Ikea Purchases for Van (gifts for HomeR)
Went to Ikea the other day and picked up a few goodies for the Van!
Was excited to install them all but found it wasn’t as easy as just screwing things in unfortunately. I have fibreglass and really soft insulation behind. Today I’ve finally installed the “wardrobe” using plastic screws as nothing has worked so far and *fingers crossed* it hasn’t fallen apart by the time I go out there again. Once the wardrobe is working, I will be able to install the rest… but yeah fibreglass cracking, screws falling out, nasty smells coming from the screw-holes, lots of fear about “where to actually drill” since it’s an ex-ambo and could have wires behind where we are drilling. It’s all a bit of a guesswork, and “careful” trial & error right now. Hopefully I find a solution.. but now not as excited to have Ikea screw-able things and more excited about anything that I can “tape” with double-sided tape, etc. It’s safer but not necessarily stronger. A work-in-progress.
My New Wardrobe
ENUDDEN Towel holder, white $5.99
FRÄCK Mirror, stainless steel $6.99
Fold-able Carry Bag
This is awesome – strong bag but folds down to nothing (like less than the size of an seed). Already finding it useful.
KNALLA Carrier bag, black $1.99
Travel-sized Bottles for Liquid
Bought 8 of these little bottles for storing travel-sized liquids (really awesome – going to buy more)
UPPTÄCKA Bottle, assorted colours $1.99 / 4 pack
Didn’t know if I would use it but for 99c – bargain! And if I don’t use it – can always give it to my sis or someone.
BYGEL Rail, silver-colour $0.99
Very Strong Magnetic Strip
– will come in handy… just gotta find a place to install it safely!
FINTORP Magnetic knife rack, black $9.99
Freezer Bags (Ikea’s freezer bags rule!)
ISTAD Plastic bag, green $1.99 / 60 pack
Small Cereal Containers
Next to the wardrobe – this was my fave purchase of the day. I bought 2 lots, my sis bought 2 lots – I gave her all the “big cereal-sized” containers and she gave me her small ones, and now I have 4 x small half-sized cereal containers that fit perfectly in my cupboard for dry goods like rice, chickpeas, oats, , etc. (definitely going back to Ikea to buy more of these! they fit perfectly in my van cupboards)
JÄMKA Dry food jar with lid, set of 2 $2.99
Extend-able permanent clothes line (can’t find on the Ikea website)
Dumpa clth line $2
Light Kitchen Utensils
Didn’t really need this but it was light, small, and 99c
AKUT 3-piece kitchen utensil set, black $0.99
Vacuum Storage Bags
Vacuum-sealed storage bag (got this to store some clothes) – can’t find on Ikea website