I hired a TaskRabbit to help me assemble my IKEA furniture — and it solved the most annoying problem with shopping from the furniture giant

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IKEA is known for its inexpensive furniture, but assembling it can be a daunting task.
In 2017, IKEA acquired TaskRabbit, which lets users hire temporary workers through the TaskRabbit app to do things like assemble IKEA furniture.
I recently used TaskRabbit to have my IKEA furniture built. Here’s how it worked.

IKEA is known for carrying inexpensive furniture.

But there is a downside to shopping there — IKEA furniture is famously difficult to assemble.

To make the furniture assembly process easier, IKEA acquired TaskRabbit in 2017. TaskRabbit lets users hire temporary workers to deliver purchases, clean homes, and even assemble furniture. IKEA shoppers can hire a “tas ker” from the TaskRabbit app and website or through an employee in-store once they have purchased the products.

The program offers fixed pricing for IKEA customers seeking someone to assemble furniture purchased from the furniture giant. It’s separate from IKEA’s delivery service and has to be booked through TaskRabbit.

I recently had IKEA furniture delivered and decided to put its TaskRabbit service to the test. I went to TaskRabbit’s “IKEA Assembly” page, selected the furniture that I needed assembled, reserved a time, and that was it. While there were a few downsides, like having to plan around a long delivery window from IKEA, it was easy to use and overall made the process a lot smoother.

Here’s what it’s like to use.

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I was ordering a couch and coffee table from IKEA and selected delivery at checkout. The delivery fee was $39.

After selecting delivery, I was given a 12-hour delivery window for the date I picked, with a note that it would be shortened to a four-hour window closer to the delivery time.

At the bottom of the screen was an option to learn more about assembly services through TaskRabbit, which IKEA acquired in 2017.

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Trump tells Fox News he is considering changes in ‘3 or 4 or 5’ Cabinet positions

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President Donald Trump hit back against reports his mood has soured after Democrats took control of the House in the midterms.
Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News Sunday, Trump told host Chris Wallace that his mood was very “light,” despite a report that said he had retreated into a “cocoon of bitterness and resentment.”
Trump also dismissed reports there were staff changes coming before saying he was considering up to five Cabinet positions.

President Donald Trump hit back against recent reports that his mood was soured and his administration in chaos after the midterm elections.

Speaking in a wide-ranging “Fox News Sunday” interview, Trump said his mood was “very light” and dismissed reports he was unhappy with the press coverage that suggested he was dissatisfied Democratic success in the midterms.

After host Chris Wallace asked about a Los Angeles Times report that described Trump as occupying a “cocoon of bitterness and resentment,” desperate to assign blame for Republican losses, Trump insisted that he was “upbeat” and that the administration was largely stable.

“I’m extremely upbeat and the White House is running like a well-oiled machine,” Trump said. “It’s doing really well. I have great people. I will make some changes, but not very many. I’m very happy with my cabinet.”

After Trump abruptly requested Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation a day after the midterms, multiple reports suggested that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Chief of Staff John Kelly were up next for departures.

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After railing against the “disgusting fake news” that reported the potential staff shakeup “like it’s fiction,” Trump said he was considering up to five Cabinet changes.

“I have three or four or five positions that I’m thinking about,” Trump said. “Of that, maybe it’s going to end up being two. But I need flexibility.”

The president’s statements on Fox mirror a tweet he posted last week, which insisted reports of personnel changes were dramatic and the White House was running so smoothly that America was “the envy of the world.”

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