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Complete Michael’s Simply Tidy Vs Ikea Storage Comparison

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Michael’s Stores came out with the Simply Tidy storage a few years ago as a craft room solution for your craft supplies.

The storage has very easy assembly, is of excellent quality and Simply Tidy Products makes it so simple to create your dream storage space.

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Each individual piece comes with its own assembly instructions, all of the hardware, pre-drilled holes, and is also finished on both the front and back.

I love the size of Michael’s Simply Tidy Modular System. The width is 16 inches. With that width, you can store a whole lot of craft paper.

The great price and good quality also make it the perfect storage solution for small homes and the fact that the pieces are smaller you don’t have to worry about lifting and moving heavier items.

Michael’s Simply Tidy Modular System is made of covered particle board. So if you are looking for an easy way to store all of your crafting supplies, or art supplies Michael’s Simply Tidy Modular System is a great product to optimize your craft or office storage space.

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Simply Tidy Modular Panel Cube

This wooden storage cube is a great storage box option with an adjustable shelf. The simply tidy modular cube features 1 movable shelf with 3 optional positions and additional hardware for combining the modular furniture.

Size Information:

  • 16″ x 16″ x 16″ (40.64cm x 40.64cm x 40.64cm) overall size
  • 14.9″ x 14.7″ x 0.4″ ( 37.8cm x 37.3cm x 1cm) shelf size
  • Maximum 11 lb. (4.9 kg) load limit per shelf 
  • Maximum 22 lb. (9.9 kg) load limit per cube in static status

Modular Half Cube

I used these half cubes on top of the mobile chest to make them the same height as 2 cubes put together. The Michael’s Simply Tidy Half Cube is the perfect size for small items. The small size of this craft storage cube does not take away from the great quality of the wooden cube.

Size Information:

  • 16″ x 16″ x 8″ (40.6cm x 40.6cm x 20.3cm)
  • Maximum 22 lb. (9.9 kg) load limit

Modular Mobile Chest

The Michael’s Simply Tidy Modular Mobile Chest is the lines drawer cart. This rolling cart is perfect to store many things. In mine, I add things like important documents, receipts, pencils, and extra cords.

Size Information:

  • 16″ x 16″ x 26″ (40.6cm x 40.6cm x 66cm) overall size with wheels
  • 16″ x 16″ x 24″ (40.6cm x 40.6cm x 60.9cm) overall size without wheels
  • 14.8″ x 14.25″ x 4.5″ (37.59cm x 36.19cm x 11.43cm) drawer size
  • 22 lb. (9.9 kg) maximum load limit per drawer
  • 44 lb. (19.9 kg) maximum load limit per chest in static status
  • Do not stack modular furniture more than 48″ (121.92 cm) high

Modular Mobile Panel Tower

This Michael’s Simply Tidy Modular Mobile Panel Tower is an amazing storage container for card stock, flat vinyl, and more. You can add additional modular panel shelves.

  • 16″ x 16″ x 34″ (40.6cm x 40.6cm x 86.3cm) overall size with wheels
  • 16″ x 16″ x 32″ (40.6cm x 40.6cm x 81.2cm) overall size without wheels
  • 6.6 lb. (3 kg) maximum load limit per panel
  • 22 lb. (9.9 kg) maximum load limit for top shelf
  • Can hold up to 132 lb. (60 kg) weight total

Modular X Mobile Divider Insert

This is a great cube divider with 4 triangular sections, I like to add my rolls of vinyl or other things that come in rolls for easy access.

Size Information:

  • 20.7″ x 14.7″ x 0.35″ (52.6cm x 37.3cm x 0.9cm) overall size
  • Maximum 6.6 lb. (3 kg) load limit per shelf

Pegboard Door

This door is a great addition to the modular cube. It creates a “door” that is held closed with a magnet and also comes with pegs.

Size Information:

  • 14.8″ x 14.6″ x 0.2″ (37.8cm x 37.2cm x 5mm)

Simply Tidy Wheels

These are extra wheels. The cubes don’t come with wheels but do have predrilled holes for you to add them.

Size Information:

  • 1.5″ (38 cm) caster size
  • 132 lb. (59.8 kg) maximum load limit
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How Does Michael’s Simply Tidy Compare To Ikea?

Note: All prices are as of the date of this post.

Michael’s Simply Tidy vs Ikea StorageMichael’sIkea
Cube16″ x 16″ x 16″ max weight 22lbs
$24.99
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13 3/4 ” x 13 3/4 “x 13 3/4 “ max weight  15 lb
$27
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Half Cube16″ x 16″ x 8″ max weight 22lbs
$14.99
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N/A
Drawers16″ x 16″ x 24″ max weight 44lbs
$69.99
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27.5″ x 22.875″ x 14.125″ max weight no info on their site
$90
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Tower16″ x 16″ x 32″ max weight 132lbs
$69.99
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N/A
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X Divider20.7″ x 14.7″ x 0.35″
max weight 6.6lbs
$14.99
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18.5″ x 14.75 ” x 0.5″
max weight 3lbs 12 oz
$10
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Pegdoor14.8″ x 14.6″ x 0.2″
$9.99
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N/A
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Wheels1.5″ max weight 132lbs
$6.99
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Ikea does carry wheels, however, I do not see where they can be added to the cubes.

The tower can be built using the Ikea Cubes however in addition to the $54 you will pay for 2 cubes you will also have to shell out $92.75 for the stamp and storage paper holder making it cost more than the Michael’s Simply Tidy Tower.

In addition, Ikea doesn’t have a pegboard but they do have other things you can add to their cubes to make it more functional craft storage.

All in all in a side-by-side comparison, Michael’s has way more options and is built specifically for your craft space.

I used Michael’s simply tidy to create a large craft table with storage. It’s an amazing video tutorial and it came out amazing! Make sure you check it out!

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