7 tips for buying a flatpack cubby house

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If you’re thinking about buying a cubby house for your kids, and not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place!

In this guide, we share seven tips to help you decide whether to take the leap to buy.

1. Set your budget

Think about your budget. Cubby houses range from the relatively cheap to ultra-expensive.

Do you want to pay a small fortune for something that your kids might grow out of in a couple of years, or will a more basic model suit your munchkins?

2. Read product reviews

It might sound obvious, but many people don’t take the time to check at a few independent product reviews.

Review sites such as Trust Pilot might be able to give you a good idea about whether other customers are delighted or dissatisfied with a particular product or brand.

Sample a few of the good reviews but also check out some of the bad reviews.

You might, for example, learn that there are safety issues with a particular cubby house model. Your kids come first, so make sure you do proper checks before buying something that might be unsafe!

3. Is the manufacturer or retailer reputable?

Do some online searches to see what people have been saying about the manufacturer or retailer. Do they have a good reputation and are they known for good customer service?

Make sure the retailer has a good returns policy as well.

4. Durability

Check what materials the cubby house is made out of. Some materials will be more weather resistant than others.

If you want something that will be durable and last a long time, you might want to consider buying something that can be built to last.

5. Portability

Will the cubby house need to be moved from time to time or will it just stay in one location?

If it is something that will need to be moved, then you might want to buy a cubby house that is smaller in size and that is easy to take apart and put bath together again without too much hassle.

6. Assembly

Manufacturers or retailers might not tell you that the cubbyhouse you’re about to buy will require you (the customer) to assemble it.

If the cubby house won’t be delivered pre-built, you should factor in the price of assembly into your purchase price if you’re not planning on assembling it yourself.

The price for assembling cubby houses will vary according to factors such as its size and the amount of time and tooling required to put it together.

If you would like to have an Afterpack assembly expert assemble your flatpack cubby house, we would be more than happy to help! You can request a free quote here.

7. Plan around the Christmas rush!

Stock for popular items may be in short supply at certain times of the year. For example, there is often a rush on cubby houses from popular brands in the lead up to Christmas.

If you know that you need to buy a cubby house for a present, consider buying in advance to avoid the rush. There can also be delivery delays at these times of the years as well, so buying in advance can be a smart move.

We hope you found this guide helpful!

If you need a hand assembling your next cubby house, request a free quote from an Afterpack assembly expert.

Our experts are background-checked and committed to providing professional and reliable customer service.

Request a free quote here.

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How to recycle your packaging from your flatpack

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How to recycle packaging from your flatpack

In this article, we share five tips to help you when it comes to recycling your flatpack packaging. Recycling can help to save energy use and reduce pollution.

1. Learn about your council’s system for recycling

Learn about what your council accepts in your recycling bin. According to Clean Up Australia, the general rule is that if it’s not “packaging or paper or cardboard it does not belong”.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Flatten cardboard

Flattening cardboard helps it to move through the sorting station efficiently. Cardboard can be recycled into other products, for example, packaging, tissues and paper.

If you operate a business and have lots of cardboard, consider investing in a bailing machine to help you manage it. Cardboard that has been bailed takes up less space and is easier for a service provider to collect. It also makes it safer to handle.

 

 

 

 

3. Upcycle

Get creative and ask yourself whether you can upcycle any of the materials. Some ideas include making cardboard kids furniture, a pet bed or a cardboard scratching post for your cat.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Reuse for storage

You could reuse boxes for storage or offer to give spare boxes away to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Removing old furniture

Consider whether you can rehome the old furniture by giving it away through OzRecycle or Freecycle. If you can’t give it away or resell it, learn about the council’s bulky items pick-up process.

 

 

 

 

 

We can also recycle packaging from your flatpack when you book your next assembly job.

We hope you found this article helpful!

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