Steps to Follow for Moving a Couch from Your Apartment Unit

To avoid any injuries or damage to yourself on your couch, moving it requires a bit of patience.

Couches are a few of the biggest and most awkwardly shaped pieces of furniture inside your apartment, which makes them a serious pain when it’s packing and moving time. Even if you’re able to break it down and disassemble it into smaller pieces, these individual sections could be heavy and unwieldy. To avoid any injuries or damage to yourself on your couch, moving it requires a bit of patience, strength, preparation, and the right equipment with some willing helpers. Read on to learn more!

Get the Proper Supplies Like Furniture Sliders or Flat Furniture Dolly

Moving couches requires specialized equipment to help protect yourself, the couch, and other people helping you move. Not only does it help prevent serious injuries or damages, but your back will thank you. In lieu of a hand truck, a flat furniture dolly is a good choice for handling and moving bulky furniture like couches. Comprised of a flat and square platform on four wheels, furniture dollies can move up to 1,000 pounds, which allows you to roll or slide bulky items around rooms or down hallways with simplicity.

Packing the Couch for Moving

You can not just throw your couch onto a furniture dolly, roll it onto the moving truck and call it a day. The smaller and more compact the couch, the easier it will be to move. If it is possible, take the more enormous couches like L-sectionals into smaller sections to make them a bit more manageable. If you can’t take apart the couch or sofa, then detach the legs and arms, remove the pillows, and blankets, remove cushions, then wrap the couch in plastic wrap, and you will be good to go.

Measure the Spaces and the Couches Needed to Fit Through

This is the most important step. Measure both the length and the height of the couch, as well as the width and the depth. Make sure that you’re measuring all corners, sides, and padded areas so you have a total picture of the couch’s dimensions. Then measure the spaces it has to fit through, like hallways, doors, elevators, and staircases. Once you have these measurements, you will save yourself time and trouble.

Figure Out a Plan for the Couch

Come apartment moving day, you should have a plan prepared in advance so you are not left scrambling last second. This means knowing the route you will be taking and having enough helpers prepared.

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