Mover Faqs: Do Movers Disassemble and Reassemble Furniture?


Moving isn’t easy. There’s a lot of moving parts involved, literally and figuratively. In the literal sense, large items will need to be taken apart and the parts will need to be kept together and carefully packed. If you’re concerned about your ability to keep it all together, fear not. Most movers will provide basic furniture disassembly and reassembly. Plus, professional movers will have all of the tools and materials required to properly disassemble and reassemble your furniture.


Whether you decide to take apart your furniture yourself or opt for professional help, the experienced movers at Moving Squad will get all of your belongings from Point A to Point B safely and affordably. We offer flexible relocation packages that fit just about any budget. For the DIY mover, our blog is loaded with tips on simplifying the moving process, like our step-by-step guide on packing your home.


What items will need to be disassembled?


  • Beds: Bed frames are usually large and held together by a lot of pieces. This makes them difficult to move intact. If you decide to DIY it, get up early on the day of your move to get everything sorted and label everything.
  • Vanities and dressers: The majority of dressers and vanities can be moved without being taken apart unless there’s a mirror attached. This is also the case for china cabinets and glass coffee tables. If the glass isn’t able to be detached, movers will wrap it intact.
  • Large dining room tables: Four-person dining room tables can often just be wrapped and relocated as is. But if you have a large or heavy dining room table, the best course of action is to remove the legs and wrap everything individually. Doing so will prevent the legs and table from breaking during transit and will make it easier to load and unload.
  • Shelving units and entertainment centers: Most bookshelves don’t need to be entirely broken down, but if a shelf can be moved without forcing it, they’ll need to be wrapped and packed separately. The same applies to cabinets and entertainment centers.


If you’re not sure whether to take something apart or not, we recommend waiting until the movers arrive. The movers will be able to make the best decision for you. If movers disassemble any furniture, they’ll reassemble it for you at your new residence.


You may be wondering what exactly movers won’t disassemble. The short answer is that it depends. If you think you have any uncommon items that may require extra attention, get in touch.


As a general rule, most movers won’t uninstall and reinstall large appliances like washers, dryers and refrigerators. This is because of the inherent risk involved (I.E., a burst pipe) and the liability that comes with it. You can hire a handyman or a plumber to take on these focused tasks if you aren’t sure how to do it yourself.


Perhaps you have a home gym and most of the bulky equipment won’t even make it through the hallway in its current iteration. Unfortunately, unless your equipment only requires movers to unplug it, most movers aren’t qualified to disassemble large and expensive equipment. If you’re unable to do it yourself, it’s in your best interest to contact a fitness equipment specialist or a moving company that specializes in moving gym equipment.


When you’re multitasking or strapped for time, it’s easy to misplace things like furniture hardware. Sifting through boxes to find various odds and ends probably isn’t how you want to spend your first few weeks settling into the new digs. At Moving Squad, we understand that you already have a lot on your plate. That’s why we offer basic furniture disassembly and reassembly. Our movers have all of the tools and materials required to disassemble, pack and reassemble your belongings. We pride ourselves in saving our customers money, time and ensuring their peace of mind. Whether you’re in a time crunch or on a budget, Moving Squad has your back.


Moving Squad offers full-service relocation services in Florida. We can handle just about everything associated with your move. Our full-service moving package includes furniture disassembly and reassembly, all of the packing materials and supplies, packing up your belongings, loading and unloading, and of course, transporting your belongings safely and efficiently.


In a rush? Let us help. Our movers offer low-cost express packs for a speedy delivery that doesn’t compromise on quality. Our patented express pack system was designed with efficiency and safety in mind.


Moving can be stressful; but hiring a courteous, professional, top-rated mover can help alleviate a lot of moving-related angst. Whether you’re moving someplace in South Florida or state-wide, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today so that we can provide you with the quality moving service you deserve.



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