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IKEA overload

March 16th, 2008 at 05:40 am

Saving log - $0
Spending log - $13 coffee, breakfast + $36 IKEA

Our kitchen sink tends to be a disaster area with DH leaving his Melitta coffee drip filter in the sink, with various scrub pads and brushes along side the back of the faucet, and the paper towel roll just around.

A couple of weeks ago in the paper I saw a little picture of a hanging kitchen sink organizer with drainage shelves and a paper towel roll. Perfect. Who sells it? IKEA. Sigh.

I have nothing against IKEA stuff but I hate shopping there. I suppose I could have gone with the catalog - but I do like to see, feel, compare measurements. And both DH and were looking for a fresh air trip.

The IKEA Renton superstore just looks too darn busy for me. You park and you're led along and through the various showrooms with blue and yellow arrows and there are five of every line with names full of a-ring letters and o-slashes, not to mention stacks and stacks of neatly arranged stuff broken down into its various components with variants. Tidy, logical, too much detail that needs too much concentration, alien letters: if there's department store shopping on the planet Vulcan, it would look like IKEA.

We managed to get the components of the organization system, along with along with a couple of other items, so we were successful. DH even installed it this afternoon. In the end, I had the IKEA hangover - tired and with a headache.

3 Responses to “IKEA overload”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    I've never been to an IKEA store.. always thought it'd be fun, but after reading your post, maybe not so much.

  2. baselle Says:

    Some folks find it fun - the place was busy this afternoon. The big thing is that its not an in-and-out place, even with the shortcuts.

  3. homebody Says:

    I think that is how most Ikea Stores are. Must follow the yellow arrows or you can never get out! I love to visit Ikea. I like to pretend I live in some of those little apartment set-ups they have... yeah sick I know. I've only been 4 times, closest was Emeryville in the Bay Area, have not visited the new Sacramento store yet.

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