I’m moving in couple of months, so two days ago, I went to Ikea to get some moving boxes so I could already start packing. But you know how it goes, you NEVER leave Ikea without buying tons more than you originally planned to. Guess how much more I spent? 280%. TWOHUNDREDANDEIGHTY PERCENT!!!
Granted, in euros that was 30€ but still. TWOHUNDREDANDEIGHTY!
The reason this happened was that THIS was the first section on the market floor:
Yup. That’s the Ikea paper store. I should have walked past that as previous experience has taught me that if you put one tiny thing in that yellow back, soon you will have 15 tiny things there. That one tiny purchase sets off the avalanche so to speak.
I love all the sets they have available but this time I only got things I thought would be handy for Halloween crafting. Here’s some of the loot:
Those tags!!! Only 99 cents a pack! I got 4 sets in total. Underneath them is a pack of kraft paper bags. Naturally I got more things but I want to keep them as a surprise. I have few tutorials planned ;)
At this point I hadn’t busted my budget THAT badly but then I got to the fabric section. (Why is it always the fabric sections ruining my finances?) There was a sign saying that this and this fabric for only 2.99€ per meter. There was only one sad roll of black material left and I was a bit disappointed. Then I decided to browse and when I got close to the cutting table, there was this lady cutting cute material. When I peeked at the tag I saw that it was the OTHER sale fabric. I asked if she was going to take it all and lucky for me, she wasn’t. I got so excited by this I bought 5 meters!
It’s enough to make two curtains or bunch of cushions and whatnot. I think there’s a modern Halloween-vibe in it. Maybe because of the colours. Hmmm. I need to ponder what to make.
Anyhoo, as you can guess. I nearly forgot the moving boxes. Damn you and your clever floor planning and merchandise, Ikea.
Thrifty Finn- In a shopping high
- Goodbye, traditions (happycamperproject.com)
- Before & After: A New Side to IKEA’s Expedit (apartmenttherapy.com)
- My Ikea Hack (midlifemodern.com)
- Ikea: Leave Your Husbands and Boyfriends in Our Playzone (business-opportunities.biz)