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IKEA wants to help you assemble your furniture

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(Meredith) – As kids, we had puzzles. As adults, we have IKEA furniture. But now, you can pay IKEA to help you put together that dresser, shelf, or basically anything else you by from the company.

The company announced its "At-Home Assembly Service with TaskRabbit," but before you get too excited, you should know it’s not available everywhere just yet. Right now, it’s only available where TaskRabbit is available and six stores in San Francisco and New York.

According to TechCrunch, IKEA’s move was the next logical step in their competition with other online services like Amazon, which already sells its own furniture and offers in-home assembly.

Right now, the base price for furniture assembly is around $36.

If you want to see if in-home assembly is available where you are, check out IKEA-USA.com.

Here’s the step-by-step of how the new feature works:

  1. Purchase your item online or in-store.
  2. Pick the date and time you want it assembled.
  3. You’ll then be matched with Tasker on TaskRabbit.
  4. Pay after the assembly has been completed.

It's about as easy as watching someone else assemble IKEA furniture.

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