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5 Steps for Moving a Couch into Storage

Two boys moving a couch in a home

From late night snacks, to sick days or binge watching your favorite show, your couch is with you through it all. Now, you have decided to upgrade the furniture in your home, but aren’t ready to part with your old couch yet. We’ve all been there. If you still intend to use your couch in the future, consider storing it in a storage unit. A storage unit will help to keep your couch in the best condition until you need it next.
Are you looking for tips for moving and storing a couch? Find them here!

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Moving a Couch into a Storage Unit

  • Step 1: Clean the couch-
    If you’ve ever dug your hands into the couch cushions, you know all of the mystery items you can find in there. Mismatched socks, empty wrappers, crumbs, you name it! Before moving a couch, it is important to give it a thorough cleaning. First, vacuum the couch to suck up any crumbs, dirt or hair. When vacuuming, make sure you hit under the couch cushions and pillows. Next, spot clean the sofa with an upholstery cleaner. Before using an upholstery cleaner on your couch, test it on an inconspicuous area.
  • Step 2: Break the couch down-
    Next, break the couch down into as small of pieces as possible. Remove all cushions and pillows from the couch and plan on moving them separately.
  • Step 3: Cover the couch-
    One of the times the couch is the most prone to damage is when it’s being moved. In order to keep any dirt or liquids from staining your couch during the move, cover the furniture piece with moving blankets. This will also help to pad the frame of the couch to protect it from bumps or dings.
  • Step 4: Get help when moving the couch-
    The last thing you want during the move is to injure yourself or damage the couch. When moving an item as heavy as a couch, always ask for help. Depending on the size and weight of the couch, as well as the layout of your home, you may need two to three people helping you.
  • Step 5: Use a climate controlled storage unit-
    When storing a piece of furniture, it is essential to use a climate controlled storage unit. Over time, fluctuations in temperature can cause the frame of the couch to be permanently damaged as well as age the furniture fabric. In order to keep your couch in the best condition, always utilize a climate controlled storage unit.

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