questions about bringing home an expedit
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mamashosh
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Posted: 8/22/2013 11:10:04 PM
I want to buy a 4 by 4 or a 5 by 5 expedit. Do they come in one box or several boxes? Is it too heavy for my husband and I to lift together? Will it fit in the back of a smaller suv?

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Posted: 8/22/2013 11:13:26 PM
Mine came in one long box, and it's pretty heavy but fine with two people. We fit it in the back of a Honda so I'm sure an SUV will be just fine.

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Posted: 8/22/2013 11:57:34 PM
I bought two recently that have six cubbies I think. They each came in a box weighing sixty pounds. My sister and I were able to carry them. I borrowed my mom's SUV
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Posted: 8/23/2013 2:32:31 AM
Ikea now does delivery if you think the boxes are unmanageable.


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Posted: 8/23/2013 3:22:27 AM
I have the 5x5 and it's a two person lift just as it's heavy and awkwardly long, but you'll be fine in an SUV, assuming you don't also need to cart lots of people or a sofa in there too. I got mine home in a teeny tiny VW and lived to tell the tale! Enjoy!


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Posted: 8/23/2013 7:31:55 AM
If you look on the Ikea website, you will find the dimensions and number of boxes under the item details. That helped us take some measurements before driving down to Ikea.

We were able to fit the 4x4 expedit in our Honda Accord (with the back seat folded down). We did have to take the pieces out of the boxes, but it worked.

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Posted: 8/23/2013 7:51:55 AM
We had help loading it in our SUV. We opened the box at home and carried it piece by piece.



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Posted: 8/23/2013 7:58:53 AM
On the Ikea website it will tell you the measurements of the box and the quantities and weight. I was very greatful that I measured my trunk before I went to make sure it would fit before I drove the 4 hours to my closest ikea. I bought the 2x4 and was able to load it and drag it into my house by myself.

I love my 2x4 for albums in my living/dining room where everyone can see them. I can't wait to get a bigger one for storage in my craft room!



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Posted: 8/23/2013 8:28:43 AM
I got a 6x6 one and it was three boxes (long boxes). But they fit in the back of our Dodge Durango. It took my husband and my brother to put it together.


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Posted: 8/23/2013 10:09:58 AM
Thanks so much everyone!



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Posted: 8/23/2013 11:35:10 AM
Suggestion...when you do put it together, if you purchased the 5x5 one...make sure you either put it together in the room it will be in or make sure you can get it to the room you want it to be in after you put it together. I purchased one from someone on craigslist because it was cheaper and was already put together. We almost did not get it out of the room that she put it together in. Getting it down the hall and turning the corners was almost impossible. We did do it but it was tough. Just something to think about.

And put together, the 5x5, was REALLY HEAVY for my hubby and I to carry. (Okay, it was fine for him but really heavy for me to lift on one end.)

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Posted: 8/23/2013 12:25:07 PM
My husband has moved around ours in the boxes from room to room all on his own because I don't do heavy lifting and he survived

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Posted: 8/24/2013 9:33:00 PM
I brought our 4x4 home and put it together by myself because DH was out of the country at the time, and I couldn't bear to wait. It was doable, but I wouldn't recommend it! . Two people should definitely be fine.


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Posted: 8/24/2013 9:57:59 PM
The five by five units come in 4 separate boxes. Two are heavier (have the shelves, I think) than the others. Two people can easily lift any of them. One probably could lift a box by themselves weight wise, it's just awkward.



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Posted: 8/25/2013 12:14:10 AM
Thanks!



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Posted: 8/25/2013 2:18:33 AM
Heavy boxes like that I unload into my car...in other words, don't lift it into your car and hurt yourself, just slide out the pieces from the box and load them into your car.


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Posted: 8/25/2013 3:19:44 PM
"I got a 6x6 one and it was three boxes (long boxes). But they fit in the back of our Dodge Durango. It took my husband and my brother to put it together."

They have a 6x6?!
When did they start doing that.
Aaahg! I need one of those!


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