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The relocation process can be quite expensive these days. Therefore more and more people are coming up with new and inventive ways to have a cheap move. One of the simplest things you can do is disassemble your furniture by yourself. Because it is so big and bulky, often it cannot fit through doors. And it would take too much space inside the moving truck. Also, if you want a moving company to do it for you, you will end up paying more money. It is just one more expanse that you do not need. Divine Moving and Storage NYC would like to help you with a few useful tips on the best way to disassemble your furniture before the movers arrive.

Read the instructions once you decide to disassemble your furniture before the movers arrive

If you ever assembled Ikea furniture, then you know how hard it is without an instruction manual. The same goes for disassembling your furniture before the movers arrive. Because if you make a mistake, you can be left with a broken piece that you cannot put back.Also if you have thrown out your manual a long time ago, there is a chance you might find it on the internet. Likewise, you can always contact furniture removal NYC for help. Since they have a lot of experience with disassembling furniture, they can answer all your questions. Similarly, ask your friend and neighbors for assistance. Also do not forget to ask for advice from the store where you bought the piece.

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So you do not make any mistakes read the manual before you start to disassemble

Collect all the tools you will need to dismantle your furniture before the move

It is always a good idea to have a toolbox. Especially if you plan to pull apart large furniture. So before you start, check that you have everything you might need. For example, a screwdriver, hammer, and wrench are the basic ones. There are more that might come up in the middle of the work. Even professional Long Island movers know that you can never be too prepared. Because if you are missing one tool, you might spend hours trying to work around it. And that will cost you not only time but can damage something. Therefore if you do not have everything, go to the nearest hardware store. Or ask your friends if you can borrow any. But keep in mind that once you move, you will need them to assemble everything. Thus it is better to have your own.

When you pull apart your furniture before relocation you need to make sure not to lose small pieces

Once people move and start assembling everything, they realize that they are missing an important piece. Items like screws, nails, and fixings can easily get lost because they are so small. Especially if you are planning to put them in storage NYC. With so many things stacked together, you might never find them. And you will end up with pieces of perfectly fine furniture that you cannot put back together. Therefore before you start disassembling furniture, make sure you have zip lock bags. Every small piece that comes off put inside the bag and seal it. Tape the bags to the furniture it belongs to. That way, there is no way you will lose them.

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Once you start to deconstruct your furniture, make sure not to lose any small pieces

Invite friends to help you deconstruct furniture before the move

Some furniture can be too big and too heavy for you to disassemble by yourself. And if you try, you might suffer an injury or damage something. Therefore invite friends and family to help you. That way, if something is too heavy to lift and at the same time unscrew it, you will have assistance. Also, with just one person doing it, it can last longer than it is necessary. But with more people, you will be done in no time. Also do not forget to wear gloves. With proper protection, you will save your hands from unnecessary injury. Because not only will you bump into walls and other furniture, but once you start pulling it apart, there might be splinters.

Before you start taking them apart you need to measure the furniture and doorways

You do not have to pull apart every piece of furniture. Some items are just the right size to fit through doors and inside the moving van. Therefore you should measure them and check if the size is ok. But do not limit yourself to doorways. Also, check all the stairways, elevators, and corners. Sometimes they might fit everywhere but are impossible to carry around the corner. Once you check that they are the right size and do not have to disassemble them, you should pack them. Even if they can fit, they can still bump into doorways and suffer damage. But with proper padding, they will be protected from all the impacts. On the other hand, if you see that it can not fit through your doors even by an inch, you should disassemble your furniture before the move.

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Disassemble your furniture before the movers arrive but do not forget to measure it first

Disassemble your furniture before the movers arrive with few easy steps

Once you decide to disassemble your furniture before the movers arrive, make sure you need all of them. Some pieces might be too old or broken, and you should get rid of them. That way you will save some time and money. Also, instead of throwing them away, donate them to a charitable organization. Since you will need different tools, make sure to have them all before you start. And keep all the small pieces in one spot. Because if you lose them, you might not be able to assemble the furniture. Lastly, invite friends and family to help you. With their assistance, you will finish in no time.

About Author

Born and raised in the upper east side of NYC. I consider myself an expert with anything moving or storage related aspects in New York City. Having been in the NYC relocation industry for almost two decades I found myself at a point that I am able to answer and help my clients on the first phone call. NYC is amazing and I can't wait for it to recover from the COVID related closures. Feel free to email or call anytime! 212-244-4011