How to Shop IKEA
Visiting the IKEA stores can be very overwhelming even if it is not your first time. If it is your first time, then I can imagine how worked up you would be. Therefore, to avoid this confusion, you need to know the tips that can help you as you shop at the stores.
You should firstly be aware that the top most floors are the ones with the home furnishings you are looking for. The bottom is usually for loading and payments. Therefore, you need to ascend with an escalator which will take you to your starting point. While at the stores, you can get some accessories that you may need to make your shopping experience easier. This things include shopping carts, a pencil, paper tape measure and they are offered to the customers for free.
When you begin shopping, there are 3 categories of goods and the first one are the lighter accessories and these may include office supplies, pillows and frames. You just need to pick them and go to the checkout area. The second category of goods are the furniture items which you normally serve yourself. After you have put in mind or used your pen to write the exact numbered location you saw the product, you will move the self serve aisle to pick the furniture. The flat pack furniture may be shelves, chairs, desks, tables, cabinets and so many others. The third category is for the very large items like couches and the IKEA stores staff will direct you and give you a printout in which you will take to a special counter where the item will be brought for you. Your vehicle should by now be in the loading area to make the work easier.
There is no doubt that you are aware of the IKEA stores colors and they are blue and yellow. The staff members are usually in this uniforms and you are sure to get the help when you need it. While preparing to purchase any product from IKEA stores, you need to plan properly and take your time. You are bound to be tempted to buy on impulse and being decisive and focused is going to go a long way in ensuring that you purchase properly. Take time to think of the products that you need and do not need. This means that if you had not planned to buy a certain accessory that goes with a certain product, you need to make room for your products to function properly. One example on this are the IKEA lamps which go with IKEA bulbs.
Experts advise you that even before you go to the IKEA stores, know what you want in terms of functions and features. Many people cannot afford to buy with ignorance because it will cost you more money. Remember that at the IKEA stores you can always get so many deals and low prices that will excite you. Go on the IKEA website and learn about the new products available and also know what you can look forward to. This will reduce the chances of you being too overwhelmed. IKEA staff are always ready to serve you in the most professional way and if you have a question, you can be sure that you will not be stranded.