Product Type: Ikea home furniture
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Best Budget Storage Idea Ever - Fact!
Ikea Bygel Hanging Rail
Member Name: EmilyWrites
Ikea Bygel Hanging Rail
Advantages: Cheap, easy to install and easy to use.
Disadvantages: Only available in one colour
I have several Ikea Bygel Hanging Rails dotted around my house and think they're amazing. They're such a simple and inexpensive idea, yet so effective and easy to install and use. They come in two different sizes - 100cm long or 55cm long, and are priced at £2 and £1.50 each respectively. They're not available to buy online unfortunately, only in store. It's also important to note that in order to use the rail, you need to make additional purchases, though none of the accessories that they sell to attach to this are by any means expensive.
Installing these rails couldn't be much easier. You can easily hold the rail up to the wall to mark out where your holes need to go, move it to drill your holes and put in some raw plugs, then use four screws to fix them into place. Job done.
The first use I have for one of the 100cm long rails is along the wall near to my dining room table. Clipped onto the rail are six of the Bygel storage containers, which I paid 50p each for (now showing as 60p each on the Ikea website). I've put all of my child's arts and crafts bits into these tubs - his stickers in one, felt tips in another, pencils in another etc, so that he can just unclip what he wants and take it over to the table when he wants to do some drawing. It's easy to tidy away afterwards and the pots are a handy way for him to find the colours he wants while he's drawing too.
The second use I have for these is in my bathroom. I have one of the short 55cm rails attached beside my sink, just above my bath. I have two bygel pots in a colour to match my bathroom colour scheme clipped onto this, and then I have also clipped on a cheap plastic storage basket with drainage holes in it that I got from one of the bargain stores. I put all my various toiletries into these containers and then have room at the end of the rail, beside my sink, to hang a hand towel for hand drying purposes.
Lastly I have one of these mounted above my kitchen sink. You can get a dish drainer to attach if desired for £4, or a wire basket for £1.50, but I've got a series of the Bygel hooks for hanging utensils off instead (£1 for a packet of 10).
The bygel rails themselves are only available in plain metal colour, and it would be nice if Ikea expanded the range a little to include colours so that these could be used in bedrooms too. The containers come in a lovely range of colours which seem to change every now and again in my experience. I own containers in black, translucent, blue, pink and lilac - but on my last visit to the store I noticed some different colours (green, purple) and on the website I see there are different colours again (red is a new one on me).
These are one of my favourite storage solutions of all-time. They're cheap, easy to install and easy to use too. It's just a shame I don't live close enough to Ikea to visit more often!
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