I love being thrifty. I love saving money. Unnecessary spending or wasted money stresses me out. And we’ve lived reasonably well on a quite tight budget at different stages of our lives – so I think I’m pretty good at saving money around the house without feeling like we’re missing out.
Firstly, this was written our of pure, genuine enthusiasm for all things Ikea. I love the food, the furniture, the design, the space saving ideas, the bargains, the feeling that anything is possible – I just love the adventure of it all.
So let me take you through all the things I love about Ikea. It’s something we do fairly often as a family – we just go to Ikea to walk around, have a look, touch, sit, play, open, design, dream and eat.
Do you know those ads that trying to make us feel like everyone is judging us on the cleanliness of our homes to make us buy their products? The Harpic toilet clean ads with the line “What does your loo say about you?” ads, or the “Ajax Spray and wipe” ads where someone has unexpected visitors and runs around cleaning their house so nobody ever knows that they live the way they live! Am I alone in thinking that your toilet says nothing about you? Except that you clearly have indoor plumping! Winning! But otherwise – I know I’ve never inspected anyone else’s loo and made an assessment on their character based on it’s condition.