Parents are always looking for ways to make their life a little easier. There are entire industries out there targeting parents with solutions to things like meal planning, organization, and home decor. Many of these companies are overpriced and still may not meet your needs, which has spurred some creativity among IKEA-obsessed parents who come up with the most amazing hacks! Here are our top seven favorite IKEA hacks for parents:

IKEA Raskog Homework Station

ikea cart

via Smashed Peas and Carrots

Make this super fun train table from a $20 coffee table

diy train table ikea hack

Via Grace and Good Eats

Do you have toy cars and trains all over your house? If so, you are probably aware of how much it sucks to step on them all the time! This genius IKEA hack uses a magnetic kitchen knife holder to keep all of your kids’ wheels off the floor.

ikea hack magnetic strip to hold toy cars

Via Just a Girl and Her Blog

The only thing more annoying than stepping on a toy car is stepping on Legos! This IKEA hack combines 2 Trofast shelves with storage bins to provide your kids with endless and organized Lego fun.

lego table ikea hack

Via Frugal Fun for Boys

Kids really love having furniture that is sized down for them. This IKEA Latt table and chairs set is only $20, and although it only comes in white, many parents have found fun ways to make it a cute focal point of their child’s room.

latt table ikea hack

Via Apartment Therapy

All kids love having a special hideaway to play in and use their imaginations. The IKEA Mydal bunkbed is a basic frame that can be really versatile if you use a little creativity. These parents opted to put a bean bag chair and toys under the bunk and keep it as a play space rather than adding a second mattress.

ikea hack bunk bed

Via Pop Sugar

Activity/Learning towers have become quite popular with parents who want their children to be able to help in the kitchen but don’t want to worry about them falling off a step stool. Learning towers can cost upwards of $300, so this simple Ikea hack using a $15 stool is a huge cost savings.

ikea hack learning tower

Via in the hollow heart