This past weekend, I dug out of my storage space a chair and an end table that I knew wouldn't fit in the new condo and I wanted to donate. Timing was perfect. In anticipation of the new Ikea opening in Ottawa they're having a Beautification Event where a truck drives around the city and stops in designated areas to exchange one piece of furniture or home decor item for a gift card. The items will then be donated by Ikea.
Saturday I drove to Orleans and exchanged my chair for a $50 Ikea gift card to use in the new store. Sunday I drove to the Market and exchanged my end table for another $50 Ikea gift card to use in the new store. Each day I used about an hour to do the exchange....for $100!
Next Saturday I'll do the same -- bringing my grand total to $150 in Ikea gift cards!!! Since I sold most of my furniture to my Toronto condo buyer, I've already got a list of new items needed -- this Ikea loveseat sofabed at the top of the list! (In grey of course - typical me style).