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We went to IKEA and survived

During the long weekend in January, the Partner and I made a decision to go to IKEA. We wanted these chairs we’d seen in a motel as we thought it’d be good for the balcony. We eventually made our way to IKEA at Tempe on the Saturday afternoon. I’ve been to that IKEA once before. Once. And didn’t buy a thing. IKEA does that to me. It completely and utterly overwhelms me. It’s a bloody maze in that place.

Anyway, until our IKEA adventure, the Partner and I had previously only gone grocery shopping together and shoe shopping {for him}, once. In other words, not much shopping together. Yet, here we were venturing into unknown territory together. Overwhelming unknown territory. Buying big stuff territory.

The Partner had no idea about what was in store. As we made our way through the maze — starting with going through the ‘living room’, we wondered how long this adventure would take before we found the chairs we wanted. Fortunately, the wait wasn’t too long. We found the chair with a grey cushion pretty soon. I took photos of the label so we could pick it up from the pick-up area and we made our way to the ‘market place’. En route to the market place though, we saw the same chair in different colours! Red, black, beige. Damn. In the end we figured I would get the red and he would get the grey. Once again, we continued on our journey, vowing not to get distracted.

Yeah, right. Try telling that to someone who is nesting big time at the moment! Yep, yours truly got distracted by sheets, home decor, kitchen wares, sheets, gardening stuff, sheets.

IKEA is exhausting!

IKEA is exhausting!

Finally, after wading through a whole lot of stuff we didn’t need, and showing a lot of self-restraint, we found ourselves in the required aisle to purchase the chairs. We paid for it and escaped the maze that was IKEA. Almost unscathed.

It was a relief to get out of there. Out of the maze. It really did make us wonder whether IKEA wants to stress couples out {because we heard a few disagreements} and whether they really, really want you to buy things you don’t need by pretty much insisting you go through all their stuff!

I was reminded of the 30 Rock episode and how IKEA ruins relationships. Apparently.

But hey, we survived! 😀

Have you been to IKEA lately? Who did you go with and how did you go with the experience?

Do share!

***Linking with Jess for IBOT***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    3 February 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Trust me… the moment I read your title, the first thing that came to my mind too was this episode of 30 ROCK… damn! I miss Liz Lemon
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  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    3 February 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Trust me… the moment I read your title, the first thing that came to my mind too was this episode of 30 ROCK… damn! I miss Liz Lemon
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  • kalpana solsi
    4 February 2015 at 12:14 am

    Yes i too get carried away while shopping but have learn self-restraint . Hoarding unwanted items or items that we may rarely use takes a toll on the budget as well as space. Glad to know that you got the chairs of your choice.
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  • kalpana solsi
    4 February 2015 at 12:14 am

    Yes i too get carried away while shopping but have learn self-restraint . Hoarding unwanted items or items that we may rarely use takes a toll on the budget as well as space. Glad to know that you got the chairs of your choice.
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  • Lisa
    4 February 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I took my baby son to Ikea last June, to buy him a desk and a chair for his 23rd birthday. We actually had the best fun, testing out furniture that we had no intention of buying, twirling on swivel office chairs until we found the one that was just right. I hadn’t shopped with that kid of a long time, so I enjoyed every moment. On the other hand… putting the desk together was a completely different story! 😉
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  • Lisa
    4 February 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I took my baby son to Ikea last June, to buy him a desk and a chair for his 23rd birthday. We actually had the best fun, testing out furniture that we had no intention of buying, twirling on swivel office chairs until we found the one that was just right. I hadn’t shopped with that kid of a long time, so I enjoyed every moment. On the other hand… putting the desk together was a completely different story! 😉
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  • elly stornebrink
    4 February 2015 at 5:45 pm

    That’s too funny (as in interesting)! I just saw not long ago tonight via FB a funny take on IKEA…I hope you get to see it Sanch. If I go to IKEA – haven’t been in a long time – I usually go alone, but then I don’t have a partner to worry about going with! 😉 <3
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  • elly stornebrink
    4 February 2015 at 5:45 pm

    That’s too funny (as in interesting)! I just saw not long ago tonight via FB a funny take on IKEA…I hope you get to see it Sanch. If I go to IKEA – haven’t been in a long time – I usually go alone, but then I don’t have a partner to worry about going with! 😉 <3
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    4 February 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Haven’t been there and I’m kind of a cheapskate so it will really be a long while before I step foot in one store to actually buy anything, he he….!!! I do know the feeling of dilemma whenever I try to go shopping. To buy or not to buy, that is the question.
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    4 February 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Haven’t been there and I’m kind of a cheapskate so it will really be a long while before I step foot in one store to actually buy anything, he he….!!! I do know the feeling of dilemma whenever I try to go shopping. To buy or not to buy, that is the question.
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  • EssentiallyJess
    8 February 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I love IKEA! We don’t have one near us, but we try and go to the Adelaide one when we can. Always a good day. 🙂
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  • EssentiallyJess
    8 February 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I love IKEA! We don’t have one near us, but we try and go to the Adelaide one when we can. Always a good day. 🙂
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