We’ve all been there…. In the middle of boxes, fixings, furniture parts that don’t seem to fit together and instructions in a foreign language that might as well not have been included, regretting our decision to assemble flat pack furniture by ourselves in the first place. Maybe this example is a bit extreme, but you understand what we are going for, right?
Flat pack furniture is a nightmare for many people and if you are looking for “how to assemble flat pack furniture”, you might be one of those people. You dream of assembling your flat pack wardrobe or flat pack sofa without the headache, you wish that putting together your new flat pack cupboards or flat pack bedroom furniture with your partner goes smoothly without any arguments involved. Your dreams can turn into reality if you follow our flat pack furniture assembly tips! And if all fails, searching for flat pack furniture assembly near me will do the trick and our London handymen will be right over.
1. Get another pair of hands.
No matter what you are assembling, it’s important to have some assistance. A friend, family member, partner or simply an acquaintance that you’ve bribed with some blueberry muffins, having a second pair of hands to help you assemble flat pack furniture is essential.
2. Always be one step ahead.
You’ve ordered some Ikea flat pack or perhaps some flat back furniture from another website and are waiting for the furniture to arrive to find out what you need to assemble it. Don’t! Go to the furniture’s website and find the instructions and materials you’ll need ahead of time, so if you don’t have a certain tool, you can order it and then, as soon as you receive your furniture, you can assemble it on the day!
3. Choose the right place.
If you are trying to assemble a huge wardrobe in the living room but you want it to go to your bedroom, perhaps it would be smarter to assemble it in your bedroom. How are you going to move it to your bedroom afterwards? Each piece of the wardrobe might feel lightweight but when you put it all together, it will be too heavy for you and your friend to move it, and then you’ll end up with your wardrobe in the living room. Probably not the right place for it.
4. Study the instructions.
Quickly glaring at the instructions is not reading the instructions. Yes, it might look easy and you are confident that you’ll do it in no time, but what’s more likely to happen is you trying to balance three flat pack pieces with one hand and going through the instructions with the other, so everything doesn’t fall on the floor… Grab a cuppa, put your feet up and read the instructions thoroughly before starting the assembly.
5. Take your time.
Did you think that assembling your bedroom furniture was going to be easy and quick, so you had made lunch plans with your friends and now you’re considering cancelling? It might actually be good to take a break and then come back with a refreshed mindset, ready to finish the assembly. Perhaps you gave yourself a couple of hours to put together some flat pack chest of drawers and now are getting overwhelmed and stressed because it’s taking longer than you expected? Take your time. If you can’t finish it today, you will tomorrow.
6. Keep it tidy.
Do you have five different sizes of screws you need to assemble your flat pack bed and now they are all mixed together on the floor? You can do better than this. Separate them by size and shape, so then when you need a specific one, you know where it is.
7. Pay professionals to do it.
If you are getting frustrated and feeling like you’ve had enough of puzzling pieces of furniture together, maybe it’s time to give in. Perhaps you’ve already started to type “how much does it cost to put flat pack furniture together”. It’s okay to get someone else to do it. You tried, and now it’s just better for your mental health and for your relationship’s sake to call someone in to assemble flat pack furniture for you. It’s your lucky day! At the Handy Squad, we offer London flat pack assembly. So, get your phone out, dial 0800-0-12-12-12 and we’ll be with you in a jiffy.