Those overstuffed couches and armchairs are a movie-watching, weekend-lounging dream. Except when moving day comes, nobody quite remembers how you got them into the living room in the first place: the furniture doesn’t fit the door, no matter how you measure it! Where there’s a will (and some creativity), there’s a way. Here are our tips on moving oversized furniture in and out through a door that seems just a little too small.
If it’s a really fluffy sofa that might be difficult, but measure based on the firm structure of the piece that can’t be squeezed to become smaller.
If the height of the furniture is higher than the top of the doorway, its width must be narrower than the door’s width. Otherwise, how did that thing get into the room in the first place? Depending on where the couch is tallest/widest, you can rotate it to better align it with the door.
If the furniture is both wide and tall, how long is it? Could you tip it up on end, in the instance of a couch, and wiggle it through the door that way? If the couch has low arms, this provides the option of navigating around the doorway like a corner.
Moving into a new apartment with that giant overstuffed loveseat? Have a look at our new apartment checklist to ensure you cover all your bases while you’re settling in. If you’re still scratching your head on how to move a couch through a door, perhaps enlisting the help of a moving company is the best solution!
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