How to dismantle furniture when moving in LA?

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    Are you planning a move to a new home? Or you want to downsize the current one so that you have more space? In both cases, the best thing to do is to disassemble the furniture. It is easier to carry them in pieces than a single heavy one. Also, when we have large furniture, most of the time, they can not get through the doors, past the corners, and down the stairs. So by pulling them apart, we are making the job easier. Plus, this way there is less chance of it getting damaged during the transport. And you can put more pieces of furniture in less space. But how to do it right? Sky Moving would like to share a few tips on how best to dismantle furniture when moving in LA. In no time, you will have everything shipped and delivered to your new home.

    Before you dismantle furniture when moving in LA you need to make a plan

    The most common mistake is that people do not give themselves enough time to dismantle furniture when moving in LA. Usually, they start too late, thinking it is a simple thing to do, and they end up delaying the move. It is why, if you are not sure how to do it properly, you should hire professional furniture movers. They have the needed experience and knowledge to do it with no mistakes. Because a rushed job usually ends up costing you a lot of money. For you might miss something, and one or more pieces of your large furniture might get damaged during the move. Therefore always start by making a plan and writing down everything you will need. Also, give yourself enough time so that you can do a thorough job.

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    To make sure all your furniture is properly disassembled and ready for transport in LA you need to have a plan

    To properly disassemble furniture when relocating in LA you need to read the instructions

    Before you start pulling apart all your large furniture for the relocation, you need to carefully read the instructions. Do not make the mistake of thinking that it is an easy, and simple thing to do. A lot of furniture has a specific order in which things should be pulled apart. That way, they can be professionally packed and assembled again without a problem. It is especially important if you have large and relatively complicated pieces of furniture like china cabinets and armoire. However, a lot of times, it happens that we misplace the instructions. Or if the furniture has been in the family for years, that we simply have no idea where it is. In that case, the best solution is to take a look online. More often than not, manufacturing companies keep extensive records.

    Gather all the tools you will need to pull the furniture apart when moving

    The best way to save time and have a move without delays is to gather all the tools. Otherwise, you might end up stopping everything in the middle of the work because one tool is missing. Therefore if you are not sure what you need, always ask your residential movers for advice before you start to disassemble furniture. For starters, you will need a screwdriver and wrench of different sizes. Because not all the furniture has the same size bolt and screws. Also, you will need a hammer. Additionally, sometimes parts are fused, that once you remove the screws, you will not be able to pull them apart. However, be extremely careful with this tool as you can also easily damage your furniture.

    a screwdriver
    To dismantle furniture when moving in LA, you need tools of different sizes

    Make sure you have enough Ziploc bags

    One of the dangers of disassembling furniture by yourself is that you do not have the necessary experience to avoid common mistakes. For example, a lot of times people who are moving rush to pull everything apart. So they end up losing little pieces like bolts and screws. Or they put them all together, and at the end of the day, when it is time to assemble everything back, they have no idea which one is for a specific part. Therefore the first thing you need to do is get enough zip locks and a marker. Secondly, once you unscrew the bolt, immediately put it in the designated bag for that piece of furniture. Make sure there is clear labeling on the side of the bag. Once you finish, you can pack all the bags in one place. Or tape them to the furniture they belong to.


    Do not forget to ask for help when disassembling furniture for the move

    One thing professional movers know well is that furniture is heavy and you need help lifting them. Even when it is in pieces, it is often impossible for one person to load them into the moving truck. Also, if you attempt to disassemble all of them by yourself, you might injure your back or worse. Therefore always ask your family and friends for help. However, do not forget that you are the host. Provide everybody with enough food and drinks. It is not an easy job, and you will need to stay hydrated. You can simply save yourself a lot of time by ordering a pizza. It is a simple solution that everybody loves.

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    Ensure everybody stays hydrated while working

    To properly dismantle furniture when moving in LA you need to be patience

    One of the mistakes that will cost you a lot of money is losing patience when dismantling furniture when moving in LA. It is not something you can do without a plan. Also, it will take time to pull everything apart. Therefore, make sure you do not rush to finish everything because you might end up losing a piece or injuring yourself. Also, Los Angeles has a lot of stores where you can find affordable tools. Once you have everything, invite friends and family to help. This way, in no time, you will have everything done and ready for the move.



    Brian M.


    May 13. 2021


    ''These guys did a great job with my heavy stuff! I only needed a few heavy things moved (like a refrigerator, sofa, big display case, etc). They showed up on time, were helpful and friendly, and were done on-time. And they moved all my heavy stuff down a flight of stairs in the LA heat! Definitely recommend them, and will use them again in the future!''

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