When moving house, one of the biggest challenges is transporting large pieces of furniture, such as a sofa. Its size and weight are key factors to take into account, not only because it is difficult to move, but also because of the risk of damaging it with doors, stairs and other elements.
But don’t worry, because we are going to give you the main recommendations for the best way to move a sofa.
Transporting furniture: basic tips.
First, you should remove anything that can easily be stored separately, such as cushions or sofa legs. If the legs cannot be removed, protect them with cardboard and duct tape. Once you have the sofa without these items, you will need to make sure you pack the sofa properly. Covering it with sofa covers or blankets will help not only to prevent damage, but also to prevent it from getting stained.
If the sofa can be dismantled, we recommend that you write down all the steps you follow to dismantle the sofa. If it is not removable, you should check that it can pass the sofa through all the doors to the vehicle, as, if this is not possible, you will have to use a crane or lift to take it to the street.
The vehicle will be another factor to take into account, as it will be important to have a van that allows the sofa to be transported without it suffering on the way.
What do you need to transport a sofa?
- Take the measurements and make sure the sofa fits through the building.
- Protect the sofa completely, remember to keep small items such as cushions or legs out of the way.
- Have a vehicle of sufficient size.
- Use a furniture repository if you have nowhere to leave it.
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