My sister, Mandy, is getting ready to move into another apartment. She's in grad school in Chicago, but this is one of several places she's lived during college and grad school. I heart IKEA and could spend all day there ... and have, which is why my husband won't come here with me anymore. It's like a time warp. You think that you've been there an hour, but really, seasons have passed outside.
Did you know IKEA has a food section? There are frozen foods and different processed items, including a blueberry drink concentrate, coffee, premade cinnamon rolls, lots of lingonberries and lingonberry bread. The big allure for me was the chocolate: they had a deal going on where you get three giant bars of chocolate of your choice for $2.49. You had a choice between milk, dark and milk with hazelnut. Since dark chocolate is a health food, that's what I went with.
I restrained myself, and despite Mandy and I shutting down the store, I only spent $16 on kitchen towels, a cutlery tray, baking cups a cheap clock for my bathroom, some giant IKEA bags, three chocolate bars, a spatula and a scrapper. Here are some great buys that they have:
Chopping Boards $2.99
Baking Cups $.99
Dish Towel $.79
3-Piece Utensil Set $.49
Dark Chocolate $.99
Serving Bowl $2.99