Do Movers Disassemble Beds

do movers disassemble beds

Since establishing our company 20 years ago, Three Men and A Truck has become a leader in the moving industry and now offers customers the most comprehensive line of services in numerous cities throughout the US.  Whether it’s a local move across the street or across the country, we understand that moving an entire household can be a stressful, tedious experience.  Thus, if you want to avoid breaking your back packing and loading for a move, our experienced and skilled professional movers are ready to make your move as pleasant an experience as possible.

What furniture items should be disassembled before loading?

The reason most moves become so difficult is because many household items need to be broken down before loading them on our moving trucks.  This can be a hazardous endeavor for the average, untrained individual.  While we can easily move a lot of larger furniture items without having to disassemble them, other items will travel better, if they are broken down first. This includes items such as:

  • anything from IKEA (commonly referred to as RTA or ready-to-assemble furniture)
  • beds/bed frames
  • bookshelf units
  • dining room tables
  • dressers or vanities and mirrors
  • home entertainment centers
  • removable appliance components (dishwasher racks, refrigerator shelves and trays, oven racks and stove burner grates, etc.)

Remember, whenever you disassemble any of these items, there is going to be a lot of hardware that you need to keep track of. Be sure to package the hardware for each item separately in Ziploc bags and label them accordingly.

Do Movers Take Apart Beds And Other Furniture Items?

Three Men and A Truck offers an extensive range of moving services, one of which is the disassembly and re-assembly of beds and the other furniture items listed above.  We decided early on that this was a necessary service to provide due to the number of customers that are physically unable to handle this kind of task or weren’t mechanically inclined.  We have found that it’s best to disassemble certain items so that travel safely and make it to their destination undamaged. If you have hired us to pack the dismantled pieces, we’ll ensure that each of the related pieces are marked and packed accordingly.

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Should I disassemble my furniture or have Three Men And A Truck do it?

While many individuals prefer to take their furniture apart before it gets loaded and then reassemble it in their new home once it’s been unloaded, sometimes it makes more sense to have our movers do it for you.  It just depends on your budget and the specifics of your move.  Ultimately, it’s your decision.  Here are two questions that will help you decide what to do:

  • Are you physically capable of the lifting involved when disassembling and re-assembling your furniture items?
  • Do you have the basic mechanical skills required when using hand and power tools?

If the answer to either one of these was “NO”, it’s probably best to let our moving crew members handle this task for you.  Naturally, it will save you time and money if you can disassemble the items you’re moving. That is because packing a whole bed as compared to boxing the pieces requires a smaller box and space.

Will the movers uninstall and reinstall larger appliances?

Another question that customers often ask is if we will uninstall their larger appliances such as their dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, washer, and dryer and then re-assemble them.  Unfortunately, Three Men and A Truck does not.  It’s not because our moving crew members are lazy.  It’s because we are reluctant to assume that kind of liability.  Many customers will either perform these tasks themselves or call a handyman or plumber to do the work.

Three Men And a Truck’s Movers Do Take Apart and Assemble Furniture

From humble beginnings one hot summer 20 years ago, Three Men and A Truck has evolved into a full-service moving company that can do just about everything associated with most moves.  As your moving specialists, we offer the most extensive line of services in the moving industry today including:

  • disassembling and re-assembling furniture
  • disposing packing materials when the move is complete
  • loading trucks and unloading them
  • packing household items
  • supplying packing materials and related supplies
  • transporting belongings any distance within the contiguous US

Basically, when it comes to moving, we can do it all. You’ll be working with experienced, trained professionals that can meet or exceed your expectations. To learn more about our company and the moving services we provide, call Three Men and A Truck today. Our expert moving crew would be happy to answer your questions and give you pertinent information and walk you through the processes. Call us today!

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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