IKEA is coming to Cary. Here are seven things worth buying for your dorm room or apartment. (Get some Swedish meatballs, too.)
Above, photo from the News & Observer.
Did you hear? IKEA is coming to Cary. We now know where every college student and their families will be on move-in day.
The trick to navigating IKEA without losing your mind (or your family members) is to have a plan. Know what you want — and know what to avoid. These seven things will work well in a dorm or apartment, don’t cost too much and will last you at least through graduation.
You can stack these in a million different ways. Use them to store books or clothes, or use them to display photos and knickknacks.
Posters tacked directly to the wall? So college. Posters in frames on the wall? So much better.
You never know how much you’ll miss those horribly ugly dorm dressers until you move into your first unfurnished apartment. These are cheap and much nicer looking — and you can buy different sizes.
Use it to separate your shampoo from your roommates’ in the shower — or to store stuff in your kitchen or above your desk.
Underbed storage is gold when you’re trying to cram all your clothes into a small space.
Take snacks to campus. Keep your food separate from your roommates’. Decant that giant box of Cheerios into smaller portions. So cheap, so useful. (IKEA’s new motto?)
They’re supposed to be used in the kitchen, but they also make a cute place to tack up photos and other mementos.