Empty drawers, cabinets, and closets
While you may be able to tape up drawers, cabinet doors, and other furnishings with covered storage units, it’s generally a good idea to empty out everything inside to avoid damaging items. Emptying drawers also makes the furniture easier to carry and maneuver since you won’t have extra weight.
If you have a few lightweight, soft items stored away, such as towels, bedsheets, and clothing, you could simply tape down and stretch wrap the drawers so they double as a storage unit for the move. Just make sure everything is taped down securely so that there’s absolutely no chance of the drawers or shelves moving in transit.
Disassemble as much as possible
You may be working with very tight spaces as you start moving furniture into the new space, so everything needs to be broken down into the smallest possible parts. Take apart as many desks, tables, cabinets, shelving units, and other furnishings as you can so it’s easier to stack all the pieces together and move them to an area where you can put them back together. Use screwdrivers and other wrenches to remove screws and loose pieces with ease. Avoid forcing anything or using the wrong tools since this can damage the furniture and make it impossible to put back together when you need it.
If disassembling furniture sounds stressful, moving companies such as Purple Heart Moving Group will handle it for you.
Store hardware and accessories
Any screws, legs, and other hardware you have from the disassembly process need to be stowed away carefully in zipper storage bags or small plastic bags so that reassembly is that much easier. Take the time to pack and label these items for fast retrieval when it’s time to put furniture back together.
Moving furniture to your new space doesn’t have to be complicated when you do a little planning and arm yourself with the right supplies. Use the “easy button” method to coordinate your move and look forward to settling into your new place faster.