Murphy Bed DisposalBefore we get into how to uninstall a Murphy bed, let’s first look at how to get rid of it. After all, once you’ve taken it down, you’ll definitely want to get rid of it so it doesn’t take up space. But, this won’t be an easy task. Because it’s made up of different materials, it’s not something you can put out on the curb. Also, you can’t just drop it off at the nearest landfill, either.
Murphy beds are designed to fold up against a wall. Many people believe that a Murphy bed must be left with a house when you move out, but this isn’t true. Most manufacturers provide detailed removal instructions to allow homeowners to take their beds with them from one home to another. If you don’t have the removal directions for your bed, most general instructions will work as long as you look for and disconnect any springs used to help move your bed from one position to another. —Hunker.comSo, you’ll need a plan for what to do with it after you remove it from the wall. One idea is to just have a junk removal service come by and pick it up. This way, you can offload it and also unload a bunch of unwanted stuff at the same time. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the heavy lifting or carting it from one place to another.
Bixler Murphy Bed RemovalNow, let’s get to Murphy bed removal. You’ll need some tools and supplies. Get some plastic bags, a drill-driver or screwdriver, and drill bits. Once you have the stuff you need, you can begin to uninstall it. Here’s a simple Murphy bed removal guide you can use:
- Remove the mattress from the frame. Take all the bedding of the fixture, including the fitted sheet, pillows, and the mattress, itself, if applicable. Basically, you’re stripping it down to get a better look at what you’re dealing with.
- Determine how it’s installed. Next, you can examine it to determine how it’s installed into the space and on the frame. You’ll probably need to locate and unfasten the hinges first, but this isn’t always the case.
- Uninstall the supports, along with the side panels. You can then remove the side panels, along with the supports. This will take a bit of time but should basically finish up the job.