It took FOREVER to put together... So choose wisely if you're planning on moving again... AND I would recommend that you ONLY use a mattress or else it would be WAY TOO high. I'm 5' 7" and I have to almost jump to get onto the bed. The drawers do hold a lot, so if you're looking for storage, I would recommend this bed. Once put together, it looks pretty good. So in the end... it's not all that bad.