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Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Guys do listen on first dates: How my wife got a spice rack

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Description: On my first date with my future wife  to be, she told me that her dream was to own a jar rack. Six years later
I came across the HJÄLMAREN in Ikea.I thought to myself, that’s a cool piece, I don’t need a towel holder, but maybe there’s something else I can do with it, and then it hit me. It’s my first date with my wife. I thought to go to the market to buy jars that could fit, but then I recalled that Ikea also has a kitchen department. I ran over there, collecting all jars from all sizes I could carry, straight to the bathroom section. I tried the different jars, to see which one fits. At last, the Korken Jar was the perfect match.

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I bet my wife is sorry that she didn’t ask for a trip to the Caribbeans, but I can always say I made her dream come true. So next time you’re on a first date, pay a second thought to what you wish for.

~ Adam Sherez, Israel

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

9 Responses to Guys do listen on first dates: How my wife got a spice rack

  1. Anna says:

    I finally got the Hjälmaren this Monday and I’m so in love with it!
    The bigger glases fit as well, just twist them in from the bottom. And I also used two large Fintorp boxes for some plants. They also fit perfectly.

  2. Faber says:

    Simply lovely! I love your story and this wonderful idea! I use much spices, pulses, etc. and I think this would be perfect for my kitchen but… unfortunately I’m in Italy and the HJÄLMAREN is not available for the italian market (@#*!). So.. I think I can build a similar structure or maybe… someone can buy this for me in the Ikea store in Switzerland!! :) :)

  3. Nicole says:

    great idea! might use it myself if I have enough floor space.

  4. Gwendoline says:

    I like the way you tell the story. Also your idea is very bright.

  5. Olga says:

    This hack is awesome!
    I can magine this idea being used to create a beautiful vertical garden too!

    Did you use the 34 oz KORKEN jar or the 2 qt one? I think is te 34 oz, but just wanted to make sure. . .

  6. Becky says:

    Great story and great storage solution!! :D Well done!

  7. DJinnyf says:

    Your writing is as cute as your idea is great AND toughtful!


  8. Syl says:

    That’s a brillinat idea and great execution! From your text I can just see you running back and forth between the kitchen and bath section trying the various jars :-) It fits the space so well too!

    You can honestly tell your wife I said if you can remember something so mundane as that six years on, you’re a keeper!!! ;-)

  9. B. says:

    Wonderful idea. Very neat and expandable….
    You are very kind and ingenious person – you’re wife is lucky to have you.

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