Assembling Ikea–The Struggle Is Real

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Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we will be chatting about the very real struggle I had with my assembling of the Ikea Raskog cart. Now, go grab a good cup of coffee or nice glass of wine and sit a spell with me.

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Ordering my cart from the Ikea website was super easy and fast. It arrived exactly when the email said it would,  and it was nicely packaged.

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First things first…unpacking the box and checking to make sure all parts are there.

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Everything was there…time to read the instructions and get the party started.

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Step One–so far so good *smile*

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Things are moving along. The tiny screws are hard to handle…and I can’t seem to get them screwed in properly…several attempts for each one…and I think I overtightened a couple…I’m not sure if that is good or bad…

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It is very important to perfectly align all the holes…to jiggle and wiggle…and hold your mouth just right…be prepared to drop tiny black screws numerous times.

The struggle is real, and Ziva is no help with the instructions. Will Ziva and I ever get this Ikea cart put together? Keep reading to find out *wink*

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After spending more time looking for the screws I dropped than assembling, I finally reached the pinnacle of my Ikea struggle…the basket-shelf thingamajigs.

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I tried following the instructions. Honestly,  I did. The drawings were a bit vague…or it may just be that I don’t think the way that instruction illustrators do…I tried some more…but finally gave up and did it my way…

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I used the bubble wrap to help me space and prop my shelves.  I just didn’t have enough hands…I couldn’t see the screw holes…and it took forever for me to align all the parts and pieces…I think I need reading glasses…

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To be honest, I worked on and off for two days on this cart. I’d get frustrated and leave it be for a bit. I kept misplacing the prepackaged tool…the pups kept taking my bubble wrap.  It was a struggle…but the victory finally came…and the cart was fully assembled and fabulous.

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Tah dah! I totally love the color, and it rolls like a dream…did I mention how hard it was tightening the wheels? Apparently,  I work best with power tools because I struggled with a screwdriver and that Ikea wrench thingy!

Good news = cart is together.

Bad news = it did not work where I wanted it to…

Good news = it is so cute and handy that I’m sure I can find the perfect spot for it *smile*

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Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about my very real struggle with assembling the Ikea Raskog cart.  I totally recommend this cart, and I’m thinking I might need several for my framing area in my not-so-organized basement…but that’s a project for another day!

Be sure to follow me on all my social medias…because I’m always on some adventure or just sitting around with the dogs…drinking coffee *smile*

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6 thoughts on “Assembling Ikea–The Struggle Is Real

  1. Renee M. says:

    Thanks for the pics … My 12 yr. Old daughter and I used them to assemble the cart in under 30 minutes!! We didn’t even reference the included instructions.

  2. Sarah says:

    I was in Ikea last weekend and saw that it now comes in black! It’s not even on the webiste yet so I was shocked (and overjoyed) when I saw it in the store and I had to snag it. Putting it together wasn’t a problem, but the middle tray keeps sliding down :(. It’s the only tray that doesn’t directly screw into the side rails. It’s held up with tension alone so you have to get the screws *really* tight. I think I saw the turquoise model with a yellow “Last Chance” tag so they may be retiring that color. If it ever comes in red, I’m grabbing it even if I don’t have a place for it, lol.

    • chasidyhathorn says:

      Red would definitely be awesome! I would totally get one for my laundry room.

      I had no idea it came in black, but totally a great color–classic!

      Yes, the middle tray was definitely a challenge. I think the trick is to drink a couple of cups of coffee while assembling–if you’re a wine drinker…then absolutely have a glass or two while attempting to put it together. Better yet–invite friends over and make it a party *wink*

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog + your comment! Hugs xx Chasidy

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