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It’s the weekend and for many of us that means thinking about doing some home improvements. Where better to seek inspiration than the mighty IKEA.
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Whether you’re looking for new furniture or giving a dull-looking wall a new coat of paint, this is the place to get it all under one roof.
For all of you who are planning to head to that most well-known of Scandinavian stores this weekend, here is a fun list of the things we’re all familiar with. IKEA here we come…
The A to Z guide to IKEA
A is for the arrows that helpfully guide you around the store. We could otherwise be there for days without them!
B is for the famous Billy bookcase – the popular classic found in nearly every home around the country.
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C is for coffee in the café before you embark on your quest.
D is for day out – you’re in it for the long haul with an IKEA trip.
E is for effort, minimal that is.
F is for flat-pack, the first thought when you hear the word IKEA.
G is for great bargains. Affordability is at the heart of this home improvement giant.
H is for hot dogs (to give you sustenance after your shopping trip).
I is for intention. Intending to go directly to the bed/sofa/wardrobe section, then detouring into every other department – emerging hours later.
J is for ‘just’ adding another one of these glasses/jars/bowls’ (delete as appropriate) to your trolley.
K is for ‘knowing’ you didn’t come to buy any of those cute little extras.
L is for lateness. You’re meant to be meeting your friend, but you’ve got carried away and run out of time.
M is for meatballs. Now there are meatless versions too!
N is for napkins – you don’t need them, but they’re sooooo pretty.
O is for outdoor furniture that will make your garden effortlessly cool in a flash.
P is for the (free) pencils.
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Q is for queuing at the checkout.
R is for reading all the product names in your best attempt at a Swedish accent.
S is for effortlessly cool Scandinavian style.
T is for the tiny tape measures you get in stores.
U is for calling an Uber, when you realise you can’t possibly carry everything back on the bus or train.
V is for variety, this store has it in abundance.
W is for wishing you had used the delivery service, rather than trying to fit everything into the car.
X is one of two letters that have no product names starting with it. The other is Q.
Y is for yet another candle…
Z is for zzzs. Those beds are so comfy, so why not just have a quick snooze?
What would you add to our essential IKEA A-Z guide?