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The essentials before installing your flat-pack furniture

Flat-pack furniture has revolutionised the world of home design and furniture assembly. With its cost-effective and space-saving features, it is no wonder that flat-pack furniture has become increasingly popular. However, it can be a daunting task for many to assemble their own flat-pack furniture. Here are some essential things to keep in mind before installing your flat-pack furniture. 

Get organised

Before you begin assembling your flat pack furniture, it is important to get organised. Make sure you have all the necessary tools, screws, bolts, and other pieces that come with the furniture. It can be a good idea to lay out all the pieces on a large flat surface so you can see everything clearly. This will help you keep track of everything and ensure that you have all the pieces you need before you start the installation process. If you are missing any parts, check the product page on the Argos Support website and order any parts from the 'Request Spare Parts' tab if necessary.

Read the instructions carefully

It may be tempting to skip reading the instructions and just dive into assembling your new furniture, but this is a mistake. The instructions will guide you through the process and ensure that you don't make any mistakes along the way. Carefully read through the instructions before you start, and make sure you understand each step before you move on to the next one. 

Get the right tools

Make sure you have all the necessary tools before you start assembling your flat-pack furniture. You may need a screwdriver, hammer, drill, or other tools depending on the furniture you are assembling. If you don't have the right tools, you may end up damaging the furniture or not being able to complete the installation at all. 

Clear the space

Before you start assembling your furniture, make sure you have cleared the space where you plan to install it. This will give you plenty of room to work and prevent any accidents or injuries. It is also a good idea to cover the floor with a protective sheet or blanket to prevent any scratches or damage to the flooring. 

Take your time  

Installing flat-pack furniture can be a time-consuming process, especially if you are doing it for the first time. It is important to take your time and work through each step carefully. Rushing through the process can lead to mistakes and may even damage the furniture. 

Ask for help  

If you are struggling to assemble your flat-pack furniture, don't hesitate to ask for help, especially if your furniture requires at least 2 people for assembly. You can ask a friend or family member who has experience with furniture assembly, or you can hire a professional to do it for you. Trying to do it alone when you are struggling can lead to frustration and may even damage the furniture. 

Check for stability

Once you have finished assembling your furniture, it is important to check for stability. Give the furniture a gentle shake and make sure it doesn't wobble or feel unstable. If it does, go back and check your work to see if you missed anything or if there are any loose screws or bolts. 

In conclusion, assembling flat-pack furniture can be a challenging task, but with the right tools, organisation, and patience, you can successfully install your new furniture. Make sure you read the instructions carefully and ask for help if you need it. By following these essential tips, you can enjoy your new furniture without any worries or stress. 

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