The least exciting part of decorating is assembling your new office furniture. While you may wish to buy pre-assembled furniture, you won’t be able to do so from a major furniture store. So, regardless of your budget, this is a dilemma you must face. Fortunately, you can undertake this job without suffering if you approach the process as a professional would.
Consider what office furniture you’re buying before you pull out your credit card.
Take some time to read online reviews and testimonies to gain a better understanding of the assembly process so you aren’t blindsided by it. If you like an item, but find that most of it is beyond your skill level, try to find partially assembled pieces where you only need to attach a few parts. For instance, you can quickly assemble Ikea’s LISABO table since all you have to do is attach the legs.
Choose the right location for assembling your new office workstation.
Although you may be tempted to assemble your new office furniture in a comfortable location, you really should be assembling it in the room where it’ll be used. This is especially true if you buy something heavy. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, you’ll find that it’s difficult to move the item. Second, when you find a way to move it, you may end up scratching the walls and floors.
Be careful when you open the box.
When you open the box, you’ll want to use caution not to damage your floors or other office furniture with the scissors or box cutters you’re using. Instead, use the box to your advantage. Build your new office workstation on top of it.
Always read the instructions.
This should be the very first thing you do once you open the box. Make sure you understand the process of assembling your new office workstation before you get started with doing so. You should also re-check the instructions throughout the assembly process.
Set yourself up for success.
Once you’ve read the instructions for assembling your new office workstation, make sure that you can identify all the parts. Take a moment to group similar parts together and lay them out in order. Put the small hardware pieces (e.g., nuts, bolts) in plastic cups so that they don’t roll away and get lost.
You should also do the same thing with the major pieces that you’re putting together. Think about where they’ll go and the direction they’ll face. If you can’t identify components that look alike, check for any variations in hole spacing or quantity. The top or bottom pieces may have additional holes.
Regardless of the piece, make sure you check for any arrows. These will help you determine what position the office furniture piece needs to be in so that you can properly assemble it.
Only when everything is in order will you be ready to start assembling your office workstation.
Always put safety first.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that about one-quarter of all accidents involve furniture. Tall, bulky, and large pieces are especially dangerous to assemble since structural integrity isn’t achieved until the last few steps. Therefore, if something says that it requires two people for assembly, make sure you have someone help you.
When all else fails, hire us.
Undoubtedly, setting up a new office workstation takes up a lot of time and energy that you could be investing in other parts of your business. That’s why we at Quality Installers in Phoenix, AZ want you to know that we’re happy to help. Get in touch with us and save yourself the hassle of setting up your new office furniture on your own.
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