Honestly, this bed makes me think of my Dad and taking it apart and transporting it to yet another bedroom in either an apartment or a new home. I guess we moved it so much because it was easy to move! It comes apart all by hand and fits back together just as simply. Shipping it to Pennsylvania proved just as easy thanks to a new relationship with a crating & shipping company. Now we are able to offer this type of shipping service for larger items with confidence.