Wrapping a sofa bed for moving with moving blankets calls for some talent and expertise. Sofas, and especially sofa-beds, are bulky and heavy furniture from your living room. If you do not have expertise, wrapping a sofa bed with moving blankets it is almost certainly far better left for expert household movers on the move day. On the other hand, a Quilted Sofa Cover can very easily be utilized for moving a couch, and then reused to cover a sofa for extended term storage, protection from dirt, dust, pet claws, fading from sun exposure, and so on. Standard sofas typically do not present a lot of a challenge, because even although they are huge – they are light-weight, but a huge heavy sofa-bed may possibly cause you trouble on the move day.
Before you try to move your sofa:
Before wrapping a sofabed (“hide-a-bed” couch) for moving, make confident that the sofa can fit by means of the doors and can be safely moved out and brought into your new property. Try to keep in mind if the sofa bed was moved in as one particular piece or if it was assembled inside. Was there any remodeling done, that may possibly have narrowed the hallway?
If you consider that the sofa would not fit by means of the door, contact the original shop or sofa-bed manufacturer and see if they can come and disassemble it for you and then reassemble in the new place. This service may possibly cost around $175.00 and it is effectively worth it.
Bear in mind that the blanket wrap will add an inch or two to the dimensions of your sofa and this can make a big difference. Occasionally it is far better to just move the sofa out as is and then wrap it in the moving truck. Most of the time seasoned movers can maneuver the sofa-bed out by skillfully rotating it around the corners and carrying it by means of doorways just at the proper angle. But that is not constantly the case and forcing the sofa by means of a tight spot is the recipe for moving harm, which can be done to the sofa itself or to the walls and doors of your property.
Prepare sofa-bed for wrapping:
So how to wrap the sofa bed properly as expert movers do?
Initial, inspect your sofa-bed. Some are constructed with strong padded sections beneath the fabric, in other folks the fabric is stretched more than a hollow frame.
NOTE: if the sofa-bed with hollow frame is incorrectly laid on its back on a moving dolly, the frame may possibly crack beneath the weight of the sofa-bed. Also, if you load anything heavy on or against one particular of these hollow sections – the fabric may possibly deform permanently and this will harm the sofa.
Take cushions off the sofa. You want to make the sofa as light as achievable, especially if you have to carry it up or down the stairs. Spot the cushions in a wardrobe box or tie up collectively by a strap or rope facing each and every other.
To steer clear of wrinkling of the “Skirt” of a couch – lift the skirting and rubber band it loosely against the fabric. (NOTE: very tight rubber band or tape can leave an impression or dent in naugahyde and velvet finishes.)
Subsequent, if this is a sofa bed – tie up the bed frame to the sofa frame. You can use any sort of packing rope, moving strap, or make a tie up out of a packing tape.
Cover sofa with moving blankets.
Now it is time to commence wrapping. It requires four moving blankets of standard size (72 x 80 inches) to cover a sofa bed.
Move the sofa away from the wall so you can stroll around it. Spot the initial blanket to cover the front down to the floor (permit enough to go beneath the bottom) and just to fold more than the back.
Spot the second blanket to cover the back. Make confident to permit enough blanket to cover the bottom beneath the sofa and somewhat overlap more than the front blanket.
Now place one particular blanket on each and every side, making confident it covers the sides and the back and front corners and has enough to go beneath the bottom. These moving blankets would overlap the front and back blankets. At this point your sofa need to be totally covered in blankets.
To safe the moving blankets on the sofa you can use rubber bands or tape.
NOTE: If you are wrapping sofa in the moving truck or it is achievable to just roll it out on a moving dolly – rubber bands would suffice. But if you are arranging to maneuver the sofa-bed by means of the doorway or move the couch down the stairs, you have to use packing tape. Rubber bands do not give sufficient hold and blankets can slip off the sofa. Mover would have no “grip” on the sofa to carry it.
Securing moving blankets on the Sofa.
Begin taping the blankets on sofa in the middle (vertical), somewhere half the total height of the sofa and then go along the seating location from side to side. Beginning just beneath the armrests and going along the frame proper beneath the seat from one particular side to the other. Make confident to tuck and fold loose corners of the blanket neatly around the corners of the sofa and catch them with tape, so they cover the sofa sides and corners correctly and do not hang loose. This will hold all 4 blankets in position. Go around more than the identical layer of tape at least four -5 instances. This will give sturdy support for carrying the sofa.
Subsequent, roll the tape around the armrests to safe side blankets in place then, go along the back of sofa. At this point you need to have the blankets secured the extended way.
Now stand the sofa up on its side and wrap across in at least 3 sections: proper more than the armrests, and in the middle. For very extended sofas make two midsection bands to catch the edges of the side blankets. Fold the excess of the moving blankets more than the bottom. (There is no require to cover the entire bottom, unless you want to, but it is important to cover the corners.) Remove the legs, if removable. If legs can’t be removed – wrap and tape the moving blanket around the legs of the sofa-bed. Flip the sofa and do the identical for the other side.
Now your sofa-bed is wrapped and ready to go.
How to wrap a sofa bed making use of a sofa cover.
If wrapping sofa bed with moving blankets sounds like a lot of perform – get a quilted sofa cover. Quilted sofa covers are created out of the identical premium quilted moving blanket material and have 3 tie ups at the bottom.
The entire approach becomes very straightforward: cover the sofa with a sofa cover, stand it up on its side, or lay on the back and tie the tie ups collectively.
1 – if you have a light colored upholstered sofa – place a plastic sofa cover initial prior to wrapping with moving blankets.
2 – to make a tie out of a packing tape – unroll as a lot tape as you can with your arms stretched. Then fold it sticky surface in. Squeeze the tape so it sticks to itself – now you can tie up your sofa bed frame securely.
3 – if you have a leather sofa – use cardboard corners to safeguard the edges and corners of the sofa.
4 – Do not place sofa on blankets, place moving blankets on sofa! You may possibly have observed recommendation to place blankets on the floor initial and then place sofa on top of the blanket to wrap it. Carrying out it this way is very inefficient, labor intensive and time consuming. (Time is cash, especially when you employ movers. And in this case what is excellent for mover is not necessarily excellent for you). This method calls for additional floor space to lay down blankets, whilst the sofa is nonetheless occupying its personal space. Then you require a helper to place the sofa on the blanket and to hold the falling ends of the blanket up when you try to tape them. And last, but not least the sofa bed legs (if not removed) will create holes and destroy the blanket when the sofa is pushed around in the moving truck.