The time when you're assembling that annoying flat-pack furniture is also the ideal time to track tools you may need in the future if you ever have to break down or reassemble the piece. Unclutterer recommends a few solutions.
Photo by Alan Hochberg
You can make notes in your computer or even write it directly on the furniture:
- Save assembly instructions and copy them to online storage (like Evernote) to be able to access them on my smartphone in case the paper copy is not accessible.
- Write matching numbers on bits of furniture that go together.
- Write directly on the equipment what size of socket or hex key is required.
Obviously, you'll want to write notes in an inconspicuous area, or use masking tape if you can't write directly on the furniture. Mark on the furniture which parts go together or in what order they need to be assembled. You can also mark the type of tool needed to disassemble if it requires a particular tool such as a hex key. Tape the tool to the furniture if the tool is small.
Check out some other tips for remembering instructions by putting tips directly on the object in question.
Alternatives to Lists and Reminders[Unclutterer]