The genius of Ikea products is that they lend themselves to all manner of hacks and repurposing.
One product with particularly versatile design is the $1.99 Variera plastic bag dispenser, which is likely to become redundant now that plastic bags have been banned at supermarkets.
So how can you repurpose this handy organizer?
Read on for our top six hacks.
1. Undies and socks storage
Fold your undies and socks and stash them inside the Variera. Hang it inside your wardrobe door.
2. Gift wrap holder
Create a pretty display of wrapping paper by stashing the rolls inside the Variera dispenser. You can also hang it inside the closet door for easy storage and access. Use another dispenser to store ribbons. You can poke the ends out of the holes.
3. Winter woolies
Keep all of your winter woolies together by storing them in the Variera. You’ll be able to see all of your gloves, scarves and hats and have easy access to them.
4. Organise cleaning supplies
Hang the Variera sideways and use it to store sponges, brushes and gloves. You can hang spray bottles from the holes.
5. Yoga mat and kit
The Variera bag dispenser is the perfect size for a rolled yoga mat. Hang it on the back of your door or inside your wardrobe.
6. Vertical garden
Grow a vertical wall of succulents or strawberries with the Variera. Fill it with compost and use it as a planter. Arrange the plants inside the holes.
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