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    This Bed Is So Easy To Assemble, I'll Never Dread Moving My Bed Again

    My movers said this was the best bed they'd ever encountered...and they're right.

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    I got my last bed secondhand on Craigslist because I was broke. I had no clue how to put it together because the previous owners threw away the instruction manual 🤡. So, I had to call a TaskRabbit to assemble the bed. Spending money and being at the mercy of men are quite literally the bane of my existence. I was tired of heavy, expensive beds that are notoriously hard to assemble alone.

    Then I fell in love with the idea of a no-tool-assembly platform bed ($695+ from Thuma) that could make me more self-sufficient. Unlike most beds, it's made of handcrafted, repurposed wood, includes a headboard, and only requires two hand-tightened screws.

    The bed and headboard

    At first I was thrown off by the price. When I considered all of the money I'd have to spend paying TaskRabbits to assemble a cheaper bed that didn't travel well — and wouldn't last, since I rent — the cost of the Thuma Bed seemed reasonable.

    A person unrolling the slats onto a bed

    My bed arrived in three long packages. The heaviest package had the frame and the lightest one held the pillow board. I was so exhausted from the workday, I almost assembled the bed later...but for $1K, I should be able to build this bed with my remaining brain cell.

    The entire assembly process took no longer than 20 minutes. It was all pretty intuitive, but I I read the instructions to make sure I didn't break anything. If you've ever played with Lincoln Logs, you can put together a Thuma Bed.

    I've had The Bed for six months and it hasn't given me any problems. It's simply stunning. My mattress doesn't slide around and the frame hasn't made a single sound. Even my movers said it was the best bed they'd ever encountered.

    the writer's assembled, made bed

    I have a bad habit of working in bed. Fortunately, The Sleeve holds my laptop so it won't fall and break. Thuma also sells accessories like The Nightstand, Side Table, and Tray to improve your bedroom experience.

    If that's not enough, the frame has 9 inches of under-bed clearance space that I love to use for extra storage. I have two wooden rolling drawers that store hair products and bed linens.

    the writer's under bed storage bins holding textiles and hair supplies

    People ask me about this bed all the time. It's gorgeous, simple, and easy. What more can you ask for? Maybe a bag to carry it in. Get it from Thuma for $695+ (available in sizes twin–king and in two wood colors and pillow board colors).

    the writer's bed

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