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Preparing for Your Flat-Packed Beds and Furniture


Here at Happy Beds, we want your self-assembling process to be as simple and stress free as possible. If you are contemplating ordering a flat-packed item, or awaiting the arrival of your flat-packed bed, this Flat-Pack Bed and Furniture Guide will put your mind at rest, explaining tips on how prepare for the arrival of and how to assemble your flat-packed bed or furniture item.

Preparing for Arrival

Although taking delivery of your new flat pack bed might seem like one of the most straightforward parts of the process, there are some common mistakes that can be made that may affect your experience.

Keep a back-up plan

Even though we have faith that you can assemble your new bed with ease, we recommend you do not dismantle your current bed before your new bed has been assembled. It is important to leave a back-up sleeping solution just in case, to ensure you have somewhere to sleep that night.

Know your delivery details

Be sure that you familiarise yourself with the time and date of your delivery, and be sure to double-check this. Knowing when your bed or furniture item is being delivered may seem obvious, although it can be easy to mix-up your days and fall unprepared for its arrival.

Be prepared

All of our product pages will feature an assembly manual on the page, so it is definitely a good idea to take a look at this prior to arrival of your are bed or furniture item, to ensure you are prepared for the self-assembly process.

How to Build

Building a flat-packed bed or piece of furniture can be daunting, but we want to make the process as easy as possible for our customers. Take a look over this quick How to Build guide and you're sure to be a DIY expert in no time.

  • Check that you have all required parts prior to assembling.

  • Organise each part of the flat-packed item to ensure you do not misplace any necessary pieces during the assembling process.

  • Get all of the required tools together before you begin, to make the building process as quick as possible.

  • Prepare plenty of space for the pre-assembling process, as you will struggle to remain organised in a cramped area.

  • Be sensible with your time, ensuring that you have enough time to complete the assembling without staying up all night.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have lost my assembly manual - what do I do?


Every flat-packed bed and furniture item here at Happy Beds is sold with the appropriate assembly manual. Although, accidents do happen and you may misplace this vital piece of information. If this happens, we have every assembly manual available to access via the Happy Beds website on each product page. Simply find the product which you are trying to assemble, and locate the PDF of the assembly manual found on the page.

What if I am missing parts for my flat-packed item?


We try our best to ensure every item needed for your flat-packed bed or furniture item is provided on delivery. Although, if in the rare occasion where you are missing a part of your bed or furniture item, please contact Happy Beds' customer service as soon as possible, stating the exact part number which you require; this will then be sent out to you promptly.

What can I do with my old bed?


One of the most challenging tasks of buying a new bed is figuring out what to do with the old one. To dispose of your older bed, you can either donate to a local charity or arrange a local council collection. For older mattresses, we offer a helpful Mattress Recycling Tool which makes it easy to ethically dispose of your mattress.