How to Take Apart Furniture Before Moving

It takes time and effort to complete activities like disassembling some furniture when getting ready to move. You can take on the task individually if you have prior experience or feel confident about it. You might be able to reduce the overall cost of your move by a few bucks!

However, you might pause for a moment to consider the large objects on your moving list that need to be disassembled, as well as if you have the necessary tools, time, and expertise to complete the task.

Some types of furniture need the help of professionals, so consider hiring them if you’re concerned about doing it securely or are merely doing it to save money.

It’s vital to be aware that, for some goods, the service of assembling and disassembling furniture may be included in your flat rate; for other things, this will be viewed as an additional service and will entail a fee. Notifying your movers of any furniture that needs to be disassembled and reassembled at the time of booking will enable them to determine whether they are capable of doing so and provide you with an accurate price for the job.

Before Pulling Out the Toolbox

Before you begin disassembling your furniture, there are a few things to consider. Is it worthwhile to bring all the large furniture along? I need to pass through these doors; how wide are they? Where can I find the tools, I need, or do I already have them? You could better plan your task of disassembling the furniture by providing answers to these questions. You can further prepare by taking the following actions:

Before disassembling the furniture or other objects, measure them to make sure they will fit through doors and into the space you have planned for them when you move.

You should assemble the following tools: a screwdriver, a wrench, sealable zip storage bags or tiny containers (to keep screws and smaller bits together so you don’t lose them), markers, and/or labels. The list should also include some more packing materials and moving blankets.

To assist you in removing parts from the furniture, locate any manuals that came with it.

When disassembling objects, make a plan to keep track of the parts. Make a component inventory of the objects you are disassembling. To remember where each item originated from, label everything and group the smaller pieces together (in a compact container or zip-top bag).

Advice on Assembling Different Kinds of Furniture

Your small list of items to disassemble can include a lot of ordinary furniture. Nevertheless, not all of them are created equal, and there is no universal method for disassembling each kind. The information below is intended to give you an idea of what may be required for disassembling typical furniture pieces for your move:

Sofas, loveseats, or couches

  • Take any loose cushions and covers and place them in a box.
  • Remove the legs, armrests, and any other removable parts if you can by unscrewing or removing them.
  • Use moving blankets to wrap up these areas.

Display cabinets or china

  • Wrap each piece of fragile glassware, dishware, trinket, and similar item contained therein in packing paper or bubble wrap.
  • Remove any drawers from the cabinet, then any doors. Put moving blankets around them.
  • The upper and lower pieces of a large cabinet might be able to be separated to make it easier to move.
  • The larger components should be wrapped in moving blankets.

Tables or desks

  • If your desk or table has drawers, first empty them completely and then remove them.
  • Take out any glass components. Put them in a box after wrapping them in bubble wrap or packing paper.
  • If feasible, detach the desk or table’s legs or other components using a screwdriver, especially if they are exceptionally heavy.
  • Wrap the larger components in a moving blanket.

Wardrobes and dressers

  • All cupboards, shelves, and drawers should be empty.
  • If they are glass, remove them and wrap them in moving blankets. Put each one in a distinct box with its own label.
  • Remove any doors by unscrewing or separating them.
  • Use a furniture blanket to also cover the larger portions.

Choosing Whether to Do It Yourself or Get Help

It is sensible to look for strategies to reduce the cost of your relocation. However, attempting to complete chores that are above your level of expertise or that put your furniture in danger of damage may end up costing you more in the long run. It’s also important to note that it’s preferable to leave the relocation of some other large objects, such as grandfather clocks and appliances, to experts.

If disassembling your furniture for the move, has you feeling a little overwhelmed, you can rely on our professionals to carefully take apart and reassemble any type of furniture. When you book your move, be sure to include a complete list of your belongings so that we can adequately assist and provide a quote. So that you can unwind and enjoy your new home, let us handle the labor-intensive task of disassembling and reassembling your furniture.

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