Everyone has posts on things you should be buying at the dollar store, but what about IKEA?! They have things that are even cheaper than the dollar store…and cooler, because they’re Swedish. Check out this list of 15 Things You Should Be Buying At IKEA!
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IKEA. It’s like a shopper’s wonderland! If you’ve never been, you really don’t know what you’re missing. You can literally make an entire day’s trip out of shopping that store, complete with child care and a sit down lunch. Never been? Check out my First Timer’s Guide to IKEA! Anyway, there are a lot of things you should be buying at IKEA instead of wasting your money on them elsewhere. Here is my list of 15 things you should be buying at IKEA. I’ll list what we know them as in English, and then the Swedish name for them in parentheses next to it, to make them easier to find.
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Can’t make it to IKEA? Don’t worry! There’s TONS of IKEA items on Amazon! I made a list of ALL of them on Amazon HERE.
15 Things You Should Be Buying At IKEA
The first thing on my list of 15 things you should be buying at IKEA are these awesome kitchen trash bags! They’re super sturdy, have real draw strings like kitchen trash bags, and fit perfectly in your bathroom trash can. Plus, they’re only like $2.99 for 20 of them. I buy like 8 rolls every time I’m there.
Never been to IKEA? Check out my First Timer’s Guide to IKEA!
Dish sponges get gross, a lot, at my house. It’s the classic case of, kid spilled something on the floor and used my dish sponge to clean it up. Anyway, even if you buy the cheap ones, they can be an expensive product! Y’all, you can get a 3-pack of REALLY NICE scrub sponges at IKEA for $0.99! We always stock up when we go. They’re honestly the best sponges I’ve used.
These are on Amazon!!!!! Find them HERE!
If you’re anything like me, you just want a simple paper towel holder to hold the dang paper towels. I just want to keep them away from the kid and the baby (and the cat) so they don’t end up shredded and all over my kitchen. You can get a simple, sturdy paper towel holder for only $1.99 at IKEA! I freakin’ love that! I’ll take two! I did, actually, I bought two…
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If you want a heavy duty rug that will last a long time and endure all of your family’s foot traffic with ease, this is the rug you need! They’re plain, so you can customize them in any way you want. They all have a nice rubber backing, and they are HEAVY. Well worth the $10, in my opinion, and a hidden gem for sure.
We moved not too long ago, and I looked into buying an area rug. I didn’t realize that I would need to trade my first-born child for a large area rug, so I quickly abandoned that idea. Then I went to IKEA and they had a TON of really nice, large rugs, for $50+! That was a price I felt comfortable paying, considering I have small children, and it was inevitble that cookies would be smashed into the rugs, and drinks would be spilled.