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KC Mover Offers Tips on Moving IKEA Furniture


IKEA is a big name in home furnishings today, and although it’s not of the quality of solid oak or other expensive furniture, people love it for its simplicity and the fact that it’s budget-friendly.  If you’re moving in the Kansas City area and have IKEA furniture, you may be curious about the best way to move it.   

Before we get to the tips, if you’re planning to buy IKEA furniture but there isn’t a store in the area you’re moving to, why not buy before you make the move?  Because of the way it’s packed (usually flat packaging), your furniture will be safe during the move – and it will be easy to make room on the moving truck! 

IKEA furniture moving tips 

First, be sure to disassemble your IKEA furniture, as this reduces the risk of damage and makes moving easier because it requires less space.  Toss a quilt or blanket over your furniture so it won’t get damaged or scratched, then the next step is to . . .  

Make sure you label each piece!  It’s a lot easier to take something apart than it is to put it back together, so make sure you label each piece.  Most of us don’t bother to keep assembly instructions once we’ve put something together, so labeling is important.  You’ll also want to keep all fasteners/screws for different pieces of furniture in separate (labeled) bags. 

Use your cell phone to take photos of each piece while you’re taking your furniture apart.  You’ll find this step a lifesaver! 

When all else fails, you can find assembly instructions online at no cost.  IKEA provides instructions for their furniture, which you can find here. 

Last but certainly not least, choose a reputable Kansas City moving company to ensure great care is taken with all of your furnishings and belongings throughout the entire process! 

Fast, efficient, and professional, Metrowide Movers is a family owned KC residential mover committed to making your move as seamless as possible.  Contact us today for a free quote! 816-350-2000