Wednesday, April 16, 2008


IKEA came to Orlando in November, 2007. We finally visited the store in March. What an experience!

The parking lot and store were filled with people at mid-afternoon on a Sunday. It was like being at one of the local theme parks. People of all ages strolled through the various displays while chatting in English, Spanish, German, French, and a few languages I couldn't identify. (Swedish, perhaps?)

It is a good idea to take the virtual tour of the store before you go. The Quick Links to Sneak Peek Films and Slideshows are especially helpful.

You will find a treasure trove of information and see lots of ways to organize and upgrade your living spaces. They have incredible examples of living well in small spaces.

We were so inspired that we are in the midst of purging the excess from our home so we can effectively organize the things that remain. (Freecycle is a great way to find homes for the stuff than no longer matches who you are.)

In the mean time, we whistle while we work, or hum along to Jonathan Coulter's IKEA song.

1 comment:

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I find Ikea great for accessories and other knick knacks. The fabrics, rugs and lamps there are wonderful and great value for money. For the larger more expensive furniture, I have my reservations about Ikea quality.