Moving large and heavy items is not considered to be an easy task. A good plan and some friends to help you move are more than necessary. This article will give you some good advice of how to move your couch or sofa easily.
Today’s everyday life requires fast pace and flexible solutions in order for somebody to effectively cope with a difficult task, such as the transfer of a sofa. Undoubtedly, the best possible way to have your sofa transferred safely without having problems is to have it done by some professional movers to do the transfer for you. Nonetheless, in case you want to try it by yourself you will surely need a bit of guidance. Nobody wants there stuff to be damaged during a move, so great care should be taken in order to make sure that nothing will go wrong. To this point, you have to make a good and detailed plan of how to achieve a stress free and safe relocation. This is the reason why you will find the moving tips of this article helpful.
TIME FOR RELOCATION
Sometimes making smaller or bigger changes or some kind of renewal in our homes can change completely a mood. Having a wall painted or moving the furniture to a new position would be enough to transform your house. This is a great way to feel creative and at the same time create a new love for your home. This is also what my friend Sam did with his home recently. My friend felt the need to turn his living room into a home-style den. He needed a place more warm and welcoming so he decided to buy some new paintings and decorative items and rearrange his furniture. When he had an impressive fireplace built in the middle of the room, he wanted his sofa to be placed right in front of it, to be able to have some relaxing moments near the burning woods of the fireplace. Here are some moving tips that could make a sofa move a breeze.
MOVING A SOFA EASILY
The biggest risk while moving a sofa is to keep its fabric clean, not to tear it. If there are narrow hallways or doors this can be rather difficult. However, having a complete plan of how to outdo these difficulties will make things simpler. First of all you have to make sure that your sofa won’t get damaged during the move. You should have it packed up with a lot of tissue paper or most preferably moving blankets in order to protect its surfaces against dirt and damage.
Use a lot of moving tape to keep your packing materials in place. Remember to remove the sofa’s cushions and if possible the legs. This will make the transfer through narrow passages easier. You can also put the cushions into plastic bags in order to keep them clean. In addition mind to keep the legs together in a pouch to make sure that you won’t lose them. Before transferring you have to measure the dimensions of the sofa and equally those of the hallways or doors through which the sofa will pass. This way you will be able to find out whether or not your sofa can be moved easily through your hallways or doors, or if you have to make further preparation. Measure the width of your sofa and the height of its back and compare it with the door’s width. If your sofa’s dimensions are bigger it will not pass through the door.
Therefore, there is another alternative solution measure the sofa’s length and compare it with the door’s height. If the sofa’s dimensions are not longer than the door’s you can pass the sofa through it upright, placing the sofa’s side at the bottom. In case that the sofa’s length is bigger than the door’s height you will have to be patient. Have two strong people to carry the sofa, one at each end. Move the sofa slowly keeping it on the side and having the seats facing inside. Be effective, if needed move gradually the sofa’s front end left or right, depending on the space you have available and lead the other person to follow your route. This way your sofa will pass through the door easily. In case you have to negotiate stairs, have some friends to help you and carry the furniture down slowly one step after another.
You can do alike if you have to climb up stairs too. If you have to haul the sofa on the floor remember to have it cleaned in order to reduce friction. Use some sliders if your sofa is too heavy and you will save effort. You can find them easily in the market in low prices. Finally, if your sofa is too heavy to be moved you can address the manufacturer and ask for advice of how to disassemble the sofa. This way you can carry each piece separately but considering that this is a very difficult task for an amateur it is possible that you make mistakes and cause permanent damage.
Following this plan you will be able to move your sofa easily. However, there is always the option of a professional moving company that would be able to move your sofa quickly and safely. Then you would save both a lot of time and unnecessary effort too.