As you may already know, going to IKEA is more than just a shopping trip. It's an experience in itself. Ever since the IKEA craze swept Adelaide in 2006, we've been obsessed with their unique way of doing things. Who would have thought that huge blue building right next to Adelaide airport would change the way we shop forever?
IKEA is like a small civilisation in itself as you walk through those giant revolving doors. There's a huge ball pit to drop the kids off if you'd like to begin your IKEA adventure stress-free. Grab a pencil and paper, a measuring tape, and a catalogue and you're on your way to be inspired. The upper floor of the complex has everything on display, so you can get an idea of what it will look like in your own home (once you get the hang of those strange wordless instructions).
Working up a hunger looking at all the neat displays? Head over to IKEA's famous in-store restaurant. The cafeteria-style eatery has great Swedish cuisine (including those meatballs) at low prices, so grab a tray and get cracking. Be sure to clear your table when you're done, it's tradition and it helps keep their prices low.
Now that your stomach is pleasantly full, you can move on to the final phase of your IKEA adventure. Everything you saw on display had a tag, so hopefully you wrote down whatever tickled your fancy. Now's the time to take it home. Head downstairs, grab a trolley, and get shopping. Every bed, cabinet, cupboard, sofa, and lamp you saw upstairs is packed away neatly ready to buy. They also sell every helpful little household trinket you can think of, including apple cutters, clothes hangers, and those little sticky roller things that remove pet hair.
So there you have it. You can furnish your entire home at IKEA at a great price simply because you have to put it together. Looking at your receipt, you may just start trying to flee the scene like the woman in their famous ad. With dinner specials, home shopping options and an extremely handy website, the IKEA experience is certainly something you need to try yourself.
In Switzerland most of the young people buy their furniture at IKEA. Me, too, also I'm not that young anymore... :-). Low prices and the quality is not that bad.
By Anonymous Saturday, 18th of June @ 11:45 am
I wish some of their products were made in Aust. I think a lot more people would shop there then. Theree is an area called "as is" that sells ex-display items. Some are slightly damaged. Just be aware that if gthere is proce stickers on timber surface when you pull it off ift may take the "Paint" off. There cafe is good value........There is now a few other places with competitive prices. It's on a much smaller scale but probably better for families with small children.
By r.eng - reader Thursday, 14th of March @ 05:30 am