Styling a Rolling Cart 3 Ways

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The month of organizing continues…or should we say it’s rolling right along?! For this month’s Michaels Makers challenge we decided to create a video showing you how to style a rolling cart in 3 different ways.Black rolling cart from Michaels stores

We’ve seen this rolling cart at Michaels for the past few years, yet we never scooped one up until this project. And we’re not sure why?! It comes in lots of colors, has 3 shelves for storage, and is incredibly versatile.

How versatile you ask? Well, we easily came up with three different ways you could use this little rolling cart, in 3 different areas of your home.

How to organize a rolling cart 3 ways

So let’s get right to the goods with our quick 1-minute video showing you this cart styled 3 different ways.

Rolling Cart, 3 Ways – Video

If you’re having trouble viewing the video above, you can watch it on our Youtube channel right here.

#1 – Craft CartCraft station using a rolling cart

The first (and possibly most obvious) way to use this cart is to create a little creative station. We love the idea of filling this little guy with colored pencils, markers, washi tape, and other craft supplies to create a mobile crafting station.Adding a wood top to a rolling cart

You can also buy this cart topper that fits on the top shelf of the rolling cart. If you have kids, this would be a good spot to tackle coloring or homework. We love the idea of this cart in a playroom as you could roll it around depending on what project the kiddos might be working on.Use mason jars for colored pencils and paint brushes

Corral craft supplies on a rolling cartTo corral some of the supplies, we used clear mason jars and small white bins. This keeps items separated and it makes things easier to find. Rolling cart with craft supplies

On the bottom, you can add a cute printed box filled with various papers and other items to help your kiddos get creative!

#2 – Cleaning CartCreate a cleaning station with a rolling cart

This rolling cart is also an ideal spot to corral all of your cleaning supplies. It can be a pain to lug all of the various bottles and rags around your house while cleaning. With this setup, you can roll all of the necessities with you from room to room!Corral sponges in small containers

Up top, we organized sponges and brushes in that same small container and lined all of our spray bottles right next to them. Clip gloves to the side of the rolling cart for easy access

You can also use a clothespin to clip gloves to the side of your cart. It’s a good way to make sure they dry out and don’t get mildewy between cleaning sessions. Create a cleaning station using a rolling cart

If you have an extra closet, laundry, or pantry space, you can roll this cart right in there and shut the door. That way it’s out of sight, yet still handy when it’s time to get your home in tip-top shape!

#3 – Guest Room EssentialsUse a rolling cart to hold guest room essentials

This one might be our favorite use of the rolling cart. We styled it for a guest room and on it added everything your guests might need for a comfortable stay.Use a jar to hold extra toiletries for guests

A large jar holds small toiletries, in case your guests forget anything for their trip. offer extra toiletries and snacks to your guestsWe also added some snacks, to avoid any hangry moments (and you better believe we ate all of these snacks the moment this photo shoot was over). You can also add bottled water, gum, or even local goodies to make your guests feel right at home. Offer extra white towels to your guests

On the bottom of the cart, we added extra towels (because you can never have too many plush white towels!) to make it feel extra luxurious. 

Up top, we added a wood letterboard from Michaels, along with the home’s wifi password. Such a good idea for any guest room! 

A guest book (Casey uses this one in her guest room), some candies, and a fresh plant complete the look on this cute little cart! If we stayed in someone’s home and they had this assortment waiting for us, we’d instantly feel right at home!

Now we’d love to know, which rolling cart look is your favorite? We think they’re all pretty handy for any home.


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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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