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I just want a tidy playroom damn it!

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RiotsNotDiets Thu 22-Aug-13 17:30:37

I want to order the expedit 4x4 shelving unit from IKEA, I'm nowhere near a store and can't drive so ordering online, however I also want to buy a load of the drona boxes to go in it but they aren't stocked online.

I am having no luck in finding affordable alternatives online (Drona boxes are £2.50 each and I'm not keen on spending more than that) I absolutely love the GLTC ones but they're a bit of a rip off.

Has anyone got any ideas?


cathpip Thu 22-Aug-13 17:35:45

Home base sell something similar for around that price. smile

Megsdaughter Thu 22-Aug-13 17:37:36

I had these, wheels off and stacked two together

Just bought boxes from asda to fit.

CreatureRetorts Thu 22-Aug-13 17:38:26

Sometimes you can get ikea stuff on amazon so try there?

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Thu 22-Aug-13 17:40:58

Sometimes people sell them on ebay - probably for people like us who don't drive :-)

Idespair Thu 22-Aug-13 17:41:53

The gltc ones look nice in the picture but they are horrid. I ordered 2 and the fabric had been treated with something really really stinky. I sent them back!

Do you know anyone who lives near ikea? As those boxes likely come flat and would be relatively easy to post.

Idespair Thu 22-Aug-13 17:42:45

Yes, there are loads on eBay.

Periwinkle007 Thu 22-Aug-13 17:51:19

we have a different unit - argos cube ones, got them when they were on a 3 for 2 and we have 6 (3 2 door cupboards and then 3 more on top, the middle one is 2 door cupboard and the ones either side are 2 shelves 2 cupboards) works brilliantly in the girls bedroom and I can cram loads of soft toys in them plus I think they will be able to use them for years. obviously they come in non pink too.

RiotsNotDiets Thu 22-Aug-13 19:03:55

I definitely want to buy the expedit unit because I really like the look of it and it works out cheaper than alternatives.

I'm not having any luck finding alternatives even with all your suggestions sad

I can get the drona boxes on amazon/ebay but they're twice the price!

RobotHamster Thu 22-Aug-13 19:05:00

The red trofast boxes fit as well, if that's any use?

RiotsNotDiets Thu 22-Aug-13 19:09:27

Do they? They aren't the same measurements though?

RiotsNotDiets Thu 22-Aug-13 19:13:20

Oooh! found a pic they look good, you may have just saved the day Hamster ! thankyou flowers

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Thu 22-Aug-13 19:15:36

Our local B&M bargains place have storage boxes - you could try those?

RobotHamster Thu 22-Aug-13 19:19:22

If the expedit unit is against some skirting then it'll hang a tiny bit out the back, and be level with the front, it looks good actually.

Don't forget the lids smile

Can I suggest a 5x1 expedit unit on its side (if you have the space) its great as a surface to play on and can be used as a bench.

RiotsNotDiets Thu 22-Aug-13 19:20:50

Flamin' nora, why is it trying to charge me £50 for delivery?

RobotHamster Thu 22-Aug-13 19:27:34

Blimey! We just had a lorry full of stuff delivered for £35! Are you in the middle of nowhere?

Have a search on eBay for one locally, they're always on there

RobotHamster Thu 22-Aug-13 19:30:33

Just seen these boxes on amazon - any use?

Messupmum Thu 22-Aug-13 19:34:11

I bought those units and got the boxes from argos, a set of three for £9 I think? They are a bit smaller than the ikea boxes but it doesnt matter if the box is over filled.

RiotsNotDiets Thu 22-Aug-13 19:36:33

I can't find any on ebay that don't need collecting, and I can't collect anything that big because I don't have a car.

<Stomps feet> It's not faiiiiiirrrr!!

With delivery the 4x4 expedit and 16 trofast boxes would cost me £173. I was already thinking it was getting pricey at £123.

I might see what I can sell on ebay to pay for it!

RobotHamster Thu 22-Aug-13 19:44:32

Bear in mind that it'll have a good resale value if you decide to get rid of it as well - for reasons you have just discovered!

£50 is v expensive for delivery. How far away is your nearest ikea?

RiotsNotDiets Thu 22-Aug-13 19:50:20

It probably is cheaper to get it delivered and I am planning on keeping it for a long time (Which is why I chose expedit instead of trofast)

fieldfare Thu 22-Aug-13 19:55:59

Have you not got a mate to give you a lift in return for coffee and cake in the cafe?

We've got white 2x2 units from ikea with pink and black storage boxes in and they work really well.

RiotsNotDiets Thu 22-Aug-13 20:16:58

I'd feel a bit cheeky asking.

SPBisResisting Thu 22-Aug-13 20:41:30

Where are you?

fieldfare Thu 22-Aug-13 20:43:13

Don't be daft. I'd not bat an eyelid if a friend asked me.

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