Following an article that we stumbled across in the Daily Mail on “how flatpack furniture has left half of us scratching our heads and most of us would pay for someone to build it for us” – we thought it would be interesting to look further into the frustrations that people are having.
Half the nation has assembled at least one item of flat pack furniture since 2004 – but how many of us have enjoyed the experience?
We’re guessing not many…
Let’s paint a picture for you, you’ve just moved into your new house, and as if moving wasn’t stressful enough, you have to go through the whole process of going out and buying new furniture for your home – followed by the challenge of assembling it – yourself!
Before heading to your local Ikea, you look in hundreds of magazines for the furniture you want. Once decided, you round up the children, get them in the car and off you go to your local store.
On arrival you realise there’s so much to choose from, as well as the occasional decorative item that you think you can’t live without. Then, without realising – the hour or two you hoped to have spent has turned into a whole day!
You’re fed up and the kids are fed up…
To make the picture even worse, it’s a hot day and you’ve spent the whole time queuing and lugging everything around the store.
By the time you get home you’re exhausted, thinking about putting all your flat pack furniture together is the last thing on your mind.
Finally you get round to attempting the job (a few days or even weeks later), but you’re not sure where to start. Not knowing what to do, you end up paying people to come round to get the job done.
If you find flat pack assembly confusing, frustrating, or it just takes too long to get your head around the instructions – then you’re not alone!
Almost half the UK feels exactly the same, where three out of four would gladly pay someone to put an item together for them.
It is clear that consumers have many problems assembling self-assembly furniture and many are left baffled after attempting to build even the simplest flat pack – but it doesn’t have to be this way…
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