Skip to Main
moving a couch

Moving A Couch

Moving a couch often requires precision.
Find out what you need to know to move your couch successfully

cross country movers

Moving A Couch

In many homes, the couch is a prominent piece of furniture. When furnishing a house, there are some items more treasured then others, and worth splurging on, often the couch is one of these pieces. Couches are also one of the most expensive/costly items to be moved. So, if you’re moving to a new home, one of the first decisions might be to decide whether the couch will be going with you.

Take Measurements

If the couch will be making the move, make sure to measure it accurately prior to it being wrapped in protective coverings and loaded onto the moving truck. Take measurements of the height, width and length. If the couch has legs, check to see if they can be removed. If they’re not removable, measure the height of the couch with the legs.

If you already have a new home that you will be moving directly into, and have been able to visit the property, make sure to measure any and all openings and narrow spaces that the couch will need to pass through. Measure both width and height of openings and doorways. If your items will be going into storage or you haven’t yet been able to measure doorways in your new home, chances are you might run into some challenges once you get to your new home.

Tips On Moving A Couch

Make sure there are enough people to move the couch, at least two. Remember, if the openings to the new space are narrow, you might need to work hard getting the couch into the new home. This could take some time, and some planning. Even the smallest change of position or angle can change a frustrating situation into an encouraging situation. Most couches are made from soft materials and if needed, can be squeezed through those slightly smaller or tighter areas.

If the couch still hasn’t made it through the doorways, and you haven’t already removed the legs or any removable components, removing them now is advised. Moving a couch around corners is far easier once the legs are removed. Taking the doors off their hinges is also an option. This can provide a few more inches of maneuvering space.

If the couch just isn’t fitting, it might be time to consider donating it, to friends, family or charity. Alternatively, it could be the time to bring in the professionals. There are moving companies that can hoist large pieces of furniture. There are also specialists who can dismantle the couch, then piece it back together once it has been moved into the new space. In this situation, the couch would also need to be reupholstered. If all else fails and you need to hire one of these professionals, it can be costly, but at least you’ll know your treasured couch will make it into the new home. You may need to seriously consider this last option and ask yourself if the couch is really worth it? To many, there will be no question. If this is the couch you love, you will find a way to get it through those doorways.

Back to top