If you're planning an IKEA trip in the next couple of months, you'll want to ensure that you're making the most of your visit, no matter whether you've frequented the retail store just once or have shopped there dozens of times.
To ensure that you're well-equipped with key shopping hacks that will make your next IKEA outing even more productive, we spoke with Paul Anderson, a home furnishing and retail design leader at IKEA U.S.
Below, he shares six insider tips that you'll want to file away for your next store visit.
Upon entering an IKEA store, you may be tempted to immediately make your way to a specific department to check a few items off your list, but don't forget to take a moment to browse the entrance area, Anderson urges.
There, you'll find information on existing product offerings, store activities, and what’s new at IKEA. Getting a sense of can't-miss recent releases will help you better plan your shopping trip and ensure you don't miss out on these exciting items.
Unsurprisingly, IKEA stores are extra crowded on weekends, so you may be better off saving your shopping trip for your next weekday off of work.
«Midweek is the best time to shop if you want more space to experience our many home furnishing solutions and ideas in the showroom, or just have less time to commit,» Anderson says.
That said, don't worry too much about items being out of stock, no matter which day you visit IKEA, Anderson notes that products get replenished on a daily basis. He also says that weekends at IKEA can still be lots of fun if you don't mind a crowd—bring the whole family and enjoy a meal at the IKEA store restaurant.
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