How to pack your sofa when moving home

Simple steps on how to pack your sofa when moving home in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire or Northamptonshire

One of the largest items in your home will be your sofa, whether it be a 2 seater sofa, 3 seater sofa or a chair, getting it out of the living room and out of the house on to your removal lorry, can be a little tricky. Following our guide on how to pack your sofa, when moving home in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire or Northamptonshire, will ensure your sofa is not covered in scratches, marks and scrapes, when moving to your new home property in the East Midlands region.

How to pack your sofa when moving home 

How to pack your sofa when moving home

When packing your sofa be sure to have enough space and room to work around the sofa.

  • If your sofa has legs attached to it, remove them before wrapping if possible.
  • If you can’t remove the legs, use some cardboard to protect them and stick down using tape, this will help add protection.
  • You will also need some quilted removal blankets, shrink wrapping, bubble wrapping or foam wrapping and tape.
  • If you sofa is very sentimental and expensive you will want to add as much protection to it as you can, to do this you will need to apply some bubble wrapping.
  • Wrap, bubble wrap around the sofa, cover all the hard areas, like the back, arms and sides of the sofa. When happy the bubble wrap is covering the sofa, stick the bubble wrap down, to hold it, in its place.
  • Be sure never stick the tape to the sofa.
  • Using 2 removal blankets, lay them on the middle of the floor, over lap the blankets at the middle. (The idea of this, is that the sofa will sit on top of the removal blankets in the centre)
  • Place the sofa in the middle of the blankets. You should have roughly at least 30 cm of blanket, around the sides of whole sofa.
  • You will now need to place 2 more removal blankets over the top of the sofa, again make the blankets over lap in the middle.
  • The blankets on the top of the sofa, should be covering the sofa, stretch the blanket, so that it meets with the bottom blankets.
  • Once you are happy the sofa is fully covered and not exposed at all, start taping the removal blankets together, so that they hold in place and do not fall or slip of the sofa.
  • Once you are happy the removal blankets are taped down to the sofa, you will need to secure further using shrink wrapping.
  • To do this properly, you need to stand the sofa on it side, (long ways).
  • Starting from the top of the sofa, rotate the shrink-wrap around the sofa, pulling the shrink-wrap as tight as possible, you will have to rotate the sofa on its other side to shrink-wrap the other end of the sofa.

Now you have a fully wrapped and protected sofa, that will not be damaged, scraped or torn when moving home. This process may take 20-30 mins of your time, but is the safest, most efficient and cost-effective way, of how to pack your sofa when moving home in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire or Northamptonshire

How to pack your sofa when moving homeHow to pack your sofa when moving home

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