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Top Tips for Building Flat Pack Furniture Stress-free

Flat pack furniture is a convenient and cost-effective way to decorate and enhance your home decor, but we all know that feeling of dread as you look at those unopened cardboard boxes on your floor and think to yourself, “where do I begin?”. Don’t worry though, we have you covered! Find below our top tips for building flat pack furniture stress-free!

Tools for the Job:

Make sure you have everything you need before you start! Here is a list of suggested accessories and tools to have on hand for when you are building your flat pack furniture:

  • Tape measure
  • Rubber mallet
  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Wooden dowels
  • Hammer drill
  • Measurement level

#1. Preparation is Key

Before you place your first screw, make sure you set up your workspace in the room you intend on using the piece of furniture as you don't want to be dragging furniture from room to room when it is built. It is also important to make sure you have a large enough space for you to build the item and for you to move about whilst building it.

#2. Get Yourself Organized

Self assembling furniture at home by a woman kneeling down

Once you have your workspace set up, check that everything required for building your furniture is in the packaging, this means you can run and get backups before you start the process. When you have all the necessary accessories and tools, the next step is to organize all the bits and pieces that will be needed to build your flat pack furniture. Start by laying out everything and grouping similar items together to make them easier to find.

#3. Follow the Instructions

As simple as it sounds, reading the instructions and following the instructions step-by-step before you begin will save you a lot of stress and time. It is important to read the instructions in full, so that means no skipping ahead! Re-read the instructions multiple times if you feel it's necessary. Understanding and being able to follow the instructions is the key to building flat pack furniture stress-free!

#4. Find Yourself a Friend

Enlisting the help of a friend or family member will massively help when building flat pack furniture. This is especially true for larger pieces of furniture as they will generally require two people to hold and place the different parts of the furniture together. Having a helping hand will also save you time and stress.

#5. Check it Out!

White shelving unit in a room decorated with books and candles Joe 3 Shelf Unit White

Once you have finally completed your flat pack furniture (stress-free, of course), it's time to step back and admire your work. Checking out the furniture before you place it in its desired place will help you spot any mistakes you might have made before you move it into its forever home.

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