It’s one of the cheapest and hardest-working products at Ikea, and according to one journalist, it’s the one item you need from Ikea before you even consider moving.
The sturdy blue Frakta bag is a 30-year-old Ikea icon, and most people would admit to owning one.
But Apartment Therapy's Liz Steelman argues that it’s a must-have for moving house.
“… You’re definitely underestimating how helpful this bag is," she states on Apartment Therapy.
"How many times have you declined to purchase a FRAKTA bag at checkout because you ‘have too many at home?,’ she said.
Steelman reasons that the bag is easier to carry than boxes, as it evenly distributes weight.
“Whether I was hauling books, clothing, linens, shoes or garbage up and down three flights of stairs, the genius 19-gallon polypropylene bag was always on my shoulder, saving me extra trips and hundreds of dollars in chiropractor bills,” she said.
Steelman believes that the durable carrier should be bought in bulk.
“For the price, not stocking up when you don't necessarily need them might be the silliest moving mistake you're making," she said.
"Plus, since they're lightweight and flexible, you'll have no problem storing them in a packed closet."