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A couple days ago I mentioned that I was feeling sooooo lazy and that a trip to Ikea might just be the therapy I needed. Well, I made the trip to the Ikea Stoughton location in Massachusetts this past Monday and of course, it was just what I needed. After the hype of preparing for Christmas and then the actual holiday passing, I always feel like I am in a slump once all is said and done. I know I’m not the only one because our entire household seems to hibernate for the winter months. All of these pictures were taken with my phone so the quality isn’t the best but you will get the idea of how cool many of the items are.
Ikea Stoughton is fairly close to our house, about an hour or so give or take with traffic. I have been to Ikea a few times and the one tip that I can provide, that works for me, is to go with one project in mind. Ikea is like a candy factory. Literally. They have every single household item, small or large, on the planet. My goal for these next couple winter months is get organized within our closets, cabinets and create an office space. Yes, organization is on my mind!
The white and high gloss red unit above is from the BESTA line and I must say, the line is impressive with regards to quality and style. You can personalize the inside with which ever storage feature suits your needs.
My first recommendation is to enter via the showroom and walk through all the decorated spaces. Of course I visited the bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens but my main focus was home storage and workspaces. Once you make your way through the showroom, you will end up at the market place “warehouse” where you purchase any and all items that you may have seen in the showroom.
I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort of most of the furniture. Truly comfortable!
All of the kitchen cabinets that I looked at were very well constructed and I am considering this below buffet/upper cabinet solution for our dining room.
Many of the stand alone storage units are perfect for mudrooms or office areas.
We have minimal closet space so stylish shelving options and stand alone wardrobe units are perfect solutions. You don’t need to hang clothes in a wardrobe unit, they have many interior configurations for office and workspace/crafting storage items. I love the idea of using a wardrobe unit for a crafting station!
These units below fold down from the top and are used to store shoes! I don’t think my husband’s shoes would fit but certainly kids or ladies shoes would fit.
My mom and I recently created a storage room in our finished basement and I love these Billy Shelving units below.
The below BESTA Cabinet would be a great solution for storing paper. I love their filing cabinet system that you can mount right inside any cabinet.
The home organizational section at Ikea is insanely awesome. There is just no other way to describe it. From rows of pretty boxes to high gloss filing cabinets you are sure to find something to organize any space.
This workspace below is my absolute favorite room at Ikea. I am in the process of trying to create a space so I can do something similar. It might involve an addition to the house which would require help from dear old dad. I think we should enclose our covered porch area and connect it to our family room creating an office space for me. That idea may not go over to well with my dad but I am going to try! 🙂
Once you finish walking through the showroom, you will end up here, at the self service furniture pickup area and market place. This is where you buy your stuff!
Ikea Stoughton is one of the newer Ikea’s and the only one in our area. We are lucky to be so close. If you don’t live near one and make it a day trip to load up on supplies, be sure to bring an exact list with the names and item #’s from the internet. I found the staff to be very helpful and accommodating. Don’t worry if you are by yourself, they have a loading area where you bring your cart and you pull up your vehicle and they load it right in for you. Easy peasy. I ended up purchasing two Vittsjo shelving units for an upcoming project that I hope to complete soon. Are you inspired to head to your nearest Ikea? I can’t wait to go back!
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