Moving oversized sofas and furniture
Oct 23, 2023

Moving oversized sofas and furniture can be a stressful task, but with the right approach and some expert guidance, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare.

Moving Oversized Sofas and Furniture

Moving oversized sofas and furniture requires careful planning. These heavy and bulky items can be challenging to handle, but with the right strategies, you can make the process manageable.

Planning Your Move

Planning is the key to a successful move. Here are some essential considerations when moving oversized sofas and furniture.

  • Assess Your Furniture: Begin by taking stock of the furniture you need to move. Make a list of all oversized items, including sofas, sectionals, and large cabinets.
  • Measure Doorways and Hallways: Measure the dimensions of your doorways and hallways to ensure your furniture can pass through without issues. This step is crucial to avoid last-minute surprises.
  • Gather Packing Supplies: Acquire packing materials like furniture blankets, bubble wrap, packing tape, and furniture sliders to protect your belongings during the move.
  • Hire Professional Movers: If the thought of moving your oversized furniture seems overwhelming, consider hiring professional movers with experience in handling large items.
  • Create a Moving Schedule: Plan your move well in advance and create a timeline that includes packing, loading, and transportation. This will help you stay organised and reduce stress.

Packing and Preparing

Proper packing and preparation are essential to keep your furniture safe during transit.

  • Disassemble If Possible: If your furniture can be disassembled, take it apart. This will make it easier to move and protect it from damage.
  • Use Furniture Blankets: Wrap your furniture in furniture blankets to prevent scratches and dings. Secure the blankets with packing tape.
  • Protect Fragile Parts: For furniture with delicate or glass components, use bubble wrap and cardboard to protect them.
  • Label Everything: Label each piece of furniture and its parts to make reassembly a breeze.
  • Secure Drawers and Doors: Use tape or straps to secure drawers and doors, preventing them from opening during the move.

Loading and Transportation

Moving day has arrived, and it’s time to load your furniture onto the truck.

  • Use Furniture Sliders: Furniture sliders are a lifesaver when it comes to moving heavy items. They make it easy to slide furniture across floors and onto the truck.
  • Proper Lifting Techniques: When lifting heavy furniture, remember to bend your knees, keep your back straight, and use your legs to lift. Enlist the help of friends or movers for heavy lifting.
  • Protect Your Furniture in the Truck: Secure your furniture in the truck with straps to prevent shifting during transportation.


Can I move oversized furniture by myself?
It’s best to have help when moving oversized furniture to prevent injuries and ensure safety.

How much will it cost to hire professional movers?
The cost varies depending on factors like distance, the amount of furniture, and additional services required. Get quotes from different companies to find the best option.

Do I need insurance for my furniture during the move?
It’s a good idea to have insurance, as it can provide coverage in case of any unexpected accidents or damage during the move.

What if my furniture doesn’t fit through the door?
Consider disassembling the furniture or seeking professional advice. In some cases, removing doors may be necessary.

How can I protect my furniture from damage during the move?
Using furniture blankets, bubble wrap, and proper packing materials can help protect your furniture from damage.

What should I do if I can’t find professional movers in my area?
In such cases, consider renting a moving truck and enlisting the help of friends or family.

Moving oversized sofas and furniture may seem challenging, White Rose Removals are professional movers with experience in handling large items. Contact us today to discuss you requirements.

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