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Preparing for our annual argument

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LunaLovesgood Sat 17-Nov-18 10:12:55

We're going to IKEA today grin

Naturally I'm very very excited and DH is so enthusiastic it currently sounds like he's trying to drown himself in the shower.

However, all I need are a couple of small things. What have you picked up recently that I really really need in my life?

yogima Sat 17-Nov-18 10:21:33

I always think they should sell the will to live half way round because I've generally lost mine at that stage.
Good luck

Allice Sat 17-Nov-18 10:22:21

Most boring thing but I love their sandwich/freezer bags and obviously mini daim which are essential and very possibly worth the argument.

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sat 17-Nov-18 10:24:19

You're going to IKEA. On a Saturday. In the daytime? No wonder you're expecting an argument
may have missed the point somewhat

Hadenoughofallthis Sat 17-Nov-18 10:25:07

Tea lights.
I reckon that nobody has ever gone through the checkout in Ikea without at least one pack in their trolley.

Santaispolishinghissleigh Sat 17-Nov-18 10:25:30

Is he a short dh? Stick him in the soft play and collect later!!

sackrifice Sat 17-Nov-18 10:25:49

Are you both out of your tiny minds?

FekkoThePenguin Sat 17-Nov-18 10:26:17

Don't they have a man creche like they do in Primark and Gambado?

Vvmevvme Sat 17-Nov-18 10:26:59

Save a bit of money and just go direct.

bringbackthestripes Sat 17-Nov-18 10:27:58

I love my octopus and wish I had 2. Brilliant for clipping all the socks on then hanging on the line. I just can’t justify a trip all the way to ikea to pick up another one.

LunaLovesgood Sat 17-Nov-18 10:28:04

@Santaispolishinghissleigh unfortunately he's 6 foot 4 and has a beard to rival yours grin

MaverickSnoopy Sat 17-Nov-18 10:28:42

Tell him that drowning himself in the shower pre ikea trip doesn't work. My husband can verify. A bribe of hotdogs and meatballs usually helps. Just leave him in the cafe.

I always get scissors (packs of 3 and very cheap and good quality), as well as lots of stuff from the kids section.

ThanosSavedMe Sat 17-Nov-18 10:29:24

No one in their right mind goes to ikea on a saturday. What on earth were you thinking about?!

LunaLovesgood Sat 17-Nov-18 10:29:24

We normally go on an evening if we have to go together but I'm having a bit of a shit time at the moment with some health worries so he's basically doing whatever I want wink

allhdghd Sat 17-Nov-18 10:29:47

One of my DC one showed me a you tube video of a guy spending 24 hours in Ikea. He actually just hid in a wardrobe overnight so about 12 hours really, however, what I took from that is upon arrival one should park their husband in a wardrobe. Collect once shop is complete.

MaverickSnoopy Sat 17-Nov-18 10:30:18

Oh and measure the car before making any large purchases.

SheHasNotions Sat 17-Nov-18 10:30:58

Park up, eat all the meatballs, leave.

It’s the only way you’ll get out of the place without spending £200 on poundshop tat and threatening your DH with divorce.

DoingMyBest2010 Sat 17-Nov-18 10:34:07

huge bag of Daim bars.

GeorgeTheHippo Sat 17-Nov-18 10:34:07

If the scissors are good quality why do you keep buying them? I haven't bought any for years.

Meet0nTheIedge Sat 17-Nov-18 10:34:13

No, avoid the meatballs, they're revolting.

Crunchymum Sat 17-Nov-18 10:42:49

I go with MIL now. We have a grand old time. Was gone 6 hours for out last trip shock (it's about an hours drive each way though)

My top buys were
* a lovely set of bed linen for £15
* "posh" paper lanterns for the hallways
* pillow protectors (the ones that are about £3 each. Very good!)
* Mini Daim bars grin

Had to get a few bigger bits as well (love the Hemnes tallboy drawers. They fit in our nooks and crannys - we have 4 dotted about the house!!)

YetAnotherSpartacus Sat 17-Nov-18 10:50:35

unfortunately he's 6 foot 4 and has a beard to rival yours

Transage. It's a thing.

dottyaboutstripes Sat 17-Nov-18 10:51:32

I can walk to my Ikea so I go all the time! I really want the tartan tablecloth but it's been out of stock here for ages so get one for me please grin
I got some gingerbread dumle(toffee) yesterday. Sounds a bit grim but they had testers and they were lush!

ForalltheSaints Sat 17-Nov-18 10:52:25

You could choose not to go and start a new tradition.

Funko Sat 17-Nov-18 10:52:48

I'm in ikea! Just opened mumsnet whilst I'm eating my bargain breakfast! I'm alone so can only argue with myself smile

Good luck and god speed!

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