Professional Tips On How To Move A Sofa When Moving Home

If you think that moving your sofa through tight door frames when moving home is going to be too much a challenging task. Then it is recommended that you call in the sofa movers. However if you are up for the challenge then read on to find out how to move a sofa when moving home.

If you are buying a new sofa for your new home or exchanging a settee with a friend on Ebay, then you are going to need to know how to pack, prepare and move the sofa, so you can ensure it is delivered without damaging your home or the sofa. Some sofas and couches can be extremely large and some are much too big for the average UK new build property tight stair case, tight corners or narrow door ways. So you will need to check the measurements prior to buy your new sofa. In some cases if your really keen to keep the sofa, you may be able to remove the whole window and frame, to get the sofa in through the window.

The following guide how to move a sofa will make the process so much easier when moving home

With removals taking sometimes all day to complete, the very first thing you are going to need when you arrive at the new house is the sofa set up, so your family can sit down and relax with a cup of tea from such a long day.

Preparing Your Sofa For Removals

  • Check the measurements are correct
  • Clean the sofa
  • Think how you got it in to the room that it is
  • Take sofa around the back and use double doors where possible
  • Remove the sofa legs (you may need a screw driver for this)
  • Removal all the cushions and sofa covers
  • Some settees are corner sofas, so should come in 2 or 3 parts. Disconnect all parts of the sofa.
  • Using polythene sofa protectors or Heavy duty padded sofa covers
  • Wrap the entire surface of the sofa.
  • Seal with strong tape at the corners or zip tight when using padded sofa covers.

Settees, sofa and couches can be very expensive and can cost anywhere between £365 over £1,500 depending on the type. This is why it is important that great care goes into protecting your sofa prior to moving, which will ensure that it arrives at the new home damage free.

The Ultimate Guide On How To Move A Sofa

  • You will need at least 2 people to move the sofa safely and with out causing damage to your self
  • To get a 3 seater sofa through tight door frames you will need to turn it at an angle
  • So the the arm rest are facing down towards the floor
  • This method is the best method for getting larger 3 seater sofas through tight door frames
  • If the door frames are to small, but just big enough for the sofa to fit through, then extra force may need to be use to get the sofa in. Don’t worry as the sofa protection will keep the settee safe.
  • For smaller 2 seater sofas, you may be able to stand them in the upright position and simply, twist them around the corner of the door and into the house.
  • This method is not suitable for the 3 seater sofa, as it will be to tall and get stuck between the floor and the top of the door frame.
  • Repeat this method until you have all sofas safely where you want them.