If you’re planning on moving to the suburbs from Auckland, you’re going to have to prepare for the move. There is a lot to be transported during any such move, and furniture movers and house packers can make the task of shifting a whole lot easier for you.
Big pieces of furniture will need to be disassembled before the move so that they can be transported easily and safely. Professional East Auckland Movers and West Auckland Movers such as Easy Move Furniture Removals can make the task of disassembling, transporting, and reassembling your furniture a stress-free experience. If, however, you still want to save on some money and do the disassembling yourself, you need to make sure you do it right. Here’s what you need to consider when disassembling furniture yourself for a move.
Will you be shifting all your furniture?
Over time, you may have come to own furniture that you’re not particularly fond of. There is no reason to continue to hold on to pieces you don’t like simply because you already own them. You are, after all, shifting to a new home so you might as well start fresh and take only what you actually want with you.
Make a plan to carefully evaluate all your furniture and see if you need to shift them all with you. If there are some items you do not wish to transport to your new home, find a way to get rid of them. You could give them away to relatives who would be happy to receive and use them. You could even put them up for sale to get rid of them. This way, you will also get some extra cash.
Does all the furniture need to be disassembled?
Get your measuring tape out and measure the doorways and passages to check whether the furniture you want to shift to the new house will fit. You will need to make sure you check the height, width, as well as length so that you can get a clear idea of whether it can be easily moved.
Furniture that can easily fit through the doorways and passages can be taken as it is by Movers in Auckland like Henderson Movers, but others that are too big to fit will need to be disassembled. Even though some pieces of furniture may fit through the doorways, they may be too heavy to shift as they are without disassembling. In such cases, they will have to be disassembled.
Some items may require only minor adjustments to be made instead of complete disassembling to make transportation easier. The decision must be made taking into consideration the risk of damaging the furniture during the process of moving.
Keep the furniture instruction manuals handy
Every piece of furniture you own will have its own instruction manual that came with it at the time of initial purchase. Make sure you don’t start on any disassembling work without referring to the furniture instruction manual. While it may not have taken you a long time to figure out where the disassembling points are, all furniture needs to be disassembled in a specific order, so don’t try to do it yourself without referring to the manual. If the manual does not have anything on disassembling, check out the section describing the assembling of the furniture and follow the steps backward during the disassembling process.
If you don’t have the hardcopy of your furniture’s instruction manual with you, look for it online from the manufacturer.
Put together the right tools
Disassembling furniture the right way cannot happen if you haven’t got the right tools to do it. Make sure you keep your supply of tools nearby so that you’re ready to take on the task of disassembling with ease. The several nuts, bolts, and screws on the furniture will require you to make use of screwdrivers and wrenches for disassembling. Dollies can come in handy for heavy furniture pieces and you need to make sure you have enough straps for the task.
A small hammer can also be a blessing when disassembling furniture for a move, but you need to use it very carefully so that there is no damage caused to your pieces of furniture.
Keep Ziploc bags ready for small parts
The several nuts, bolts, and screws that you will remove from the furniture you disassemble need to be kept safely so that you can find them easily when the furniture needs to be reassembled in the new house. Keep several Ziploc bags ready, and as you disassemble each piece of furniture, put these small parts into Ziploc bags and label them so that you know exactly which bag contains the pieces for which furniture. It’s going to be a nightmare trying to match the parts to the furniture in your new house if you don’t do this.
Get help from a friend or relative
Disassembling furniture is no small task. It will often require one person or more to hold things in place while the other unscrew the screws from the furniture. So make sure you get a friend or relative to help you out. This will also save you a lot of time in the disassembling process.