Tuesday, December 15, 2009

IKEA - Day Trip


You don’t often think of a retail home furnishing store as something fun to do with kids but IKEA can be an event. Because of the unique design of the store there is plenty for kids to watch and look at as you strole through the showrooms on each floor. I recommend first stopping in the kid’s toy section. For just a few dollars you can pick up a wooden or plastic toy for your child to enjoy as you shop.

The store also has a kind of kids camp where you can leave your child with IKEA staff members while you’re shopping. I have never done this with my children but it looks very busy.

Eating at IKEA
Believe or not IKEA is has a very economical cafeteria type restaurant where you can enjoy dishes such as chicken breast sandwich, Swedish meatballs, chicken fingers, fries and various deserts for very reasonable, almost subsidized prices. A family of four can easily eat for $20.00.

IKEA Products

I have actually purchased several products from IKEA in the past. We have a daybed which my daughter uses as her primary bed. It has held up very well over the three plus years we owned it. We recently bought a laminated counter top for our home office. It was I think 8ft long and it was only $65. We like their lamps and other lighting. They have every type of light bulb ever imagined. They also have very inexpensive glassware that holds up well.

We go to IKEA two to three times a year and it always takes up 2 to 3 hours of our time, even more if you choose to have a meal. They often run kids eat free discounts which makes the trip even better.

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