I am not much of a museum fan. As a matter of fact, I had never been to one before I went to Sweden. Shameful really, since we have so many wonderful ones in this country. So when I saw a visit to the Ikea Museum was on the itinerary for our trip to Almhult, I didn’t know what to think. Would it be boring? Maybe. How do you judge a good museum? What would even be in an Ikea museum? Ikea furniture maybe? Would that be a bit weird, to see display after display of pieces of furniture?
I really didn’t know what to expect when we got off the train in Almhult, Sweden. So to say it was nothing like I expected seems a little ridiculous. But that’s the best way I can describe it. I knew nothing about the town before I found out I would be going there. To be honest, I had never heard of it. The organizer of the trip, Amanda Fitzpatrick, Ikea’s expansion communications specialist, told me we would be going to “Ikea town.” I laughed of course. Turns out she wasn’t kidding.
When you watch HGTV, specifically shows about buying and selling homes, you hear it all the time. “That will make a great home office.”No. No it won’t. And let me tell you why. Because who wants to work from home? Don’t we do enough of that at work?? I admit I have fallen into that trap. In every place I have lived post university, I have thought I wanted, actually needed, a home office. It comes right after the ‘that’s where the Christmas tree will go’ conversation.
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