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Moving IKEA and other flat pack furniture

IKEA has been around in the UK for over 30 years, and changed furniture forever all across the world. Flat pack furniture can now be found almost everywhere, from inexpensive to higher end products. Most of us have at least one piece of flat pack furniture from IKEA or another company in our homes.

Now that you're moving home, you need to think about moving any flat pack furniture in your home - we've got some tips for you!

Talk with your removal surveyor

During your removal estimate survey, talk with the surveyor about your furniture. They'll be able to tell you what will most likely need to be dismantled or not for your move. When planning your move, don't forget about your new home - will there be any tight corners, difficult staircases or other issues which may mean that furniture coming out assembled from your current home won't fit into your new home without being disassembled?

We usually dismantle and reassemble most beds (bunk beds and cabin beds are an exception for reassembly) during a removal, along with simple wardrobes, bookcases, etc - but be sure to discuss this with your surveyor for details.

Look at your furniture

Moving home is the perfect time to make some changes with your furniture. Take a look at your current furniture; are any pieces a bit wobbly or damaged, or have they been moved before?

Was the item assembled inside the room where it currently is placed? It may need to be disassembled prior to being moved.

Does it need to be disassembled?

Not all flat pack furniture should be disassembled when you're moving. In fact, smaller pieces should not be taken apart to be moved - they're sturdier and easier to move as one piece

Questions to ask yourself about your flat pack furniture

Should I move my IKEA flatpack furniture?

Things to remember

If you're disassembling your furniture yourself, be sure to put all the bits and pieces together in a plastic bag - and label it so you know where they came from. If you're taking apart more than one piece of furniture, keep the bits for each piece in their own bag, so you don't get confused when you begin to put them together again.

Take photos of how the furniture looked before you took it apart, and of any joints or difficult sections that you encounter - it will help you if you're reassembling your furniture in your new home

How may we help with your removal?

Britannia Bradshaw can help your removal go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote or call 0161 877 5555 (Manchester), 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with a removals specialist.

No matter how you choose to move your flat pack furniture, we're on hand to help. Talk to your surveyor or ring our office to discuss any concerns you have - we're glad to help!

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