How to survive a trip to IKEA

Hands up if you love IKEA. I know I definitely do… but I don’t like their meatballs and mash (unpopular opinion, sorry!)

As we all seem to love IKEA so much, I thought I would put together some tips on how to survive your trip to IKEA, as we all know how they can be…

First things first, be prepared. You have to be prepared to go to IKEA, it really is a must. So here’s what you need…
Take a big car! If you’re planning on buying something big, or even think you might be buying something big, take a big enough car to get it back in, otherwise you’ll be stuck. I have experience of this as my boyfriend and I went to IKEA to buy a desk, which we got, but we then couldn’t fit it properly in his car so I was squashed right up to the windscreen for an hour long journey home – and it definitely wasn’t fun!

With taking a big car, you need to have in mind what you are going there for. Otherwise you could end up doing some spending damage!

Take a tape measurer! IKEA do have their own tape measures but they are only paper so can break easily. Definitely make sure you take a tape measure and any measurements you need for your big purchase!

This is a hard one, but don’t get distracted by other items around you! I know this is near impossible right? I get so excited in IKEA and just want to look and sit on everything. 

Take lots of inspo. IKEA is great for getting inspo for your own home as they have so many different show homes and displays. Most of them are absolutely gorgeous and are definitely my style! IKEA is spot on.

Take a man with you! Honestly the best survival tip I can give you ladies. A man can help with all the heavy lifting when in the IKEA workshop, especially if what you want is stacked somewhere high. Just give them your puppy eye look and flutter lashes and you’re good to go!

Mission completed!

You have now completed your trip to IKEA. I hope you enjoy!

Love always, G x


  1. 26th September 2017 / 5:42 am

    I haven’t eaten their meatballs for years because I hated them when I tried them! I’m so glad it’s not just me! We bought a wardrobe at IKEA once and had a tiny car at the time. It took us forever to get it to fit – I don’t know how we actually managed to get it home x

    • 26th September 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Ah! I am glad it isn’t just me either haha, we live and we learn I suppose! 🙂 xx

  2. 27th September 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I love a trip to Ikea, I can be in there for hours at a time!
    The last time I went to Ikea, I had to rush through and overtake the slow walkers and people tutted at me!

    Danielle xx

    • 1st October 2017 / 7:09 pm

      That’s so ride! haha, you were just on a mission 🙂 I think we dedicate the whole day to IKEA when we plan to go! xx