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How To Kill It at IKEA, As Told by a Professional Assembler and Personal Shopper

Brad Hines | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brad Hines

As a personal shopper and IKEA furniture assembler on Taskrabbit, I am no stranger to purchasing and assembling the popular quasi-disposable-but-oddly-cheery furniture. Here are my conclusions, that I wish I'd known a long time ago.

Most Of The Pics In Ikea's Catalog Are Computer Generated

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Those picturesque still-life scenes in Ikea catalogs aren’t real. Up to 75 percent of the Ikea products in catalog displays are computer-generate...

The 11 Best Buys From IKEA's 2015 Catalog

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.07.2014 | HuffPost Home

You just heard the sound of a thousand Craigslist-found roommates cheering: IKEA has just released its 2014-2015 catalog. Inside, you'll find the ...

The 18 IKEA Products Found In Every First Apartment

Posted 06.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

Ahh, IKEA. The one place every twentysomething goes so they can fill their most precious living quarters with affordable furnishings...that all of the...

8 Things At IKEA You Never Knew You Needed -- Til Now

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

If there is one word to describe IKEA, aside from "stressful," it would be "comprehensive." There are more than just BILLY bookcases: There are thousa...

IKEA To Roll Out Vegetarian Meatballs

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

A new food item will soon be available at the end of your IKEA shopping gauntlet: veggie meatballs. The Swedish furniture giant will roll out a veg...

7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Get At IKEA

Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Home

You know you can always count on IKEA for meatballs and reasonably-priced sofas. But the Swedish company has gradually expanded their offerings to go ...

If You've Ever Assembled Ikea Furniture, This One's For You

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business

When police arrived at a Swedish family's home to investigate reports of a domestic disturbance, they quickly determined the sinister culprit: bafflin...

LOOK: Notice Anything Unusual About This Room?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 08.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

We're not sure how we missed the memo, but in addition to a really cool app, IKEA's recently released 2014 catalog includes something else we're kind...

"The Only Sensible Way To Buy Furniture"?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

We respectfully disagree.

How To Shop For Furniture Without Breaking Up

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

Including the one store every couple should avoid.

Bunk Bed Blues

Kerry Lyons | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

Dear Ikea, I just wanted to thank you for hijacking our weekend and providing my husband and I with a few more grey hairs. As the working parents of five children, we were truly delighted to dedicate our weekend to bunk bed assembly.

IKEA Reveals Critical Money Secret

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

IKEA has furnished its founder, Ingvar Kamprad, with a bigger fortune than expected, company documents reveal. Bloomberg's Billionaires Index added $1...

Watch This Cramped Outdoor Patio Transform Into A Party Scene

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If your home doesn't have a full backyard, that doesn't mean you can't host great parties outside. There are simple ways to transform your outdoor spa...

WATCH: A Family Creates A Casual Chic Dining Room On A Budget

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Like many homeowners, Deena and Daniel Rosenberg wanted a chic space to entertain guests, but was still comfortable and informal for their family to g...

"What Matters Are Your Values, Not Your Education"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Elisabeth Braw

Around the world IKEA is synonymous with cheap, trendy furniture. What's behind the company's success?

Tight-fisted Ikea Billionaire Drives 15-Year-Old Volvo, Assembles Own Furniture

Daily Mail | Lucy Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In his faded coat, tinted prescription glasses and scuffed shoes, he looks like just another pensioner scraping by on a tight budget. But the man pic...