Monthly Archives: October 2015

Buying a home is a milestone.  When you are young you listen to everything your parents say.  Once you reach the age of 13 you stop telling your parents everything.  At 16 years old, you can drive.  By 18 years of age you graduate high school and think you know everything.  Somewhere in your late 20’s, 30’s or early 40’s you will buy your first home or your next home and you may find yourself at Ikea.  For young new homeowners, you will get the best bang for your buck, just bring a truck.  All Ikea furniture has to be assembled.  It doesn’t take too long but if you miss a step you will be taking it apart and starting over.  Last month, Auntie Jean and my favorite cousin Nicole closed on a home.  The strange part is, the week before the closing my wife wanted to use my truck to help Nicole pick up some items.  They went and bought many things.  The following weekend, my family and I went to see the new house and then it happened……. “ Fred, in the back of the truck there are 2 full size beds and drawers that need to be assembled.”  So in 3 hours I assembled all the furniture (Ann helped) and then they let me eat dinner.  I guess the moral of my story is that if everyone goes to Ikea after purchasing a home, they’ll need someone like me to put it all together.


Fred Damore headshot photoAbout the Author : Fred DaMore is a Mortgage Specialist at Ross Mortgage, homeowner and self-acclaimed do it yourselfer.  Feel free to contact him at


Category: DIY, Home and Garden