It's certainly no secret that flatpack furniture has become more popular in recent years. Purchased in a flat box and then assembled at home, flatpack furniture tends to be cost-effective and easy to use. If you're going to be moving home, you might be tempted to leave the flatpack furniture assembled. However, an additional advantage of such furniture is being able to take it apart for easier transportation.
Here are just a few reasons why flatpack furniture should be disassembled before you move.
Efficient Use of Space
There's only a certain amount of space within a moving van. Even if you choose a large van, you'll be surprised by just how fast the cargo area is filled. Fully assembled furniture takes up plenty of space. It's hard to fit other items around it thanks to generally awkward dimensions, and flatpack items aren't often manufactured to bear a lot of weight themselves.
With this in mind, it's easy to see that disassembling furniture is going to see the available space used more efficiently. Each piece can be taken apart and then stacked together out of the way.
Reduced Risk of Damage
Flatpack furniture tends to be less expensive than other types, but that's no reason to risk damage, and that's just what you'll be doing if you don't disassemble before moving. As stated above, flatpack furniture isn't usually very strong – its structural stability depends on it staying in the right position after being built. When you choose to move such furniture around, you place stress where stress was never meant to go. It's not uncommon for table legs to snap off or sliding wardrobe doors to move out of alignment. Additionally, it is easy to protect furniture that has been disassembled from knocks and scratches. Placing it in its original packaging is ideal, but you can also use cardboard between each piece and then cover everything with a plastic or cotton sheet.
Easier Packing and Unpacking
Finally, keep in mind that packing and unpacking will be easier when your furniture is disassembled. It's a lot more convenience to carry a table, chair, or shelving unit when it is divided into separate pieces, so you'll save time and effort when you're leaving your old home or entering your new one. You'll also be able to take your time setting up – the flatpack furniture can be stacked out of the way until more important items are unpacked and vital tasks taken care of.
Contact local interstate removal services for more information.