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What should I buy from ikea.

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Fishface77 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:12:11

I am visiting somewhere that has a large ikea.
I've read several threads but wondered what should I buy?
I need storage and some basic dishes etc.
Also if anyone could recommend anything from ikea what would it be?

WonkoTheSane42 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:14:57

I hear the meatballs are good.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 13-Apr-16 20:15:19

Don't worry. You will do what I do and buy, literally, everything. Tis the IKEA way.

Toomanycats99 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:15:42

We have one kallax unit which is the cubes. You can get all sorts of boxes / drawers to put in them. We are getting another couple of units soon as well. I bought cutlery from there. Wasn't an expensive set but felt really nice heavy quality. I have avert long ikea wish list for she our building work is finished!

gBean Wed 13-Apr-16 20:16:17

Octopus peg thing. I love mine. Glasses.

Fishface77 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:17:27

i was given a Kallax unit and that's the original reason i wanted to go. So I could buy some boxes but I've been on the websites and there so much -shit- stuff I want!!

dlwelly Wed 13-Apr-16 20:17:33

All the food bags.

bornwithaplasticspoon Wed 13-Apr-16 20:17:43

Depends what you need to store. I love their flat pack wicker cube boxes (don't know the proper name sorry) and the drawer organisers. If you have little ones the sets of rainbow plastic plates/bowls/cups are good quality. They also do some nice wooden toys. Tea towels are good quality as are bathroom towels and bath mats. We always pick up biscuits and chocolate on the way out!

GeorgeTheThird Wed 13-Apr-16 20:19:18

Food bags, pads to go under your chair feet on hard floors, bag clips, crockery (365), glassware, phaleanopsis (sp?) orchid...

PennyHasNoSurname Wed 13-Apr-16 20:19:27

Yy to Octopus hanger.

If you have a spare £50, the duck egg blue kitchen trolley.

Sandwich bags

The wine glasses.

Napkins (they do nice long thin folded ones).

The kids soft toys are great and usually have a book with two or three soft toy co ordinating characters which make great gifts.

PennyHasNoSurname Wed 13-Apr-16 20:19:52

Oh yes the 360 knives are brilliant.

Hullygully Wed 13-Apr-16 20:20:43

Those lovely biscuits with choc in

QueenOfTheHighCs Wed 13-Apr-16 20:21:05

I came on to say the food bags too <sad>

bornwithaplasticspoon Wed 13-Apr-16 20:21:09

Shopping trolley. I bloody love mine.

Trills Wed 13-Apr-16 20:21:26


They are v good for all the its like draining racks and cutlery dividers and thigns to put utensils in.

And a million tealights of course.

And some decent coathangers, rather than ones taken from shops.

TheEmperorNotTheSalad Wed 13-Apr-16 20:22:31

Daim bar cake.

Do not leave without several one.

Charlieandlola Wed 13-Apr-16 20:23:54

Even if you don't want them you'll end up buying at least one bag of 100 tea lights as you'll walk past and go "oooh that's cheap they could come in handy "

MrsUnderwood Wed 13-Apr-16 20:25:01


Voteforpedr0 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:27:22

The multicoloured childrens bowl/cups (cost pennies last forever)
Meatball sauce (dry mix packet)
Drawing paper (on a huge roll)
Houseplant and pot

Fishface77 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:27:34

How good are the ironing stations? Are they worth it??

Fishface77 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:28:07

Oh god I better take twice the money I was planning to then!!

bornwithaplasticspoon Wed 13-Apr-16 20:31:14

If you go in the cafe my top money saving tip is to buy a pack of the biscuits that are like jammie dodgers. They're only about 80p, much cheaper than cake. Have one or two the whole pack with your tea/coffee smile

Fishface77 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:33:08

This one. Can't find it online though!

Fishface77 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:33:43

Ah just seen its a hack!! Sorry

Heirhelp Wed 13-Apr-16 20:34:46


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