For our Tasmania readers, the IKEA story has just gotten a little sweeter with the launch of IKEA’s Click & Collect service (we think it’s a total game changer!)
And any die-hard fan will tell you, shopping at IKEA is more than just a little addictive and I think it goes without saying that most Australian homes would be sporting a piece or two of the Swedish flat-pack giant’s home decor.
There’s one thing we’re serious about at Mum Central. We’ll never recommend a product we haven’t tried ourselves! So when IKEA launched Click & Collect in Tasmania we decided to try the process out – and then let you know all about it!
So what is Click and Collect I hear you ask?
This revolutionary new service is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and allows Tasmanians to access IKEA now right across the state. Shop online, select your nearest collection point from Hobart or Launceston and easily collect your item without even entering the store! So easy for flat-packed items and shopping pain free with the kids! Voila!
Click & Collect is truly as simple as ordering online and collecting from one of the two available destinations – Hobart or Launceston.
It’s the 1, 2, 3 of IKEA shopping really!
Our order which was a BJORNLOKA quilt cover set $49.99), a flatpack UDDEN kitchen trolley ($99), a couple of FINTORP Cutlery Stands ($9.99 each) and a couple of VAREIRA cutlery holders ($24.99ea). Well let’s just say Click & Collect was a dream!
You simply place your order online and once the goods are ready for collection you’ll be notified. We then jumped in the car and headed to the Hobart depot to collect the items with our paperwork. There were no queues, no checking out and it was super-easy to load all the items into the car.
Once home, and the kids out of sight, we set to putting together the only real flat pack product in our mix, which was the UDDEN Kitchen Trolley. Thank goodness for instructions however wasn’t that difficult to put together. #winning
As a Mum with small kids and on a tight time frame Click & Collect was a godsend. If you’ve got bulky items, are short on hours or shopping with little people Click & Collect is for you!
Now let’s explore 10 of the most iconic IKEA products that Australians adore!
Any guesses as to what these favourite picks might be? And how many do you think you’ll have in your home?
Read on and let’s find out!
1. THE MALM BED
The simple, streamlined design of the Malm bed has seen it be an enduring classic since it launched all those years ago. In true IKEA fashion its again new and improved with ultra-desirable and seriously clever under-bed storage options. Available single, double and queen and in a variety of finishes this is your IKEA go-to bed choice!
2. THE LISABO SERIES
As Scandi as it gets the Lisabo range combines natural timber with clean lines. Easy to assemble with minimal building this is the airy, fresh and practical addition to any home be it a desk, media unit or side or coffee table.
3. THE KALLAX SERIES
You’d be hard pressed to find a better way to store the toys (or anything else in your home!) than the well-loved Kallax Series. Its pigeonhole style structure is ideal for all the kids’ stuff – as well as grown up goodies as well! Mum Central swear by the range of storage boxes that can be added to hide a multitude of sins and protect bare feet from the ultimate in pain – rogue Lego on the floor!
4. THE POANG ARMCHAIR
40 years young the Poang has been a staple for Australian homes for decades! Commonly found in baby’s room this is the choice for many Mums for nursing, settling and feeding. It’s the ultimate in comfort, has machine washable, removable covers and is highly affordable from $99!
5. THE PAHL CHILDREN'S DESK
You may not know the Pahl by name but you’ll recognise it the minute you see it! With bright pops of colour and inspired-design that ‘grows with your child’ this is every parent’s choice taking your child from infant scribbling to the leaving certificate in the blink of an eye!
6. THE BILLY BOOKCASE
Since 1979 the world has known the Billy bookcase as a home essential! From bedrooms to lounge rooms it’s held out favourite reads, family pictures, knick knacks and CDs. Long after décor fads and how we listen to our music has changed the Billy is an enduring classic, ever-evolving in how we use it but never diminishing in our love-affair with this practical, storage solution!
7. THE VALLENTUNA SOFA SERIES
If ever there’s been a lounge that was truly understanding of the flexibility a changing home needs it’s the Vallentuna! This modular sofa is not only king of comfort it’s ability to change based on seating, sleeping and storage needs makes it one of IKEA’s most flexible sofa series ever. There’s no denying this is a sofa that practically evolves with your life stage!
8. HEKTAR LIGHTING
With industrial influences and monochromatic tones the Hektar lighting series has been installed as an Aussie interior staple. Oversized details, a timeless yet on-trend feel and the ability to dispel soft, even light means no matter the style of décor you choose Hektar is the simple choice.
9. THE APPLARO OUTDOOR TABLE
This drop-leaf extendable piece has been the host of a million Aussie BBQs. Perfectly stylish for entertaining your crew big or small it’s natural timber tones and practical ability to grow as required mean it’s the ideal choice for our never-ending love affair with eating alfresco! If Applaro could talk it would spill tales of sunny days with friends, late nights of laughter and endless hours of dad’s boasting about their questionable BBQ skills…
10. STENSTORP KITCHEN ISLAND
As every homeowner realised their bench space was inadequate the Stenstorp Kitchen Island quietly and reliably swooped into their home to save the day! Bringing much needed extra storage, practical space and strong design elements suited to almost any kitchen style this is the extra workspace Australia demands!
How many of these iconic pieces are part of your Australian lifestyle? And if they aren’t maybe its time you adopted some IKEA goodness.
These practical, stylish pieces will enhance your home from toy storage solutions to outdoor entertaining! We’re sure that our collection of iconic faves covers it all!
Don’t forget if you’re in Tassie, IKEA Click & Collect is the ideal way to get those larger pieces into your home quickly and conveniently! Happy shopping!