How to disassemble a bed
How to disassemble a bed is a very easy process. it can be done by one person but preferably two people are advisable as the biggest part to move will be the headboard and the mattress. The tools needed to disassemble a bed are pretty basic tools. For this exercise, you be requiring the use of a screwdriver, a spanner and in some cases you might be required to use an Allen key, a hammer or some plier. Dismantling your bed is it very necessary task as most people move house once every 3 years. it may be that you are just moving your bed to a different room in the house So being able to dismantle your bed by yourself and safely is very important.
Moving the mattress and box spring
In order to disassemble a bed, is important to move the mattress and box spring out of the room but before doing so you need to ensure that there is plenty of room around the bed for you to work with. Ensure that if there are any loose items that might be getting you away to take them out to a different room to give you more room to work with. Mattresses are very heavy items and I would not recommend moving it by yourself. It is best practice that when attempting to move a mattress to have a friend or at least someone else there to help you. Before moving the mattress and the box spring it is important to ensure that all cover are taken off the mattress. Mattresses can be floppy at times and have by having a cover on it while trying to move it can be tricky and dangerous at the same time. What you want to do now is to flip it on its side. Most mattresses will have a handle on either side which are designed for the purpose of transporting mattresses. One word of advice, for exceptionally heavy mattresses, using this handles can sometimes break so to be on the safe side it is best to slide a strap underneath the mattress and use the strap to move the mattress to the other room or to the moving truck. This will also ensure that your mattress does not get dirty and not dragging on the floor while you are moving it.
Remove the supporting slats
There are usually two different types of beds. If your bed does not come with the box spring, then it will be using slats. Moving the supporting slats is a very easy process. In most cases slats are just sitting on top of the bed frame which should be visible after you have removed a mattress. You can then proceed by picking them up one by one and moving them out of the room. In some cases, the slats might be joined together which if carried on your own might be quite heavy so it is also advisable to have someone help you with this process. You will be thanking your back at the end of it. if the slats are not joined together you may need to number them as they might be of different sizes. By doing this you can facilitate putting it back together and know exactly where what goes. Slats can sometimes be screwed in so if they are, use a screwdriver to unscrew them from the side of the bed. If they have brackets holding them to the bed, you can unscrew them as well. Once all the slats have been picked, take them to the other room or the moving truck.
Keep your screws safe
Many people tend to forget to keep the screws safe. After a long day moving or even just the process of disassembling in your bed the last thing you want to do is to be looking for your screws when it comes time to put your bed back together. When disassembling your bed take good notes of exactly where each crew is coming from. Some screws we’ll have different sizes so it is important to remember exactly where they came from to avoid headaches ahead. If by any chance you do realise that you’ve lost some screws, do not panic. Most beds use a very generic type of screws. They are usually made of Phillips screws are flathead screws. If you do find yourself in the position where you’ve lost some of the screws, you can head down to your local Bunnings or Masters and you will easily find a replacement for them.
Disassembling the rails
This is the final step of the process of ‘how to disassemble a bed’. In the step, we will be disassembling the rails from the headboard and footboard. Usually, the rails will be connected to the headboard and footboard using Allen key bolts. if they do, use your Allen key to unscrew them. If they are Phillips or flat head screws then use your Phillips or flathead screwdriver to unscrew them. Now a word of advice when taking the rails apart, be very watchful and mindful that once you taking a rail off the headboard and footboard might want to fall, so be prepared for that. Now that you have your full bed disassembled, you can pick up all the bits and pieces and move to the next room or the moving truck.