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Assembling and disassembling flat-packed furniture

When getting ready to move house or office in London, the disassembly of flat-packed furniture may be required.

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When getting ready to move house or office in London, the disassembly of flat-packed furniture may be required. When using out man and van service, there are various ways to make sure this process is as stress free and easy as possible.

First of all, it's usually easier to take furniture apart by following the assembly instructions in reverse. To ensure your assembly instructions are always easy to find, place them in poly pockets and tape them to the underside of the furniture. When fully taped, they won't hang down and no one will know the table, or other piece of furniture's assembly instructions are so close by.

If the instructions have already been lost it should be possible to find them on-line. Certain manufacturers provide PDF versions. However, even with the instructions, cheaper furniture like medium density fibreboard (MDF) or plywood likely won't survive being taken apart.

In case you can't source assembly instructions, here is a generalised version for most flat-packed furniture. The basic shape of almost all flat-packed furniture is that of a box. The base panel is panel one. A side panel is added, followed by a second then the top panel. If it has a back panel this will go on before an extra i.e. a door. So in reverse order it would be: the door (if it has one), back panel (if it has one), side panel, side panel, base. Obviously this won't work for every piece of flat-packed furniture; most notably beds. Also note that some self-assembly furniture may require more than one person to build it or dismantle it.

When successfully disassembled, all screws and the corresponding Alan Keys, if not required for other pieces of furniture, should be placed into a freezer bag which can then be taped to a piece of the furniture. Counting the screws as they are bagged can help to avoid problems when it comes time to rebuild the piece.

Moving home or office can be a stressful time, whether you are going just a few streets or all the way across London. With these tips your flat-packed furniture won't add to your stress. We can help make the rest of the move as stress free as possible. Contact us get your FREE QUOTE, please click the following link and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.

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