Gather screwdrivers, hammers, and small envelopes or plastic storage bags for storing screws and nuts.
Remove screws and nuts from furniture pieces.
For furniture with numerous parts, number the separate pieces and corresponding parts in an unobtrusive spot on the main part of the furniture body with a felt-tip marker; make and keep a simple diagram of the assembly, if necessary, for reference during reassembly.
Place loose hardware in a small envelopes or bag; keep the sealed envelope or bag with the furniture item.
Consider removing large pillows from pillow-backed sofas and packing them separately to prevent soiling during your move.