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Old 04-20-2021, 07:31 PM
 
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Ok, it seems like it would be simple enough (?) but I want to draw on your experience how you managed it or think would work well. How did you attack this?

I am moving to a new apartment possibly in the same building by myself. I'm a alone and a lady senior so not good at lifting, disassembling, or reading and concentrating.

I have an IKEA unit that stretches across the length of my living room. There are 2 sets of three cubes each. Also six single cubes with doors stacked one of top of the other. I have never moved these before.
I hired to have them assembled here in my current place.

See pictures. *embarrassed*


How would you move IKEA interlocking cabinets with you?-100_0644.jpg

How would you move IKEA interlocking cabinets with you?-100_0645.jpg

How would you move IKEA interlocking cabinets with you?-100_0646.jpg


Of course I will pack up the contents in boxes and remove the shelves. Do I need to remove the doors? Hope not.

They aren't light but quite heavy, made of MDF and glossed with lacquer.

I am most interested in how to prepare this for professional movers to come and take away without fuss.
What kind of equipment will they need for this?
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:18 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Will the cabinets fit thru apartment doors without being disassembled ? If so, any "professional" movers will have no problem. They would probably use furniture dollies, or hand trucks, to move them.

If they need to be disassembled, then tell the movers so they have tools and time allotted.

Have you had a mover come to the apt to see the job, and quote you a cost ?
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Old Yesterday, 12:19 AM
 
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Will the cabinets fit thru apartment doors without being disassembled ? If so, any "professional" movers will have no problem. They would probably use furniture dollies, or hand trucks, to move them.

If they need to be disassembled, then tell the movers so they have tools and time allotted.

Have you had a mover come to the apt to see the job, and quote you a cost ?

Yes, they will fit through the door.
I will work at getting movers to see the job.


Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. I am not as anxious about things now.
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Old Yesterday, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My last move our movers told us that assembled furniture like that was not guaranteed to survive. We chose to disassemble our piece (we only had one) and wrap it with that clingy saran wrap type stuff. It survived and we reassembled. FYI, ours was a 6' x 6' tall CD case that holds hundreds of CDs.
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
 
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My last move our movers told us that assembled furniture like that was not guaranteed to survive. We chose to disassemble our piece (we only had one) and wrap it with that clingy saran wrap type stuff. It survived and we reassembled. FYI, ours was a 6' x 6' tall CD case that holds hundreds of CDs.

Ewww. Disassemble


I sure hope my movers don't ask me to do that. I am moving into different apartment in the same building as I live in now except to a one bedroom. Maybe a transfer won't present the same difficulty as being on the road in a van.


Thanks for the warning!
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Old Today, 06:49 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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My last move our movers told us that assembled furniture like that was not guaranteed to survive. We chose to disassemble our piece (we only had one) and wrap it with that clingy saran wrap type stuff. It survived and we reassembled. FYI, ours was a 6' x 6' tall CD case that holds hundreds of CDs.

Same here. They were very specific about IKEA furniture and we had to sign something. We only had two chairs and didn't care but they did make it ok. Not having to go on a moving van probably makes a difference in your favor though.
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