Ikea: The A to Z guide

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  • From the arrows on the floor to catching some Zzs in a comfy display bed...

    It’s the weekend and for many of us that means thinking about doing some home improvements, whether that involves searching for new furniture or giving a dull-looking wall a new coat of paint.

    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…

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    A is for the arrows that guide you around the store

    B is for Billy the bookcase, the popular classic that you will see 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

    E is for effort

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    F is for flat-pack

    G is for great bargains

    H is for hot dogs (to give you sustenance after your shopping trip)

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    I is for intending to go directly to the bed/sofa/wardrobe section, then leaving straightaway

    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

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    M is for meatballs

    N is for napkins – you don’t need them, but they’re sooooo pretty

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    O is for outdoor furniture that will make your garden super 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

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    S is for Scandinavian style

    T is for the tiny tape measures you get in store

    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

    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

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    Y is for yet another candle…

    Z is for zzzs. Those beds are so comfy, so why not just have a quick snooze?

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