The best time to go to Ikea is on a Tuesday afternoon, during the worst snow storm of the year. You get your choice of parking spots, and there are no lines at the checkout. I took advantage of the situation to buy a new coffee table, a silver garbage pail for the bathroom (what’s with me and garbage pails?) and the best deal of the day: a thing to hold my shopping plastic bags for $1.99. Mmm… bargain.

If you happen to be driving in this awful weather, please be careful. Here are some excellent winter driving tips that might help you stay safe. 🙂