When moving to a new home, figuring out what to do with your furniture is one of the hardest questions to answer. Although not taking certain items can lower your moving costs most people opt to take most of their furniture with them. Before starting to disassemble your furniture, take a look at our tips to make your process as smooth as possible.
Decide If You Should Move your Furniture At All
Not every piece of furniture is fit for every space, so take the time to evaluate what you have when you are ready to move. Look at the condition of your furniture, the style of the house your moving into, and the comparative size and decide if you need to take everything or its time to part with certain pieces. You can save time and lots of money by not moving excess furniture with you. Donate rather than disassemble if it doesn’t fit your new life!
Measure Your Furniture And Compare The Measurements
Disassembly can be difficult. The good news is that furniture disassembly is only necessary when a furniture piece is too big to pass safely through the doorways and hallways in the home you’re leaving or when it is too heavy to be moved safely as it is, as one unit. Take the time to measure the dimensions of your furniture, your doors, and hallways. Compare those measurements to figure out your next packing and moving steps. No reason to take the time to disassemble if you can safely get it out whole.
Use The Instructions
Even if disassembly seems fairly straightforward, do yourself a favor and use the instructions. Furniture disassembly can be much more time consuming and possibly, even damaging, to the furniture you are trying to move to your new home. If you are not the type of person that holds on to things like instruction manuals, fear not! Many manufacturers have their instruction manuals available online. Do a search and get yourself as prepared as possible for proper disassembly.
Have The Right Tools
Once you have taken a look at the instruction manual, make sure you go and get the right tools for the job! Especially with disassembly, it can be difficult to find replacement parts if you accidentally break a piece of your furniture since the model might not be sold anymore, so take care to use the proper tool for each step to avoid breaking your furniture and wasting your time in the process.
Organization is key to a successful move and furniture disassembly is no different! Although it is tempting to focus solely on taking your furniture apart, don’t forget that you have to get it back together once you get to your new home or all that effort will have been for naught. Take care to store the pieces together in your truck and have plastic bags that are labeled attached to your furniture to hold all of the tiny nuts, screws and other pieces that hold your furniture together.
If your budget allows, the best way to ensure proper disassembly and safe passage from your current home to your new one is to hire movers. All major moving companies have the expertise to help you with disassembly, the move, and reassembly once you get to your new home. If you hire a moving company, you can have the confidence you need to get all your favorite furniture looking its best when it arrives at your new home.