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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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Moving home is stressful at the best of times, but Cos Freight made sure the actual move was one less thing to worry about. From the moment Zayn came to assess the move, he made us feel everything would be in control and nothing was too much trouble. He was always reachable in case of questions, and even followed up post-move to ensure we were happy with the service. The whole team, from Paula in the office to James and Alex on the packing/move days, were courteous and efficient. I would certainly recommend Cos Freight to anyone requiring a removals company.
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Cosfreight were extremely helpful and reassuring throughout my entire moving experience, and also offered a clearance service which they booked in as conveniently before my move as possible dealing with some problematic clearance items with the minimum of fuss. Prior to this Lawrence, who booked my services, had made a survey visit to assess the moving requirements and was cheerful and helpful throughout and always promptly responded to any email queries I had later on. The move itself was carried out by four very cheerful, friendly and helpful movers all of whom were as professional as you could hope for and who remained upbeat and positive despite a delay in receiving new house keys and moving a considerable amount of furniture in cold conditions. I would not hesitate to recommend Cosfreight to friends and family.
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How a removal company works


It is always best to make sure when you are packing all of your goods, they are packed safe & securely for the journey!


We then collect all of your belongings on the agreed date, and our professional, friendly team will safely load up the van!


Once everything has been loaded, we will deliver all of your belongings to your new destination safe and securely!

Why Us?

We could go into a lot of detail about how and why, but we will only give you 4 reasons why you should choose CosFreight services.

You save time

Removals can take up to weeks, and even longer if you are inexperienced in removals. Having to do everything yourself wastes a lot of time, on the other hand,  CosFreight can do it all in much less time.

It is safer

It is much safer, both to ensure that the furniture and belongings you move arrive at their destination correctly, and for the security and peace of mind that nothing arrives damaged.

Suitable material

We, the removal company, have the necessary materials to ensure that there are no incidents. With CosFreight, if you need to take high-value objects to your new home, we have the necessary material to ensure you don't commit any imprudence.

Professional team

Our team, with extensive experience in removals sector, whose priority is to provide excellent customer service and ensure the security and protection of your belongings. Our attentive and experienced removal staff will take care of your belongings as if they were their own property.

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