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Display Name: HRC
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We have had this bed for 2 years now and while the storage in the drawers is great (we use it for extra sheets/comforters or sweaters), it is not the sturdiest bed. At first the joints just become a little loose, so you can either tighten them or install brackets as suggested by other reviews (so smart!). We've had two of the particleboard sides crack on us, but that may be due in part to our two huge dogs who regularly jump on it after getting a running start from the hallway.

We also have an Ikea mattress (Sultan Hallen) and it's been great - we have a sleep topper for winter. I previously had a Serta and I sleep just as soundly on this mattress as the other. Also, the mattress has held up great given the aforementioned dogs who join us in the mornings. I probably wouldn't buy another Ikea bed frame but would definitely purchase their mattresses again in the future.

Reviews of IKEA Mattresses & Brimnes Bed ? Good Questions
1/28/14 01:18 PM

I just scrolled down to ask where I can get that pillow...

Don't Give Up on Your Resolutions: 5 Easy Tricks Guaranteed to Build Good Habits
1/8/14 02:53 PM

My husband and I both work full time, no kids but four pets including two giant dogs. He used to get upset at how messy I am, but what's worked for us is choosing the tasks we're responsible for - I now do all the laundry, dusting and vacuuming because those are the things I naturally notice and do. He's on dish duty, garbage and recycling, toilet cleaning and all morning dog care. This way we each establish our groove of getting things done on a timetable that works and we don't keep track of who did what last.

And I totally agree with previous posters who noted that when the house gets a little crazy, put on some music and clean for an hour! Karaoke cleaning is a wonderful thing.

The Battle of the Sexes Continues: Does It All Come Down to The Dishes?
12/18/13 03:18 PM

Totally agree with AndieDH! I love sending letters and cards to friends and family, not with the expectation of it being returned but just because I love the process of picking a card and really savoring the writing process. Getting a card in the mail is the absolute best. My sister and I have an ongoing competition to find the most random or bizarre cards and send them to each other during the year. You'd be surprised what weird stuff ever got printed when you peruse the 50 cent bin at a flea market stationery store.

And of course, having beautiful or funny stamps, letterhead, cards, etc. and a pen with a great feel is key to making letter writing a lovely experience.

Is Letter Writing Dead?
11/18/13 11:34 AM