No matter whether you have just moved homes to purchased a new set of furniture for your living room/kitchen/bedroom etc., actually assembling the pieces, being a wardrobe, kitchen cabinets, a night stand or a shelf can prove to be the most challenging task of them all. At least, much more challenging than going through the store and picking the pieces up. But have no fear, here is a guide to stress-free furniture assembly that will definitely make your whole existence easier.
Getting someone else to do it for you is always the easiest way
Let’s just get one thing off the table from the start – if you have some spare cash, or you really do not trust your own skills and capabilities, it might be much better for you to actually hire some professionals to do the assembly for you. Most licensed moving firms today offer very comprehensive furniture delivery and assembly options in London that will be right down your alley.
In case you are dead-set on doing the job on your own, then just keep reading.
The steps to take to a successful furniture assembly
It does not matter how complex putting together a piece of furniture looks like, if you follow the tested tips listed below you will not have problems at all:
- The first thing to do of course is to clear up your work space. Logically, you need to assemble your furniture in the room that you will be placing Make sure that there is enough surface space for you to work comfortably and there are no fragile items around that may get damaged in the process.
- The next step is to unpack the boxes that contain the pieces of your newly acquired item. You can even cut the cardboard box and place it unfolded on the floor so that you can do some of the work on it, thus protecting your carpets or wooden floors from scratches and other damage that may or may not occur.
- Identify all parts that you are going to use and then place them in groups in accordance to their purpose. Thus you will make it easier for you to actually handle the job that you are undertaking.
- After everything is unpacked and sorted out you will know what types of tools you are going to need and, of course get them close to you. Do not make compromises with the tools – a short trip to the hardware store if it turns out that you do not have something is much better than risking the damage to your new acquisitions.
- Read and follow the instructions – they have been put by the manufacturer in the box for a purpose, and usually that purpose is the easiest and quickest way to assemble this particular piece of furniture.
- Have enough patience in store. Things may not happen the first time, or just go slower than you’ve expected. Again, if you are not sure you can handle the task on your own, there is no shame in asking for help.