Mini IKEA bag

We took a cafeful trip to IKEA yesterday. We are looking at a new dining room suite and also more shelving units for our storeroom, and those you cannot really buy purely online.

Our IKEA (Kungens kurva – shown above) is the second biggest in the world and always busy so we were not sure if we would be able to get in, or how safe it would be. We are avoiding all crowds at the moment, and as Sweden limits the number of people in stores, there are long queues in many places. We were early though so the store was not up to its 2000-visitor limit.

As anyone who has ever been to IKEA knows, you cannot get through without buying something that you absolutely do not need. My unnecessary purchase yesterday was this. A tiny little blue and yellow IKEA bag on a keyring. It is going to be a gift for a friend in South Africa who misses IKEA. I will also take her a big one as they are so useful!


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

2 thoughts

  1. I am always impressed that so many people like shopping at IKEA.
    I have been to many IKEAs in the world (thank you my friends for thinking about me when going shopping!) but I honestly find no interest in that place. I’m not particularly a fan of their furniture (style and quality), their utensils, fabric, plants, food etc
    I get it that it’s really cheap and so convenient to have everything in one place but apart from that I don’t see the attraction.
    Most of students apartments here in France have IKEA furniture and deco which I can understand as it’s easier and cheaper when you are 18 or 20 years old. But for adults I am surprised that some people keep buying from IKEA.
    I must admit that I still have a few pieces that come from IKEA, such as a drawer tray for my make up, a dozen coat hangers, every day cutlery, a whip and a wooden spatula. They are all the remains of an other period when I lived in a Cambridge flat and was finishing my studies.

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