- On July 6, 2017
If you’ve lived in Manchester for a while, chances are you’ve paid the Ashton-Under-Lyne Ikea a visit. With the company reportedly looking at locations in both Salford and Manchester city centres for their next store, plenty more flat-packed furniture could be making its way into the city.
It’s easy to see the appeal of Ikea furniture: it’s both cheap and relatively easy to assemble. But when the time comes for you to move house, is it more trouble than it’s worth? To help you tackle those Ikea items and take steps towards a stress-free move, we’ve put together some instructions of our own to effectively move Ikea furniture.
1. Break it down
It’s a good idea, if you have time to disassemble the larger items of Ikea furniture, especially if you’re moving out of a flat that smaller property that has narrow hallways and tight corners. The problem with a lot of DIY furniture, such as the furniture on offer with IKEA, is that it doesn’t handle twists all that well. So, if you don’t want your furniture to fall apart, it’s best to dissemble it in order to avoid any unwanted damage.
Whilst it’s recommended to disassemble larger items, smaller items such as drawers or bedside tables, should remain in one piece if you have the room – they’re known to be a little less sturdy once they’ve been reassembled.
2. Read the instructions
Don’t tell us, you’ve already thrown your instructions away. Thankfully, Ikea, in their infinite wisdom, publishes all of their instructions online! So, before you take to disassembling large items like wardrobes, make sure you download the instructions – quite a lot of Ikea items need to be taken apart in a specific order.
3. Label everything
If you’re in the process of moving home, you’re probably already a labelling master. Put your new found skills to good use by labelling the large pieces – and it’s also a good idea to put any screws or bolts in labelled bags that clearly display the name of the piece of furniture. By taking a few extra minutes to do these little extras, you could save yourself from a big headache on the other side of the move.
Don’t forget: if you need somewhere to store your flatpack furniture before you move, or if you’re not planning on taking all your furniture to your new home, we offer stress-free, easy access self storage options in Manchester. Get in touch today!