23 Items We’ve All Bought From IKEA. Possibly Multiple Times

Are you a Billy or a Kallax kinda person though?

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by Rhiannon Evans |

When you're sitting around your home for days on end, with little distraction beyond Connell's Chain and a slice of banana bread, you get to LOOKING AT EVERYTHING.

There's not much we know for sure, but we feel like we're going to likely all want to be doing a lot of homes shopping as and when we can. If we're not already online.

When we do it, let's face it, we'll start on Instagram, but we'll end up at IKEA.

And there's no shame here - it's practical, reasonably priced and can be easily customised should you wish to.

Also, given most of us are living in smaller (and often rented) homes, they're kings of making EVERYTHING into storage. And we can't even talk about the bit at the end where everything is less than £1.50, but you somehow spend £167, because we're too excited...

So, if you're a fan, sorry, because we're ALL FANS, let's face it - here are 23 items you, your friends and every person you've hooked up with has bought from IKEA...

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Did you even go to university if you didn't have this rug?

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They come in various colours toou2026

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You will always need more of these. How? Why? But you will.

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Personally, these are a bit small for my squash (and gin), but stillu2026

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You always need them, don't you though?

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Or Malm literally everything, as Senior Beauty Assistant Emma Stoddart notes. How many fights have you had making one of these?

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'The shelves that everyone I know has are the Kallax ones, because they can also be drawers. Sorry Billy!' says Deputy Editor Rosamund Dean. STORAGE, what did we tell you?

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IT DOUBLES AS STORAGE! How many drinks have you lifted from this table? Were there blankets inside too?

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They're just handy, aren't they huns?

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'There aren't many parents houses without one of these,' says Picture Director, Nathan Higham.

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17 of these – and you will use only three. Because you will never take six almonds to work like you think you will.

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The great divide – people who still say these are comfortable and those that know the truth.

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Like, where else would you put the 298 utensils you own – four of which you actually use?

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£9. £9. Yeah, that's why we all have it. You might've had the coffee table or side table too.

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When you wanna Kondo, but on a low budget.

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I mean, they're just instagrammable, aren't they? And THIS is how you spend £459 on things that cost £1.

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Why buy anything else? No, really.

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It's like a right of passage, in return for birthing a child, you get to tell someone else birthing a child, 'Don't bother getting an expensive one, this is PERFECT and CHEAP.'

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'I'm pretty certain every single girl when they moved away to uni got this bedding,' says Fashion Assistant Charlotte Pavitt.

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AKA 'that wavy mirror'u2026

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Because when you get to that bit at the end and pick up seven plants, they need a matching pot. Or, as Senior Picture Researcher Shana Lynch says: 'This plant pot that everyone used for makeup brushes at uni.'

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'EVERYWHERE' says Beauty Director Joely Walker, who has clearly never been to a Malm lovers house.

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For new parents who know they've had to convert their one spare bedroom into a nursery and kid themselves that they'll use this for the friends and guests they'll still have. Actually, it'll be used to constantly cuddle a teething baby to sleep. Soz.

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