As in the past, IKEA has proven itself quite skillful at showcasing the extraordinary cast of household characters that make our everyday lives that much better – items like clothes hangers, supple bath mats, toilet paper dispensers, soap dishes, wall hooks, toilet cleaning brushes and so much more. We take these simple, yet effective tools for granted. Every day we use them with little recognition of the hard work they do for us. For me, it’s when I travel that I realize just how important these oft overlooked household warriors are. At hotels, and, yes even at iconic luxury ones, stepping out of the shower onto a “bath towel” that is neither welcoming nor supple quickly reminds me of how much I miss my lush bath mat that I take for granted everyday. Don’t even get me started on the sheer lack of enough clothes hangers or wall hooks, and beauty mirrors. So many of those things that make my life a bit better and happier are sadly lacking in some of the hotels I stay at. So when I return home, even if it’s only for a fleeting moment I recognize those household items like my telescoping beauty mirror, abundant clothes hangers, and my plush bath mat. Small and insignificant in relation to the furniture and decor in my home, but it’s those small things that do matter and do contribute to living a better life at home.
In the following entertaining video , directed by Joachim Back, IKEA offers its own lovely tribute to the #everydayhero in our homes from lowly toilet brushes to lofty mattresses – the workhorse of our everyday lives.
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