Need Help With Furniture Assembly? These Apps Connect You With a Pro

Most of us dread the thought of spending several hours translating furniture assembly instructions. Luckily, there’s an app for that.

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Buying furniture is one thing. Trying to put it together yourself? That's a nightmare if you're faced with complicated instructions, are short on time, and don't even own a tool kit.

Whether you don't have someone to lend a hand or aren't up for doing the furniture assembly yourself, there's no reason you should say goodbye to your personal day at work. With today's technology, it's simpler than ever for an expert to come to your door on your time—and sometimes for less than $100, depending on what and how many items you need to be assembled.

Here are the most highly rated apps that offer affordable furniture assembly services (and help with other tasks too!), so you won't break your back or the bank.



In addition to expert furniture assemblers, Handy connects you with other home professionals: a handyperson, plumber, electrician, and maid. You can find Handy in dozens of locations, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In just a minute, you can book a service as soon as the next day. Insider tip: if you're ordering through, you can add on a Handy assembly service when purchasing certain items.



Consider TaskRabbit the dating app of the home-improvement world. After you select the type of service you need and when, you'll be matched with a list of professionals who are qualified and available to do the job. Payment is made via the app, so there are no questionable money exchanges.



No job gets left behind through Thumbtack. With hundreds of options and up to five cost estimates from experts, that long to-do list can be accomplished in no time. And for all you small-space dwellers, there's even a specific "IKEA Furniture Assembly" option because those instructions aren't as simple as they appear.


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Compare and manage your matches with patented ProFinder technology by Angi (formerly HomeAdvisor). The user-friendly app allows homeowners to find and organize professional leads and contact them directly with just one click. And if you have an emergency, you can note that when putting in a request to get a rush service. While the app is free, service prices vary by location.

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