5 Genius Products in IKEA's New Catalog

From time-saving to space-saving, these products from the retailer's 2016 catalog will make your life a little easier. 

1

NORRÅKER Work Bench

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This slim, solid birch table solves the problem of too little counter space (or no kitchen island). With a built-in drawer and a lower shelf, it has plenty of storage space. Plus, the table has rounded cornersespecially helpful if you have little kids.

To buy: $159 (available February 2016), ikea.com


2

Blandning Lunch Box for Salad

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Brown bagging it just got a serious upgrade. Along with matching flatware, this leak-proof box also comes with a removable divider and a dressing container, so your salads will stay fresh and non-soggy.

To buy: $6 (available in August), ikea.com


3

TUNHOLMEN Table

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This compact table is just the right fit for a tiny patio. Made of powder-coated aluminum, it folds up easily so you can store it away during the colder months.

To buy: $79 (available in August), ikea.com



4

SLÖJBLOMMA Plastic-Coated Fabric

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IKEA is expanding its line of plastic-coated fabrics with three new patterns. The fabrics are washable and can be used as indoor or outdoor tablecloths for easy cleanup.

To buy: $9 a yard (available in August), ikea.com


5

SITTNING Place Mat

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It's the perfect placemat for our technology-obsessed 21st century. This clever mat has a pocket for smartphones so everyone can stash theirs away for the meal and actually enjoy each other's company for once.

To buy: $2 (available in September), ikea.com