Super Useful IKEA FILUR Bins

I was over at IKEA shopping with a friend the other day and I found these great organization solutions: the IKEA FILUR Bins. (This is not a sponsored post…I just enjoy sharing products I love!)

My issue was that I don’t have a small recycling bin inside our house, so I used to just keep the recycling in a brown paper bag that I would take out to the big bin outside every day. The baby was starting to get into it though, so the paper bag ended up on the dinner table most of the time. It’s not very appetizing to have a bag of garbage sitting on your dinner table all the time.

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The IKEA FILUR bin was an awesome way to corral the recycling, but it actually still looks nice, with it’s clean lines. It doesn’t look like a “trash” can. This one is the 7-gallon bin and it was $10.

I’m toying with the idea of stenciling a design on it but for now I’m enjoying how it’s just clean and white.

recycling bin

Never mind the weird peeling wallpaper behind the fridge. It’s one of those little things that comes with buying a fixer-upper that we just haven’t gotten to yet. Eventually Chris will finish adding a cabinet around the fridge and we’ll strip and paint that back wall.

I also got a 3-gallon bin for the bathroom.

IKEA FILUR Bin with Lid

You know, it really is the little things. Before, I just had a small open trash can and having it open was just unsightly. Stray tissues, hair balls, bits of floss….just not clean and inviting. So this little IKEA bin hides the mess out of sight and fits perfectly in our small and snug bathroom! This one was $5.

IKEA has a lot of nice-looking storage solutions that I never noticed before…and they’re super affordable. Often when I go there I get drawn into all the cute pillows and accessories and I don’t actually look at the “boring” storage containers. But these two bins have already made my life a little more streamlined and a little neater!

How do you store your recycling? Have you found any great storage solutions at IKEA lately?

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3 Comments on Super Useful IKEA FILUR Bins

  1. Nick
    October 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I found your post by googling “Ikea filur review”. I have the same two (kitchen and bathroom) and I like how they look also. However, my wife and I are having a tough time removing the lid from the larger bin when we want to empty it. Have you ever had trouble with this? Thanks.

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    • Camilla
      October 8, 2013 at 10:09 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Nick,
      I think I know what you mean. I find it helps if you pull the sides of the lid outwards as you remove it. But yes, it is a little difficult to remove; that’s definitely the biggest problem with it.
      Camilla

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  2. KB
    August 1, 2015 at 9:20 am (2 years ago)

    What bags/brand do you use? I cannot find one that wraps around the top. Thanks

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