Monday, February 25, 2013

Ikea Furniture Assembly

When Ikea first came to Michigan several years ago, I was so excited. I had heard many great things about their products, and even contemplated a road trip to another city just to do some Ikea shopping. So when a store opened up within an hour drive of our house, it was pretty thrilling for me. Before long, excursions to Ikea became a favorite pastime of mine. There was just one problem. Everything comes in these convenient flat boxes. They're convenient because you can pile a bunch of stuff into a cart and cram an amazing amount of furniture into your vehicle. They're not so convenient in that they are full of pieces that need to be assembled. Furniture assembly + crabby husbands don't mix. That's my piece of advice for the day. You know what would be great? If we could pay a little extra or hire someone to assemble our Ikea furniture. If you live in the Boston or New York area, you are in luck because you have at your disposal Handybook Ikea Furniture Assembly.

Using Handybook, it is really easy to schedule your Ikea furniture assembly online. In step one, you enter your zip code, along with the date and time you would like your furniture to be assembled.

In step two, you choose the pieces that you would like assembled. You can choose from the following categories:
  • Chairs/Sofas
  • Desks/Tables
  • Beds
  • TV/Media
  • Wardrobes
  • Drawers
Within each category, you can choose different types of furniture to further classify your choices. For example, under Drawers, you can choose either a 2-3 drawer chest or a 3-6 drawer chest. Once you  have items entered into your inventory, they will show up with a + or - sign underneath each piece. To add a second 2-3 drawer chest, for example, you just click on the + (plus) sign and one more will be added. Likewise, you can easily delete items from you inventory by clicking on the - (minus) sign.

After you are done adding inventory, the next step is to enter your email address and click on Next. At this point, Handybook will begin looking for an associate to meet your needs. If you have any questions along the way, there is a live chat window in the bottom right corner. If you'd rather talk to someone the old fashioned say, there is also a toll-free number.

The billing is based upon hours (there is a two-hour minimum), with each item having an assigned number of hours. For example, a large wardrobe is equal to three hours of work. The entire process is very simple and easy to follow. Hopefully the idea spreads to the Midwest, because I think a lot of people would definitely appreciate the service!

This post is brought to you by Handybook.

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