i really, really dislike ikea. yep. there. i said it.
it’s crowded, confusing, and disorganized. i hate being herded through a pathway cluttered aisle with too big buggies that are too heavy for me to push.
but it was inevitable. we needed a very shelving. and ikea had them on the cheap in a design i liked. so we agreed to go on a weeknight. a tuesday to be exact and as close to closing time as possible. this is key. NEVER go to ikea on a weekend. really, really bad idea.
another tip: skip the showroom and go directly to the marketplace. we were able to bypass the all the setups and motor straight to shelving and scored this guy: