Moving a couch through a small door can seem like an impossible task, but the right steps will help get your couch to its intended location. Moving a couch through a narrow doorway is a common problem that many homeowners face, and sofas can be too large for the opening, especially when you factor in any protruding arms and legs.
The good news is that a little bit of planning will help solve your problem, and taking the right steps may allow you to squeeze your couch through a small door. It’s important that you have all of the right tools, including
● A measuring tape
● Cordless drill and driver bits
● Notepad and pen
● Pry bar
● Safety glasses
Pliers, work gloves, lifting straps, a large towel and a utility knife are also required. Don’t try doing this task alone and start by removing the cushions and throw pillows. Next, measure the dimensions of the couch with your measuring tape and then measure the size of the doorway to compare this information. Write all of the dimensions down and plan this portion
on paper so that you don’t lift your couch unnecessarily. Knowing this information will help prevent injury and prevent damage to your couch and home, and you will know whether to move
your couch horizontally or vertically.
Once you have that information, you can then proceed by removing any doors so that they are not in the way, and you should do this before you pick up the couch because the process is easy. Interior doors are usually lightweight, so you will not have trouble with this step and may not have to unscrew the hinges from the door or door frame. This part will depend on your measurements, so consider sizing because removing door stops and hinges will provide you with extra room, and you may be more successful at getting your couch through the opening.
Every mover must wear gloves, and the couch should be lifted by the frame. Heavy couches may require both movers to wear lifting straps, so make sure you assess the situation beforehand. If you are going to move the couch vertically, stand it on end and place a towel underneath to protect its fabric. Slide your couch towards the door and move it through the doorway either straight or in a hooking motion, and the back of the seat must enter the door first. If you can move your couch horizontally, carry it straight in a level position.
This process is not always easy, and inexperience can lead to a number of problems, including a serious back injury. To prevent this from happening, it’s recommended that you contact a professional for help, and the experts at AAA Rightway Movers can help in these situations. We will move all of your items to the right rooms, so let us do the heavy work by contacting us today!