Moving day is almost done. All the boxes are in, the beds are in the bedrooms ready to be assembled, the table is in the dining room; now, it is time to get the couch through the door. It seems that you have underestimated how large your door is or how small your couch is, because it seems like it might be impossible as you try to move it through the door.
Before you pull out your chainsaw and start chopping away, there might be some other things that you can do first. Here are some tricks you might be able to use to squeeze that couch into your new home.
Remove the Door from the Hinges
Sometimes a door just will not open the whole way. That means in order for you to make use of the entire door opening you, will need to remove the door from the hinges. It is an easy process (for most doors) and won’t take very long.
Start by finding the hinge on the door and locating the pin that holds it together. Typically, this runs down the middle of the hinges. Take a hammer and a small screwdriver or other tool you can safely use to tap the hinge pin out. Locate the top of the pin (looks like a flat round disk) then go to the opposite side of the hinge, set your screwdriver and give it a little tap. The pin will start to come out.
Once you have removed all the pins (doors typically have three hinges), you have a few precious extra inches that you can use to get the couch in, and that may be all that you need.
Remove the Legs from the Couch
Does your couch have legs on the bottom of it? Turn the couch on its side or on the back to find out. Most couches do have them, and fortunately, most of them are removable.
First, inspect the leg to see if there is an obvious screw that you need to remove. If you don’t find one, don’t panic. You may be able to unscrew the leg. If you can’t find a screw, very gently try to turn the leg counter clockwise. Continue to apply pressure gently and evenly until the leg begins to rotate. If you feel like you need a tool, the leg probably isn’t designed to come off.
You should be able to unscrew the legs which give you some additional wiggle room to get the couch through the door.
Trust Your Aurora Movers to Get the Couch In for You
If all else fails, why not try giving Bradford Moving a call? It is our job to know all of the little tricks of the business to get your couch into your new home. We can help you out if you are in a bind. If you want to save yourself more time and effort, why not have us help with your entire move? Contact us today for a quote.