on. I can wheel it to where I’d like to work and wheel it back to storage after.
In the Bedroom
I use this cart in my bedroom. Because of my health, I have it filled with items I need/want to have handy, particularly for days when I am confined to my bed. I use the top shelf for an iPad stand and my iPad.
The rest of the shelves are filled with other supplies I might need like non-perishable snacks, a flashlight, my water bottle, my lavender creams and balm that help me sleep, my face roller (it helps relax my face muscles and works out tension helping to prevent headaches), my migraine mask, and so on.
I haven’t personally tried the one below yet. I saw it when I went to grab the links for the other ones. One of the things I like about it is the flat top that I think would be great for parking my laptop at night or for my iPad. In addition, I like that it’s a bit taller than some of the others and seems like it has more space between the levels.
My one concern about it is that the legs are the same design as the one that collapsed so I’m not sure that it will be strong enough for my needs. I’ll come back and share my review of it once I try it.
Bathroom or Laundry Room Uses
I LOVE this narrow cart. It’s perfect for so many awkward skinny places where nothing else will fit and can make them functional instead of just wasted space. We have one in our laundry room to hold detergent, dryer sheets, fabric softener and so on.
I used to have one in my bathroom before it was renovated (it no longer has that unused bit of space anymore). It’s the perfect size to hold rolls of toilet paper, toiletries, hand towels, and face cloths.
If it was made out of metal instead of plastic, I would also put one in that empty space between our fridge and stove. I’m just a little concerned that it wouldn’t hold up to the heat of the oven. If you have a spot that won’t get hot though, I could see it being used for spices, canned goods, and other kitchen items like that.
Just like the cart I use as my bedside cart (described above), I also have one set up with office supplies and it serves as a mobile office. Again, if my health is flaring up, I can just roll this up to my bed and work from there.
I also have one of these rolling desks. They are so handy! It rolls right up over my bed and has plenty of room for my laptop, notebooks, a box for pens and other supplies, and so on. There have even been times when my grandson has come to sit beside me in bed and there’s lots of space for me to work and him to color. (I know it’s not really a cart, but it’s on wheels and too handy not to mention!)
What would you use these carts for? Organizing your home with carts can make such a difference!