Moving from place to place is tiring. Even more so when you have to take your big, expensive furniture with you. Even though it might be tempting to try and take that whole dresser in one piece, it’s more economical and safer to take it apart before you go.
The first question you should ask is, do I NEED to take this apart. If the answer is no, then don’t. If you are unsure, ask yourself: “Can I lift this?” “Is this dangerous to carry?” “Will it fit in the car?” If you answer yes to any of these, get ready to take it apart. But don’t worry, we will help you get started.
Different furniture needs different tools. Make sure that you have the right ones for the job. Tool kits can be bought cheaply in many hardware stores and will have everything you need. Do not use the wrong tools. If you use a wrong sized tool, you risk ruining the key parts that hold everything together. Finding replacement parts for these items may be next to impossible.
That’s right, stay organized. There will be a lot of small pieces that you must keep track of. A great way to keep all those tiny screws together and labelled zip lock bags. To remember which screw goes where, use a coloured pen and mark the screw and the place that it goes back to. Trust us, you will thank us later. Get a self storage unit to help you store your furniture as well.
No shame in asking for some help. If you aren’t exactly technically inclined, it might be the time to ask family or friends to help. Doing this will ensure you do not break something irreplaceable. Some moving companies even offer services where they will take apart your furniture for you.
That’s that, we hope this helps when you start to get ready for the big job. Stay patient and remember to store that furniture with us at North Shore Mini Storage.