28 March 2010
They say that when you move in with your other half, you learn new things about them, and this was certainly the case when I moved in with my boyfriend a few months ago.
To my astonishment, he told me he had never been to IKEA before. I mean, never. How he made it through 4 years of student life without picking up some bargains in the infamous blue and yellow warehouse, I just don't know. So being the IKEA veteran that I am, I took it upon myself to educate him in the store’s delights.
Having moved house more often than I care to remember over the last few years, IKEA has provided me on many occasions with cheap bed spreads, quirky lamps, funky potato peelers and much needed furniture.
I completely understand why some people choose to avoid this place- why buy furniture you have to build yourself, only to have a home looking identical to everyone else's, right?
But in hard pushed times when the purse strings are tight and you need to re-stock your kitchen, IKEA is a fantastic option.
This Edinburgh store can be reached easily by car and there’s a regular bus service too from the city centre. It offers all the usually IKEA delights such as a crèche and cafe. If you can though, avoid the store on Saturday and Sunday afternoons when it’s at its busiest. For a less stressful shopping experience, go one evening mid-week
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