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What should I buy in Ikea?

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milkyman Fri 09-Feb-18 10:05:07

I'm planning to go soon - what are your must-have?

OnlyFoolsnMothers Fri 09-Feb-18 10:06:50

Ermmm what do you need? (Or you just buying up schmutter for fun?)

PeterPiperPickedSeaShells Fri 09-Feb-18 10:09:13


BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 09-Feb-18 10:09:17

I always seem to buy a dust pan & brush because dh is a thieving git. If you have dc they do small metal cutlery which is good, or they do long sleeve bibs for smaller dc which are great. Our favourite purchase last year was a wooden shape sorter truck for dc4(2) as it has a magnetic grabber on it grin. Also freezer bags.

MullinerSpec Fri 09-Feb-18 10:09:28

The hot dogs and fries and Ice cream! Those are the only things that persuade me to go.

EssentialHummus Fri 09-Feb-18 10:09:56

The bake-at-home cinnamon buns!

RavenLG Fri 09-Feb-18 10:10:10

Daim cake

Luckyaide Fri 09-Feb-18 10:13:58

Plastic handled veg knife comes in red, grey,blue. About £1.40 or something, stay sharp for aaages.

MyCarHasBrokenDownAgain Fri 09-Feb-18 10:14:47

A sock/underwear Octopus. I first found out about them on this site, and they're brilliant grin

TenancyTroublesAgain Fri 09-Feb-18 10:14:55

Meatballs and then go up for another round of meatballs.

Fabellini Fri 09-Feb-18 10:17:23

Zip lock sandwich bags and tea lights- and whatever it is you’re going for in the first place, obviously.

Muchtoomuchtodo Fri 09-Feb-18 10:21:24

A cabin bed, some picture frames, a glowing ghost nightlight, swivel office chairs and those long narrow shelves that are fab by the kids' beds.

Meatballs for lunch (ask for extra 'gravy') with your free cuppa!

RadioGaGoo Fri 09-Feb-18 10:27:02

Drawer divider boxes, trouser hanger, scarves hanger, make up organiser (amazing!), if you buy Malm drawers, buy the frosted glass top for something a bit different, church candles, tea lights and tea light jars, candle trays and photo frames.

lecossaise Fri 09-Feb-18 10:30:01

Food bag clips, there must be a hundred of them in my kitchen!

HelloSunshine11 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:32:39

Sandwich bags. Paper napkins. White plastic storage boxes from the kitchen section. Mini daim bars.

Oh, and have a cooked breakfast in the cafe!

thepatchworkcat Fri 09-Feb-18 10:38:46

Daim cake daim cake daim cake

2bluestars Fri 09-Feb-18 10:41:08

Well i needed a Billy but had to leave again empty handed because they don't have trolleys suitable for babies that can't sit up yet. Still super grumpy about it... angry

SlothMama Fri 09-Feb-18 10:42:22

The 365 vegetable peeler, honestly the best peeler I've ever owned.

onalongsabbatical Fri 09-Feb-18 10:43:52

All you Daim cake people - TESCO SELL IT!
In the freezer cabinet near the gluten free stuff usually, because it is (gluten free).
I buy it regularly.

splatattack Fri 09-Feb-18 10:44:53

Placemark!! I have a £150 voucher to spend...loving this thread..

IdaDown Fri 09-Feb-18 10:46:53

Tea lights

<eyes EU tea light mountain in cupboard>

seafoodeatit Fri 09-Feb-18 10:52:42

The food section! The meatballs - beef and chicken one, the hot dogs and buns, lingoberry sauce, bake at home cinnamon buns, Bedding, kids plates and cutlery, play food, fake plants.

Poshjock Fri 09-Feb-18 10:59:36

Mini Daim bars to be eaten at home dipped in peanut butter

LakieLady Fri 09-Feb-18 11:03:16

Poang armchair and footstool. So bloody comfortable, the best chair I've ever had for sitting and reading in.

Frajen towels. Really absorbent, stay soft and are cheap as chips.

giddyupnow Fri 09-Feb-18 11:04:44

Cork mats for pans and cheap cork coasters (great for putting under eg candles in glasses etc). Vases - they have lovely ones. Plants! Cheap daft and hyacinths in pots. Tupperware. Tea strainers. Baking equipment. Bedclothes and lovely towels and bath mats. Plastic crates. Wardrobe organisers. Shoe racks. Black out blinds. Can you tell I moved recently and have been haunting nearby Ikea?

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