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Not Just For Kitchens: 5 Creative Uses For A Portable Cart

Everyone knows a portable cart is a handy item to have in the kitchen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t think outside of the box! Yes, kitchen carts have an intended purpose, but with a little inspiration, they can serve other needs as well. Here are some creative uses for a portable cart that you may not have considered — but definitely should!



Imagine a bookshelf with wheels! Fill a portable cart with best sellers, and relax with a good book just about anywhere. A Natural Wood Top Portable Kitchen Cart allows you to tuck your favorite novels neatly away behind closed doors, and take them from room to room with ease. Or stack textbooks on the open shelves of a Stainless Steel Top Kitchen Cart with Upholstered Saddle Stools for a space-saving study station for college students.


Marston Butcher Block Kitchen Cart in Natural - The RTA StoreCoffee Cart

If you need a cup of Joe (or two) to start your day, wouldn’t it be lovely to have a coffee cart for your beloved beverage. Whether at home or in the office, a natural-finish Marston Butcher-Block Kitchen Cart is the perfect hot beverage station on wheels. Place pods and ground coffee in baskets on one of the shelves below, and mugs on the other. Use the drawer for stirrers, napkins, and filters. Your coffee maker, sugar bowl and non-dairy creamer go on the countertop above. There is even a handy place to hang a towel for the occasional spill.


Toy Trolley

Add some plastic bins to the shelves of a portable cart, and you’ve got yourself a handy toy trolley for the wee ones. Parents know toys inevitably travel from room to room. Keep things contained for easy cleanup and portability, whether the kids are playing in the living room or in their bedrooms.


Side Table

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a side table that moves with you, depending on where you sit? Keep remote controls, cozy throw blankets, and magazines at hand with a Cambridge Natural Wood Top Portable Kitchen Island in classic cherry, black, or a vintage mahogany finish.


Roots Rack Industrial Kitchen Cart - The RTA StoreCraft Corner

Keep yarn, glue, markers, card stock, wrapping paper, and scissors tidy and ready to go whenever you’re feeling crafty. The Roots Rack Industrial Kitchen Cart has large shelves and drawers to accommodate all your crafting or gift-wrapping needs, and a 42” wide by 18.25” deep work surface.


Other clever uses for a portable cart include a Hallway Helper, Plant Stand, Potting Bench, Bathroom Storage Cart, and Home Office Organizer. The RTA Store has a wide selection of kitchen carts that are functional, versatile, and also stylish — because that’s how we roll! Now that we have inspired you to think outside of the box, visit us online to browse our products and get creative with portable carts!


At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!