From time-saving to space-saving, these products from the retailer's 2016 catalog will make your life a little easier.
NORRÅKER Work Bench
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 corners—especially helpful if you have little kids.
To buy: $159 (available February 2016), ikea.com
Blandning Lunch Box for Salad
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
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
SLÖJBLOMMA Plastic-Coated Fabric
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
SITTNING Place Mat
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