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Get shopping discount codes that actually work from BluePromoCode

By now I'm sure a lot of you know how much I love internet shopping. The only thing that makes shopping in my underwear even more thrilling is using a special coupon code. That's why our newest sponsor BluePromoCode.com is going to be my new ShoppingBestFriend.com! Unlike other janky coupon code sites, BluePromoCode's site is clean and minimalist, and the coupons are actually functional — go figure! Let's go deal shopping, y'all…

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How to furnish an apartment with just four hours at IKEA

My husband has cystic fibrosis. Long story short: they don't do lung transplants where we live in Albuquerque, and, with one day's notice, we were flown to Palo Alto, California. Now the fun part. The average wait time for lungs is six months, and you can't be more than a few hours away. So I needed to find us a place to live and wait, close to the hospital, on the cheap. Did you know you could furnish an apartment at IKEA for way cheaper than renting everything?

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Cosplay storage solutions… from IKEA?

This past year I've started to dabble in cosplay. Even though I just have four costumes, I'm ALREADY feeling the storage pinch. That's why this "IKEA bedroom stories" video, featuring a super-awesome cosplayer, made my day. Watch this and then let's talk…

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The IKEA catalog, narrated

Finally, the sad truths of the the IKEA catalog, revealed through narration: "I hate to be the one to break it to you, but own too much crap to make this work. We have set you up for failure."

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Create a dressing table from two shelves and four baskets

The best Ikea hacks are the ones that make you slap your forehead and go, "DUH! OF COURESE." We call these "Basket moments," and this one is more literal, since it involves baskets. Specifically: Two wall-mounted shelves + four baskets + a mirror = dressing table with no table necessary! Perfect for a tiny home and a limited budget.

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How to build a Japanese-style heated floor desk

I'm all about floor-furniture like the kotatsu, a 14th-century invention used in many Japanese homes all winter. It's like the floor-oriented table often associated with Japanese homes, but with the added convenience of a heater and blanket. Sometimes I have daydreams about how awesome it would be to have one of these suckers. SO WARM. So cozy. None of the crampy discomfort of a western-style desk!

I've got a little floor-desk of my own going on, and this IKEA hack came just in time for me to play with.