'I need to exercise for my mental health, and don't have a husband,' she wrote.
Instead, take comfort in knowing that you can look to Ikea to transform your tiny kitchen into an organized oasis at an affordable cost. Ikea's kitchen offerings meet every small kitchen need with genius space-saving furniture like mobile utility carts with room for cooking essentials, wall-mounted dish racks for clutter-free counter space, and even island frames with hooks and shelves for additional storage opportunities.
Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh has brought his playful design aesthetic to an unexpected partner: IKEA, your favourite budget-friendly furniture empire. While the entire collection is set to launch this November, on Wednesday evening IKEA surprised Abloh fans with a surprise drop of one of its most anticipated items - a rug which is now being resold for six times the price on eBay. According to a press release from IKEA, the rug retails for £400 and after digging through British eBay we discovered the 200 x 300 cm piece is already being sold for as much as £2,500 online.
As one of the first household chores our parents made us do as teenagers, you’d think we’d all be experts at ironing by now. A study published in January revealed that the hated household chore can actually boost your mental health. The University of Tubingen in Germany discovered that “emptying” our brains through “boring” tasks was the ultimate stress buster.
While most of us have a preferred shade we like to pick out of wardrobe to cheer us up from time to time – one woman has taken the meaning of ‘favourite colour’ to a whole other level. Sally Owen decided to extend her love of pink further than her hair and wardrobe, and into other areas of her life.
The current fascination with cleaning on Instagram has seen a surge in hashtags such as #cleaningobsessed and #cleaningtime, and made stars out of the likes of Sophie Hinchliffe aka Mrs Hinch (two million followers). “Consumers are becoming aware that chemically ‘clean’ or stripped-out spaces and surfaces are not necessarily great for us or the environment,” says Greene.
The Christmas festivities have come and gone, and now our thoughts are turning to the January sales.Whether you’re re-decorating your home, fancy some new furniture or want to snap up some bits that Santa didn’t bring you, we’ve found the best offers so you can spruce up your space without breaking the bank.It's the perfect time to invest in everything from beds to sofas and homeware accessories, but if you’re buying a large piece of furniture, make sure to check the retailer’s return policies before getting too carried away. And do measure your space, if you can.Here, we will be constantly updating the best deals on furniture.You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent. AnthropologieThis year, Anthropologie is offering up to 50 per cent off on selected lines.Best deals:Salon Monogram Flute \- was £12, now £5.95Paje Carved Bedside Table \- was £398, now £249.95Brass Starburst Coffee Table \- was £798, now £419.95 Emma Original MattressEmma Original Mattress will be running another big sale with 30 per cent off the Emma Original until 6 January. DebenhamsDebenhams is kicking off this year’s sales with discounts on thousands of items including electricals and cookware.Best deals:Snuggledown Oriental Pillow Pair \- was £60, now £30Tefal Intuition Stainless Steel Set of 5 Cookware Set \- was £110, now £77Galway Living Clarity Pair of Crystal Gin Glasses \- was £39.95, now £14.95 DFSFor its sale, sofa giant DFS is offering up to 50 per cent off selected lines until 6 January. Best deals:Belmont Large Swivel Chair & Stool \- was £1,148, now £795Veneto Three Piece Corner Sofa, Chair and Stool – was £3,557, now £2,595Rutland Two Seater Sofa and Stool – was £824, now £649 HabitatHabitat’s winter sale has already begun and customers can expect to find up to 50 per cent off selected items. The sale, which will run until 28 January includes impressive discounts on everything from upholstery, furniture and lighting, to dinnerware, glassware, rugs, bedding and accessories.Best deals:Perouse White 2 Door Wardrobe \- was £1,200, now £840Orrico Brass Hammered Aluminium Coffee Table \- £250, now £175Zaria Set of Six Whisky Glasses \- was £25, now £15 House of Fraser This year, customers can expect to see savings of up to 50 per cent across homeware at House of Fraser. Best deals:Linea Duck Down Duvet 4.5 Tog \- was £89, now £44Biba Oval Layer Mirror \- £195, now £58Royal Doulton Seasons Decanter & Tumbler Set \- was £150, now £75 La Redoute French multi channel retailer La Redoute is taking part in the sales this year with up to 50 per cent off selected products online. Best deals:Plato Chevron 4-Door Sideboard \- was £269, now £201.75Rabisco Berber-Style Rug \- was £99, now £74.25Clairoy 1-Drawer Dressing Table \- was £189, now £141.75 Laura Ashley Laura Ashley is offering up to 50 per cent off many of its products, including sofas and chairs, until 28 January. Best deals:Lancaster Natural Upholstered Chair \- was £1,050, now £525Amelia Dove Grey Divan Open Coil Mattress King \- was £1,500, now £750Rosalind Soft Ivory Dressing Table Set \- was £1,000, now £400 Marks & Spencer Best known for its delicious festive food, Marks & Spencer also offers a range of stunning home furnishings which will help put the finishing touches to your space. This year, the store is offering up to 50 per cent off selected furniture and cookware. Best deals:Sonoma Standalone Mirror \- was £299, now £239.202-Door Sideboard \- was £699, now £559.20Hudson Armchair \- was £799, now £639.20