Ikea x TaskRabbit = The Antidote to Your Furniture Assembly Woes
The partnership between the DIY assembly furniture store and the errand service startup is a match made in heaven
For all its Scandi-chic, budget-friendly glory, Ikea falls just short when it comes to efficiency. (Have you ever tried to assemble an eight-drawer dresser? Not always a breeze.)
Fortunately for the less handy among us, the Swedish home store made a brilliant move this past fall, when they teamed up with , the start-up that assigns your peskiest errands to a freelance worker who specializes in that kind of thing (think movers, handymen, and even gardeners). So if the thought of tackling that dresser makes you nearly break out in hives, you can rest easy—you can book a tasker to do it for you starting at a flat rate of $36.
The partnership began last September, and now Ikea shoppers in select areas of California and New York can take advantage of the , which will reportedly continue to expand throughout the coming year to cities like L.A., Boston, and Miami.
The service is available both in-store and online, allowing shoppers to book taskers on-the-spot, and offers up-front quotes on furniture assembly.
If DIY is your thing, fear not: you can still take on the challenge of building your furniture yourself. For the rest of us, there’s an app for that.