Kids clothes rack in one easy addition to IVAR

It’s a wonder how much space a little bundle of human takes up. Here’s an easy way to add a kids clothes rack to the IVAR shelving unit and still have plenty of room to store toys, books and kids stuff.

It’s not always easy to fit a full-sized kids wardrobe into the room. Which is why this hack works so well! It takes up no additional space.

No-screw kids clothes rack on IKEA IVAR

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How to add a kids clothes rack to IKEA IVAR

First thing is to assemble the IVAR shelving unit, leaving space for hanging clothes.

Then, hang the IVAR hooks on the shelf, I did not screw them in. They are quite a snug fit.


My plan was to hang the clothes rod beneath the shorter IVAR shelf. If you place it on the larger IVAR shelf you probably need 3 hooks or the wood dowel may bend.

Next, measure and cut the wood dowel to fit the space.


To ensure a snug fit, I put a little piece of cardboard on each hook.

Lastly, insert the wood dowel and hang the little dresses!

No-screw kids clothes rack on IKEA IVAR

It is a simple and totally reversible little hack. When your little one grows up a little you can simply move the kids clothes rack to a higher shelf.

~ by Giulia

More ideas for a kids clothes rack

Baby clothes closet

This EXPEDIT (or KALLAX) works so well in the nursery. Just the right depth for the cute clothes. Leave the middle section out to create a kids clothes rack. See how it’s done here.

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It doesn’t get simpler than this. This LACK shelf dressed up with a rod and curtains and turns into a dress up station.

baby mini closet

When baby outgrows the changing table, hack it into the a toddler’s mini closet. Lots of space for hanging clothes, shoes and storage bins beneath.