No Wire Hangers!

Ever since the amount of closet space available to me unexpectedly doubled, I’ve been jonesing to get to IKEA and stock up on wood hangers.  Don’t know why, but I’ve always dreamed of the day when I could have all wood hangers for my clothing…  I suppose it’s just another example of my genetic predisposition toward anality that this would, in fact, qualify as a dream…

At any rate, schlepping home 80 hangers on BART was unappealing, so I rented a car yesterday – the always-classy-and-elegant PT Cruiser (I think the PT stands for “Pretty Tragic”).  I checked in with my mom to see if she wanted in (an enthusiastic “yes!”) and off we went to IKEA.  Started our day with $1.99 IKEA breakfast (price-to-value ratio about even…). And since I had a car, why not do some other shopping that’s difficult to do via Muni or taxi? After additional stops at Safeway, Pet Food Express, BevMo! and Bed, Bath and Beyond, my haul for the day was as follows:

  • 80 wooden hangers
  • 48 double rolls toilet paper
  • 12 rolls paper towels
  • 2 1/2 gallons laundry detergent
  • 1/2 gallon window cleaner
  • 20 lbs. cat food
  • 150 lbs. cat litter (yes, 150)
  • 1/2 gallon Maker’s Mark
  • 1/2 gallon Ketel One
  • 6 bottles wine
  • 1 bottle Lillet Blanc
  • 1 laundry basket
  • 1 clothes drying rack

Oh, and that doesn’t include mom’s own TP and liquor purchases…  And can I just say how extremely satisfying this shopping expedition was?  I’m thinking I’m set for at least the next six months…  Well, except for the booze, which’ll probably just see me through to next weekend…

I spent Saturday afternoon switching out the hangers in my closet.  And I’m likely to spend most of Sunday just sitting and gazing at my new all-wood-hanger closet with a look of smug satisfaction on my face…  Feel free to join me!

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