September 14, 2016

IKEA Furniture – To Move or not to move?

We purchase IKEA furniture because of its price and then we struggle for hours to put it together (that is if you didn’t use Assemble Bay!). Once the furniture is put together you are then able to sit back and enjoy it! But what happens if you decide to move homes?

After it took so long to put together you know it may be just as difficult to pull apart and you risk losing parts. So what should you do?

There are three options for your IKEA furniture and it is important to pick the option that best suits your current situation.

1. Leave the furniture as is

This option will certainly assist you in saving time and a lot of energy. However, you won’t be saving money through this option.
This is because the furniture is still together and is taking up a lot of room. You will also have to ensure that if you are using removalists, that they are fully aware of all the big items of furniture that they will have to move.

2. Take the furniture apart

Taking apart your flatpack furniture will ensure that it will fit easily into a removalist truck. It is also less likely that it will get damaged because it will be easy to manoeuvre around particularly difficult places. However, if you are not a person that literally keeps everything, then you are likely to have thrown out the instructions! You will need the instructions so you can properly disassemble and not damage your furniture.

Also you need to think about the struggles you had with putting it together, because you will have to go through it again, not only once, but twice (or you could use Assemble Bay to take the stress out of disassembling and reassembling the furniture)!

3. Leave it behind

This is certainly the easiest option. If you are moving home, it could be time for big changes. You could leave your flatpack furniture behind and purchase new furniture to go with your new home!
Don’t forget that you purchase IKEA furniture primarily for its price, not its durability.

Therefore, when you move house, it may be time to get rid of that old furniture for something new. Furniture is like fashion and with every new year and every new season there is always something to really bring out the best in your new home space.