Listen, we're not here to judge anyone for being obsessed with Ikea and its furniture. But sometimes you need a wake-up call that your addiction has gotten out of hand. How do you do that? By recognizing these warning signs. That's what we're here for . . .
- Your mouth waters at the thought of Swedish meatballs.
- Ditto for cinnamon rolls and soft-serve ice cream.
- You have a Pinterest board called Ikea-holic. (True story.)
- Your laundry consists of washable slipcovers.
- The Ikea monkey is your spirit animal.
- You ignore the arrows on the floor because you know all the shortcuts and never, ever get lost.
- Your house slightly resembles a showroom floor. And by slightly, we mean totally.
- You've tried all the best Ikea hacks.
- Your dream is to ride the Ikea ferry.
- Your purse and the Ikea blue bag are one in the same.
- You have turned said blue bag into a Halloween costume.
- You have a drawer full of tea lights, candles, screws, and bulbs you've never used.
- You've run over people with your cart before because you're too in the zone, aka "beast mode."
- You use your Ikea credit card more than any other card.
- Your idea of "Sunday funday" is a trip to the big blue box.
- You may or may not have taken naps in the display rooms.
- When the new catalog comes, you feel like you've never seen anything more beautiful in your life.
- Your idea of exercise is walking from showroom to showroom.
- You feel sad for the poor souls who've never stepped inside an Ikea.
- You know the As-Is return policy by heart.
- Your Saturday nights revolve around assembling furniture.
- You go in with a specific item in mind but end up leaving with a full cart.
- No matter how often you've been, you get sucked in by the accessory bins at the very end. Every. Single. Time.
- You want to go to Australia just so you can spend the night at Ikea through Airbnb.
- You read the Confessions of an ex-IKEA addict board for hope that one day you too will make it to the other side.
- Except deep down, you know this will never happen because it will always have a place in your heart.