I have a shocking revelation to make. I don’t have a driving licence! “But how do you survive?!” I hear you ask. A lot of public transport, cabs and a fairly understanding husband. I say fairly, because there are certain places he’s not entirely fond of taking me:
- IKEA – any of them, any time, due to the sheer size/scale/confusion/distance from home. Chips have to be provided as payment at an absolute minimum
- Our 2nd nearest industrial estate – Traffic nightmare but contains all the best stores including John Lewis at Home. Again, all kinds of favours need to be offered up.
- Our nearest industrial estate – it’s only 5 mins away, but when we the last time you bought anything from B&Q that you could actually carry?
The list goes on! I have a friend who has to resort to sexual favours to get her man to pick up a few bits from IKEA. The fear of IKEA is a serious epidemic. Males seem to be particularly affected.
So when I found out we were going to be moving to our fabulous, new, unfurnished apartment, rather than start to lay the hubby groundwork for an impending trip to IKEA, I called upon Fearless Mike.
Fearless Mike goes where the average man with IKEAitis fears to tread. Faster than a speeding bullet (or bribed husband), he will not only go and buy your furniture form IKEA, but he will put it together for you too!
The process of utilising the fearless one is very straightforward indeed. You give a list of what you want, arrange a date you want your items, watch the stuff arrive and be put together. Karen Lobo is the brains behind the operation. That poor lady has had so many emails from me, I’m surprised she hasn’t skipped the country, bless her. I should also probably mention at this point that Fearless Mike is actually a man called Chris Lobo. Apparently Fearless Chris just didn’t scan…
I wanted to add a bit of stress to myself by get Chris to turn up on moving in day, but I needn’t have worried. This halo wearing individual turned up, exactly when promised, carried everything into the apartment and worked away at setting up my lovely new wardrobe, drinks trolley and the obligatory Kallax (yes, I know, I still have trouble not calling it Expedit too).
Chris is very friendly and so damn quick at assembling IKEA goods. It’s like he’s done it a hundred times before (and then some). I will not hesitate to call upon him in the future. He even works with non Ikea add ons if you ask nicely e.g. Superfront, Bemz, Pretty Pegs etc.
Based down in East Sussex, the Fearless Mike team will travel pretty much anywhere in the South East to help solve your IKEA dilemmas. And as a result, save a lot of arguments, lost nights building those damned Malm drawers and promises of meatballs and chips.