According to the census, most people between 2022 and 2023 did it for housing-related reasons. Within the past two years, almost half of people wanted better housing or moved from rentals to homeownership. 

The second most prominent reason was family-related reasons, and the third was employment. Regardless of why people move, the process is stressful.

Heavy pieces like wardrobes and dining room tables need transport. Taking furniture helps – a lot. But do you have to do it yourself? You’re busy, and there’s plenty to do, even until the big move

So, do movers disassemble furniture? It could be helpful to have someone disassemble your things for you. Are you curious? Keep reading to find out more. 

Do Movers Disassemble Furniture?

Professional movers often take apart furniture for residential and commercial moves. Pieces of furniture you can expect to have disassembled include: 

  • Wardrobes, dressers, and filing cabinets
  • Beds
  • Dining room tables and desks
  • Cribs
  • Cabinets
  • Bookshelves
  • Build-it-yourself items
    • These include homemade items with plenty of screws and joints
  • Chairs

Some of you may think disassembling furniture wastes time and makes more work. “Wouldn’t leaving it whole be quicker and easier?” Many readers may ask. 

It’s best practice to take large pieces apart. You could damage them by bumping into walls and doorways. Disassembly also protects walls and doorways. 

The cabinet and shelving corners can scratch or ding walls. Your bed legs can dent drywall.

Taking your furnishings apart makes it easier to pack. Slotting pieces into place is easier when they take up less space. 

Do Movers Reassemble Furniture?

Many moving companies disassemble and reassemble furniture to help make the process easier. However, don’t assume your movers offer these services. Services offered partly depend on the moving company itself. 

Movers A will take apart and reassemble your things. But Mover B disassembles your furniture and will not put it back together. Movers C offers neither service. 

Whether your mover disassembles your furniture depends on what you ask for. A “full-service” move entails disassembly, reassembly, packing, and transport. Not asking for full service may get you transport only as a default. 

Tell your movers in advance that you need furniture disassembly and reassembly. This is so they can send the proper number of crew members and ensure you’re sent the correct billing. 

Failure to warn moving companies ahead of time may result in added fees for unforeseen services. Of course, you can hire a third party to take apart and reassemble your furniture. 

Furniture disassembly and reassembly crews often charge by the hour. Consider comparing quotes with your local movers to determine the best price. 

Make Moving Furniture Easier

Do movers disassemble furniture? Usually, they do, but the answer depends on your moving company. Companies often reassemble furniture too.

Do you find moving furniture difficult? Do you need a competent team to prevent furniture damage?

Tri-Star Moving is one of the top moving companies in Nashville, led by someone with experience in the real estate industry. Contact us today if you need help with your big move.