After a yummy 5 course gourmet Valentine’s meal the night before, on Friday I decided to visit Ikea and pick up all my storage units for the studio makeover-in-progress. So I borrowed Joe’s Tundra and roared down the hill to the closest Ikea- about an hour drive away. So far, so good.
The moment I walked through Ikea’s door, I instantly felt bombarded with visual stimuli and a rush of shopping excitement! I somehow made it through the maze to the office, desk and bookcase section, but found myself wandering around for an hour or more in just that section alone with measuring tape in hand! The choices were immense and overpowering, to say the least!
I had previously picked out my desk legs and top, so I made note of where to find it in the downstairs warehouse section of the store. The bookcase and office storage section threw me for a loop as I ran between one system or another. Then I also got diverted by all the storage and bulletin board smaller items that you pick up along the way.
Just about the time I had narrowed it down between two office storage systems, I hit the bedroom/wardrobe section and completely lost my focus. I found 2 other systems and would also work in the studio. Plus, I bet I could sneak one of two of these terrific shoe storage to hold quilting supplies and tuck them into the studio somewhere:
By the time I made it to the warehouse, I was tired and cranky! My next step was to find the desk parts, and storage cabinets. Unfortunately, there was no help around for the lifting and retrieval, so I had to get creative to man-handle the boxes onto my dolly.
It was clear that I needed to come back and do this all over with strong manly arms for the heavy work. But, at least I could get all the smaller boxed items that weighed less than 50 lbs.
My Ikea adventure was almost over for the day. I only had another hour of wait time to get through the check out line and then lug it alone out to the truck. By the time I got behind the truck’s wheel and turned on soothing music, I felt as though I had ran the visual equivalent of a marathon!
Of course, I now have to go do it all over again tomorrow in order to get the larger boxes with Joe, my strong manly husband!
Anyone else feel OVERWHELMED by shopping at IKEA with all the various choices?
Enjoy your weekend!