Covering a sofa bed to make it suitable to move with blankets is a skill that requires expertise. Sofas, especially sofa beds are heavy and bulky furniture. If you don’t have any experience covering a sofa bed with moving blankets is best left to professional household movers on moving day. However you can use the Quilted Sofa Cover is able to be used to transport sofas, and can be used again to cover the sofa for long-term storage, and protecting it from dust, dirt or pet claws, fade due to sun exposure and so on. Normal sofas generally do not present a huge problem, as although they’re large they are lightweight however a bed that weighs a lot of weight could cause problems when you move.
Before you begin moving your couch
Before wrapping a sofa bed (“hide-a-bed” sofa) to move, be sure the sofa will pass through the doors and is able to be safely removed and moved to your new residence. Be sure to note that it was brought into one piece, or was it assembled inside. What was the extent of any work carried out that could have made the hallway narrower?
If you believe that your sofa will not be able to pass through your door, contact the original retailer or sofa-bed manufacturer and ask the possibility of having them come and disassemble the sofa for you, and then put it back together in the new location. The service can cost about $175.00 and is worth it.
Be aware this: the wrap could increase by one or two inches to the size of your sofa. This could make a huge difference. It is sometimes more efficient to take the sofa as it is, and wrap it up in the truck for transport. Most professional movers are able to move the sofa’s bed by moving it around corners before transferring it through doors at the perfect angle. However, that’s not always the case. Trying to push the sofa into a tight area is a way to avoid damage that can happen to the sofa or to the doors and walls of your house.
Wrap the sofa bed for wrapping:
How can you cover the sofa bed properly in the same way that professionals do?
First, inspect your sofa-bed. There are sofas that have solidly padded sections beneath the fabric, while in other fabrics, the material is stretched across an open frame.
Be aware that if the sofa bed with hollow frame is not laid back on moving dolly, it is possible that the frame will break under its weight. sofa. If you also load any heavy objects on or against one of these hollow parts the fabric may change shape permanently, and harm the sofa.
Remove cushions from the sofa. You’ll want to make your furniture as easy as you can in order to transport it up and down the steps. Put the cushions inside an old wardrobe box or tie them the cushions together using an elastic strap or rope that faces the other.
To prevent wrinkles on to prevent wrinkles on the “Skirt” of a couch to prevent wrinkles, lift the skirting and put a rubber band on the material. (NOTE that a extremely tight rubber bands or tape could create a mark or scratch in naugahyde , velvet and other finishes.)
Then, if it’s the sofa bed, connect frames for the bed to the frame of the sofa. You can make use of any kind that of moving strap, packing rope or even make a tie up using packing tape.
Cover your sofa with blankets that move.
It is now time to wrap. It requires four moving blankets of standard size (72 80 inches) to completely cover a sofa.
Remove the sofa from the wall so that you can move around it. Set the first blanket down to completely cover the front to the ground (allow enough room to get under the top) and then fold it across the back.
Set the second blanket down to protect the back. Be sure to have adequate blankets to fully cover your entire bottom under the sofa. It should also be able to overlap with your front one.
Then, place the blankets on both sides and make sure that it covers the sides as well as the corners of the front and back and that it is enough to slide beneath the bottom. The moving blankets will overlap the blankets on the front and back. Your sofa should be fully covered with blankets.
To fix the blankets on the sofa , you can apply tape or rubber bands.
Note: If you’re wrapping the sofa in the truck for moving, or it’s possible to lay it out on a dolly for moving, rubber bands are sufficient. However, if you plan to move the sofa bed through the doorway or shift the couch down the stairs you will need packing tape. The rubber bands don’t give enough support and blankets may slide from the couch. The mover would not have a “grip” on the sofa to support it.
Moving blankets should be secured on the Sofa.
Begin to tape the blankets onto the sofas towards the middle (vertical) about half the length of the sofa. then move along the seating area from side to. Beginning just below the armrests and moving up the frame just underneath the seat from one side to the next. Be sure to tie and fold the loose edges of the blanket tightly around the corners of your sofa and then secure them using tape so that they overhang the sofa’s edges and corners correctly and don’t hang out. This will keep all four blankets in place. Repeat the tape at least 4 to 5 times. This will provide a strong foundation for the sofa.
Then, wrap the tape over the armrests to hold blankets on the sides. Then proceed to the back of the sofa. Once you’ve done this, you’ll have the blankets secure in the long run.
Then, place the sofa on its side and spread it across in three sections: directly over the armrests and then in the middle. For extremely long sofas, create two midsection bands to hold any edges that are left of blankets on the sides. The excess of the blankets that move over the bottom. (There is no requirement to cover the entire bottom, unless you wish to, but it’s essential to protect those corners.) Get rid of the legs when they are you can. If the legs are not removable Wrap and tape the moving blanket over the legs of the sofa bed. Then flip the sofa upside down and repeat with the other side.
Your sofa bed is now wrapped and ready for use.
How do you cover the sofa bed with an upholstery cover.
If wrapping your sofa bed with moving blankets seems like an overwhelming task, purchase a sofa cover that is quilted. The covers for quilted sofas are made using the same high quality quilted material for moving blankets and feature three tie ups on the bottom.
The entire process is easy: simply cover the sofa with a sofa cover put it on its side, or place it on the back, and connect the tie-ups.
1. If you own an upholstered sofa with a light color Place an outdoor sofa cover made of plastic before wrapping it with blankets for moving.
2. To make an elastic tie using packing tape, unroll as the tape as you can using your arms. Fold the to create a sticky surface. Press the tape until it sticks to the surface – Now you are able to tie your sofa bed frame with a secure tie.
3. If you have leather furniture, make use of cardboard corners to guard the corners and edges of your sofa.
4 – Don’t put couch on blankets. Put moving blankets on the sofa! There is a recommendation to lay carpets first, and then place the sofas on top of the blanket and cover it. This is inefficient and labor-intensive, as well as time-consuming. (Time can be money particularly when you are hiring the services of movers. In this instance, the best option for movers will not be good to you). This approach requires extra flooring space to place blankets down, while the sofa remains in it’s own area. It is then necessary to have a person to place the sofa on the blanket, and also to hold the falling edges of the blanket straight when you attempt to apply tape. Also, last not least, the legs of the sofa (if are not taken off) could cause holes and ruin the blanket when the sofa is moved around by the moving truck.
For full instructions on wrapping the sofa bed with blankets that move or to purchase moving supplies go to Sofa bed.