Navigating an Ikea store to find that perfect dining room set or that stylish bookshelf you’ve always wanted can be an adventure in and of itself. Ikea stores are, after all, notorious for their maze-like layout.
Once you’ve selected your furniture and you’ve made it out of the gauntlet, it’s time to take your prize home. And, in the box, are the infamous last words of many furniture pieces that end up half finished and given up on: some assembly required.
Worry not! While Ikea’s furniture assembly directions might be vague and confusing at times, there are some simple ways to make the assembly of your Ikea furniture easier.
- Take out all of the contents of the box and arrange them by the letter, part number, or assembly chart. This not only lets you know what’s in the box (and that you have all the parts), but it makes it easier to follow the instructions given. Ikea Furniture is not easy to assemble, but laying all the pieces out is a great way of making a difficult task a little bit easier.
- Make sure you have your tools out. I know – a lot of times Ikea instructions say they include all the tools you need for assembly, but often these aren’t the best quality tools and sometimes you could really use an additional screwdriver or wrench to really get the job done. While you are not supposed to need one, sometimes you do need a drill to assemble Ikea Furniture.
- Approach your furniture assembly project one part at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed by the whole of the project. If you’re building a desk with a hutch on it, focus on the smaller, easier to assemble piece first and move onto the bigger, more daunting task. This not only helps you feel accomplished by finishing one small part of the task before moving onto others, but it helps you get a feel for furniture assembly and work through smaller problems before moving onto bigger ones.
- Invite friends over to help. Sometimes an instruction or diagram or picture might be unclear to you, but someone you know will figure it out without any problems. You can entice your friends by ordering pizza or making a nice dinner. Working in a team on a furniture assembly projects is much better than working alone.
If you’ve tried the steps above, and you and your friends can’t figure out how to finish your project, or you find yourself asking “Why is Idea Furniture so hard to assemble?”, or you aren’t looking to take on such a momentous task as assembling a piece of Ikea Furniture, there are furniture assembly services out there to help you.
Handyfox has a handyman ready to assemble Ikea Furniture for you across the UK. When all else fails, there’s always the option of hiring a service to complete your Ikea Furniture for you at a fair price.