What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

IKEA task chair

on January 18, 2014

I know this is a little like admitting one likes, oh, say, Starbucks—anything that went culturally viral a few years back, and now has a little dust on it. Everyone likes it, so now nobody who’s anybody does. But I do like IKEA and its products, which are simple, kinda playful, moderately priced, ecologically aware, and usually work well.

Nimue and I made our pilgrimage—er, I mean trip—to the closest major metropolitan area and its IKEA store shortly after we bought our house. Among the items that came home with us were two task chairs to replace the worn Globe Industries chairs we’d been using for well over a decade. I picked out a “Jules.” I don’t remember what IKEA called the one Nimue chose … they don’t sell it anymore. But Google image search tells me that crafters like to re-cover that model (see, for instance, so resourceful‘s project).

ubiquitous IKEA task chair

ubiquitous IKEA task chair

The IKEA chairs have held up well, but something about Nimue’s didn’t fit how she likes to sit at a computer. She put up with it till we were given two more office chairs. Now she uses “Jules” and I work from a vintage oak banker’s chair.

Our cats adopted the others. Poor babies, they’re going to miss them. But the Morris Rule does not say, “Have nothing in your houses that you OR YOUR CATS do not know to be useful.…” So today I listed the IKEA chair on craigslist at a bargain price. The other will follow tomorrow.

shedding style: resell
destination: craigslist

Comments welcome … what might you shed today?


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