Stop! Before you move your sofa, read this free guide first. It will help to prevent damage to your furniture, your apartment, and your back, without costing a thing. Movers.com can even help you save money when hiring a professional crew.
Do you know what the potential cost is if you make a mistake moving your sofa?
Let's add it up quick, there's the potential damage to your furniture, your apartment, your back, and your pride.
I don't know what that is in dollars, but let's just save time and say that it could be quite a bit.
Alternatively, you could read a free guide that explains how to do it safely first - and save yourself all that time, money, and effort.
That's what I would suggest, personally, and if you agree, you can click right here to read the best free guide I've found, written by professional movers, for DIY movers.
You may recognize the website already if you've moved in the past few years. It's Movers.com, the best free resource for planning your move, whether you're doing it all yourself, or hiring a local expert.
So why do you need their help just to move your sofa?
Well, if you're just moving it to the other side of the room, you probably don't. If you're moving out of your house or apartment though, and into a new one - that's a different story.
I know, your sofa probably isn't even your biggest or heaviest piece of furniture, but there's a good chance that it could be the most awkward to carry. That means it's worth taking a few extra minutes to do it properly because it's far too easy to make a mistake that could be costly.
First things first though, I suggest checking out the free guide by clicking here and finding directions for your particular sofa. That will help you to find the best ways to wrap it first before you start carrying it around - so you have the best chance of keeping it safe.
Pay careful attention to the materials, because the best way to wrap a leather sofa, for example, may be damaging to a wooden-backed sofa, and vice-versa.
Now obviously, the guide focuses primarily on techniques for moving furniture to a new apartment, but what happens if you can't do that right away, and need to store your furniture for a bit?
Not to worry, there's a section in the guide just for that occasion. It explains not only how to move your sofa or other furniture, but also the steps you can take to protect it while it's in storage, just in case of weather, water, or even mice.
Just take your time, follow the instructions, and it should be easy. It explains everything you need to know, from the materials you'll need for wrapping, to the best ways to carry up and down stairs without hurting your back.
If you're more of a visual learner, like me, they've got that covered too. The guide has a handy video tutorial that can walk you through every step, with visual guides to make it easier.
The only thing that isn't easy, after reading or watching the full guide, is doing it all yourself.
To be clear, you can do it all with a little help from a friend or two - but moving furniture without assistance is a big no-no, no matter how tough you might be. However, if you find yourself working alone, there is one last option that can help.
It's also a super helpful tool if you just don't want to do it all yourself, or any of it.
From the Movers.com sofa guide, which you can access by clicking here, look for a big green button that says "get quotes" and click it. It will take you to an estimate request form that will connect you with the top-rated pre-screened movers in your area.
Just fill in some details about what you need, and Movers.com will send a quote request to the best experts near you. You'll get back up to 7 free estimates, absolutely free, and with no obligation.
You can even find out how much it would cost to hire a full-service crew that will come to your place, pack everything up, move it for you, and unpack it in your new home.
Now that's what I call easy.