Assembly and Disassembly
One of the most difficult parts of your move is trying to sort out what it is that you need in order to get your large items where you need them to go. How can you be sure that you’re able to get them moved? Are you going to keep them together or are you going to take them apart before the move?
There are many large items that you may want to disassemble as a part of your moving process. But, what needs to be taken apart? Should you do it yourself or is it better for you to get your movers to do it for you? Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions that get asked in regards to disassembly and assembly of your large items during the move.
Which Items Need to Be Disassembled Prior to a Move?
There are a lot of large items in your home that may need to be disassembled prior to your move. Many moving companies will tell you that, if it can be disassembled easily, it’s probably better for you to go ahead and take it apart to keep it safe during your move. This isn’t always the case, but it’s a fairly good rule of thumb.
Some of the items that you’re going to be likely to disassemble include tables (coffee tables, kitchen tables, and end tables), entertainment centers, anything that may have glass on it, and furniture that has feet. You will also, likely, have to take apart dressers – at the very least, you will likely have to take out the drawers so that they are lighter to move into the moving van or truck.
Why is it Important to Have a List of Items that Need to Be Disassembled?
Having a list can do a lot of things. First, it allows you to take a look at everything that you’re going to need to get disassembled and give you an idea of what you will want to get cleared off and moved out of the way before everything else that you may be packing.
It’s always a good idea to have a to-do list, so having an extra list of what needs to be disassembled prior to moving them is just there to help guide you as you work out what you need to get done.
If you are going to be taking care of the assembly and disassembly of items yourself, then a list allows you to just have another thing that you can look at in order to make sure that you’re staying on schedule.
You are going to want to take care of the disassembly as soon as you possibly can, because if there’s a complication, you find out you can’t actually take something apart, or you need help with it, you will be able to work out those details and make sure that you can do whatever is necessary to get that help.
It also allows you to have some open communication with your moving company as you try to work out what it is that needs to be done on moving day. If they are going to be the ones to disassemble your items, they can know what they need to disassemble and be sure to schedule you properly so that everything can get done in a timely manner. Your moving company can know what to expect and they can know what tools they are going to need to keep on hand in order to stay ahead of everything.
Do The Disassembly and Reassembly Yourself – or Get Help From Your Movers?
This is one of the hardest questions to sort out, because you may just want to take care of it yourself because you’re worried about the cost or you’re concerned that the moving company won’t do it correctly.
The fact is, the people that are doing your move have been trained in how to take care of such things, they’re always very careful about it, and they will be communicating with you if you decide to have them take care of your disassembly and reassembly.
Not only does it save you a lot of stress and anxiety to get help with the assembly and disassembly of your large furniture and other items, but it can also help to prevent injuries as well. There are going to be multiple movers that are helping you with these processes, allowing them to disassemble everything that you have more easily and making sure that they can use the buddy system when it comes to lifting the heavy parts of the furniture.
The same goes for reassembling – they’ll put it back together as a team, saving you hospital bills and stress when all is said and done.
There are some cases where you may want to take care of it yourself, however. For example, if it’s a small item that won’t take much effort to disassemble, or it’s something that doesn’t require a lot of effort to take apart, you can likely do it yourself.
If you have a certain way that the item needs to be packed into the truck, or if you are taking it with you in the vehicle you’re using to get to your new place, you may also want to go ahead and disassemble the thing yourself in order to save time and to get things in order before the moving company gets to your home on moving day.
When you’re moving large items, you want to be sure that you plan ahead and take care of everything possible in order to prevent issues. Not only can it help you to work things out better, but you can prevent problems and know that you have some semblance of order in regards to your packing and how you want to accomplish everything.
Many of the moving companies that you can book through the iMoving website can help with assembly and disassembly and ensure that your move goes smoothly.