The following advices have proven to be extremely efficient when it comes to disassembling your furniture into its parts. As you know moving furniture is one of the hardest tasks when relocating that is why you need not only to know how exactly to disassemble it but also how to do it in an easy manner as you are not a professional mover after all. The steps outlined below are exactly what you need – they have proven to be efficient and are easy to do in the same way. They will be quite useful to you even if you already have experience in relocating and hence disassembling and assembling furniture.
1. First and the most important rule
Put label on every single piece of the furniture. Especially on furniture that is composed of numerous tiny bits, marking every one of them will make it much easier for you to re-assemble the furniture when you arrive at the new place. Otherwise it is very likely that you will be wondering which piece should go where. Simply put sticky notes on them. And if you are thinking of writing directly on the furniture surface, you better use a pencil as it is easily washed away from any surfaces. Do not use markers as they are difficult to remove.
2. Do not disassemble drawers or sliding doors
Some furniture does not need to be disassembled and drawers and sliding doors belong to it. What you need to do is simply make sure they are securely shut. You can do this by using scotch tape to make sure they will not open during the transportation. Following this step will guarantee you that you will save time on the removal.
3. Place the bags of screws and nuts under the larger pieces of furniture
Losing these tiny but important parts can be a very stressful moment as you cannot re-assemble the furniture without them. You will have to look to purchase them from a store but there is a chance that they will not perfectly fit as any furniture has a specific size. That is why to prevent this from happening you can simply put all of them into a bag and place the bag under the big parts of their corresponding furniture. Do not use boxes, even smaller ones to store them as you will have plenty of boxes when you arrive at the new place and finding exactly the box with the screws and the nuts will turn to be a very hard and time consuming task.
4. Make sure to remove all grips and handles from the furniture
People tend to consider this step as unnecessary and time waste procedure. Sure, it will take you a bit more time to remove them all and then place them back on the furniture when you arrive at the new place. But the truth is that this step is extremely important as removing these parts will prevent your other items from being scratched and damaged by them and also will assure you that your boxes will not be torn by a handle or a grip during the transportation.
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