That's only half of it!! So huge is the IKEA that they offer maps even though there is a path that runs through the store with arrows pointing the way.
Brak and I made our way through IKEA at a relatively brisk pace. Me looking side-to-side quickly scanning for the Helmers while exclaiming "oh cool!" and "I want that!" and "I love IKEA!" every few moments. I think she got a little tired of hearing it. hehehe
Eventually we did find the Helmers and she told me, "Now you write down the aisle and bin numbers so we can find them in the warehouse". So I did.
We made our way through the rest of the store fairly quickly, stopping a few times so she could show me their "mini-houses" which I loved! When we finally got to the warehouse and located the Helmers we discovered they were heavier than I thought they would be (think giant bag of dog food) so we had to backtrack for a cart. Finally finally we got my preciousses into the car!
Yep, grabbed a catalogue. We still had to go to REI (r.e.i.?) and then I still had to go out to grab stuff with Aaron. Finally I was able to sit down and assemble my Helmers. I had help. lol
The directions were not difficult to follow at all. I was particularly proud when I grabbed the right bars for the right side the first time!
Icarus is not quite as impressed with me as I was with myself...
The most fun part for me was putting the drawers together. They start out flat! XD
The first one took me about 45 minutes to assemble; the second only 20 minutes. It was so easy and so fun. I could assemble Helmers for a living.
Now, the part that I'm sure Sandy is chomping at the bit for. lol Specs! Realistic specs such as: A Helmer will take up about as much floor space as a slightly pudgy housecat!
LOL *ahem* Okay, so my previous (and also current) polish storage solution was these 3-drawer deals from Walmart. The Helmer is slightly bigger than those.
Mostly I like that the drawers will prevent me from getting sloppy and just piling polish on top of itself.
Yes, I had to rearrange some stuff and my makeup box ended up taking up a former drawer space.
I don't know if they do it anywhere else, but around here for high school graduation there is a furniture store that gives away these free wooden "memory" boxes. The drawer is exactly as wide and deep as one of those. (yes, mine needs cleaning; it's been through a lot)
"But Lizzy! What about polish?!" OMG I'm getting there. lol I started a drawer of Juleps because that seemed easiest.
One Helmer drawer is twelve Juleps wide and... decidedly more than that longways.
Hopefully I will end up with more drawer space than I currently know what to do with, but... I'm not getting my hopes up. lol
I am going to take some asprin and fire up Sims. Also try to get some of this polish actually organized. *fingers crossed* Uhm... yeah. Hope everyone's week is off to a great start! (^_^)"/"