When it comes to furniture removals, the simplest items can often be the most challenging to move. A great example of this is beds; they appear easy to move, but even children’s beds can be cumbersome and difficult to handle. When you’re trying to move your beds through to the front door to get it to the moving truck, there is a risk of damage to your walls and belongings or even injury to yourself. So, before you tackle this aspect of furniture removals, Perth based Emmanuel Transport has some professional tips to help you.
Remove and Pack All Your Bedding
The first step is to remove and pack all the bedding. Take the bedding and pillows off the bed and pack them in large bags to protect them from dust and dirt during the move. Be sure to remove as much air as possible and tape the bags shut to save room in the truck.
Roll and Secure the Mattress
The mattress is usually the most difficult component of a bed to deal with during furniture removals. The best way to tackle this is to roll the mattress in from one end, so that it forms a cylinder shape. While it is not a good idea to store a mattress for a prolonged period in this way, it is convenient for a home move. Use string to tie the bundle, so that it retains this shape and minimise the space needed in the moving truck.
Clean the Frame
Whether you’re taking the bed frame to your new home or it is going into storage, you’ll need to make sure that it is fully clean. Dust can easily accumulate on all the edges of the frame, so use some antibacterial wipes to clean the frame and remove any dust or debris. This will ensure that all the parts of the bed frame are clean and ready for transport.
If your bed has a headboard, this is a good place to start the dismantling process. This will make it easier to deal with when you’re carrying it to and from the moving truck. Most headboards are fixed to bed frames with standard screws, but you’ll need to ensure that you have the correct type of screwdriver or tool on hand.
The best way to dismantle the complete bed frame is to use the original assembly instructions, but if these have been lost, take a logical approach. Start with removing the slats then loosen the long frame sections. This will make it easier to dismantle the basic frame. Use string to tie these sections together, before moving on to the shorter sections and repeating the process. Inevitably, there will be fittings and other loose parts, so make sure these are all bagged together and kept in a safe place. Use packing wrap and moving blankets to protect all the components during transit.
If you are in need of furniture removals, Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help. We are experienced furniture removalists, and our team would be delighted to answer any of your queries or questions.