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Steps to disassembling a bunk bed

Pre-Move Activities - August 20, 2019

Yes, relocation can be challenging and exhausting, especially if you have a lot of items to move with you.  Along with many other things that relocation brings, one of them is probably the most tiresome. That is disassembling and packing of your belongings. If you are wondering how to get along with big bulky furniture, you are in the right place. In this article, we will try to help you by giving you some steps to disassembling a bunk bed, which might be useful.

A good plan can save you from headaches

Not every life event comes without preparations and effort given. For most of them, you need to be well- prepared and organized. Due to the complexity of the moving process, making a relocation plan is inevitable. Putting all task on the list will give you a clear picture of your duties. Start with preparations on time, at least a few months before the moving date. You will have time to do everything properly and more time for spending with your family and friends, before the move.

Make a plan and organize your packing process like a pro

Professional help is always needed

Relocation is on the list of the most stressful life events. That is why you should take into consideration hiring a professional moving company. As one of the best local movers Massachusetts, Grunt Moving company is offering high-quality services, at reasonable prices. And that is exactly what you need. To have someone to rely on, a team of people who can take the utmost care of your belongings. The one who can disassemble a bunk bed, furniture and any large items you have. And to relocate them to your desired destination.

How to be ready to disassemble a bunk bed?

Before you start the process of disassembling a bunk bed, there are few things you should take into consideration. First, you should have enough space for this project, as you would not like to end up with the pieces of the frame tumbling down on you. This is the perfect time for decluttering of your home, which is an important part of your pre- relocation process. By minimizing the items you are moving, you are minimizing the costs of moving.

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Clean and declutter your space while you are in the packing process

Getting rid of unnecessary items can save your wallet. In case you need residential junk removal, Grunt Moving company is here for you. We can easily remove all the clutter from your home in no time. So, after decluttering you will have more space for packing possessions and disassembling furniture. As this is the job for at least two persons, ask your family members or friends for help. Dismantling furniture can be dangerous due to a lot of heavy parts. It can cause damages to other items, and most importantly to harm you. To avoid any unpleasant situations, in advance, be concentrated, take extra precaution measures. Always wear proper protective gear and gloves, as much as long trousers.

Steps for disassembling a bunk bed

Bunk beds come in different sizes and are usually made of wood or metal. For those that you have bought, you will probably have the manual with the instructions on how to assemble and disassemble it. But in case you have a handmade bunk bed we will help you by giving some simple steps on how to do it with ease. You will have to deal with the following parts: footboards, headboards, side rails, ladder, support slats, and top bunk safety rail. Let’s see what your first steps should be.

Use the proper tools when disassembling a bunk bed
Use the proper tools when disassembling a bunk bed

Step 1- Remove and take care of the mattresses

First things first, and that are mattresses and bedding. Take them out of both bunks and put them in protective sheets.

Step 2- Watch out for support slats

Support slats are usually wooden strips that run parallel to the headboard. As they rest on the lip of each side rail, they support the mattress. There are around 20 per bed, so put them aside and pack them separately.

Step 3- Disassembling a bunk bed in two parts

Relocation will be easier if you get your bunk bed in two parts. The headboard and footboard of the bed are connected using a rail joint that is supported by two dowels. Removing the dowels should be pretty easy and only need is a set of pliers and a mallet. Take the mallet and tap the protruding side while grabbing them with pliers from the other side and pulling them out. You can apply this to both lower and upper bunk.

Step 4- Time for removal of side rails and boards

When the dowels are out, patiently tap on the headboard above the leg and rail joint and remove the side rail. That way you will separate all four joints and you can put headboard, footboard and two side rails against the wall.

Step 5- Safety rail

In most cases, bunk beds are used for children, so it must be protected with a safety rail for the upper bed. You can easily detach it by unscrewing them from the outer side rail of the upper bunk.

While you are disassembling a bunk bed, think about packing as well

After the most tiresome part is done, and you have your bunk bed in pieces, it is time for packing. From crucial importance is the safety of your belongings during the move. You will be in need to gather proper packing material, to protect each part of the bed. Use plastic covers for mattresses, and boxes for small pieces, screws, and pins. Good packing will not only save your belongings from possible damages during loading and transportation. But can help you in better and easier unpacking and assembling of the bunk bed in your new home.

As you can see there is nothing to worry about when the time comes for disassembling a bunk bed. With just a few tips and good organization, you will have your beds ready for transportation. Grunts Moving company is willing to help you and make your relocation a pleasant experience. So, do not hesitate, check out our free estimate and give us a call. We wish you the best of luck and a great new beginning.


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