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Furniture Emergency Situation: Sofa Stuck in an Elevator

Having a sofa stuck in an elevator qualifies as an emergency situation in the same way as when someone or something gets trapped inside an elevator. Not only humans or animals are stuck in these cramped spaces, even couches and oversized furniture need emergency attention as well.You may have contemplated on leaving your oversized furniture behind, but then, this couch, wingchair, or bed may be too priceless to just give up. So, you end up bringing it everywhere you move in to no matter what the cost. Now, it’s stuck; as a result, other people in the building could not use the elevator because of an entire sofa is making thing difficult for everyone. In this situation, you have no other choice but to call the sofa doctors immediately. Professionals have an immediate solution to this problem no matter how tall, how wide, or how large the furniture is. So, you’re stuck in a situation rendering that elevator useless for transporting your couch to your living space. This is what you should do: Don’t Panic This is the time you need to clear your head. Ask if the building has a service elevator and see if your sofa that’s too big can fit in it. If they have one, you’re one step closer to solving this problem. Even then, you may still have to deal with a cramped hallway or a small doorway when you reach your apartment or condo unit. Call for Help You are no Superman and you would not want to risk damaging your furniture due to mishandling. So, better call the professionals. Don’t worry, sofa doctors get calls like these frequently. This is not new to them. Sometimes, they even get calls from desperate crying customers when their sofa wouldn’t fit the doorway, the hallway, or the elevator. Only trust a company who has years of quality service under their belt. If you are in New York, the staff of DrSofa will be there to help you. The Process Involved More often, the procedure requires furniture disassembly and reassembly. This is a tedious process which can be nerve-wracking if you do not know what you are doing. Experts will be able to take apart your furniture and assemble it in the same way it was before disassembly. If needed or if you request it, they can even cut your furniture into smaller sizes to fit in the intended space. A more detailed explanation of that service can be found here.Sometimes, they only need to temporarily remove parts of the furniture, such as the arm rest or the back rest. Even this process would require removal of joints, linings, and fasteners using industrial level equipment. The best remedy to a problem is to avoid it. If you are moving furniture to another place, be sure to take the exact measurements and have a solid plan on how you can go about it. To eliminate the stress, just entrust this task to a professional furniture disassembly service.

How to Minimize Damage When Moving Heavy Furniture

If you have a move coming up, you may be concerned about how you’re going to move your heavy furniture items. While this can be a challenge, by following a few simple tips, you can ensure that your furniture arrives at its final destination safely and with minimal damage. …
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How to Wrap Furniture for Moving

If you have a move coming up, it is important that you start planning for how you will safely transport your furniture items to your new place. This will involve wrapping your furniture items, regardless of their size, so that they aren’t damaged during the moving process or while in transit in the moving truck. By using some simple furniture wrapping tips, you can properly wrap your furniture to minimize damage while moving. …
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Ever Try a Small Furniture Pickup Service?

Have you ever been driving along the highway and seen a mattress lying on the shoulder of the road?  Or perhaps you noted a piece of a chair or a couch cushion?  Whenever you encounter something along those lines there’s a good chance that it had its source in someone moving and trying to pack all their furniture into a truck or other vehicle that wasn’t designed to carry such items. …
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Common Limitations to Furniture Assembly/Disassembly

Whether it is time to move or you are hoping to rearrange your furniture pieces, the assembly and disassembly of furniture may be the only way to get your items to their new and desired location. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of trying to assemble and disassemble expensive furniture pieces that aren’t designed to be taken apart, and this could lead to permanent damage of the item. While some furniture brands like IKEA are designed for simple assembly and disassembly, nicer pieces will require the experience of a trained professional. Identifying the Type of Furniture If you are considering assembling or disassembling a large piece of furniture to move it into a smaller location, it is important to first take the step to identify the type of item that needs to be moved. If it is simply an IKEA piece, which is meant to be taken apart and put back together, you may be able to assemble and disassemble the item by yourself without any issues. In fact, all sorts of videos exist about IKEA furniture assembly, providing tips and advice on how to best assemble these pieces after you bring them home. Keep in mind, this can be a lengthy process. Nicer furniture pieces that are not specifically designed to be taken apart will be more difficult to disassemble. These items are generally usually glued and doweled together, so there may be no method in place to disassemble them if you are hoping to move the item from one location to another. If you attempt one of these projects on your own, you will likely encounter a variety of problems, and there are numerous websites with stories about furniture assembly and disassembly gone wrong. Resources Needed for Furniture Assembly/Disassembly Before you take on a furniture project on your own, you should also consider the resources needed to complete this task:Time: Disassembling furniture and putting it back together can be a very time intensive process, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. This may involve you taking time off work or spending your weekend on your furniture project rather than having fun with your friends and family. Space: Taking apart or putting together a furniture item generally requires a large amount of room, so if you live in a small apartment, you might not have the space requirement to get the job done. This is especially true with sofa and couch disassembly or when moving office furniture. Labor: Furniture assembly and disassembly often requires heavy lifting, so if you are unable to lift these items on your own you will need to call in reinforcements for assistance. Bed disassembly is often especially challenging, as large bed frames and heavy headboards may require multiple people to move. Money: While working on your furniture item, you may find that you need certain tools to finish the job. If you don’t have them, this could lead to an expensive trip to your local hardware store.When You Should Call in a Professional There are a variety of scenarios where it makes sense to call in a professional for your furniture assembly, disassembly, and moving needs. Custom pieces, like custom bed frame assembly or take apart services, should be left to a professional with expertise in how to safely disassemble these items. Sofa and couch disassembly should also be left to the professionals, as great care is needed to safely take these pieces apart, transport them without damage, and put them back together to restore the original function and appearance.
Furniture Moving: Do's and Don'ts

Furniture Moving Do’s and Don’ts in the Big City

A successful move requires advance planning. That’s true no matter what kind of neighborhood you will be moving into, but planning is particularly important when you plan to move to an urban neighborhood. An urban move can be very different than a move in other environments, and if you’re not prepared, it can be a frustrating and expensive experience. You should research your new neighborhood thoroughly before you commitment time and money to a move. Take a look at this list of important things to consider, when planning an urban move. …
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Moving In Statement Furniture That Works

Buying furniture from a big-box store is undeniably easy: the pieces are usually of a standard size and design, and the store almost always offers delivery. But the downside is that your next-door neighbors may have exactly the same living room suite, dining table or painting that you do. If you live in a subdivision, the exterior of your house may already look similar to your neighbor’s. If you buy your décor from the same store, the interior of your home may look the same, too. …

Safety Tips For Moving During Cold Weather

No one likes to move when the weather is cold and icy, but sometimes you just don’t have a choice. If you’re up against an imminent move, and the weather outside is cold or even icy, there are some precautions you can take to ensure the safest move possible. …

Top 5 Furniture Solutions for Studio Apartments

So, you’re moving into a studio apartment. Unless you previously lived in the cupboard under the stairs, you’re probably downsizing in your new place. …

5 Tips To Make Moving Easier

When it comes to finding furniture movers, NYC is full of potential options, but not every company is skilled in important services like furniture disassembly. …