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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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I’ve never been a big fan of bar carts (our family doesn’t have much need for one) but I’ve been seeing so many beautiful ones lately that I’ve been thinking about different ways you can use them.

One Kings Lane Cart

This week I received a One Kings Lane catalogue with ideas for ways to use their products. I fell in love with the way they used their cart- as a garden! Fill it with potted plants and it’s whimsical and beautiful.  I didn’t find the same cart they used pictured above on their website, but the closest thing they had to it was $500.  I also love a cart that Anthropologie sells, but there’s a very similar version at Target for much cheaper!

Anthropologie wooden bar cart look alike and uses for carts.

Use the cart for your tea pot and tea cups to be displayed and then moved from room to room when you have company over. Use a small cart in a tiny bathroom for your toiletries, in your kitchen pantry, or use it for your craft supplies. In our house, I would like to use a cart as storage for my daughters’ Lego Land. They never want to take their legos apart, so they just end up all over their play area. This would be the perfect place for them to be displayed in the play room or for them to roll the cart into their bedroom to play.

Expensive:

Anthropologie Wooden Bar Cart:  $498 ($15.95 Shipping)

This is indeed a beautiful cart with the wooden inserts, silver frame and leather hand rest.  However, it’s pretty outrageous to think about spending $500 on a cart.

Frugal:

Target Threshold Wooden Bar Cart:  $99 (Spend $75 on Home Decor, Get 15% Off +$27 Shipping)

I think I may actually like this option better than the expensive Anthropologie option.  The size seems much more practical and I like the darker colors.

More Frugal:

ikea

Ikea Raskog Cart:  $50 ($15 Shipping)

I realize that this cart looks nothing like the other two, but it still serves as a functional cart.  This cart would be more appropriate in small places like bathrooms or pantries or it would hold craft supplies well.  It would still look beautiful with potted plants sitting in it.  Aren’t a fan of the blue or black?  Spray paint it gold, white or whatever will match your home!

How would you use carts in your home?

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    • Cindy E.

      My daughters first year at college she shared a bathroom with a roommate and there was not much counter space. We bought an inexpensive cart from Target which she was able to store her beauty supplies (hair dryer, straightener, make-up, etc.) and it fit perfectly under the counter where the sink was. Her belongings were out of the way of her roommates.

    • Elise

      I actually own the Ikea cart and use it for couponing. I put loose coupons and the small plastic organizers I have for each store in the top basket, RP and SS insert stacks side by side and ordered chronologically in the middle basket, and my All You magazines and other inserts (P&G, General Mills, etc.) in the bottom basket.

    • Elise

      I actually own the Ikea cart and use it for couponing. I put loose coupons and the small plastic organizers I have for each store in the top basket, RP and SS insert stacks side by side and ordered chronologically in the middle basket, and my All You magazines and other inserts (P&G, General Mills, etc.) in the bottom basket.