Moving is an adventure, filled with both excitement and a fair bit of stress, especially when it comes to expenses. Many don’t realize that one of the easiest ways to save money during a move is to save time, particularly with local movers who typically charge by the hour.

How can taking a bed apart save me money on my local move?

Most local moving companies, including ours, base their charges on the time it takes to complete the move. This is different from long-distance movers who might charge based on weight or volume. Therefore, the faster the moving process, the lower your overall bill will be.

Why would taking a bed apart save time on my local move?

One of the more time-consuming tasks during a move is dealing with large furniture pieces, and beds are at the top of that list. Let’s break down the math:

Disassembling a bed: Approximately 15 minutes.

Reassembling the same bed: Another 15 minutes.

For a household with 4 beds, this amounts to over an hour.

By simply taking the initiative to dismantle your beds before moving day, you can save over an hour of labor charges. And when you think about the hourly rates of moving companies, this simple act can translate to significant savings.

Steps to dismantle your bed efficiently

Gather necessary tools: Usually, a simple set of screwdrivers and a wrench can do the trick.

Clear the area: Remove all bedding and ensure you have space to move around.

Label everything: As you disassemble, label or color-code the screws and bolts, so reassembling becomes a breeze.

Store safely: Keep all screws, bolts, and other small parts in a zip-lock bag, and tape it to one of the larger bed parts so they don’t get lost.


Moving doesn’t always have to be a drain on your wallet. By being proactive and preparing in advance, you can save both time and money. Dismantling your beds is just one tip. For more advice or assistance on making your local move efficient and cost-effective, reach out to [Your Company Name]. We’re here to make your transition as smooth as possible!