Aldi Is Coming Out with a (Cheaper!) Near Look-Alike to IKEA’s Raskog Cart

updated Jun 25, 2019
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I’ve never met a single person who has ever run into an IKEA just to pick up a thing or two. No. When people go to IKEA, it becomes an all-day affair. Even if you REALLY just went to look at dining chairs. You get there and figure, “Eh, I may as well walk the whole maze.” And then you’re distracted by $2 storage containers and cheap rugs in the market place. And then you’re hungry for a hot dog and some soft serve. Before you even know it, the whole day has gone by and you’ve filled a blue bag with hundreds of dollars of goodies.

All of that’s to say that, no matter how badly you might want IKEA’s now-famous RÅSKOG cart, there’s no way you’re making a special trip to the Swedish megastore just to get one.

Credit: Aldi

So, imagine my excitement when I saw, in the preview of the Aldi Finds for July, that the discount store has a nearly identical look-alike coming out the week of July 17. At just $24.99, the SOHL Furniture 3-Tier Metal Rolling Cart is $5 cheaper than IKEA’s. And you don’t have to make a costly (in time or money!) trip to IKEA.

Can you even tell the difference between the Aldi version and the IKEA version? (Answer: the Aldi one is above and the IKEA one is below.)

Credit: IKEA

Aldi isn’t the only other brand with a similar version. And that’s extra good because we’re talking about an Aldi Find, which means it’s only available for a limited time. With that in mind, we rounded up a few other nearly identical options for you.

Credit: Target

This cart may be the same price as the IKEA one and you may still have the same go-in-for-one-thing-end-up-with-20 problem, but it’s a whole lot easier for most of us to get to a Target than an IKEA. For what it’s worth, Target also has a similar ROUND cart that’s seriously perfect for storing your Instant Pot.

2. Salt Bath Storage Cart, $30 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Use one of those iconic 20-percent-off coupons and this cart comes down to $24. Pick from white or gray.

3. Mint 3-Tier Rolling Cart, $30 at The Container Store

This mint reminds me of one of the very first RÅSKOG color options (which IKEA doesn’t currently sell). At the moment, you can also find it at The Container Store in white, dark grey, and indigo.