How to Wrap and Move a Couch

Wrapping and Moving a Couch

A couch is one of the larger items that you must move out of your home when you decide to move. And since this is a larger piece of furniture it weighs a lot, takes up a lot of space, and is something that is best moved by professional movers. When the professionals come into your home, they are going to handle wrapping and moving this couch. But there are a few things that you may need to know if you are going to wrap this yourself so movers can come into your home and immediately start packing all these items out.

Is the couch worth moving?

Depending upon where you are moving to, consider whether the couch is worth moving or not. For example, those who are downsizing may find that their current couch is too big to move into their new home. When this is the case, there is no need to move it. Instead, try selling this or even donating it to someone in need. If the couch is damaged already with stitching coming out or just stained and you were going to buy a new couch anyways, then there is really no need to move this. Here, you need to think about paying for the move of this couch and whether you will use this in your new home.

Steps for Wrapping Your Couch

If you decide that yes, the couch is moving with you. Then you are going to find these steps helpful in getting this done:

  1. Remove all those decorative pillows and pack these separately. If you can remove the actual couch cushions from the couch, you can do this as well. And now would be a good time to vacuum out from under the cushions so that it is clean and ready to move into your new home.
  2. Disassemble any part of the couch that you can. If the legs can be removed, then remove these and pack them into a clearly labeled box. If you have a sectional couch that can come apart, then go ahead and do this.
  3. Once the couch is disassembled and items are removed from the couch, you can then wrap this. Many people use moving blankets, others use plastic wrap that goes around the entire couch. Leather is best wrapped with blankets to avoid any damage to this, while cloth couches can go either way.
  4. Once wrapped, this couch can be put onto the moving truck.

Remember, your professional movers will have all the tools and products needed to wrap this couch for you, so this is not necessarily something that you have to do. When calling about a move, be sure to mention if you have a larger couch that needs some TLC when moved, due to the size, the material or whatnot, so the pros can be ready to handle this for you!

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