IKEA makes it tough to pick favorites, seriously, their whole store is my favorite. But if I had to pick, here are some things that I actually have and use in my every day life. I’m sure I could think of about a dozen more, but I tried to condense. ;)
I’m kinda sad that they raised the price from $14.99, but these are still a cheap option for curtains. They’re long, thick enough to filter out hot sun in this heat, and SIMPLE! I love their clean look.
This mortar and pestle set is cheaper than those I’ve seen at garage sales! It’s heavy, well made, and I LOVE the dark color. It grinds our salt really well and in no time! Would be nice for grinding herbs from the garden as well…
These washcloths are simple, big, and CHEAP! I never thought I would use a white washcloth on a messy kid, but we loved them! Perfect for in the bath, or even after dinner, their size is way more accommodating than wimpy baby washcloths I’ve tried before.
When they start to get dirty, recycle them as dusting or cleaning rags!
Swedish Meatball plate, $3.99
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Every time I eat at IKEA I tell myself to try something different, but every time I end up caving to the meatball, mashed potato, and lingonberry jam combo. I’ve never tried the at home version, but taking a break from shopping with a plate of Swedish Deliciousness makes my shopping trip even more amazing…
While you’re there, just go ahead and purchase the whole DUKTIG line, from the stainless steel pans, to the utensils, to the cups. I don’t need to tell you it’s cute. BUT IT’S SOOOO CUTE!
You’ll see my kids are fans of the DUKTIG food :)
Have a kid (I have two of these) who refuses to use kids’ silverware but will poke their eye out with a regular fork?
Try this DUKTIG flatware set, it’s only $6.99. CHEAPER than the plastic ones and looks just like mom and dad’s! My kids love them.
They also have DUKTIG tools, for your little DIY-er in the making!
We have these jars all over our house and for different purposes, in the dining room for dry storage, in the laundry room for holding detergent, in a few rooms of the house storing coconut oil (look to the left of the stove for a SLOM in action). I love them, every time I go I pick up a few more.
They’re glass, pretty, have a vintage feel, and are simple. :)
I’ve seen these all over blog land, with the board or just the hooks. I think everyone is drawn to the price and the rustic look of these hooks. I saw one at a friend’s house and got excited that she had a Leksvik (but I think she thought I was crazy…).
Although mine isn’t yet hanging towels, it IS sitting under my bed, waiting patiently to be put together and to good use.
I almost forgot this one!!! From heading to the pool, to tugging along camping supplies, to SHOPPING, this bag makes everything easier. It’s big and the handles makes heavy loads easy to carry. I always forget to bring mine to IKEA, but I do use them all the time at Aldi, or to bring in garage sale goodies from the car. Just keep a bag in the back and load them into the bag as you go!
Want to know my FRAKTA secret? Use them as a laundry basket! With a downstairs laundry room, it’s a pain to lug a basket of clothes on your hip while trying to not fall down the stairs. I can fit a whole load of laundry in a bag and STILL have plenty of room, and the handle makes it a TON easier to carry. All for .59!
So those are my personal favorites, ones that I’ve tried, was amazed at the price of, and couldn’t live without in my daily life!
Plants, bedding, mattresses, dishes, decor, frames, rugs…
I could go on forever, but then again you could go on the site and click just about every product and I probably love it, lol.
What are your favorites from IKEA?
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