IKEA on a Sale Day = Insanity!

22 Jan

IKEA on a sale day

When I suggested we go, it sounded so innocent. But there was a sale on and so

  • we couldn’t find a parking spot — thankfully, one opened up on the very top level of the parking structure
  • the store was insanely crowded — thankfully, my children are old enough to not cry at IKEA anymore
  • it was hard to find someone to ask a question of — thankfully, when we did, they had the answer we needed
  • the line to check-out was really long — thankfully, my husband took the kids to get frozen yogurt
  • the 10 minute wait to pick up the drawer we ordered took 35 minutes — thankfully, that gave me time to get myself a frozen yogurt, too.

So, it was something of an exercise in madness to go on that day. If we didn’t drive an hour to get there, we would have turned around and come another day but we needed to finish what we started.

We got the trashcan that we want to put in our cabinets for trash and recycling. We have to decide if it will work for us or not. We also discovered that the drawers (see the picture above) will work for our drawers. We have like 8 drawers that need fixing — the hardware has disintegrated. Greg has been struggling to come up with a solution. But, IKEA to the rescue — he’s going to use their drawers and put our fronts back on them. It’s almost like I’m getting new drawers entirely and I’m thrilled. Between the new drawers and the hardware to make the cabinets function better, I’m almost enthused about this project now.

We also got most of the dining room cleaned out today — packed up have of my hutch and cleared out the excess furniture. We’ll cover the dining room table next (after protecting it with cardboard) and then we’ll be ready to start working. It’s nearly go time — shudder!

Oh, and we ordered our countertop — laminate-baby!  Very excited about it!


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