9 Genius Rolling Storage Carts (That Aren’t From IKEA)
Rolling storage carts have become popular in organized homes across the country, and for good reason: These sturdy little contraptions can handle any mess, and their handy wheels mean they can be moved (to clean, to redecorate, you name it) at will, and with minimal effort.
Deciding to bring a rolling storage cart (or several, we’re not judging) into your home to shape up a cluttered kitchen, control a compact bathroom, or corral a chaotic playroom might be an easy decision, but selecting the right cart for your needs (and within your budget) is a little more difficult. Here, we’ve selected handy carts in a range of prices, so you can find the one that suits your space (and design aesthetic) the best. And, so you can be (relatively) sure you won’t have the same exact cart as your neighbor, we went beyond the tried-and-true IKEA favorite (the superb Råskog utility cart) for nine alternative options.
Less than $30: Oceanstar 3-Tier Shelving All-Purpose Utility Cart in Chrome
This cart has a slightly industrial vibe: Consider using it in a garage, a pantry, or a mudroom, where you don’t mind your various items being on full display. It has adjustable shelves, so you can store larger items, and each shelf can hold up to 150 pounds.
To buy: $27.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Less than $30: Mind Reader 3-Shelf Metal Mesh Storage Cart in Black
The raised sides on this cart ensure your items won’t roll off the sides, making this compact (and low-cost) cart a great choice if you plan to move your storage cart often.
To buy: $29.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Less than $30: Silver 4-Tier Slim Rolling Cart
The slim width of this cart—just nine inches—allows it to slip between large appliances, such as in a laundry room, or tuck into tight corners. With its wheels, you can pull it out whenever you need to and put it right back where it belongs once you’re finished.
To buy: $24.99; containerstore.com
Less than $30: Room Essentials 3-Tier Rolling Cart in Gray
With retro curved lines very similar to IKEA’s Råskog, this cart is a stylish departure from industrial-looking rolling storage carts. It’s available in multiple colors, as well, so you can truly find the right fit for your room.
To buy: $29.99; target.com
Less than $100: Bintopia 3-Drawer Wire Storage Cart
If you’re willing to spend a little more, this cart offers hidden storage, so you can hide away messes (kids’ shoes, extra pens and pencils, etc.) that won’t look clean and presentable standing on a shelf.
To buy: $74.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Less than $100: Jumbo 4-Drawer Rolling Cart
Durable, clear drawers with slotted openings are great for storing wet items, such as bathroom toiletries or pantry supplies. The drawers are also sealed, so cleanup after a spill or a leak is a breeze.
To buy: $59.99; containerstore.com
Less than $100: Room & Joy Trinity 3-Shelf Metal Rolling Utility Cart
This cart is slightly larger than several other options, so consider using it to display a collection or corral linens. Its minimalist style and matte black finish help it to look less like an organizer and more like décor, so you can use it in any room.
To buy: $42.99; target.com
Less than $200: Oceanstar 3-Tier Storage Cart in Espresso
If you’re looking for more of an accent piece than an organizing tool, this cart may be the right pick. The wood trays (removable, BTW) help it feel a little more elegant than its metal peers, but the raised edges still promise plenty of storage capabilities.
To buy: $130.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Less than $200: Brooks Charcoal/Gold Rolling Cart
Splurge alert! Of course you don’t need a nearly $200 storage cart (we’ve just shown you eight alternatives!) but this cart is too pretty not to include. Polished, chic, and impressive, this is the rolling storage cart you wish you could have. (Note that it’s intended for children, but you have our permission to use it wherever you please.)
To buy: $199.00; crateandbarrel.com