Murphy Bed DisposalBefore you drag out the tool box and begin re-arranging furniture to make way to cart that thing out, you should have a plan for what you’ll do with it. You see, the local trash collection agency won’t touch it. So, dragging it out to the curb on the street won’t help. Of course, you can dispose of it yourself, if you have the means. You’ll need a pickup truck or trailer or both.
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.comIn addition, you’ll need at least one person to help you carry it out of the house. Moreover, you’ll need to tie it down while transporting it. If you do go the full DIY route, make sure you know where to take it so you aren’t running from place to place.
Murphy Bed Removal Guide for Obispo ResidentsNow, 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. Then, do the following:
- Remove the mattress from the frame. Take all the bedding of the fixture, including the fitted sheets, pillows, and the mattress, itself, if applicable. Basically, you’re stripping it down to get a better look at what you’re dealing with.
- Uninstall the mattress supports. Use your drill-driver or screwdriver to unfasten the mattress supports. These will be fastened to the frame and can also be put into a plastic bag for later use if the bed is to be re-installed.
- Remove the side panels. Follow the last step by removing the side panels. These are attached to the head and foot boards. Usually, the retaining screws are located on the inside of the frame.
- Unfasten the wall section. You can now unfasten the wall section from the interior wall using a drill-driver or screwdriver. You’ll need someone to hold it in place while you unfasten it to avoid it falling and damaging the floor or landing on your feet.