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How to Disassemble Furniture The Easy Way Before Moving House

How to Disassemble Furniture The Easy Way Before Moving House

By Karen Thorogood | November 14, 2019

How to Disassemble Furniture The Easy Way Before Moving House

Moving home is a strenuous and challenging task. Whether you are moving down the street, or to the other side of the country, it’s still the same amount of work involved.

The thought of having to move your bed frame, drawers, cabinets, and stands can lead to sleepless nights. Furniture is often big, bulky, and in strange shapes. It can be hard to maneuver it through the house, especially if you have flights of stairs to navigate.

Luckily, there are ways to make your move easier, such as disassembling your furniture before you move.

Our expert removalists, have given their tips for disassembling furniture the easy way before you move house.

Why Disassemble Furniture Before Moving?

Disassembling furniture sounds like it’s just creating extra work, especially since you will also need to reassemble it at your new home. But, in reality, it’s the best way to ensure a stress-free move, and has many benefits:

  • Reduce large items – this makes it easier to pack your furniture into a moving truck. It can actually also save you money by not needing a bigger moving vehicle.
  • Separates the weight – by moving smaller pieces, it makes it quick and easy, as well as taking away any strain on your body and preventing injuries.

Get Your Tools Ready

Before you start to disassemble your furniture, it’s more productive first to get all your tools. This stops you from having to constantly search for them, or make many trips to buy any you don’t have. You can then focus on disassembling your furniture and keeping to your schedule instead.

Know What Furniture To Disassemble

Decide in advance which items to disassemble and which to leave as they are. This depends on how you will transport the furniture. Items like chairs can be stacked on top of each other rather than removing the legs, then space underneath can be used to store boxes.

Have Ziplock Bags Handy

When disassembling furniture, there will be hundreds of bolts, screws, and other pieces. They can get mixed up fast unless they are separated. Use small ziplock bags to separate the parts from each piece of furniture. Clearly label the bag with a marker for which piece of furniture it’s for. Also, consider taping the bag to part of the furniture, so that it doesn’t get lost.

Measure Large Furniture

Trying to fit all your furniture into a moving truck safely can be a tricky situation. It’s like a next-level real-life Tetris game! Make sure that you know exactly how long your furniture is, to ensure that it will fit into the truck.

It’s best to start with items which can’t be disassembled such as a mattress and bed base.

Read The Furniture Instructions

Disassembling furniture can often feel like completing a puzzle. Luckily, you can refer to the instructions, which will show you the easiest way to disassemble a piece of furniture. Lost the instructions? No problem, most items let you search for them online.

What Is The Easiest Way To Disassemble Furniture?

The easiest way to disassemble furniture is to have it done by professional removalists. At Optimove, we provide packing services which include dismantling and reassembling furniture.

When you hire professionals, you can be sure that your furniture will be dismantled correctly. They won’t cause without causing any damage or losing any screws. It will also be well-padded and safely transported to your new home, eliminating any risk of damaging your furniture or your walls or floors.

For an obligation-free quote, contact Optimove today. Call 1300 400 874 or contact us online.

Featured Customer Reviews

Kay McGrath

No-one likes the thought of moving house, especially on a hot, humid, energy sapping Queensland day. Enter the Optimove team. Motasem rang at 6.30am to tell us he was ahead of schedule .. from there, it was plain sailing! He and Isiah and Matheos hit the ground running – literally. They took care with our furniture, they were professional, polite and funny and nothing was too much trouble. I can certainly recommend Motasem and his team.

Tessa Hardy

My name is Tessa, and this is Finn, and this is Matt. And you guys Mana and Azaya helped us move this morning and have been awesome. You guys were on time, friendly and happy to help. Offering to help any way you could. Everything is fine in moved, and nothing is broken, which is the main thing, and that was quick and efficient, so we heartily recommend you and thank you.

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