Oh, IKEA. I love your stylishly efficient furniture. I love your beautiful displays. I love your irresistible prices. I love your meatballs. I love you until I bring my IKEA goods home and have to assemble them.
And what do you do to help me in my plight?
No, that little thought bubble does not quite capture my absolute bewilderment at the idea of turning this…
Since I found the official IKEA instructional manual lacking, I’ve made my own. YOU are welcome.
Step 2: Take all the pieces of your future IKEA piece out of the box. Regardless of the item, there should be an absolute minimum of 48 pieces.
Step 3: Strongly consider the option of just… not doing it. Step 4: Suck it up, buttercup. Take a big gulp of your wine. Get out your practically useless IKEA instruction manual, allen wrench and start assembling!
Step 6: Finish assembly and celebrate your success! You’re like the Bob Villa of IKEA furniture assembly!
Step 8: Decide they are bonus pieces unnecessary to the function of this piece of furniture.
Step 9: Find glaring assembly error, which also solves the mystery of the extra pieces.
Step 10: Cry.
Repeat steps 3-6 as many times as necessary. If you’re still unsuccessful after eight or more attempts, declare war on Sweden.