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De-Loft Your Bed Before You Go!

April 22, 2024 |

By Matt Bertram

As the spring semester rapidly draws to a close, Carolina Housing wants to remind all student residents at UNC Chapel Hill to de-loft their beds before moving out. Failure to do so will result in fines. We understand that de-lofting your bed may seem like a small task, but it’s a crucial step in the move-out process. 

If you never lofted your bed to begin with, you can safely disregard this reminder. However, if your bed is currently lofted, it is important to remember to de-loft it properly. To be considered properly de-lofted, a bed frame must be positioned between pegs 7 and 12, counting from the bottom of the leg posts. As an optional aid, students can rent mallets from their service desk to assist in loosening the bed frame. 

We highly recommend seeking assistance from friends or family during move-out to make the bed de-lofting process easier and to prevent any damage to the bed frame. Please watch the video above to learn the correct steps necessary for de-lofting your bed. 

Why De-Lofting Your Bed Is Important 

De-lofting your bed might seem like a trivial task, but it's important for several reasons: 

Avoid Fines: Failure to de-loft your bed can result in fines, which can be an unnecessary expense during an already busy and potentially expensive time of the semester. 

Prevent Damage: De-lofting your bed correctly helps prevent damage to the bed frame. Damage to university property could result in additional charges. 

Smooth Move-Out Process: De-lofting your bed ensures a smooth move-out process for you and your fellow residents. It’s a considerate action that helps everyone. 

How to De-Loft Your Bed 

De-lofting your bed is a simple process. Here’s what you need to do: 

Watch the Video: Watch the attached video to see the correct steps necessary for de-lofting your bed. 

Seek Help: Seek assistance from friends or family during move-out. Having an extra pair of hands can make the de-lofting process much easier. 

Loosen the Bed Frame: Use the optional mallet to assist in loosening the bed frame. This will make it easier to de-loft the bed. 

Position the Bed Frame: Make sure the bed frame is positioned between pegs 7 and 12, counting from the bottom of the leg posts. 

We hope this serves as a helpful reminder to de-loft your bed before moving out. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

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