So, I might be crazy. I’m going to IKEA grand opening today. Although, I’m not as crazy as some people I’ve been reading about this week. I’m talking about the people who’ve camped out in front of the store, in tents, since Monday. I’ve seen the pictures. It’s all over the news here.
But it is a big day for Central Florida. IKEA is a huge retailer that offers people furniture and home accessories at affordable prices. I’m not convinced of the quality of all IKEA furniture, but I’m also to the point that I don’t need my furniture to last more than 10 years. It goes out of style. Or I get bored and want to redecorate.
For years, we had the “early matrimonial” decorating style — i.e. hand-me-downs. The problems with things you get from others are that 1) you don’t get to define any type of style (you get what you get and use what you have) and 2) it’s hard to get rid of because now you don’t “need” anything. IKEA items are reasonably priced so that average Joes can afford to buy new things for their homes. It’s what makes IKEA such a pop-culture icon today. We love IKEA.
So, call me crazy for wanting some new things. Just don’t call me today — I’ll be in line at IKEA!