Guests make IKEA the ultimate sleepover spot after heavy snowstorm – National – .

Guests make IKEA the ultimate sleepover spot after heavy snowstorm – National – .

Talk about the ultimate sleepover venue.

A few dozen employees and customers had no shortage of sleeping surfaces, when a severe snowstorm stranded them inside the showroom of an IKEA in northern Denmark this week.

Nearly 30 people were trapped inside the store in Aalborg, Denmark on Wednesday after about a foot of snow fell and made the roads too dangerous to leave.

“We slept in the furniture shows and our showroom on the first floor, where we have beds, mattresses and sofa beds,” store manager Peter Elmose told The Associated Press.

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An additional bonus? People could “choose the exact bed they always wanted to try,” Elmose continued.

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Shop customers munched on crisps and cinnamon rolls from the store cafeteria and watched TV

Erik Bangsgaard, 75, and his wife, Hanne, were two of the people stranded in the store. They chose a comfortable pull-out sofa bed for their sleeping arrangements.

A snowstorm causes chaos on the roads around Aalborg, Denmark on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

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“I’ve probably never tried this before, but we slept well the times we could sleep,” he told TV2 Nord on Thursday morning.

The news agency shared a photo of the Bangsgaard on Twitter, with the caption: “The couples had to spend the night at Ikea: – There was a completely free choice between all the beds. “

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The only downside to their stay was the lighting, Erik said. The employees couldn’t figure out how to dim the fluorescent lights on the ceiling, and they burned out all night.

“They couldn’t tone it down, so we just had to try to sleep anyway. It turned out to be a few hours of sleep, ”he told the outlet. Visitors were woken up fairly early the next morning by store staff, who had to re-bed before buyers arrived.

Much like the British pub goers who found themselves stranded in a pub at the end of last week and spent almost four days without relief, it seems these Europeans are also knowing how to make the most of their situation.

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