One of the most frustrating things about moving is getting your furniture from one home to the next. First, you need to wrestle your furniture out of your old place, then once you get it to your new home, you need to hope it actually fits.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Younger generations are moving more frequently — data says millennials move once every two years. So the ability to move pieces between homes has become a big factor in the decision-making process for many people and a number of online furniture and sofa brands are increasingly focused on how to simplify the moving process.
Whether you’re opting for a sofa-in-a-box, a bed that’s as easy to disassemble as it is to assemble, or an easy-to-move table, there are options out there for you now. Here are some brands that make it easy to disassemble (or even replace) furniture for frequent movers.
8 Furniture Brands That Make Moving Home Easy
Floyd was founded to design products of lasting quality for how people live today. To fight back against the rise of disposable furniture its products are all made to last and move with you from home to home.
A key part of Floyd’s design ethos is that every piece of furniture should just as easy to disassemble as it is to assemble. Its modular designs make building or taking apart any Floyd piece intuitive and also allows for any part to be easily replaced if anything breaks.
Floyd’s furniture is perfect for people who move a lot or those who simply want timeless pieces that were built to thrive in the modern home. It also cares about and supports the local economy by designing all of its products in Michigan and manufacturing everything with partners across the US.
Floyd has a range of easy-to-move couches, bed frames, coffee tables, and storage options. It also sells full bundles enabling you to outfit a whole room in just a couple of clicks.
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One of the most prominent direct-to-consumer furniture brands, Burrow makes clever, comfortable, and easy-to-move furniture for your life and living room.
Its founders realized that most sofas were either too cheap and flimsy, or heavy and expensive, so they wanted to create an affordable sofa that was stylish, flexible, durable and made with premium materials.
Burrow takes advantage of a modular design system to make it easy to build and adapt its furniture. It ships everything in easy-to-move boxes so you won’t have to worry about navigating your hallways or any tight doors. Its products can be also be assembled and disassembled tool-free in a matter of minutes.
Each piece of Burrow furniture is mid-century inspired, handcrafted from sturdy, sustainably-sourced hardwood and scratch-and-stain-resistant, non-toxic fabrics.
Albany Park differentiates itself because of its easiness to assemble and move, even in the tightest spaces.
Its furniture arrives to you quickly in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that can easily be manoeuvred in stairwells, tight hallways and throughout any home. And when it comes to assembly it takes 10 minutes to put together one of its sofas.
To eliminate decision fatigue, Albany Park offers just three models — Albany, Park and Kova — and its easy-to-move couches come packaged in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that can easily be manoeuvred in stairwells, tight hallways and throughout any home.
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If you move often, maybe renting furniture is worth a try?
Fernish’s co-founders Lucas Dickey and Michael Barlow found that moving creates a lot of waste — almost 10 million tons of furniture ends up in North American landfills each year. So they decided to change the industry and shift away from cheaply made, self-assembled furniture that you’re forced to throw away after a single-use.
Fernish lets your rent furniture on a commitment-free basis — you decide when you want to keep, return, or swap out and piece. So when you move home, you can completely refresh your furniture at no added cost.
And if you fall in love with a piece of furniture, you can keep it. All rental payments can be put towards ownership if there’s something you just don’t want to send back.
Campaign has a range of mid-century-inspired sofas and seating options — from armchairs and ottomans to loveseats and sectionals. Each comes in a range of color options and its upholstery covers are also removable so if you change the design or your room, you can replace it without having to buy a whole new sofa.
Its flat-packed sofas and chairs are delivered to your door in 2-3 boxes each piece can be assembled and disassembled easily without any tools. Campaign says that most people can assemble its chairs and ottomans solo but you might want to ask a friend for some assistance to help lift and maneuver a loveseat or sofa.
Currently available in NY, LA, and the Bay Area, Feather is a furniture rental created to assist with city living.
Knowing that city renters move on average every 1-2 years, Feather launched in 2017 to offer a more responsible approach to furniture that’s grounded in rental, reuse, and refurbishment.
With Feather, renters have a choice of 200+ items including large items like sofas and tables all the way down to small decor pieces to create that homey vibe. Any customer with an active Feather plan can also change their furniture on request and if you’re moving the company will move your Feather furniture for $399. During your move, you may also swap, add, or return items.
If you’re looking for that Ikea-like European vibe, Tylko could be perfect for you.
The next-generation furniture company was founded in 2015 in Warsaw, Poland, and makes premium storage furniture that caters to individual needs. Its storage units are high-quality — produced from slow-growth wood from European birch forests and fully customizable down to every last detail.
You can customize the dimensions (height/width/depth), row height, whether you want doors and drawers, the color, and the overall style. With Tylko’s AR app you can also see how your newly designed furniture will look in your space before you hit buy.
Tylko furniture ships for free in most European countries and it will offer a quote for shipping to any non-European country.
Another brand crafted specifically for millennials who move often, Akron Street designs furniture to make you feel at home wherever you are. It believes that furniture has the power to make a new city familiar, or a new place comfortable.
Akron Street’s furniture is made to complement real living and is designed to fit just as well in your first apartment share as your forever home and everywhere you may live in between.
So is it worth it to move furniture with you?
In short, yes. Furniture waste is a huge problem. Almost 10 million tons of furniture end up in North American landfills each year and almost 20 million tons globally — much of this comes from disposable and low-quality furniture.
Investing in high-quality furniture isn’t just a great investment for you, it’s a great way to help the environment. And if you invest in easy-to-move furniture from brands like the ones listed above, you’ll be able to take your favorite pieces with you no matter where or how frequently you move.