Once you’ve found the perfect sofa or bookshelf, you can’t wait to get it into the spot you bought it to fill. Even though you’re already imagining it sitting in the perfect spot, in reality, it’s still right there in the showroom. Somehow, you’ve got to get it home.
Everyone who’s bought furniture before has faced the transportation dilemma: “should I pick it up myself or have it delivered?” Indeed, the rise of IKEA and other stores selling disassembled furniture adds a further complication; somebody has to put the table together.
This article will go over some of the benefits of furniture delivery and assembly services vs. pick-up.
Furniture Delivery and Assembly Service vs. Pick Up Service
Furniture delivery and assembly is a specific and dedicated service that revolves around getting your newly purchased furniture from point A to point B with as little hassle as possible while also assembling it afterward.
When a client is looking for full service, a furniture delivery company will take care of every step of the process, from picking up the furniture at the store, unloading it at your home, and putting it together in its desired location.
Meanwhile, picking up the furniture yourself requires many obstacles that may not be worth the headache. Do you have a large enough vehicle? Do you have the help you need to transport the heavy materials? And most importantly, can you safely put together your new piece of furniture in your home?
Depending on which you feel more confident with, you may determine which service is right for you; however, if you don’t have the necessary experience in putting together furniture or can’t move heavy assembled furniture or pieces across your house, furniture delivery and assembly is the way to go.
Reasons to Use a Delivery and Assembly Service
For some people, the idea of furniture delivery with assembly seems like an unnecessary luxury, but there are many good reasons to purchase the service over a pick-up service.
1. Transportation is Easy
Often, the biggest obstacle in transporting furniture on your own is its size. Even if you’re buying a piece of furniture that’s not yet assembled, the individual pieces might still be too large to fit in your car. A furniture delivery service will have a vehicle that can accommodate whatever you’ve bought, saving you the added hassle of renting and driving your own truck.
The other possible obstacle to picking up the furniture yourself is its weight. Solid wood furniture, or any that use sections of metal, is incredibly heavy for one person to handle independently.
The professionals in charge of furniture delivery companies know exactly how many hands a job requires, and they have the people on staff already. It’s far easier to let them take care of it instead of trying to round up your buddies on a Sunday.
2. Assembly is Difficult and Risky
Transportation is only the first hurdle. Once you manage to get your furniture into your home, the next challenge is putting it together. Many have thought that assembling a bookshelf or even a simple Ottoman would be an easy task, only to spend an entire afternoon and evening pulling their hair out in frustration.
When you only put something like furniture together once in a blue moon, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s a confusing process. Someone whose job it is to assemble furniture for clients will have seen it all before, getting the job done in a quarter of the time it would have taken you.
The value of the furniture you’ve chosen is another consideration. It’s always possible to make a mistake while assembling furniture, potentially ruining (or at least maiming) an expensive piece. Just for the sake of your peace of mind, letting professionals take care of it is worth it when the stakes are high.
3. Furniture Delivery During Covid
In these trying times, having furniture delivered is a safer option for you and your loved ones. Just like food deliveries represent much less of a risk than dining out, arranging for a service to deliver your furniture is a better option than coming into close contact with others while picking up the furniture.
Since the furniture delivery service is coming to your home, you’re able to control the situation. In a store, some of the spaces you have to navigate could be small and enclosed, or other shoppers could disregard social distancing and not wear a mask. You can plan for adequate social distancing, and a professional delivery and assembly staff will certainly have the courtesy to follow covid restrictions and sanitation practices.
Furniture delivery during Covid has enabled many vulnerable people to make the living spaces they’ve been quarantining in more comfortable.
4. It’s Dangerous
Aside from the peace of mind and ease that having your furniture delivered and assembled offers, you also avoid possible injuries to yourself or others in your household.
Transporting heavy furniture requires that you have the proper amount of people helping to dispense the weight. If you attempt to do so on your own or without enough help, you can very likely pull out a muscle in your knees or back that can result in severe pain or damage.
In addition to this, professionals know how to properly assemble your furniture so that it won’t collapse or fall over. You must securely and adequately mount many types of bookshelves, tv stands, or standing pieces to the wall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that the estimated annual average number of ED-treated injuries due to furniture was:
- 12,500 (46%) involving children under age 18 years
- 10,300 (38%) involving adults, ages 18 to 59 years
- 4,200 (16%) involving seniors, ages 60 years and older
With a professional furniture delivery and assembly crew, you can avoid becoming a number in these statistics due to improper assembly.
Jochas Moving and Delivery
At Jochas moving and delivery, our professional team of movers can help you with furniture delivery and assembly no matter how big or small your purchase may be.
Our dedicated team has over ten years of experience, and we are proud to serve our customers in any way that we can so that they have a comfortable home with all of the safety they deserve.
If you’re interested in having your furniture delivered and assembled, contact us for a quote today.