A Removals Company Top Tips on Dismantling and Transporting Furniture When Moving Home 

You got it in… so you must be able to get it out – right?

We hear this so much! Well, as the law of moving suggests – if it got in your house, it must get out! Yet a lot of your furniture may have once started life as a build-it-yourself item so may require some dismantling.

From sofas, to cabinets, to beds – moving house can be a challenge. Do you dismantle every piece of prepacked furniture? Do you know where the instructions are (do you even still have them)? Will you be able to get it out of the door or into the new house without dismantling it?

Moving to a new home can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. One of the biggest challenges during a move is dismantling and transporting furniture safely and efficiently. 

Whether you’re relocating down the street or across the country, proper handling of your furniture is crucial to ensure its protection and make the moving process smoother. In this blog, we’ll provide you with expert tips on dismantling and transporting furniture to help you navigate this task with ease.

Plan Ahead

Never leave this to the last minute! A little planning with get you a long way. Before you start dismantling any furniture, create a plan. We recommend you take measurements of doorways, hallways, and staircases in your new home to ensure your furniture will fit through without any issues. If it will get out of one home and into another safely without dismantling – great! Then, Identify the furniture that needs to be dismantled and create a list of necessary tools and supplies.

Gather the Right Tools

Having the appropriate tools at hand will make dismantling and transporting furniture much easier. Some essential tools include a screwdriver, Allen keys, wrenches, pliers, a rubber hammer, a tape measure, separate containers for screws and bolts, and moving blankets or bubble wrap for protection.

Disassemble with Care

Start by removing any removable components, such as cushions, glass panels, or drawers. Use the appropriate tools to carefully dismantle each piece of furniture. Keep screws, bolts, and other small parts in clearly labelled bags or containers, ensuring you don’t lose any crucial pieces. 

Take Pictures

Before disassembling your furniture, take pictures from different angles. These pictures will serve as a reference when you reassemble the furniture in your new home. This step is particularly important for complex furniture with multiple parts, especially if you have lost the instruction manual.

Organise and Label

As you dismantle your furniture, keep the disassembled parts organized and together. Place small parts in labelled bags or containers and tape them securely to the corresponding furniture piece. Tape together and label bed slats. This will prevent any confusion and save time during the reassembly process.

Protect Furniture During Transport

To safeguard your furniture during the move, wrap each piece with moving blankets or bubble wrap. This will provide a protective layer against scratches, dents, and other damages. Secure the wrapping with tape or stretch wrap to keep it in place.

Properly Pack and Load

When loading furniture into the moving truck, place the heaviest and sturdiest pieces at the bottom to distribute the weight evenly. Fill any gaps with cushions, pillows, or soft items to prevent shifting during transit. Use straps or ropes to secure the furniture and keep it in place.

Seek Professional Help if Needed

If you’re dealing with large or delicate furniture pieces, it may be wise to hire professional movers such as ourselves. We have the expertise and experience to handle bulky items, ensuring their safe dismantling and transportation. We also have the necessary equipment to navigate narrow spaces and protect your furniture effectively.

Reassemble with Care

Upon reaching your new home, refer to the pictures you took earlier and the labels you attached to each furniture piece. Follow the reverse order of the dismantling process, carefully assembling the furniture using the appropriate tools. Take your time to ensure everything fits together securely and correctly.

Dismantling and transporting furniture when moving home can be quite a task, but with proper planning and execution, you can make the process much smoother. Remember to plan ahead, gather the right tools, and take pictures to assist you during the reassembly. Keep your furniture protected during transit and load it properly in the moving truck. By following these expert tips, you’ll ensure that your furniture arrives at your new home intact and ready to be enjoyed once again.

If you need some help packing, dismantling furniture, and transporting your belongings to your new home then get in touch. We have all the necessary tools, equipment, and manpower to ensure your house move is painless.

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