RMarie's Profile

Display Name: RMarie
Member Since: 7/9/07

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I grew up drinking well water and have never been able to adjust to "city" water, so I keep a Brita on the counter so that I have filtered water at room temperature to use for cooking and tea. I have a regular pitcher in the fridge that I keep full of filtered water as well. My friends all thought I was crazy when they saw what I was doing, but now they're all doing it too.

Apartment Therapy - Survey: Drinking Water at Home
10/16/07 12:19 PM

Er, Tolga bedside table. I tried to link to it, but I guess I'm rusty on my html. Here's the link. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00122214

Apartment Therapy - Look! Breakfast Tray Side Table
9/6/07 11:40 AM

It's a bedside table.

Apartment Therapy - Look! Breakfast Tray Side Table
9/6/07 11:39 AM

As an IKEA employee, I got my copy about a week ago. I have to admit, I wasn't that impressed by it. It's smaller than last year's and seems to have fewer products in it. Other employees in my department have had the same thoughts.

Brand New!: IKEA 2008 Catalog
8/3/07 06:14 AM

As a current (part-time) IKEA employee, here are a few tips:

Read the tag. 90% of the questions I answer in a shift can be answered by looking at the tag.

You get what you pay for. Sure, a bed might be a bargain at $99, but don't be surprised when it falls apart after a year.

Check the As-Is department. There's all kinds of great cheap stuff in there if you don't mind something with a few scratches and dings.

If you have to go on a weekend, either be there right when the store opens or right before the store closes.

If you lose some screws or other small pieces to your IKEA furniture, go to the As Is Department. They have spares there.

Tips: Shopping at IKEA
7/9/07 11:07 AM