How To Move A Sofa
If you're moving out or into an apartment without contracted help, you'll need to know how to move a sofa. Use techniques and tools that will help you move a sofa without causing injury. Gather some strength, find a partner and prepare to move.
What you will need:
- Another person
- Stand on opposite sides of the sofa. Decide which sides of the sofa you are going to be on. Lifting from the same side is inefficient.
- Place your hands underneath the sofa. Make sure both of you are preparing to lift from opposite ends of the sofa. Keep the sofa steady by lifting from the inside of the legs.
- Bend down. Crouch down until you can place your hands firmly around the edge of the sofa. Make sure you lift the sofa at the same time--count to three if you need to. Keep your back straight and lift. Do not arch your back because you can injure yourself.
- Move the sofa. Walk slowly in step with each other. The person walking backwards should look over their shoulder and change directions as needed. The person walking forward should follow their lead. Important: The leader determines the speed of movement. The follower should not push the sofa to speed up the process.
- Set the sofa on the floor. Slowly lower the sofa until its legs reach the floor. Bend your knees as you lower the sofa and remember to keep your back straight.
- Slide the sofa. Place rags underneath the sofa's legs to slide it in place. One person should push and the other should pull the sofa in the right direction.
- Remove the rags. Lift the sofa legs slightly and pull the rags from underneath. You're done!