I was recently in Indianapolis moving my younger daughter into her college dorm at IUPUI.
Of course, once we get her stuff moved in she decides there is more stuff that she needs….bookshelf, bedside table, bathroom cabinet, etc…
So, what do we do?
Head to IKEA of course!
We don’t have an IKEA in the town we are from (Evansville, Indiana about three hours south of Indy), so any excuse to stop by IKEA when I’m in Indy is a good idea to me!
They have a little bit of everything…cookies, cinnamon rolls, picture frames, beds, couches, dishes,….pretty much anything you could want for a home or dorm room!
So How Do You Find Your Items?
Some items are available right where you see them, such as the picture frames and wall art. However, many items are located at the end of your journey through IKEA in a huge warehouse-type room where you get to hunt for your new possessions!
You have to find the number on the tag that is specific for your item when you see it throughout the showroom.
And then hunt in up in the warehouse! The tag gives you the exact aisle and bin number where to find the item.
I think my kids (and my young adults) usually like hunting the items the most because they end up riding the carts around as we find our items!
Putting It Together
As you can see from the pictures above, many things from IKEA need to be assembled when you get them home.
One of the items my daughter bought was a cabinet for beside her bed. This came in a nice, small box with instructions on how to put it together.
Unlike her mother, she reads the directions!
Some of the parts were a little more difficult to figure out what you were supposed to do with them. The picture below shows the cabinet drawers. Assembly consisted of bending metal to make them into the drawer size needed!
The flat pieces really did bend into the drawers needed for the cabinet. (I had no idea I would be bending metal to make a cabinet when I got up that morning!)
However, the cabinet turned out great and is the perfect size for what she needed!
IKEA is always an adventure
We love looking around to see what all we can find for our house and for presents for friends and family for the holidays!
Personally, I always look forward to bringing home a package of cinnamon rolls for breakfast the following morning (assuming they are not eaten before the next morning)!