Remove any lift-out shelves and place them to one side. Use pliers to pinch out the metal studs that held the shelves in place.
Loosen and remove any screws holding the shelves to the desk, working from the top down. Place the screws and any metal brackets in a sealable plastic bag.
Remove the drawers from the desk and place them to one side. Tip the desk on its back and loosen the screws holding the legs in place.
Remove the legs.
Remove any remaining screws holding the desk hutch together. Do not loosen any load-bearing screws without support.
Gather the screws, brackets and studs and store them in a lunch bag. Place the shelves, drawers and pieces of the desk to one side ready for shipping or disposal.