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Anyone who’s spent even a minute in a home-furnishings store knows how stressful that landscape can be. But merely selecting the pieces to upgrade your Zen den is just the beginning—you still have to go home and put everything together, after all. Well, thanks to Ikea and TaskRabbit, redecorating your healthy home is about to get a whole lot easier, from start to finish.

The Swedish home-goods store just acquired the chores-outsourcing company, which is great news for your mental health, since research shows time, not money, is the key to happiness.

Soon, instead of struggling through the process of furniture assembly (one piece always manages not to exist, am I right?), you can tap a TaskRabbit to do for you—meaning you’ll have way more self-care time for meditating and DIY face masking. In order to have a healthy home, you have to be healthy too, after all.

Along with still being an independent company that assists its users with odd jobs, the Taskers will also be readily available to assist with any Ikea-related needs for what looks to be a reasonable fee.

 

 

“We will learn from TaskRabbit’s digital expertise while also providing Ikea customers additional ways to access flexible and affordable service solutions.”

The acquisition news comes on the heels of Ikea’s new app release, Ikea Place, which provides an accurate image of how everything—couches, lounge chairs, coffee tables, you name it—will look in your home without you needing to step foot in a store.

These new convenience-forward developments align with Ikea’s aim to make life a little bit easier for its clients, Ikea Group president and CEO Jesper Brodin said in a press release. “We will be able to learn from TaskRabbit’s digital expertise while also providing Ikea customers additional ways to access flexible and affordable service solutions.”

There’s no word on exactly when you’ll be able to hire a TaskRabbit through Ikea, but since the deal is expected to close in October, you’ll have a helping hand sooner than you think. So, go ahead and start bookmarking all the dreamy pieces that’ll up your space’s cozy factor in time for the holidays.

Why sit in your chair when you can use it to squeeze in a workout? But when you do want to relax, you’ll definitely want to do so among these new mood-boosting home goods from Target.

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