Yesterday James came across this blog by Bloggess that was amazing for several reasons. 1. She thinks the same way I do, and because of that James is a little worried I’ll do something similar in the future. 2. Anything starting with towels and ending with a life size chicken is priceless. 3. It’s just plain funny. Are you intrigued? Of course you are! Without further adieu, I give you “and that’s why you should learn to pick your battles” by the Bloggess.
Photo by The Bloggess
Have you ever heard of the Ikea effect? The Ikea effect essentially boils down to our labor enhancing our affection for the end product…aka I overvalue my Ikea purchases because I built them and clearly they surpass all others. This all became apparent this weekend when we did a little run over to Ikea to buy one final Expedit shelf for our living room.
So yesterday I coaxed James to come with me once again to Ikea for a quick “in and out” trip. I kept my end of the bargain but he sighed heavily every time I picked up another item. Once we made it out of the store we headed for home to assemble it. I, of course, was determined to be an independent woman and do it all on my own (really I think this only exacerbates the Ikea effect), but I successfully assembled it and it’s now placed next to our front door..you know, for me to admire every time I step in the apartment.
We also spent the weekend organizing some things in the apartment. We switched out our summer clothes for fall/winter, hung the ginormous mirror in our bedroom, and organized our closets. All in all it was a very productive day. Between the Ikea effect and our organized apartment, I’m pretty content with the state of our apartment. It’s pretty much screaming at me to start hanging Christmas decorations but I’m holding out for James’ sake.
Are you ready for the changing of the seasons?