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Which items in the house require disassembly?

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Asked by Claire

February 19, 2013 under Moving Labor

I have some pretty big items in my house that I’m going to be moving, and I’m worried about whether I’ll be able to fit them on the truck or even through the door of my house without taking them apart first. As a guideline, which items most commonly require disassembly before moving?


Answered by Robert Moreschi

February 19, 2013

Typically, your big pieces of furniture are going to be the items that will require disassembly in order to be moved. Most commonly, desks, beds, cabinets, wall units, and exercise equipment are the types of items that are disassembled prior to moving.

When it comes to furniture disassembly, you normally have two options. Either your moving company can disassemble your furniture for you and then reassemble it when it arrives at your new home, or you can do it yourself.

If you choose to have your movers disassemble and reassemble your big items for you, it will usually cost you more money. The disassembly and reassembly process takes more time out of the move for your moving crew, and if you are doing a local move, it will add on to the time that you are paying them for, thus increasing the price.

For long distance moves, some companies will charge extra for reassembling your furniture after delivery, so it’s ultimately up to you whether you choose to have your movers do it for you, or whether you’ll take apart what needs to be disassembled prior to the movers arriving at your home on the moving date.

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