Do I have to disassemble furniture to move?

Ray Victor
Last Updated:
September 25, 2023

In case you are moving, or have not hired professional furniture disassemblers, you may be asking how to disassemble it yourself before a move. Furniture is a large and bulky item that will require disassembly before a move. 

Furniture has to be disassembled for the following reasons: 

  • It is usually large and bulky and may not fit through the door, like a bed for example.
  • Lifting the furniture as a whole can be hard, and a safety and health hazard 
  • There are more chances of damaging it if you move it without disassembling it first 

So now that we have established why you need to disassemble the furniture, let's delve into how you can do it before a move.

Dig out the instructions 

When you bought your furniture, you also got a pack of instructions which also covers how to disassemble your furniture. Read the content carefully before getting to work. In case you have misplaced them you can contact the manufacturers or can look up online how to do it. Armed with the instructions in hand you will have a better idea of how to go about the process. 

Equip yourself with the necessary tools

You will have to gather the necessary equipment for the task. This includes different types of screwdrivers, Allen keys, and a hammer. Power tools can help you save time and just make the overall process more efficient. Most of the tools and equipment will be listed on the instructions manuals of your furniture assembly. 

Keep everything organized. 

When you are disassembling everything, it is important to keep everything organized. Loose screws and other small parts shouldn’t be lying around because soon they will mix up with the parts of another piece of furniture or get lost. Try to pack the screws and parts in individual zip lock bags and label them to know which piece of furniture it belongs to. 


Next, you will need to pack the parts you have removed. In addition to the common packing materials, we recommend that you use old clothes, sweaters, and blankets around the packing sheets for extra protection. 

Leave the job for the Pros 

Disassembling furniture before a move is not an easy task and there are many things involved. If you are short on time and do not have the necessary equipment or enough manpower to handle the furniture, it’s better to hire professional furniture disassemblers

With the right expertise, skill, and manpower they will disassemble and pack your furniture in no time. Hiring experts will save you tons of time and effort. They will also minimize the chances of your goods getting damaged. With disassembling, packing, and moving things on regular basis you can’t beat their expertise. 

So if you’re thinking of hiring professional furniture disassemblers, get in touch today!

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