Risk-Free Guide on How to Move a Bunk Bed

Bunk beds have been around for much longer than you can probably imagine. They were a very popular piece of furniture during the Middle Ages, particularly in small homes. The advantage of having such a bed in your house is that it can indeed save a lot of space. Plus, kids love it which is excellent news for parents who cannot afford to set up separate bedrooms for each of their children. With so many advantages, we will not be surprised if you want to take your bunk bed to your new home when you are relocating. But we feel obliged to warn you of something – bunk beds are not very easy to move. That is not only because they are classified as a bulky furniture piece (for obvious reasons) but also because they need to be disassembled. Do that and you will be able to take them even to the other side of the world.

So, how does one safely dismantles a bunk bed? You should start by outlining the basic components of this incredibly practical piece of furniture:

  • Safety rails
  • Frame
  • Mattress
  • Ladder

If you successfully disassemble this type of bed, you should end up with these main parts.

Preparation time

To get this job done, arm yourself with the right set of tools. You will need screwdrivers and a cordless drill (more often than not, even a screwdriver can be enough). Then, you will need a lot of space because the best and safest way to take such a furniture piece apart is by turning it to one of its sides. Don’t forget to find someone who can help you. These beds, even the children’s models, can be really heavy. Therefore, it won’t hurt if you get some extra muscle and helping hands.

A quick cleaning

Usually, bunk beds are placed right next to a wall so things can get very dusty and dirty. Vacuum and wipe the furniture with a microfibre cloth. Be particularly thorough around the different fasteners (screws, nuts and bolts) so that you can easily access them during the dismantling stage.

Disassembling steps

The first thing you need to do when you are taking a bunk bed apart is to remove the mattresses from the frames. Make sure you do not fold or stretch it because that may damage its structure and make it virtually unusable later. Wrap each mattress with plastic to prevent it from getting dirty during the moving process.

Most bunk beds have a latter or a set of stairs. Those too need to be removed. Find the screws that hold these parts to the main frame and unscrew them carefully. Next, take off the guardrails (again by unscrewing them). To make your load even lighter, separate the bottom from the top part of the bed and then remove the frame of each of them. Once you are ready with all that, wrap each component of the bunk bed with furniture blankets. That will protect them from scratches. Last, but not least, place the fasters in Ziploc bags and carefully label them. In this way, you will be able to easily assemble the piece after the relocation.

Yes, disassembling a bunk bed will require some preparation, time and effort on your side. But with the right set of mind and some basic tools, you should be able to complete this feat in no time. If, however, handyman work is not your cup of tea, you can rely on top-rated furniture collection and assembly in London. Ask your local movers if they are equipped and qualified to provide you with such assistance.

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