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The Breakdown on Breaking Down: Taking Apart Big Items for a Move

A couple moving a large couch around their living room.

Those who plan to move to or away from Franklin Lakes, NJ are always looking for better and easier ways to streamline the process. Moving isn’t an easy thing to do, especially if you have large appliances and furniture to take with you. Breaking down furniture saves space and makes it easier to move everything, but not everyone does it. Access Self Storage is here with a few tips to keep in mind when breaking down and moving big items into self storage.

Steps for Breaking Down Furniture

1. Plan everything beforehand.

Maybe your couch or kitchen table won’t fit through the doorway. Perhaps it would be best to remove a glass coffee table top and wrap it before moving it onto the truck. Measure the doorways and the furniture beforehand. You’ll know ahead of time which furniture to disassemble and which items should be left alone.

2. Do the disassembling

You may need a few tools to disassemble your furniture, such as an electric screwdriver or a wrench. When you’re removing screws or nuts and bolts, place them in a sealed bag. Label the bag with a marker, and tape it to the furniture if possible. Disassemble table legs, chairs, and other bulky items to make it easy on yourself when moving them into your free rental truck.

3. Cover and protect the items.

Protect your fabric or leather upholstery with furniture covers before moving them out of your home. You should also cover metal tables and wooden furniture to prevent scratches and scuffs as you move them onto the truck and into the storage units. Once they’re stored away, wrap it all with a bed sheet or a storage cover to protect against dust and other airborne particles.

Moving Your Furniture Into Self Storage

Breaking down your items makes it easy to move them out of your home and into storage units at Access Self Storage. No matter where you’re moving to in Franklin Lakes, NJ, it pays to have a storage unit nearby for your belongings. Each unit comes with a free lock and an individual alarm to go with the surveillance cameras around the facility, letting you rest easy until you’re ready to move the items into your new home.