Can Movers Reassemble Your Furniture For You?

One major concern for people moving is the deconstruction and reconstruction of certain items; beds, cabinets, wall units, and tables are all things that will most likely need to be taken apart and then reassembled in your new home. Obviously, worrying about this on top of all of your other moving worries is not something you want to be doing. So you ask yourself; “Can the movers do it for me?” This is the ultimate question that I’ll gladly help you answer.

Basically, yes, they can. But the real question is whether you want them to. Let’s look at the two types of moves, intrastate and interstate, and see how this dilemma applies to each.

Intrastate: This type of move is usually paid for by the hour. The longer the mover is moving, the more you have to pay. This being the case, if you have the movers reassemble your furniture, they’ll be working longer, thus, charging you for more time. The thing you have to ask yourself is if having these guys put back together your dining room table is really worth the extra dough.

Interstate: This type of move will usually not be completed on the same day and is charged based on the weight and volume of your belongings. Movers take your stuff to a warehouse, wait until they can fill an 18-wheeler in order to be more efficient, then they ship out your stuff. The chances that the movers who packed the truck will be the same movers who deliver it, is slim to none. This means that the mover who took apart your wall-unit will not be the same guy who you may ask to reassemble it. So ask yourself if you want a mover, who doesn’t know what the piece used to look like, put it back together, or should you just do it yourself.

One important thing to note is that the movers will only reassemble if they disassembled. If you just bought a new table and it’s still in the box, they won’t put it together for you.

So in the end you can see that the movers can do this job for you most of the time. It just depends on if you want to spend more or rely on movers who may not know what they’re doing. But remember overall, just ask them if they can do it – this is the best and easiest way to get this question answered.