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5 Surprising Uses For A Bar Cart
Bar carts are a natural for entertaining, holding glassware, liquor and all the accoutrements, but they're also one of the most versatile pieces you can own, pinch–hitting in almost any room where you could use a little more storage (and who couldn't?) Here are 5 great ideas to get you started:
1. Home Office Hub
A cart is the perfect home for your printer, extra paper, office supplies, files and more. It can tuck in easily beside a desk or in a corner.
2. Kitchen Pantry
If you're lacking in counter space or storage, a cart is a great home for utensils, small appliances, spices, staples or tableware. Use simple "S" hooks from the hardware store to hang pots and cooking tools from the rails.
3. Entry Organizer
Create a landing pad in your entryway for mail, shoes, boots and bags. Add a tray for letters, and a small dish to hold keys and change. A basket on the bottom shelf can corral scarves and hats, and the cart's rails can hold umbrellas.
4. Bath Caddy
If your medicine cabinet is overflowing, a cart can get your bathroom under control. Use containers + trays to organize everything from toiletries and makeup to cotton balls, brushes and haircare tools. Stack extra towels on the bottom shelf and you've got a linen closet, too.
5. Potting Shed
Line the cart with a protective cloth, then stock it with plants and potting supplies (stow bags of soil and heavy items on the bottom shelf), gardening tools, pots and such. It's great for flower arranging, too.
A few more possibilities:
- Gift–wrapping station: Keep rolls of gift wrap in a bin, then store ribbon, gift tags, cards, scissors + tape and flat wrapping paper in trays on your cart.
- Bedroom vanity: Stock it with cosmetics, jewelry, a good makeup mirror, hair appliances and more.
- Buffet: If you're short on table space, use it as a serving cart. Keep food platters on hand tableside, along with a water pitcher, wine bottles, dessert plates + forks, coffee and tea.
- Outdoor entertaining: Don't be afraid to take your bar cart outside for drinks, ice and party needs. (Just don't leave it there permanently!)